Archive for July, 2014

  • Bulgaria given extra time to fix EU farm subsidies irregularities
    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 […]

  • 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, a result of a deal between […]

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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 […]