Archive for May 20th, 2016

May 20, 2016, by The Sofia Globe staff

The announcement on May 20 by Bulgarian President Rossen Plevneliev that he will not be a candidate for re-election in autumn came as no particular surprise to observers, but predictably […]

Another long weekend and more rain forecast for Bulgaria

May 20, 2016, by The Sofia Globe staff

Bulgaria heads into the third long weekend in the month of May and once again the weather forecast features more rain than sunshine. Bulgaria celebrat ...

Bulgarian former intelligence chief 10-year sentence upheld on appeal

May 20, 2016, by The Sofia Globe staff

Bulgaria’s military appeals court ruled on May 20 to uphold the guilty verdict against the former head of the National Intelligence Service, Gen ...

Bulgarian Holy Synod ousts ‘fireworks’ cleric from cathedral post

May 20, 2016, by The Sofia Globe staff

The Bulgarian Orthodox Church’s governing body, the Holy Synod, on May 20 ousted controversial cleric Archimandrite Dionisii from his post as d ...

  • Bulgarian drug gang leader handed sentence after long trial
    May 20, 2016, by The Sofia Globe staff

    Bulgaria’s Supreme Court of Cassation ruled on May 20 to confirm the six-and-a-half-year sentence of Zlatomir Ivanov, who was convicted on charges of organising a crime group to distribute drugs […]

  • Nato welcomes Montenegro; Russia threatens sanctions
    May 20, 2016, by VOANews

    NATO officially invited Montenegro to become its 29th member Thursday, angering Russia, which already is threatening sanctions against what it calls a “friendly country.” NATO foreign ministers signed the Accession […]

  • Tato – The man and the myth
    May 20, 2016, by Patrick Brigham

    In September 1997, I concluded an interview with the last surviving East European communist dictator, ex – President Todor Zhivkov of Bulgaria. This was with the help of Ahmed Taleb, […]