Archive for June 4th, 2012

June 4, 2012, by The Sofia Globe staff

Houses in rural areas and apartments on lower floors are most sought after inBulgaria, because people believe that such dwellings are safer during earthquakes, according to a May 2012 market […]

Corporate finance: Subtle overcharging by financial institutions

June 4, 2012, by Les Nemethy

As the owner of a small or medium-sized enterprise (SME), and as an individual consumer of financial services, I am always amazed by the standard fees ...

Bulgaria to spend 16.7 billion leva to counter regional inequality

June 4, 2012, by The Sofia Globe staff

Bulgaria will spend 16.7 billion leva over the next decade to erase the development inequality within the country and to catch up with the European Un ...

Another minor earth tremor jolts Bulgaria

June 4, 2012, by The Sofia Globe staff

Bulgaria was rocked by another tremor overnight, in what has been a forthnight of busy seismic activity. An earthquake measuring 3.4 on the Richter sc ...

  • The Sofia Globe: Editorial Charter
    June 4, 2012, by Clive Leviev-Sawyer

    The Sofia Globe is intended for foreign and local readers with an interest in editorial content about, in order of priority, Bulgaria, Central and Eastern Europe, the European Union and […]

  • EP committees ring death knell for ACTA in Europe
    June 4, 2012, by Alex Bivol

    Three European Parliament committees voted against the Anti-Counterfeiting Treaty Agreement (ACTA) on May 31, only a day after Dutch parliament soundly rejected the treaty. Dutch MPs not only shot down […]

  • Musagenitsa metro underground railway station on the Sofia main line
    Sofia Metro system slowly extends further to the east
    June 4, 2012, by The Sofia Globe staff

    The Sofia Metro system is gradually expanding, with the recent addition of the line to the Inter Expo Centre on Tsarigradsko Chaussee and the eastern borough of Mladost 3 from […]

  • Nikolai Mladenov Foreign Minister of Bulgaria
    Sofia Forum to debate Balkans policies
    June 4, 2012, by The Sofia Globe staff

    Bulgaria’s capital city is to hold a Sofia Forum event on June 8 and 9 at which senior European Union representatives, politicians, academics and civil society figures will debate the […]

  • Boiko Boyko Borissov Borisov prime minister of Bulgaria
    Bulgaria’s political scene: Doing the splits
    June 4, 2012, by Clive Leviev-Sawyer

    The beginning of June 2012 finds Bulgaria about a year away from parliamentary elections, and undeclared campaigning already begun – not least by a Prime Minister and governing party with, […]