Archive for February 11th, 2014

February 11, 2014, by The Kyiv Post

Ukraine’s finances are still in critical condition despite the central bank letting the hryvnia float on February 7 to ease pressure on its quickly dwindling foreign currency reserves. By year-end, […]

aerial photo by nasa of the island of cyprus

International community welcomes the restart of Cyprus talks

February 11, 2014, by Independent Balkan News Agency

The international community welcomed on February 11 2014 the renewal of negotiations on a Cyprus settlement, under the auspices of the United Nations ...

Bulgarian Jews, MRF speak out against ‘Lukov March’ honouring anti-Semitic general

February 11, 2014, by The Sofia Globe staff

The Shalom Organisation of the Jews in Bulgaria and the Movement for Rights and Freedoms have spoken out strongly against the planned February 15 2014 ...

Mild weather disrupts Winter Olympics in Sochi

February 11, 2014, by VOANews

A spell of warm weather is disrupting events at theWinter Olympics in Sochi, Russia, presenting a challenge for Olympic organizers with temperatures ...

  • Bulgaria’s draft election code controversy deepens
    February 11, 2014, by The Sofia Globe staff

    Walkouts from a committee meeting, an expected presidential veto and criticism from the Venice Commission are among the controversies dogging the proposed draft election code being pushed by the Bulgarian […]

  • Of politics, prosecutions, pressure, lies and umbrellas
    February 11, 2014, by The Sofia Globe staff

    Tsvetan Tsvetanov, former interior minister and deputy leader of centre-right opposition party GERB, has confirmed that he held talks in his office with controversial figure Delyan Peevski but has denied […]

  • Romanian president, PM trade barbs over Renault plant
    February 11, 2014, by Independent Balkan News Agency

    Romanian prime minister Victor Ponta reacted harshly on February 11 to statements by president Traian Basescu who had warned that French car maker Renault could transfer its manufacturing operations from […]

  • Romanian president Basescu fined for making disparaging Roma remarks
    February 11, 2014, by The Sofia Globe staff

    Romania’s discrimination watchdog has fined president Traian Basescu for making disparaging remarks against the country’s Roma minority. The council for combatting discrimination ruled on February 10 to fine Basescu 600 […]