Archive for February 8th, 2014

February 8, 2014, by The Sofia Globe staff

After three days of violence that arose from protests over economic woes, Sarajevo and other cities were quiet but tense on February 8, as the troubled country cleaned up, counted […]

BSP stood up to ‘subversion’ and government is a success, Stanishev tells congress

February 8, 2014, by The Sofia Globe staff

Bulgarian Socialist Party leader Sergei Stanishev has told his party comrades that the current government is working “increasingly successfully ...

Weekly review: Romania gets into the electoral mood

February 8, 2014, by Independent Balkan News Agency

This week’s events in Romania have confirmed politicians are readying themselves for the two election cycles in 2014 – European Parliament electio ...

Backtrack on penalties for media damaging ‘good name’ of election candidates

February 8, 2014, by The Sofia Globe staff

Bulgaria’s centre-right former ruling party GERB has backtracked on a proposal to include in the new election code a provision for fines of up t ...

  • Turkey: Tightening up on free speech
    February 8, 2014, by VOANews

    Turkey this week took a step toward stifling critics and limiting free speech.  Parliament passed a new law Wednesday which, if signed by President Abdullah Gül, will allow communication authorities to […]

  • Film Review: RoboCop
    February 8, 2014, by Andre Crous of The Prague Post

    Compared with Paul Verhoeven’s 1987 original, the new RoboCop does not only have better technology at its disposal but also launches a much more scathing attack on the politics of […]

  • The Olympics of Control — 2014 or 1984?
    February 8, 2014, by James Brooke VOA Moscow Bureau Chief

    Sochi may be sunny and the skies bright blue, but I feel as if the Olympics are in 1984. I walked into the Olympic Village train station and was confronted […]