Archive for July, 2013

  • Russian rocket crashes after launch
    July 2, 2013, by The Sofia Globe staff

    A Russian rocket carrying three navigation system satellites fell shortly after lift-off at the Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan on July 2. The rocket swerved off course about 10 seconds after […]

  • Slovakia adopts new rules for major investments
    July 2, 2013, by Jana Liptakova of the Slovak Spectator

    Slovakia has adopted new legislation for so-called significant investments. The ruling Smer party describes it as a tool to attract new investors to Slovakia but the opposition has criticised it, saying […]

  • Europe demands answers on NSA bugging claims
    July 2, 2013, by Henry Ridgwell of VOANews

    European politicians have reacted angrily to claims that the U.S. National Security Agency has bugged European Union missions and tapped phone calls and e-mails. The allegations stem from documents leaked […]

  • EU urges Serbia to persist in dialogue with Priština
    July 2, 2013, by Independent Balkan News Agency

    President of the European Union Council Herman Van Rompuy and Swedish foreign minister Carl Bildt congratulated Serbia on the “historical” step towards its integration into the EU. On June 29, […]

  • Will Siderov be unhorsed?
    July 2, 2013, by Independent Balkan News Agency

    On a day commemorating Bulgarian national hero Hristo Botev, who died during the struggle for liberation from Ottoman rule, the somewhat more diminutive in stature Volen Siderov paraded – uninvited […]