Archive for June 7th, 2016

June 7, 2016, by Clive Leviev-Sawyer

Responding to the refusal of the Bulgarian Orthodox Church to attend the Pan-Orthodox Council and indications that some other Orthodox Christian churches might withdraw, the Ecumenical Patriarchate has called on […]

EC convergence report says Bulgaria does not meet euro criteria

June 7, 2016, by The Sofia Globe staff

The European Commission said in its convergence report released on June 7 that Bulgaria did not yet meet the conditions for adopting the euro, but tha ...

Foreign Ministry issues advice to Bulgarians heading to Euro 2016, summer holidays

June 7, 2016, by The Sofia Globe staff

Bulgaria’s Foreign Ministry has issued a series of pointers to the country’s citizens heading abroad for the summer holidays and to the Eu ...

Med migrant deaths in 2016 approach 3000

June 7, 2016, by The Sofia Globe staff

The number of migrants and refugees who have died trying to cross the Mediterranean to reach Europe so far in 2016 is approaching the 3000 mark and th ...

  • Bulgaria reports 0.7% economic growth in Q1 2016
    June 7, 2016, by The Sofia Globe staff

    Bulgaria’s economy grew by 0.7 per cent in the first quarter of the year, according to preliminary data announced by the National Statistical Institute (NSI) on June 7. The figure […]

  • Macedonian president revokes all pardons in wiretapping scandal
    June 7, 2016, by The Sofia Globe staff

    Macedonian president Gjorge Ivanov has revoked all pardons that he controversially issued in the country’s wiretapping scandal. Ivanov had been under continuous large-scale public pressure from protesters in Macedonia and […]

  • At least 11 killed in Istanbul explosion
    June 7, 2016, by VOANews

    Eleven people, including 7 police officers, were killed and 36 wounded in an explosion in central Istanbul during the morning rush hour on Tuesday, Istanbul’s governor confirmed. A car packed […]

  • Bulgarian President hosts Iftar dinner at start of Ramadan
    June 7, 2016, by Independent Balkan News Agency

    Bulgarian head of state President Rossen Plevneliev hosted an Iftar dinner on the evening of June 6, as the Muslim holy month of fasting, Ramadan, got underway. Among those at […]