Archive for February 19th, 2016

February 19, 2016, by The Sofia Globe staff

International Organization for Migration (IOM) monitors in the eastern Mediterranean said this week that cold weather contributed to a sharp drop in arrivals in Greece from Turkey, although the number […]

Bulgarian Parliament sets up committee to probe Russian, Turkish interference in domestic politics

February 19, 2016, by The Sofia Globe staff

Bulgaria’s National Assembly voted by a large majority on February 19 2016 to accept a proposal to set up a special temporary committee to exami ...

Bulgarian Parliament calls for EU penalty proceedings against Greece over border blockade

February 19, 2016, by Independent Balkan News Agency

Bulgaria’s National Assembly unanimously adopted a declaration on February 19 2016 condemning the Greek blockade of the two countries’ border and ...

Historic building burns down in Plovdiv’s former Jewish quarter

February 19, 2016, by The Sofia Globe staff

A building that formerly housed a public baths in what used to be Plovdiv’s Jewish quarter, Orta Mezar, was destroyed in a huge fire on the nigh ...

  • Poli Genova to be Bulgaria’s contestant at Eurovision 2016
    February 19, 2016, by The Sofia Globe staff

    Poli Genova will be Bulgaria’s contestant at the 2016 Eurovision Song Contest, representing her country for a second time after competing in Düsseldorf, Germany, in 2011 with her song “Na […]

  • Eurovision Song Contest changes voting rules
    February 19, 2016, by Deutsche Welle

    From this year, Eurovision votes cast by professional juries in each country and viewers will be announced separately. Organisers hope the change will help keep viewers guessing about who has […]

  • Walesa denies allegations of communist agent past
    February 19, 2016, by The Warsaw Voice

    Poland’s Institute of National Remembrance found out that some of the documents collected at the house of a former communist notable confirm that Solidarity founder and anti-communist movement legend Lech […]