Archive for June 11th, 2013

June 11, 2013, by The Sofia Globe staff

French air traffic controllers began a three-day strike on June 11 to protest European Union plans to create a single European airspace. The European Commission wants to centralise air traffic […]

Rivers in northern, western Bulgaria at risk of overflowing

June 11, 2013, by The Sofia Globe staff

Continuing heavy rain over the next two to three days means that some rivers in northern and western Bulgaria could overflow, state weather forecaster ...

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

Bulgarian Orthodox Church accepts resignation of Metropolitan of Western Europe

June 11, 2013, by The Sofia Globe staff

The Bulgarian Orthodox Church’s governing body, the Holy Synod, has accepted the resignation on the grounds of ill-health of Simeon, Metropolitan of ...

Embarrassment for Greek government as natural gas firm privatisation fails

June 11, 2013, by Independent Balkan News Agency

Greece was rocked on June 10 by the news that Russian energy giant Gazprom would not be tabling a bid for the country’s public gas company, DEPA. Gr ...

  • Spanish and Ibero-American film week in Sofia
    June 11, 2013, by The Sofia Globe staff

    Antonio Banderas will open the 20th annual Spanish and Ibero-American films week in Sofia on June 11 and celebrated film director Carlos Saura will close it on June 16. Banderas […]

  • Sofia traffic police start ‘Operation Cyclist’
    June 11, 2013, by The Sofia Globe staff

    Traffic police in Bulgaria’s capital city Sofia have started what they call “Operation Cyclist”, checking the condition of bicycles, whether bikes are fitted with reflectors and whether cyclists are complying […]

  • Turkish police enter Taksim Square
    June 11, 2013, by VOANews

    Hundreds of Turkish police in riot gear entered Istanbul’s Taksim Square early Tuesday, firing tear gas and a water cannon at a small number of anti-government protesters. Some demonstrators threw […]