Archive for July 10th, 2013

July 10, 2013, by The Sofia Globe staff

Bulgaria’s Parliament appointed Rumyana Todorova as the new head of the National Health Insurance Fund (NHIF) on July 10. Her appointment was voted by 101MPs in Bulgaria’s 240-seat legislature. She […]

Fitch: Bulgaria facing possible gas supply interruption this winter

July 10, 2013, by The Sofia Globe staff

Gazprom’s decision to halt prepayment of natural gas transit fees to Ukrainian gas company Naftogaz until at least 2015 creates the potential fo ...

Bulgarian trade union CITUB joins calls for snap elections

July 10, 2013, by The Sofia Globe staff

The Confederation of Independent Trade Unions in Bulgaria (CITUB) said on July 10 that early parliamentary elections were the only possible solution f ...

Death of Metropolitan Kiril of Varna caused by hypothermia – bishop

July 10, 2013, by The Sofia Globe staff

Bulgarian Orthodox Church Metropolitan of Varna Kiril, found dead on a beach near Varna on July 9, appears to have drowned after suffering from hypoth ...

  • EU challenges Russia’s ‘recycling fee’ in WTO
    July 10, 2013, by The Sofia Globe staff

    The European Commission has said that it will challenge Russia’s “recycling fee”, a major point of contention in trade relations between the bloc and Russia since its introduction last year, […]

  • EU a danger to Europe: Hungarian PM
    July 10, 2013, by The Budapest Times

    Prime Minister Viktor Orbán put in a defiant appearance in the European Parliament on Tuesday, the day before EU lawmakers officially castigated the government over its democratic record by adopting […]

  • The managing director of the International Monetary Fund IMF Christine Lagarde
    IMF lowers its global economic prospects
    July 10, 2013, by VOANews

    The International Monetary Fund says the global economy is expanding slower than it expected and has trimmed its projections for this year and next. The Washington-based agency said Tuesday it […]

  • Bulgaria’s days of protest on a crusade for genuine change
    July 10, 2013, by Vessela Tcherneva

    “Failed you have”. The protest poster depicting Yoda of Star Wars is ironic but these short words represent the reverse against which Bulgarians are protesting, their mood accusatory, condemning. That […]