Archive for September 12th, 2016

September 12, 2016, by Clive Leviev-Sawyer

Russian foreign minister Sergey Lavrov summoned Bulgarian ambassador Boiko Kotsev for talks on September 12, with the two discussing “some aspects of UN activities” – clear code for the drama […]

Putin’s gamble on Russia’s Duma elections

September 12, 2016, by Nikolay Petrov of the European Council on Foreign Relations

The forthcoming Duma elections are the first of the new, post-Crimean annexation era and the first elections since 2003 to use the mixed electoral sys ...

Europol: Trends in migrant smuggling into Europe changing

September 12, 2016, by The Sofia Globe staff

Between early 2015 and the summer of 2016, the picture of migrant smuggling to and within the EU has undergone significant changes, European police ag ...

Clarity awaited in Bulgaria’s Bokova – Georgieva UN chief nomination drama

September 12, 2016, by Clive Leviev-Sawyer

Two days after reports that Bulgaria’s European Commissioner Kristalina Georgieva would emerge as a candidate to be the next United Nations Secr ...