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iom january 17 2017
January 17, 2017, by The Sofia Globe staff

About 2876 migrants and refugees have entered Europe by sea in 2017, the International Organization for Migration (IOM) said on January 17 – with the death toll in the Mediterranean […]


Amnesty International criticises Bulgaria’s anti-terrorism laws

January 17, 2017, by The Sofia Globe staff

Amnesty International has criticised laws in Bulgaria against terrorism as open to possible abuse, portraying them as vulnerable to exploitation again ...

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Bulgaria’s Dimitrov wins in Australian Open first round, Pironkova out

January 17, 2017, by The Sofia Globe staff

Grigor Dimitrov won his opening match at the Australian Open, the first tennis Grand Slam event of the year, in straight sets on January 17, while Bul ...

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Italian military aircraft makes emergency landing in Sofia over engine trouble

January 16, 2017, by The Sofia Globe staff

An Italian Air Force Spartan transport aircraft on a flight from Plovdiv made an emergency landing at Sofia Airport on January 16 after developing eng ...

  • Alexander Metodiev, back left, at the first sitting of the 43rd National Assembly on October 27 2014.
    Sofia court hands suspended sentence to MRF MP
    January 16, 2017, by The Sofia Globe staff

    Sofia City Court handed a suspended six-month sentence to Movement for Rights and Freedoms MP Alexander “Bat Sali” Metodiev on charges of obstruction and hooliganism, and ordered him to pay […]

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    Bulgarian socialist breakaway party ABC elects new leader
    January 15, 2017, by The Sofia Globe staff

    Konstantin Prodanov, a 39-year-old former economic adviser to then-president Georgi Purvanov, was on January 15 elected as leader of Purvanov’s socialist breakaway party ABC. Purvanov announced in December 2015 that […]