All posts in Bulgaria

  • Bulgarian President vetoes Forestry Act amendments
    June 16, 2012, by Hristina Dimitrova

    Bulgarian President Rossen Plevneliev vetoed on June 16 the controversial amendments to the Forestry Act adopted earlier in the week. Parliament passed the changes on June 13, sparking an immediate […]

  • Third evening of protests blocks central Sofia
    June 16, 2012, by Hristina Dimitrova

    In spite of the attempts by Prime Minister Boiko Borissov to quell the protests against the amendments to the Forestry Act with the promise to postpone their publication in the […]

  • Vampire souvenirs are in high demand
    June 15, 2012, by The Sofia Globe staff

    The Sozopol souvenir shops urgently are placing orders for Dracula souvenirs, as it turns out that the Sozopol “vampire” and the notorious Romanian count have been relatives. According to the […]

  • Bulgarian President vetoes Judiciary Act
    June 15, 2012, by The Sofia Globe staff

    Bulgarian President Rossen Plevneliev vetoed the Judiciary Act, asking Parliament to remove the provision referring to “career advancement bonuses” for outgoing members of the Supreme Judiciary Council (SJC), but not […]

  • Bulgarian Holy Synod bashes Sofia gay pride parade
    June 14, 2012, by The Sofia Globe staff

    The Holy Synod of the Bulgarian Orthodox Church said on June 14 that it was opposed to the annual Pride Parade in Sofia, scheduled for June 30. In a statement, […]

  • Bulgarian prime minister Boiko Borissov photo by european peoples party
    Bulgarian PM in turnabout on Judiciary Act amendments
    June 14, 2012, by The Sofia Globe staff

    A week, to the day, after Parliament passed controversial amendments to the Judiciary Act that have been harshly criticised both domestically and from abroad, Prime Minister Boiko Borissov said he […]

  • Bulgarian PM defends Forestry Act amendments
    June 14, 2012, by The Sofia Globe staff

    Bulgarian Prime Minister Boiko Borissov defended the amendments to the Forestry Act, passed by Parliament on June 13, saying that the legislative changes were meant to develop winter tourism in […]