Archive for July 1st, 2014

July 1, 2014, by The Sofia Globe staff

The European Commission has given Bulgaria an additional month, until July 30, explain irregularities with the awarding of rural development and farm subsidies, public broadcaster Bulgarian National Radio (BNR) reported […]

Bulgaria reports 888.6M leva Budget deficit for January-May

July 1, 2014, by The Sofia Globe staff

Bulgaria’s Finance Ministry has reported that the consolidated Budget deficit for the first five months of 2014 was 888.6 million leva, or 454.3 mil ...

Schulz re-elected as European Parliament President

July 1, 2014, by The Sofia Globe staff

In its first sitting on July 1 2014, the newly-elected European Parliament voted to give Martin Schulz a second term as European Parliament President, ...

Bulgarian regulator fines Microsoft subsidiary for unfair competition

July 1, 2014, by The Sofia Globe staff

Bulgaria’s competition regulator said on July 1 that it has fined Microsoft Bulgaria 187 000 leva (about 95 600 euro) for unfair trade practices. Th ...

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    EU unemployment 10.3% in May, 11.9% in Bulgaria – Eurostat
    July 1, 2014, by The Sofia Globe staff

    Unemployment in Bulgaria was 11.9 per cent in May 2014, flat compared to the previous month, according to seasonally-adjusted figures released by EU statistics office Eurostat on July 1. Earlier, […]

  • Ukraine mounts new attacks on rebels
    July 1, 2014, by VOANews

    Ukrainian Prime Minister Oleksandr Turchnyov says Ukrainian forces have launched new military operations against pro-Russian separatists, hours after the expiration of a unilateral cease-fire. Turchnyov made the announcement Tuesday in [&he ...

  • Romanian PM hints at running for presidency
    July 1, 2014, by Independent Balkan News Agency

    Romanian social-democrat prime minister Victor Ponta has said he is ready to make a run at the presidency if he has the full support of his party. The statement comes […]

  • As EU pact is celebrated, Moldova keeps wary eye on Russia
    July 1, 2014, by VOANews

    Former Soviet republic Moldova’s government is happily embracing a new pact with the European Union. But the celebration is overshadowed by the prospect of Russian retaliation for the move, especially […]