Archive for July, 2013

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July 31, 2013, by The Sofia Globe staff

On the 48th day of anti-government rallies in Bulgaria, the traditional morning protest outside Parliament morphed from “drinking coffee” to “sunbathing” on July 31. Several dozen people came to the […]

Bulgarian Parliament will take summer recess starting August 5

July 31, 2013, by The Sofia Globe staff

Bulgaria’s MPs voted on July 31 to extend the Parliament session by two days and will start their summer recess on August 5. Parliament bylaws stipu ...

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Bulgaria’s ‘banitsa bandit’ pleads guilty in 1.47M leva robbery suit – updated

July 31, 2013, by The Sofia Globe staff

Georgi Enev, the security guard charged with stealing 1.47 million leva (about 750 000 euro) from an armoured van, pleaded guilty and received a priso ...

Bulgarian Cabinet approves legislative agenda, regional development plans

July 31, 2013, by The Sofia Globe staff

Bulgaria’s Cabinet approved on July 31 the Government legislative agenda until the end of the year, as well as the regional development plans for th ...

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    EU unemployment down to 10.9% in June
    July 31, 2013, by The Sofia Globe staff

    The 27-member European Union ended June 2013 with 10.9 per cent unemployment, seasonally adjusted, down from 11 per cent in May, according to EU statistics office Eurostat. Initially, Eurostat reported […]

  • Oranovo coalmine rescue attempt completes bypass tunnel
    July 31, 2013, by The Sofia Globe staff

    Rescue operations to reach two miners at Bulgaria’s Oranovo coalmine, who were trapped in a collapse on July 16, drew closer to their goal by completing a bypass tunnel to […]

  • Bulgarian former deputy PM Tsvetanov indicted
    July 31, 2013, by The Sofia Globe staff

    Bulgaria’s Prosecutor’s Office said on July 31 that it has filed charges against Tsvetan Tsvetanov for refusing to authorise wire-tapping as part of a police investigation. Tsvetanov, the former interior […]

  • Russia Watch: Is Russia Turning Protestant?
    July 31, 2013, by James Brooke VOA Moscow Bureau Chief

    In 1990, an American anthropologist wrote a controversial book: “Is Latin America Turning Protestant?” Two decades later, that same provocative question can be asked of Russia. Who will win: The […]