Archive for January, 2014

January 31, 2014, by The Sofia Globe staff

Those Sharks and Jets of socialist politics in Bulgaria, Sergei Stanishev’s Bulgarian Socialist Party and Georgi Purvanov’s ABC, remained at daggers drawn on the eve of the BSP national council […]

EU unemployment 10.7% in December 2013, in Bulgaria 13.1% – Eurostat

January 31, 2014, by The Sofia Globe staff

Unemployment in the 28-member European Union was 10.7 per cent in December 2013, EU statistics office Eurostat said, reporting unemployment in Bulgari ...

IMF urges Bulgaria to pursue ‘bold reforms’ in annual review

January 31, 2014, by The Sofia Globe staff

The International Monetary Fund (IMF) urged Bulgaria to pursue “bold structural reforms […] to lift growth, create jobs, and enhance productiv ...

Bulgaria’s regional development minister promises changes to plan for Strandzha nature park

January 31, 2014, by The Sofia Globe staff

Bulgarian Regional Development Minister Desislava Terzieva says that she has initiated a process to change controversial plans that pave the way for d ...

  • Neo–nazi attacks shock Slovakia
    January 31, 2014, by Michaela Terenzani-Stankova of The Slovak Spectator

    Shocking video images of youths with shaved heads brutally beating a man in front of a bar in Nitra have shocked much of Slovakia. Perhaps at least as surprising as […]

  • Ukraine faces debt downgrade as Russia puts loan on hold
    January 31, 2014, by Henry Ridgwell of VOANews

    As cities in Ukraine remain in the grip of protests and political crisis, a rating agency has downgraded the country’s sovereign debt.  Russia, meanwhile, says it will put a loan […]

  • PR deal adds pressure on Bulgaria’s socialist leader
    January 30, 2014, by The Sofia Globe staff

    The past six months have presented few opportunities for Bulgarian socialist leader Sergei Stanishev to score PR victories, either at home or abroad, in his capacity as president of the […]

  • Film review: Jack Ryan: Shadow Recruit
    January 30, 2014, by Andre Crous of The Prague Post

    With cooperation between Russia and the West still mostly taboo, despite the détente that was on the horizon two decades ago, it seems the days of pitting spies from the […]