Archive for December 6th, 2016

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December 6, 2016, by The Sofia Globe staff

The Sofia Military District Prosecutor’s Office has indicted Major-General Stoyan Tonev, former head of the Military Medical Academy, over contracts that prosecutors allege inflicted 16.3 million leva damage on the […]

Bulgaria’s political crisis: Talks between Reformist Bloc and GERB produce no definitive result

December 6, 2016, by The Sofia Globe staff

Bulgaria’s centre-right Reformist Bloc coalition held talks with Boiko Borissov’s GERB party on December 6 to assess whether the bloc shou ...

International study: 40% of Bulgarian ninth-graders functionally illiterate in science, maths and reading

December 6, 2016, by The Sofia Globe staff

A disturbing picture of Bulgaria’s education system has again emerged with the latest international PISA survey, showing that about 40 per cent ...

Looking Back at 2016 in Bulgaria: Developments in Sofia’s Public Transport

December 6, 2016, by The Sofia Globe staff

During the last weeks of the year 2016, public transport in Sofia was still a huge mess, and it will be for years to come. But improvements have been ...

  • Bulgaria reports 0.7% economic growth in Q3 2016
    December 6, 2016, by The Sofia Globe staff

    Bulgaria’s economy grew by 0.7 per cent in the third quarter of the year, according to preliminary data announced by the National Statistical Institute (NSI) on December 6, slightly below […]

  • The Populist-Putin-Trump insurgency against liberal Europe
    December 6, 2016, by Fredrik Wesslau of the European Council on Foreign Relations

    Europe’s liberal order could come crashing down next year. Squeezed from all directions, it may not be able to withstand the pressure. Within Europe, populists on the left and right […]