Archive for December, 2015

  • EU critical of proposed Israeli law on NGOs
    December 28, 2015, by VOANews

    The European Union is strongly protesting a newly-proposed Israeli law that would require non-profit groups to disclose foreign sources of funding. Most of those NGOs are highly critical of prime […]

  • Athens attracts German criticism over economy, refugee crisis
    December 28, 2015, by Independent Balkan News Agency

    A fresh war of words broke out between German finance minister Wolfgang Schaeuble and the Greek government a few days before the country enters another challenging year. In an interview […]

  • Serbia arrests 80 in anti-corruption sweep
    December 26, 2015, by VOANews

    Serbia has arrested 80 former and current top officials, most of them belonging to opposition political parties, on corruption charges, including abuse of office and money laundering. Speaking to reporters […]

  • Georgian PM Garibashvili resigns, gives no reason
    December 24, 2015, by VOANews

    Georgia’s Prime Minister Irakli Garibashvili resigned Wednesday without giving any reason. “I took the decision to leave my post,” he said in a nationally televised address. “All posts are temporary. […]

  • In a class of its own: The American College of Sofia
    December 24, 2015, by The Sofia Globe staff

    “What is the communicative value of this sentence?” asks Roumy Ivanova. Hands shoot up for the chance to answer. We are sitting in the eighth-grade class of English as a […]

  • Russia’s legal battle for Ukraine debt fraught with politics
    December 23, 2015, by Daniel Schearf of VOANews

    Russia plans to sue Ukraine in an English court to recover a multibillion-dollar loan Moscow made to Kyiv in December 2013, just weeks before Ukraine’s then-President, Viktor Yanukovych, facing a […]

  • Varoufakis plans new party for ‘democracy in Europe’
    December 23, 2015, by Independent Balkan News Agency

    Greek former finance minister Yanis Varoufakis has announced, in an interview with Italian magazine L’ Espresso,  to be published on December 24, that he wants to again get involved in politics, but in a movement […]