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The January 19 incident at the MRF congress made news around the world. The bizarre incident overshadowed the implication for domestic politics - that Dogan, founder and long-time leader of the MRF, handed over the post of party leader to his deputy, Lyutvi Mestan. Screenshot via Bulgarian National Television
April 20, 2015, by The Sofia Globe staff

Bulgaria’s Supreme Court of Cassation ruled to uphold the sentence given to Oktai Enimehmedov, the man seen pointing a gas pistol at the head of Ahmed Dogan at a Movement […]

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Mediterranean tragedies: EU ministers agree on 10-point plan on migration

April 20, 2015, by The Sofia Globe staff

European Union foreign and interior ministers agreed on April 20 to a 10-point plan in response to the crisis in the Mediterranean, which has seen a s ...

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Bulgaria caught up in controversies over Black Sea construction

April 20, 2015, by The Sofia Globe staff

The advent of spring 2015 has seen Bulgaria again caught up in controversies about construction projects in environmentally sensitive areas of the Bla ...

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Approval rating of Bulgarian PM Borissov rises – poll

April 20, 2015, by The Sofia Globe staff

Bulgarian Prime Minister Boiko Borissov is the country’s only politician whose approval rating has risen since he and his centre-right GERB part ...

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    Ski season at Bulgaria’s Bansko, Pamporovo closes
    April 19, 2015, by The Sofia Globe staff

    The ski season at Bulgaria’s winter mountain resorts of Bansko and Pamporovo closed on April 19, with both reporting an increase in tourists from Balkan countries and neither significantly troubled […]

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    Dimitrov demolished by Monfils in Monte-Carlo quarters
    April 17, 2015, by The Sofia Globe staff

    Grigor Dimitrov was knocked out in the quarter-finals of the Monte-Carlo Masters on April 17, losing to Frenchman Gael Monfils in straight sets (1-6, 3-6) in just under one hour […]