Archive for May, 2016

  • Bulgarian broadcast regulator names new public radio head
    May 17, 2016, by The Sofia Globe staff

    Bulgaria’s broadcast regulator, the Council for Electronic Media, on May 17 named Alexander Velev as the new director-general of public broadcaster Bulgarian National Radio (BNR). Velev was chosen from among […]

  • Forecast bright for Greek tourism, despite refugee crisis
    May 16, 2016, by Margaret Besheer of VOANews

    Despite the ongoing migrant and refugee crisis, Greece expects to welcome a record 27 million tourists this year. “I think it’s an achievement given the fact that we have capital […]

  • Can EU migrant deal survive Turkey’s political turmoil?
    May 16, 2016, by Dorian Jones of VOANews

    Senior European Union and Turkish officials are meeting to rescue the EU visa deal. Since the ousting of Turkish Prime Minister Ahmet Davutoglu by President Recep Tayyip Erdogan, the deal […]

  • Bulgarian President, Pope discuss Europe’s refugee crisis
    May 16, 2016, by Independent Balkan News Agency

    Roman Catholic church head Pope Francis received Bulgarian President Rossen Plevneliev in audience at the Vatican on May 16, with topics discussed including the refugee crisis in Europe. The refugee […]

  • Unemployment in Bulgaria was 8.6% in Q1 2016 – NSI
    May 16, 2016, by The Sofia Globe staff

    Unemployment in Bulgaria was 8.6 per cent in the first quarter of 2016, a decrease of two percentage points compared with the first quarter of 2015, the National Statistical Institute […]

  • Bulgaria’s Cabinet nominates 16 new ambassadors
    May 16, 2016, by The Sofia Globe staff

    Bulgaria’s Cabinet has recommended to President Rossen Plevneliev the replacement of 16 ambassadors, with four of the nominees coming from Plevneliev’s office. The terms in office of several ambassadors expire […]

  • Ukraine wins 2016 Eurovision song contest
    May 15, 2016, by The Sofia Globe staff

    Ukraine’s Jamala and her song 1944 won the 2016 Eurovision song contest final in Sweden’s capital city Stockholm on May 14. The Ukrainian contestant was boosted into first place by […]