Archive for February 16th, 2014

February 16, 2014, by The Sofia Globe staff

The Administrative Court in the Bulgarian Black Sea city of Bourgas handed down a judgment on February 14 opening the way for a construction project halted amid the “Dunegate” controversy […]

Boiko Borissov’s GERB elects three deputy leaders

February 16, 2014, by The Sofia Globe staff

Boiko Borissov’s centre-right GERB party has finessed the Tsvetan Tsvetanov problem by adding two additional deputy leaders to the party. Tsveta ...

Bulgaria’s brightest Sochi medal hope falls short

February 16, 2014, by The Sofia Globe staff

Snowboarder Alexandra Zhekova, seen before the start of the Winter Games in Sochi as Bulgaria’s best chance for an Olympic medal, finished fifth in ...

Of trolls and talking points

February 16, 2014, by Clive Leviev-Sawyer

Opponents and critics of the Bulgarian Socialist Party government have seized with glee on a series of media reports arising from investigations by th ...

  • UN rights office concerned over Turkey’s new law on internet curbs
    February 16, 2014, by The Sofia Globe staff

    The United Nations human rights office has expressed concerns about a bill allowing Turkey’s telecommunications authority (Turkish Telecommunications Directorate) the power to block websites without having to seek a court […]

  • Turkey tightens control over judiciary
    February 16, 2014, by VOANews

    Turkey’s parliament has approved a law giving the government more power over the council that appoints and oversees judges and prosecutors. The opposition said the law will limit the judiciary’s […]

  • Turkey makes progress toward EU
    February 16, 2014, by The Prague Post

    After another round of extensive talks, the EU and Turkey have welcomed an agreement via a joint declaration on the long-running Cyprus situation, with progress made concerning several other obstacles […]