Archive for November 14th, 2012

November 14, 2012, by Alex Bivol

Veneta Markovska, appointed to Bulgaria’s Constitutional Court under a cloud of allegations of conflict of interest and corruption, resigned her current job as deputy chairperson of the Supreme Administrative Court […]

The headquarters in Sofia of the Holy Synod of the Bulgarian Orthodox Church. Photo: Clive Leviev-Sawyer

Advent, and the time of casting of stones in Bulgarian Orthodox Church’s Holy Synod

November 14, 2012, by Clive Leviev-Sawyer

The eve of the Advent Fast for Bulgaria’s Orthodox Church leaders found them in anything but the mood of quiet contemplation intended by tradition; ...

Romanian football club owners, agents handed heavy sentences

November 14, 2012, by The Sofia Globe staff

Eight prominent Romanian football club owners and football agents were handed heavy sentences by an appeals court in Bucharest on charges of tax avoid ...

Strikes across Europe against unemployment, austerity measures

November 14, 2012, by VOANews

Thousands of workers are holding coordinated strikes in countries across Europe to protest their governments’ deep spending cuts and tax hikes. ...

  • No resignations in Sofia public transport row
    November 14, 2012, by The Sofia Globe staff

    Sofia mayor Yordanka Fandukova has issued final warnings to two of her deputies, but decided against demanding their resignations following an inquest into how the city hall almost overpaid 2.6 […]

  • France recognises new Syrian opposition coalition
    November 14, 2012, by VOANews

    France has become the first European country to recognize the newly formed Syrian opposition coalition and says it could consider arming the rebels. French President Francois Hollande said Tuesday that […]

  • Greece sells bonds to avoid default on November 16
    November 14, 2012, by VOANews

    Cash-strapped Greece has raised the money it needs to help it avoid a default later this week, but says it still urgently needs more bailout funds in the coming days. […]