Archive for March 9th, 2016

March 9, 2016, by The Sofia Globe staff

A group calling itself “To Protect Tobacco Town” lodged a formal request on March 9 for a special meeting of Plovdiv city council in response to the controversial attempt to […]

Bulgarian anti-trust regulator appointments delayed

March 9, 2016, by The Sofia Globe staff

The process to appoint a new line-up of the Bulgarian Commission for Protection of Competition has suffered a setback on March 9, after the sole nomin ...

Members of Bulgaria’s anti-government protest group form ‘June 14’ political party

March 9, 2016, by The Sofia Globe staff

A group of Bulgarians who were among those who founded the Protest Network during the 2013/14 large-scale public protests demanding the resignation of ...

Bulgarian President Plevneliev to address Parliament on March 18 after talks with political parties

March 9, 2016, by The Sofia Globe staff

Bulgarian head of state President Rossen Plevneliev has concluded his 2016 round of political consultations with representatives of all groups in the ...

  • Macedonia closes the Balkan refugee route
    March 9, 2016, by Independent Balkan News Agency

    As of midnight, the Republic of Macedonia has closed its border to refugees, not allowing their entry. This decision followed the decisions by Slovenia, Serbia and Croatia not to accept any […]

  • Bulgarian government nominates new ambassador to United States
    March 9, 2016, by The Sofia Globe staff

    Bulgaria’s Cabinet has nominated President Rossen Plevneliev’s foreign policy secretary Tihomir Stoychev to become the new country’s ambassador in Washington DC. If, as expected, Stoychev is confirmed by Plevneliev as [&he ...

  • Slovenia, Serbia and Croatia move to close migrant route
    March 9, 2016, by Deutsche Welle

    EU member Slovenia on Tuesday announced all migrants without a valid Schengen visa would be denied entry as of midnight, a decision that Serbia said, “practically closes the Balkan route.” […]

  • Refugees caught in tide of European history
    March 9, 2016, by Jamie Dettmer of VOANews

    Syrian and Iraqi war refugees are sleeping by railroad tracks in northern Greece hoping to be allowed to travel onward to Germany and other northern EU countries. Seventy-three years ago, […]