Archive for December, 2014

  • Bulgarian Cabinet sacks State Agency for Refugees chief
    December 29, 2014, by The Sofia Globe staff

    Bulgaria’s Cabinet has dismissed the chairperson of the State Agency for Refugees, Nikolai Chirpanliev, and has appointed his erstwhile deputy Vassil Vurbanov on an interim basis, the government’s media service […]

  • Four more MPs quit Bulgaria Without Censorship party
    December 29, 2014, by The Sofia Globe staff

    Four MPs for the Bulgaria Without Censorship (BWC) party said on December 29 that they were quitting as party members but would remain part of the ‘Bulgarian Democratic Centre’ parliamentary […]

  • Greek parliament fails to elect president
    December 29, 2014, by VOANews

    Greece’s parliament has failed for the third time to elect a new president, setting the stage for early general elections. Former European commissioner for the environment Stavros Dimas, the government’s […]

  • Croatian president Ivo Josipović
    Croatia presidential poll to go to runoff
    December 29, 2014, by VOANews

    Croatia’s presidential election goes to a runoff after no candidate won more than 50 per cent in Sunday’s first round. Liberal incumbent  Ivo Josipovic, a Social Democrat, finished first with […]

  • Greek New Democracy party leader Antonis Samaras
    Greek MPs hold crunch presidential vote
    December 29, 2014, by Independent Balkan News Agency

    Greek prime minister Antonis Samaras made one last attempt over the weekend to persuade MPs to vote for presidential candidate Stavros Dimas in Monday’s final round of voting in parliament […]

  • Pro-Russian separatists release 8 more Ukrainian prisoners
    December 27, 2014, by VOANews

    Ukraine’s security service says pro-Russian separatists have released four more Ukrainian prisoners as part of a major prisoner swap. A Ukrainian statement said the four released Saturday included three civilians […]

  • Exchange of POWs begins in eastern Ukraine
    December 27, 2014, by VOANews

    Ukraine and pro-Russian separatists began the exchange of prisoners of war Friday with hundreds expected to be released by evening. The swap would involve more than 220 separatist fighters and […]