Archive for October 17th, 2012

  • Bulgaria mulls further capital gains taxes
    October 17, 2012, by The Sofia Globe staff

    Amid the relentless barrage of criticism being levelled at Bulgaria’s Cabinet for its plans to introduce a tax on deposit interest, the Finance Ministry has been preparing proposals to further […]

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    Russian PM Medvedev wants smoking in public places banned
    October 17, 2012, by Jessica Golloher of VOANews

    Russia has one of the highest smoking rates in the world, with an estimated 40 percent of the country’s adults lighting up. As a result, Russian Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev […]

  • European Commissioner John Dalli resigns
    October 17, 2012, by The Sofia Globe staff

    John Dalli has resigned as European Commissioner for Health and Consumer Policy, the European Commission said on October 16 2012. The Maltese member of the European Commission resigned after an […]

  • Citigroup’s chief executive resigns
    October 17, 2012, by VOANews

    The chief executive of Citigroup, one of the world’s largest financial institutions, has unexpectedly resigned. Vikram Pandit, who led the New York-based bank for the past five years, stepped down […]

  • Ukrainian voters punished for candidates’ fraud
    October 17, 2012, by Oksana Grytsenko of The Kyiv Post

    Asked by sociologists about how they plan to vote, millions of Ukrainians could simply respond: “I can’t travel that far.” Fearing massive voter fraud, the Central Election Commission on Sept. […]

  • EU rebukes Google on its privacy policy
    October 17, 2012, by VOANews

    Data protection agencies in Europe have concluded that Google’s new privacy policy does not comply with the continent’s laws, but the Internet search giant immediately rejected the claim. U.S.-based Google […]

  • Iran criticises latest EU sanctions
    October 17, 2012, by VOANews

    Iran has criticized the latest round of sanctions aimed at pressuring the country to curb its nuclear program. Foreign Ministry spokesman Ramin Mehmanparast said Tuesday that the new sanctions imposed […]