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January 19, 2017, by The Sofia Globe staff

Heavy snowfalls on January 19 caused problems on several roads in Bulgaria, while similarly heavy snow in Bulgaria’s southern neighbour Greece led to restrictions on lorries at border checkpoints. The […]

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January 19, 2017, by Clive Leviev-Sawyer

In Bulgarian politics, the convention is that new office-bearers are accorded a 100-day honeymoon. President-elect Roumen Radev’s lasted 22 minutes when some MPs walked out of the National Assembly, offended […]

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January 19, 2017, by Clive Leviev-Sawyer

Roumen Radev took the oath of office as Bulgaria’s president in the National Assembly in Sofia on January 19 2017, with his formal inauguration as head of state scheduled for Sunday. […]

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January 18, 2017, by The Sofia Globe staff

The Bulgarian Association of International Carriers said on January 18 that it would mount a counter-blockade if protesting Greek farmers went ahead with shutting down border checkpoints as planned. The […]

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January 18, 2017, by The Sofia Globe staff

Vice-Admiral Emil Evtimov is Bulgaria’s acting Chief of Defence, succeeding General Konstantin Popov who stepped down because his former subordinate Roumen Radev was elected the country’s President. Evtimov’s inauguration in […]

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January 18, 2017, by The Sofia Globe staff

The railway line between the north-eastern Bulgarian villages of Samuil and Kaspichan, on the Rousse-Varna line, was closed on January 18 because of heavy snowdrifts. The closure was ordered after […]

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Heavy snowfalls on January 19 block several roads, cause train cancellation in Bulgaria

January 19, 2017, by The Sofia Globe staff

Heavy snowfalls on January 19 caused problems on several roads in Bulgaria, while similarly heavy snow in Bulgaria’s southern neighbour Greece l ...

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Partial walkout as Bulgaria’s president-elect tells MPs: ‘You have one more week’

January 19, 2017, by Clive Leviev-Sawyer

In Bulgarian politics, the convention is that new office-bearers are accorded a 100-day honeymoon. President-elect Roumen Radev’s lasted 22 minu ...

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Bulgaria’s Dimitrov overcomes poor start to advance at Australian Open

January 19, 2017, by The Sofia Globe staff

Grigor Dimitrov advanced to the third round of the Australian Open on January 19, defeating South Korea’s Hyeon Chung in four sets (1-6, 6-4, 6- ...

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Bulgaria’s president-elect Radev takes oath of office in National Assembly

January 19, 2017, by Clive Leviev-Sawyer

Roumen Radev took the oath of office as Bulgaria’s president in the National Assembly in Sofia on January 19 2017, with his formal inauguration ...

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Bulgarian MEPs call on EC to act against threatened Greek border blockade

January 18, 2017, by Independent Balkan News Agency

Bulgaria’s 18 members of the European Parliament, from all parties, issued a joint statement on January 18 2017, calling on the European Commission ...

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Bulgarian transport carriers threaten counter-blockade if protesting Greeks shut border

January 18, 2017, by The Sofia Globe staff

The Bulgarian Association of International Carriers said on January 18 that it would mount a counter-blockade if protesting Greek farmers went ahead w ...

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