Archive for June 4th, 2012

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    Pavlova calls for compulsory insurance of private buildings
    June 4, 2012, by Hristina Dimitrova

    Lilyana Pavlova, Minister of Regional Development and Public Works, has suggested the introduction of mandatory insurance against natural disasters for privately owned buildings. In an interview with Darik Radio, she […]

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    Bulgaria’s smoking ban: Hundreds of checks, few fines
    June 4, 2012, by The Sofia Globe staff

    Bulgarian health officials carried out more than 600 inspections on the first day that Bulgaria’s expanded law against smoking in public places came into effect, but imposed only six fines, […]

  • Serbian presidential election poster for Tomislav Nikolic
    Stormy start for Serbia’s Nikolić
    June 4, 2012, by Clive Leviev-Sawyer

    The violence in northern Kosovo around a barricade-clearing operation conducted as Serbia’s new president Tomislav Nikolić was sworn in was a “baptism of fire” for him,Belgrade political scientist Predrag Simić […]

  • Nikola Gruevski, prime minister of former Yugoslav republic of Macedonia, FYROM
    The Macedonia muddle
    June 4, 2012, by Clive Leviev-Sawyer

    Ahead of the May 2012 Nato summit in Chicago, Macedonian prime minister Nikola Gruevski sent from Skopje a plea for the alliance to include on its agenda an invitation for […]

  • Plovdiv Metropolitan Nikolai, head of the Bulgarian Orthodox Church in the country's second city
    Metropolitan Nikolai condemns Lady Gaga
    June 4, 2012, by Clive Leviev-Sawyer

    Just days after Lady Gaga was prevented from performing in Indonesia after local Muslim fundamentalists labelled her a devil, she was condemned by the Bulgarian Orthodox Church’s very own controversial […]

  • Controversial businessman charged with making death threats
    June 4, 2012, by Alex Bivol

    Lovech-based businessman Grisha Ganchev is often mentioned in Bulgarian media as “an emblematic figure of Bulgaria’s transition”. The precise meaning of the phrase is open to interpretation, but it is […]