Archive for March 17th, 2014

  • Bulgaria second-bottom in EU in seeing judiciary as independent
    March 17, 2014, by Independent Balkan News Agency

    Bulgaria ranked second from bottom in a survey in European Union countries of perceptions of judicial independence. This was the second year running that Bulgaria ranked second-bottom, and perceptions of […]

  • US, EU impose sanctions over Crimea vote
    March 17, 2014, by VOANews

    President Barack Obama has moved to impose sanction against Russian officials the U.S. sees as implicated in Sunday’s Moscow-backed Crimea referendum on the peninsula’s secession from Ukraine. Obama’s order applies […]

  • Crimean parliament votes in favour of union with Russia
    March 17, 2014, by Elizabeth Arrott of VOANews

    Authorities in Ukraine’s separatist Crimean republic say voters have overwhelmingly approved union with Russia in a controversial referendum that has Western leaders preparing sanctions against Moscow. On Monday, Crimea’s parlia ...

  • Bulgaria still tardy in granting refugee status
    March 17, 2014, by The Sofia Globe staff

    Living conditions in refugee camps in Bulgaria are improving and more accommodation is on the way, but the process of granting official refugee status continues to be slow. There was […]

  • Obama: US, EU prepared to penalise Russia for Crimea ballot
    March 17, 2014, by VOANews

    U.S. President Barack Obama told his Russian counterpart Vladimir Putin Sunday that Washington and its “European partners are prepared to impose additional costs” on Moscow for backing a secession referendum […]

  • Poll: Ruling party wins big in Serbian elections
    March 17, 2014, by VOANews

    Serbia’s ruling center-right party has won an outright parliamentary majority in an election that will cement its grip on power. The independent Belgrade-based CeSID polling group says the Serbian Progressive […]