Archive for October 8th, 2015

  • FIFA suspends Blatter, Platini
    October 8, 2015, by VOANews

    The ethics committee of football’s (soccer) governing body FIFA has suspended embattled President Sepp Blatter and his potential successor for 90 days. The committee took the action against Blatter and […]

  • Opposition throws teargas in Kosovo parliament
    October 8, 2015, by Independent Balkan News Agency

    An opposition MP, Albin Kurti, threw teargas in the Kosovo parliament chamber on October 8 to try to prevent the voting on laws on the day’s agenda. IBNA learns that two […]

  • Norway to close its embassy in Sofia
    October 8, 2015, by Independent Balkan News Agency

    Norway is to close its embassy in Sofia in 2016, along with embassies in three other countries, the Norwegian foreign ministry said. The embassies in Astana (Kazakhstan), Sofia (Bulgaria), Lusaka […]

  • European Commission: Hot-spots in Greece will be ready in two weeks
    October 8, 2015, by Independent Balkan News Agency

    The European Commission estimates that in two weeks at most the refugee registration centres (hot spots) in Greece will be operational, EC spokesperson Mina Andreeva said. Andreeva said that European Commission […]

  • Bulgaria has four new Constitutional Court judges
    October 8, 2015, by The Sofia Globe staff

    Bulgaria’s National Assembly elected former Ombudsman Konstantin Penchev to the Constitutional Court on October 8, bringing to four the new members of the court. In the election in Parliament, the […]

  • Former BSP MP Manolova takes oath as Bulgaria’s Ombudsman
    October 8, 2015, by The Sofia Globe staff

    Former Bulgarian Socialist Party MP Maya Manolova was sworn in as national Ombudsman in Parliament on October 8, 12 days before officially taking office. Ahead of the oath-taking, MPs were […]

  • Alexis Tsipras eyes swift conclusion of first bailout review
    October 8, 2015, by Independent Balkan News Agency

    Greek prime minister Alexis Tsipras addressed the country’s parliament in the early hours of October 8 during debate on the government’s four-year policy programme. Tsipras focused on attacking opposition parties in most [… ...