Archive for September 19th, 2013

September 19, 2013, by The Sofia Globe staff

Just a day after Bulgarian ultra-nationalist Ataka party leader Volen Siderov demanded that the country extend the ban on the sale of agricultural land to foreigners by seven years, Dimitar […]

Slovakian PM Fico easily survives combative vote

September 19, 2013, by Beata Balogova of The Slovak Spectator

Claims that a major gas deal between the state and a financial group was masterminded by the latter led to an attempt to sack Slovakian prime ministe ...

Germany’s Merkel bids for third term as tough EU decisions loom

September 19, 2013, by Henry Ridgwell of VOANews

Germany will hold parliamentary elections Sunday, with current Chancellor Angela Merkel’s party riding high in the polls. Optimism over the economy ...

UN, EU condemnation of fatal attack on EULEX convoy in Kosovo

September 19, 2013, by The Sofia Globe staff

The top United Nations official in Kosovo has strongly condemned the September 19 2013 attack on a European Union convoy that resulted in one death, a ...

  • EU, G20 move to crack down on corporate tax avoidance
    September 19, 2013, by Ana Hontz-Ward of

    Every year, the eurozone loses an estimated one trillion euros in revenue from multinational companies that don’t pay taxes on their European profits. These companies, including tech giants like Apple, […]

  • What’s on: Northern Lights film festival
    September 19, 2013, by The Sofia Globe staff

    Scandinavian cinema is easily distinguished by its specific style, which has attracted great interest over the years – first with the masterpieces of Ingmar Bergman, later with the scandalous Dogme […]

  • Film review: Diana
    September 19, 2013, by Andre Crous of The Prague Post

    Oliver Hirschbiegel, who made a film about Adolf Hitler in 2004 (Der Untergang, released for the English-speaking market under the title Downfall), has now directed a movie about another figure […]

  • Film review: The Best Offer
    September 19, 2013, by Andre Crous of The Prague Post

    Virgil Oldman (Geoffrey Rush) is a respected auctioneer in Vienna who lives a very lonely life of luxury. He is surrounded by works of art every day at work, and […]