Archive for January 18th, 2013

January 18, 2013, by The Sofia Globe staff

Bulgarian Minister of Culture Vezhdi Rashidov said that he would sue ultra-nationalist Ataka leader Volen Siderov for slander after Siderov, in a call for Rashidov’s resignation because a Bulgarian – […]

Bulgaria slides one spot in new European Catch-Up Index

January 18, 2013, by Marin Lessenski, EuPI

Six years after its accession into the EU, Bulgaria continues to substantially lag behind in the process of catching-up with the more developed countr ...

New EU driving licences to be introduced on January 19

January 18, 2013, by The Sofia Globe staff

From January 19 2013, all new driving licences issued across the European Union will be in the form of a plastic “credit card,” with a sta ...

Czech smoking ban could be law this time

January 18, 2013, by Daniel Bardsley for The Prague Post

Proposed more than once in the past but always shelved, a ban on smoking in pubs and restaurants could finally become law in the Czech Republic after ...

  • Poland’s LOT to seek Dreamliner compensation from Boeing
    January 18, 2013, by The Warsaw Voice

    Poland’s national airline LOT will seek compensation from Boeing Co. after most of the maker’s flagship 787 Dreamliner passenger jets were grounded due to battery-related problems, LOT’s deputy chief Tomasz […]

  • Ready for round two in Czech presidential elections
    January 18, 2013, by Jonathan Crane of The Prague Post

    Arms raised and smiling for the cameras, Karel Schwarzenberg looked like a man who had just won a boxing match rather than a political contest. But as the 75-year-old presidential […]