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December 21, 2014, by Andrew Wilson of the European Council on Foreign Relations

In order to understand Russia’s aims towards Ukraine, we have to know two things. First is to focus not on Vladimir Putin as an individual or on “What Putin Wants”, […]

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What’s On: Goran Bregović at Sofia’s Arena Armeec, December 19

December 18, 2014, by The Sofia Globe staff

Sarajevo-born Goran Bregović and his Orchestra for Weddings and Funerals are to perform at Arena Armeec in Sofia on December 19 at 8pm. This is the l ...

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What’s On: ‘Hit The Kinks’ international snowboarding competition in Sofia on December 20

December 14, 2014, by The Sofia Globe staff

International snowboarding competition “Hit The Kinks” will be held in Bulgaria’s capital city Sofia outside Vassil Levski National ...

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Meet the Bulgarians online – young, male, highly educated, shopping online and moving to the cloud

December 12, 2014, by The Sofia Globe staff

Close to 57 per cent of Bulgarian households have home internet access, three per cent higher than in 2013, according to a survey by the National Stat ...


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    Russia-Turkey pipeline has economic, strategic motives
    December 11, 2014, by Dorian Jones of VOANews

    Russia’s decision to cancel a gas pipeline to Bulgaria in preference to Turkey is being heralded as an important victory for Ankara in its ambitions to become a regional energy […]

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    What’s on: Northern Lights 2014 film festival
    November 27, 2014, by The Sofia Globe staff

    Scandinavia has secured its place in world cinema for decades now and directors like Ingmar Bergman and Lars von Trier need little introduction, but like most other non-Hollywood productions, Nordic […]

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    Romania constitutional court declares Iohannis president-elect
    November 21, 2014, by Alex Bivol

    Romania’s constitutional court validated on November 21 the outcome of the presidential elections in the country, officially naming Sibiu mayor Klaus Iohannis president-elect. The final results published by the country’s [&helli ...