Archive for July, 2015

July 31, 2015, by The Sofia Globe staff

Bulgaria’s Energy and Water Regulatory Commission (EWRC) said on July 31 that household electricity prices will be cut by an average of 0.1 per cent starting August 1, but consumers […]

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For first time, Bulgarians against euro – albeit narrowly

July 31, 2015, by The Sofia Globe staff

For the first time, a Eurobarometer poll has shown that Bulgarians, formerly in favour of the euro, are now narrowly against it. According to the firs ...

Unemployment in Bulgaria in June 9.6%, matching EU average

July 31, 2015, by The Sofia Globe staff

Unemployment in Bulgaria in June 2015 was 9.6 per cent, the same as the European Union average, according to seasonally-adjusted figures released by E ...

Bulgaria’s circles of coffee, compromises and coalitions

July 31, 2015, by Clive Leviev-Sawyer

A pattern of apparent collusion between Boiko Borissov’s GERB party and the Movement for Rights and Freedoms in recent votes in Parliament is ra ...

  • Beijing to host 2022 Winter Olympic Games
    July 31, 2015, by VOANews

    The International Olympic Committee has chosen Beijing as host of the 2022 winter Olympic Games, over Almaty, Kazakhstan, the only other contender in the bid for an increasingly expensive event. […]

  • President criticises election of Manolova as Ombudsman
    July 31, 2015, by The Sofia Globe staff

    The election of the Bulgarian Socialist Party’s Maya Manolova as national Ombudsman continues to draw sharp criticism, including from head of state President Rossen Plevneliev, and has been cited by […]

  • Bulgarian-language newspaper, magazine cease publication
    July 31, 2015, by The Sofia Globe staff

    Bulgarian-language daily Presa and its sibling magazine Tema are ceasing publication as of July 31, reportedly because of a severe cash shortfall. Staff of Presa, which has been published since […]