Archive for September 20th, 2012

September 20, 2012, by The Sofia Globe staff

European Commissioner Neelie Kroes picked Bulgaria, a country with a spotty record in pursuing the European Union’s digital agenda, to deliver a speech on September 20 on the need to […]

Irish firm granted oil exploration licences in Bulgaria after court battle

September 20, 2012, by The Sofia Globe staff

Dublin-based Moesia Oil and Gas, an independent oil and gas prospector, was awarded four exploration licences in Bulgaria after winning court cases ag ...

Bulgaria’s Parliament sets up ad-hoc committee to investigate high-level corruption

September 20, 2012, by Clive Leviev-Sawyer

In what socialist opposition MPs decried as a stunt ahead of Bulgaria’s 2013 national parliamentary elections, the National Assembly voted on Septem ...

Sofia municipality intends 6M leva revamp of 2km of Dondoukov Boulevard

September 20, 2012, by The Sofia Globe staff

Sofia municipality intends repairing about two kilometres of Dondoukov Boulevard, in the centre of the Bulgarian capital city, over the next three yea ...

  • Prisoner abuse video sparks protests in Georgia
    September 20, 2012, by VOANews

    Georgia’s President Mikhail Saakashvili has vowed to punish those responsible for the torture and rape of inmates at a Georgian prison. Videotape of the abuses was aired on opposition-backed television […]

  • Russian democracy groups face tough times after USAID ouster
    September 20, 2012, by Jessica Golloher of VOANews

    Russia has given the United States Agency for International Development until October 1, 2012 to close its operations and leave the country.  Human rights groups in Russia say the Kremlin order will […]