All posts in Bulgaria

  • German MP and gay rights campaigner to join Sofia Pride
    June 28, 2012, by The Sofia Globe staff

    Volker Beck, a member of Germany’s lower house of parliament, will visit Bulgaria to join the Sofia Pride parade, scheduled for June 30, the German embassy in Sofia said on […]

  • Bulgaria to tackle reckless jet-ski riders
    June 28, 2012, by The Sofia Globe staff

    Bulgaria’s Transport Ministry said on June 28 that it would launch unannounced checks on Bulgaria’s Black Sea coast to ensure that all safety regulations concerning jet-skis and other recreational vessels […]

  • Bulgarian Parliament approves Refuse Management Act
    June 28, 2012, by The Sofia Globe staff

    Bulgarian MPs passed on second reading on June 28 the Refuse Management Act, bringing to conclusion a legislative process that started more than a year ago and drew the ire […]

  • Bulgaria’s Media Wars 1: When the ink smears
    June 28, 2012, by Clive Leviev-Sawyer

    The press barons of Bulgaria are whacking each other with rolled-up newspapers, figuratively speaking, in a media war with profound commercial and political implications – and one in which platoons […]

  • Bulgaria’s Media Wars 2: The bashing of bTV
    June 28, 2012, by Clive Leviev-Sawyer

    The slogan of bTV, Bulgaria’s most-viewed privately-owned television channel, is “all points of view”. The channel, which ratings claim to have consistently the highest viewership in the country, has for […]

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    Seven arrested in Bulgarian cigarette smuggling ring bust
    June 28, 2012, by The Sofia Globe staff

    Seven people were arrested on June 28 during a series of police raids aimed at busting a large cigarette-smuggling operation, Bulgaria’s Interior Ministry said. A total of 10 addresses, including […]

  • OECD warns that euro zone crisis is hurting immigration
    June 28, 2012, by Lisa Bryant of VOANews

    The Paris-based Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development, OECD,  reports Europe’s economic crisis is taking a toll on immigration, cutting the numbers of migrants and pushing many into the ranks […]

  • Bulgaria moves to grant refugees EU resident status
    June 27, 2012, by The Sofia Globe staff

    Bulgaria’s Cabinet approved on June 27 amendments to the Foreigners Act that will give refugees and other beneficiaries of international protection resident status in the European Union, thus transposing the […]