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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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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 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 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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    Bulgaria’s new Chief of Defence takes office
    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 ...