Archive for September 13th, 2012

September 13, 2012, by VOANews

Greece’s two main labor unions have announced a general strike on September 26 against planned austerity measures. A spokeswoman for the General Confederation of Greek Labor said the action would […]

US central bank launches new economic stimulus

September 13, 2012, by VOANews

The U.S. central bank launched new measures Thursday to try to stimulate the weak U.S. economy, even as it predicted that the country’s economic ...

Sofia city hall sticks to paid parking areas plan

September 13, 2012, by The Sofia Globe staff

Sofia municipal council voted on September 13 to keep the controversial plans that have raised the ire of residents of central Sofia, who will now hav ...

Fighting words: Bulgaria talks tough on Russian energy projects

September 13, 2012, by Alex Bivol

Vladimir Putin raised quite a few eyebrows when his last foreign visit as president of Russia in 2008 was to Bulgaria, when he sealed agreements for t ...

  • France, Romania sign Roma repatriation deal
    September 13, 2012, by The Sofia Globe staff

    Romania and France have signed a two-year framework agreement on September 12 for the repatriation of Romanian citizens of Roma descent, the Romanian government said in statement. The agreement was […]

  • China’s spending spree in the EU
    September 13, 2012, by Benjamin Tallis for The Prague Post

    While Europeans gobble up cheap goods “Made in China,” publicity surrounding Chinese shopping practices has mainly focused on the fondness for European luxury brands. It has become commonplace to see […]

  • Bosnia cracks down on organised crime
    September 13, 2012, by VOANews

    Bosnian authorities say they have launched a major operation against organized crime, conducting raids across the country on groups suspected of murders, drug trafficking, and robbery. The head of Bosnia-Herzegovina’s […]