Archive for April 28th, 2016

April 28, 2016, by The Sofia Globe staff

Bulgaria’s National Assembly voted on April 28 to rescind a decision it took a week previously that would have de-linked the holding of referendums and elections. This means that Bulgarian […]

Bulgaria’s Parliament changes rules on polling stations abroad…again

April 28, 2016, by The Sofia Globe staff

This week’s version of the Bulgarian Electoral Code says that polling stations abroad can be opened in places other than embassies and consulate ...

Stara Zagora becomes second Bulgarian municipality to ban the burqa

April 28, 2016, by The Sofia Globe staff

The southern Bulgarian municipality of Stara Zagora became the second in two days to vote to ban the wearing of the burqa in public places. The propos ...

Uproar in Bulgarian Parliament over election law changes

April 28, 2016, by The Sofia Globe staff

The eve of the Orthodox Easter long weekend found Bulgaria’s MPs still in their benches in the National Assembly – unless they were in one ...

  • 14th night of protests in Skopje
    April 28, 2016, by Independent Balkan News Agency

    The 14th protest in a row was held on the night of April 27 in Skopje, where protesters demanded the postponement of the June 5 elections and the abrogation of the […]

  • Why few refugees want to stay in Bulgaria
    April 28, 2016, by Deutsche Welle

    More than 4500 refugees made their way to Bulgaria this year, but few actually stayed. Mariya Ilcheva visited the country’s largest refugee camp. Harmanli, about 60 kilometres from the Turkish […]