Archive for April 9th, 2013

April 9, 2013, by The Sofia Globe staff

Tsvetlin Yovchev resigned as chief of staff in Bulgarian President Rossen Plevneliev’s office on April 9 2013, saying that he had “personal projects” that he could not combine with his […]

Thracian exhibit at archaeological museum in Sofia

April 9, 2013, by The Sofia Globe staff

The archaeological museum in Bulgarian capital city Sofia is exhibiting several pieces of weaponry and armour attributed to Thracian king Seuthes III, ...

EU launches investigation into MasterCard fees

April 9, 2013, by The Sofia Globe staff

The European Commission said on April 9 that it opened formal anti-trust proceedings against MasterCard over concerns that some of the inter-bank fees ...

Microsoft-backed lobby group complains to EC about Google

April 9, 2013, by The Sofia Globe staff

Lobby group FairSearch said on April 9 that it has lodged a complaint with the European Commission, accusing Google of using its Android mobile operat ...

  • Slovakia wants war crimes suspect extradited from Hungary
    April 9, 2013, by The Budapest Times

    Prosecutors in Slovakia are pressing for the extradition of Hungarian war crimes suspect László Csatáry. The 98-year-old former police commander was arrested in Budapest last summer on suspicion of complicity […]

  • Danube Bridge to re-open to freight traffic
    April 9, 2013, by The Sofia Globe staff

    Danube Bridge would re-open to heavy freight lorries at 10pm on April 9, Bulgaria’s Road Infrastructure Agency said. Earlier, the agency said that traffic was due to resume on April 13. […]

  • Bulgarian honours for outgoing ambassadors
    April 9, 2013, by The Sofia Globe staff

    Several outgoing ambassadors to Bulgaria received Bulgarian honours on April 8 and 9. Bulgarian President Rossen Plevneliev conferred the country’s highest honour, Stara Planina first class, on Lebanese ambassador Micheline […]

  • Belgrade officially rejects deal with Kosovo
    April 9, 2013, by Independent Balkan News Agency

    Serbian government has decided not to sign the agreement on the normalization of relations with Kosovo. The decision has been taken unanimously after a series of meetings held by the […]

  • EU officials in Skopje for high-level dialogue
    April 9, 2013, by Clive Leviev-Sawyer

    European Enlargement and Neighbourhood Policy Štefan Füle was due in Skopje on April 9 2013 for a meeting with prime minister Nikola Gruevski as part of the EU’s high-level dialogue […]