Archive for July 2nd, 2012

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July 2, 2012, by The Sofia Globe staff

European Union’s first step towards drastically reduced data roaming charges went into effect on July 1, making it cheaper to use mobile internet in the 27 member states of the […]

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EU unemployment hits new record high of 10.3%

July 2, 2012, by The Sofia Globe staff

Unemployment in the European Union was 10.3 per cent in May 2012, the highest since EU statistics office Eurostat started keeping records in 1995. In ...

Czech Energo-Pro completes acquisition of E.ON’s Bulgarian business

July 2, 2012, by The Sofia Globe staff

German utility E.ON said that it has completed the sale of its Bulgarian subsidiary to private Czech energy group Energo-Pro for an undisclosed amount ...

Volunteers join in to fight forest fire on Mount Vitosha

July 2, 2012, by The Sofia Globe staff

About 350 people, nearly a third of them volunteers, were fighting a forest fire on Mount Vitosha near the village of Bistritsa on the outskirts of So ...

  • Bulgaria’s President Plevneliev visiting Germany
    July 2, 2012, by The Sofia Globe staff

    Bulgarian President Rossen Plevneliev is visiting Germany on July 2 and 3 2012 at the invitation of his German counterpart Joachim Gauck. During the visit, Plevneliev is to hold meetings […]

  • Bulgarian PM inspects archaeological site at Struma motorway
    July 2, 2012, by The Sofia Globe staff

    Bulgarian Prime Minister Boiko Borissov, Minister of Regional Development and Public Works Lilyana Pavlova and Minister of Culture Vezhdi Rashidov were scheduled on July 2 2012 to visit archeological excavations […]

  • Sand sculpture festival opens in Bulgaria’s Bourgas
    July 2, 2012, by The Sofia Globe staff

    Sculptures of Aladdin and Harlequin are to open the sand festival in the Bulgarian Black Sea coastal city of Bourgas, the municipality said. Aladdin, Tinkerbelle, Tin Soldier, Harlequin, Little Red […]

  • Iran braces for EU embargo
    July 2, 2012, by Lisa Bryant of VOANews

    European Union sanctions against imports of Iranian oil went into effect Sunday. The sanctions are part of a growing arsenal of measures aimed at deterring Iran’s nuclear program. But will […]

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    Cyprus sparks controversy as EU’s next president
    July 2, 2012, by VOANews

    Cyprus takes over the European Union presidency Sunday for the next six months. The island’s own financial difficulties and its location in the eastern Mediterranean are expected to sharpen the […]