Archive for October, 2016

October 31, 2016, by The Sofia Globe staff

Bulgaria’s Government approved the 2017 Budget bill drafted by the Finance Ministry, holding at a special meeting on October 31, the legal deadline for submitting the bill to the National […]

Bulgaria’s 2016 elections: Daily roundup, October 31

October 31, 2016, by Clive Leviev-Sawyer

Monday October 31 finds Bulgaria’s 21 presidential candidates in the final week ahead of what is likely to prove to be just the first-round vote ...

After blocking border crossings, Bulgarian transport drivers threaten further protests

October 31, 2016, by Independent Balkan News Agency

Traffic at Bulgarian border checkpoints including Kapitan Andreevo and Lesovo was blocked for two hours by protesting lorry transport drivers on Octob ...

Bulgaria’s 2016 road death toll reaches 589 at end of October

October 31, 2016, by The Sofia Globe staff

A total of 589 people have died in road accidents in Bulgaria since the start of 2016, the Interior Ministry said in a daily report on October 31. In ...

  • Moldova faces presidential runoff
    October 31, 2016, by Deutsche Welle

    Moscow-friendly Socialist Igor Dodon on Sunday garnered nearly 49 percent of the vote in Moldova’s first direct presidential election in decades, according to official preliminary results. Voter turnout was 48.92 […]

  • EU-Canada sign long-delayed trade agreement
    October 30, 2016, by VOANews

    The European Union and Canada signed a long-delayed landmark free trade agreement Sunday in Brussels aimed to boost growth and jobs. Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau signed the Comprehensive and […]

  • Bulgaria elections 2016: The wrap of the week that was, October 30
    October 30, 2016, by Clive Leviev-Sawyer

    In the week ending on October 30, Bulgaria’s Parliament approved last-minute changes to electoral laws, the government played cut-price Father Christmas by announcing December bonuses for the lowest-income pensioners, Prime […]

  • The Republic of Moldova at a crossroads
    October 30, 2016, by Deutsche Welle

    The Republic of Moldova will elect a new president on Sunday. Now, for the first time in 15 years, it will be the people who decide. It was the constitutional […]

  • Weapons found hidden near Serbian prime minister’s home
    October 30, 2016, by VOANews

    Serbian police evacuated Prime Minister Aleksandar Vucic and his family to a “safe location” Saturday after discovering a large weapons cache near the family home outside Belgrade. Interior Minister Nebojsa […]