Archive for December, 2014

the parliament of Greece in capital city Athens
December 31, 2014, by VOANews

Greece’s parliament has been formally dissolved ahead of a general election that could end an era of austerity that has led to political and social upheaval. Parliament dissolved Wednesday after […]

Ukraine reaches deal to receive coal supplies during winter

December 31, 2014, by The Kyiv Post

Coal-short Ukraine has secured 1.3 million tons of coal supplies a month to avoid the power blackouts during the winter period, said Energy Minister V ...

2014 in Bulgaria: Snapshots

December 31, 2014, by The Sofia Globe staff

2014 in Bulgaria: In other news…

December 31, 2014, by The Sofia Globe staff

Some other news items from Bulgaria in 2014, that were not necessarily about politics or protests, a pipeline or the plummet of a bank. For some reaso ...

  • Cold spell, heavy snow leave three dead in Bulgaria
    December 30, 2014, by The Sofia Globe staff

    The heavy snowfalls and cold weather killed three people in Bulgaria, with a state of emergency declared in parts of north-western Bulgaria and authorities warning against travel to the area. […]

  • Bulgaria’s business climate gloomier in December
    December 30, 2014, by Independent Balkan News Agency

    Business people in Bulgaria were gloomy in December 2014, as the overall business climate indicator measured by the National Statistical Institute (NSI) resumed its downward trend following the brief increase […]

  • Ukraine formally scraps non-aligned status
    December 29, 2014, by VOANews

    Ukraine’s president Petro Poroshenko has signed a law revoking Ukraine’s non-aligned status as part of efforts to move the country closer to Nato, the western military alliance. Russia views Nato […]

  • Russian moves provide new mission for Nato
    December 29, 2014, by Al Pessin of VOANews

    Russia’s more aggressive military posture in Europe during the past year has pushed Nato to take new steps to strengthen its defenses, providing it, analysts say, with a much-needed new […]