Archive for April 30th, 2015

April 30, 2015, by Independent Balkan News Agency

The Bulgarian Orthodox Church’s governing body, the Holy Synod, has decided to include a blessing for Simeon Saxe-Coburg as “His Majesty Simeon II, Tsar of the Bulgarians” in public and […]

Russian media play up World War 2 victory, lash out at ‘V-Day snubs’

April 30, 2015, by VOANews

Russian state media are ramping up nationalism ahead of the 70th anniversary of “Victory Day” on May 9, preparing to air films and TV programs ded ...

Film review: Ex Machina

April 30, 2015, by Andre Crous of The Prague Post

Not since the one-two of Andrew Niccol’s Gattaca in 1997 and Alex Proyas’s Dark City in 1998 has a big-budget, big-return films posited the kind o ...

Ukraine’s economic pressures

April 30, 2015, by Andrew Wilson of the European Council on Foreign Relations

With Ukraine’s economy on the brink of disaster, the International Monetary Fund agreed a $17.5 billion package for Ukraine in February. Some think ...

  • Ombudsman: TV7 case ‘perhaps act of personal revenge’
    April 30, 2015, by The Sofia Globe staff

    Bulgaria’s national Ombudsman Konstantin Penchev said that he had the feeling that someone wanted to close down TV7, perhaps as an act of personal revenge. A day after a controversial […]

  • EU unemployment 9.8% in March 2015, 10.4% in Bulgaria
    April 30, 2015, by The Sofia Globe staff

    Unemployment in Bulgaria in March 2015 was 10.4 per cent, down from 12.1 per cent in March 2014, according to seasonally-adjusted figures released by European Union statistics office Eurostat on […]

  • Traffic congestion warnings ahead of long weekend in Bulgaria
    April 30, 2015, by The Sofia Globe staff

    Ongoing road works on the major thoroughfares into Sofia raised the prospect of long traffic jams for thousands of motorists expected to leave Bulgaria’s capital city for the upcoming three-day […]