Archive for January, 2018

January 31, 2018, by The Sofia Globe staff

Bulgarian Prime Minister Boiko Borissov’s party GERB, the senior partner in the governing coalition, plans to seek a ruling from the country’s Constitutional Court whether provisions from the Istanbul Convention […]

Unemployment in Bulgaria was 6.1% in December 2017, again below EU average – Eurostat

January 31, 2018, by Independent Balkan News Agency

Unemployment in Bulgarian in December 2017 was 6.1 per cent, down from 6.7 per cent in December 2016 and again below the average for the European Unio ...

Bulgarian Constitutional Court rules Parliament cannot reject an MP’s resignation

January 30, 2018, by The Sofia Globe staff

Bulgaria’s Constitutional Court ruled on January 30 that the National Assembly acted unconstitutionally in rejecting the resignation of MP Delya ...

Flu epidemics declared, closing schools in Varna, Rousse and four other Bulgarian districts

January 30, 2018, by The Sofia Globe staff

Schools have been closed in Bulgaria’s largest Black Sea city Varna, Rousse on the Danube, and in four other districts in Bulgaria on January 30 ...

  • Romania: Viorica Dancila voted in as first woman prime minister
    January 29, 2018, by Deutsche Welle

    Romania’s parliament on January 29 voted in European Parliament lawmaker Viorica Dancila as the country’s first woman prime minister. The left-wing government she will lead is currently facing criticism from the European [&hel ...

  • Poll sees improved business climate in Bulgaria in January 2018
    January 29, 2018, by Independent Balkan News Agency

    A regular monthly poll by Bulgaria’s National Statistical Institute (NSI) has found the total business climate indicator increased in January 2018 by 2.6 percentage points compared with December. The poll […]

  • Pro-Russian Milos Zeman wins Czech Republic presidential runoff
    January 27, 2018, by Deutsche Welle

    Czech Republic President Milos Zeman on Saturday won the country’s presidential election runoff, official results showed. The national statistics office CSU said with results from more than 98 percent of voting districts counted, [ ...

  • Flu epidemic declared in Bulgarian capital city Sofia
    January 26, 2018, by The Sofia Globe staff

    A flu epidemic has been declared in Bulgaria’s capital city Sofia, and schools will be closed from January 29 until the end of the school week on February 2. This […]