Archive for August 14th, 2013

August 14, 2013, by Independent Balkan News Agency

A long-standing dispute over the mortgages sold to British buyers of property in Cyprus has been brought before the UK courts in recent weeks, with lawyers acting on behalf of […]

Bulgarian Parliament faces ‘protest siege’ as it discusses budget veto

August 14, 2013, by Independent Balkan News Agency

As Bulgaria’s lawmakers prepare to meet on August 16 to discuss the Presidential veto on the Budget amendments passed by Parliament earlier this mon ...

Europe emerges from double-dip recession

August 14, 2013, by Selah Hennessy of VOANews

The eurozone’s 18-month double-dip recession has finally come to an end, with the bloc growing three-tenths of one percent in the second quarter ...

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Bulgaria’s motor vehicle administration chief arrested

August 14, 2013, by The Sofia Globe staff

The executive director of Bulgaria’s motor vehicle administration agency, Valentin Bozhkov, has been arrested, alongside 12 other employees of the a ...

  • Bulgaria’s economy shrinks by 0.1% in Q2 2013
    August 14, 2013, by The Sofia Globe staff

    Bulgaria’s economy shrank by 0.1 per cent in the second quarter of the year, compared to the first three months of 2013, the National Statistical Institute (NSI) said in a […]

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    Euro zone officially emerges out of recession
    August 14, 2013, by The Sofia Globe staff

    The 17-country euro zone has emerged from recession after 17 months, going by figures released on August 14 2013 by European Union statistics office Eurostat. GDP rose by 0.3 per […]

  • Russia’s anti-gay law sparks backlash
    August 14, 2013, by Mark Snowiss of VOANews

    Russia will host the Winter Olympics in Sochi six months from now, the World Cup in 2018 and is bidding for the World Expo in 2020. But a new law […]

  • Elections ahead after Czech government loses vote
    August 14, 2013, by Daniel Bardsley for The Prague Post

    Elections are likely in October after the Cabinet led by Prime Minister Jiří Rusnok lost a vote of no confidence in the Chamber of Deputies. Rusnok and his ministers were […]