Archive for December 9th, 2016

December 9, 2016, by Deutsche Welle

Snap elections in Macedonia were called in hopes of putting an end to the domestic political crisis in the country. After a corruption scandal and mass protests against the government, […]

Bulgaria’s NEK settles arbitration damages for shelved Belene nuclear plant

December 9, 2016, by The Sofia Globe staff

Bulgaria’s state-owned electric utility NEK has paid 601.6 million euro in damages to Atomstroyexport, the foreign contracts subsidiary of Russi ...

Bulgaria’s fence at Turkish border so far has cost close to 170M leva – deputy interior minister

December 9, 2016, by Independent Balkan News Agency

A sum of 169 309 121 leva has been paid so for the fence at the border with Turkey, Bulgaria’s deputy interior minister Philip Gounev told reporters ...

Bulgaria’s top judiciary body promises fixes after Sofia judges protest

December 9, 2016, by The Sofia Globe staff

Bulgaria’s Supreme Judicial Council (SJC) vowed to implement measures that would reduce the case overload at the Sofia District Court (SDC), fol ...

  • Greece left alone in the refugee crisis
    December 9, 2016, by Bernd Riegert of Deutsche Welle

    EU Migration Commissioner Dimitris Avramopoulos is “not the happiest person on earth,” he said in Brussels as he presented the latest figures for EU refugee and migration policy. EU member […]

  • EU wants states to return migrants to Greece
    December 9, 2016, by Deutsche Welle

    The EU executive has recommended member states resume returning migrants to Greece next year. The aim is to restore the Dublin accord which fell apart due to Athens’ money troubles […]