Archive for July 21st, 2015

July 21, 2015, by The Sofia Globe staff

Negotiations between Bulgarian Prime Minister Boiko Borissov and leaders of other parties on securing sufficient support from MPs for constitutional changes to open the way for judicial reform are being […]

Bulgarian MPs amend referendum law

July 21, 2015, by The Sofia Globe staff

Bulgaria’s MPs passed amendments to the country’s law on referendums on July 21, making it easier to call a plebiscite but keeping the hig ...

Shortage of lifeguards among rules broken at Bulgarian beaches

July 21, 2015, by The Sofia Globe staff

Bulgarian authorities have been inspecting beaches held under concession contracts, finding rule-breaking such as shortages of lifeguards and stalls b ...

GERB expels MP from parliamentary group over rival bid against party’s Plovdiv mayor

July 21, 2015, by The Sofia Globe staff

Bulgaria’s largest parliamentary party GERB has expelled MP Zdravko Dimitrov from its parliamentary group and called on him to quit the National ...

  • Bulgaria to receive 500 refugees through EC migration plan
    July 21, 2015, by Independent Balkan News Agency

    Bulgaria will accept 500 refugees, mainly from Italy and Greece, more than a third less than the number initially proposed in the European Union’s migrant redistribution plan. This emerged after […]

  • Multinational military exercises start in western Ukraine
    July 21, 2015, by VOANews

    A military exercise involving Ukrainian and U.S. forces, along with troops from more than a dozen other countries, opened Monday in western Ukraine, as fighting between government troops and Russia-backed […]

  • Greece reopens banks, boosts taxes, repays loans
    July 21, 2015, by VOANews

    Debt-wracked Greece reopened its banks Monday for the first time in three weeks, while also increasing taxes and making critical loan payments to two of its international lenders. Depositors swarmed […]