Archive for December 8th, 2017

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December 8, 2017, by The Sofia Globe staff

Bulgarian President Roumen Radev vetoed on December 8 the 2018 budget of the National Health Insurance Fund (NHIF), specifically a provision precluding the Fund from covering costs of newly-developed drugs. […]

Bitcoin: Bulgarian banks terminate accounts of cryptocurrency exchanges

December 8, 2017, by The Sofia Globe staff

Bulgarian banks have terminated the accounts of several cryptocurrency exchanges, according to reports and an announcement by at least one bank. In an ...

Bulgaria on Erdogan’s Lausanne Treaty controversy: Talk about borders not beneficial to regional stability

December 8, 2017, by Independent Balkan News Agency

Bulgaria’s Foreign Ministry reacted on December 8 to Turkish president Erdogan’s statement in Athens that Turkey and Greece should “ ...

More than 67% of Bulgarian households have home internet, close to 18% shop online

December 8, 2017, by Independent Balkan News Agency

About 67.3 per cent of Bulgarian households have internet access at home, according to a 2017 survey which said that this was an increase of 3.8 perce ...

  • Archaeology: Mediaeval tomb found at Plovdiv’s Odeon site
    December 8, 2017, by The Sofia Globe staff

    Archaeologists working at the Odeon site in Bulgaria’s second city Plovdiv have found a mediaeval tomb, at the start of winter excavations. Human remains were found at a location beneath […]

  • Erdogan visit to Greece sparks political controversy
    December 8, 2017, by Independent Balkan News Agency

    The historic visit by Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan to Athens on December 7 sparked a political disagreement between ruling party SYRIZA and main opposition New Democracy. In the first […]

  • Minor earthquakes rattle Bulgaria and Greece
    December 8, 2017, by The Sofia Globe staff

    Two minor earthquakes, one in Greece and one in Bulgaria, have occurred in the past few hours. At 6.05am locat time, an earthquake shook Northern Greece. It had a magnitude […]