Archive for February 10th, 2015

February 10, 2015, by The Sofia Globe staff

Bulgaria’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs has instructed the embassy in Kyiv and the consulate general in Odessa to facilitate the issuance of visas to ethnic Bulgarians in areas where military […]

Bulgarian minority parties seek to pressure government over Ukraine

February 10, 2015, by Clive Leviev-Sawyer

Opposition and minority parties in Bulgaria are seeking to pressure the country’s centre-right coalition cabinet over Ukraine, highlighting the ...

Nine Bulgarians running huge illegal cigarette factory near Budapest held in international operation

February 10, 2015, by The Sofia Globe staff

Nine Bulgarians allegedly running a large-scale illegal cigarette factory near Hungary’s capital Budapest were arrested in a police operation th ...

Azov battalion spearheads Ukrainian counter-offensive

February 10, 2015, by The Kyiv Post

Ukraine’s Azov B​attalion, famed for its near-suicidal bravery and ​ultra-nationalist ​views, is spearheading a Ukrainian counter-offensive a ...

  • Bulgaria’s eavesdropping saga: the worm turns, again
    February 10, 2015, by Clive Leviev-Sawyer

    After days of headlines about what media reports called “Operation Worms”, the alleged large-scale illegal surveillance of protesters against Bulgaria’s 2013/14 government, current Prime Minister Boiko Borissov has said th ...

  • Greece prepares set of proposals ahead of crucial Eurogroup meeting
    February 10, 2015, by Independent Balkan News Agency

    Speaking in Parliament on the afternoon of February 9, Greek finance minister Yanis Varoufakis outlined the plan he will present to Eurogroup counterparts during the February 11 summit. The Greek government will […]

  • Russia sanctions on hold as EU waits for peace talks
    February 10, 2015, by Lisa Bryant of VOANews

    European Union foreign ministers agreed Monday to postpone further sanctions against Russia for a week to give time to a peace push to defuse the crisis in Ukraine. EU ministers […]