All posts in Bulgaria

  • Nikolai Mladenov Foreign Minister of Bulgaria
    Sofia Forum to debate Balkans policies
    June 4, 2012, by The Sofia Globe staff

    Bulgaria’s capital city is to hold a Sofia Forum event on June 8 and 9 at which senior European Union representatives, politicians, academics and civil society figures will debate the […]

  • Boiko Boyko Borissov Borisov prime minister of Bulgaria
    Bulgaria’s political scene: Doing the splits
    June 4, 2012, by Clive Leviev-Sawyer

    The beginning of June 2012 finds Bulgaria about a year away from parliamentary elections, and undeclared campaigning already begun – not least by a Prime Minister and governing party with, […]

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    Pavlova calls for compulsory insurance of private buildings
    June 4, 2012, by Hristina Dimitrova

    Lilyana Pavlova, Minister of Regional Development and Public Works, has suggested the introduction of mandatory insurance against natural disasters for privately owned buildings. In an interview with Darik Radio, she […]

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    Bulgaria’s smoking ban: Hundreds of checks, few fines
    June 4, 2012, by The Sofia Globe staff

    Bulgarian health officials carried out more than 600 inspections on the first day that Bulgaria’s expanded law against smoking in public places came into effect, but imposed only six fines, […]

  • Plovdiv Metropolitan Nikolai, head of the Bulgarian Orthodox Church in the country's second city
    Metropolitan Nikolai condemns Lady Gaga
    June 4, 2012, by Clive Leviev-Sawyer

    Just days after Lady Gaga was prevented from performing in Indonesia after local Muslim fundamentalists labelled her a devil, she was condemned by the Bulgarian Orthodox Church’s very own controversial […]

  • Controversial businessman charged with making death threats
    June 4, 2012, by Alex Bivol

    Lovech-based businessman Grisha Ganchev is often mentioned in Bulgarian media as “an emblematic figure of Bulgaria’s transition”. The precise meaning of the phrase is open to interpretation, but it is […]

  • Bulgarian Parliament passes public-private partnership law
    June 4, 2012, by The Sofia Globe staff

    Bulgarian MPs passed at second reading on June 1 the much-awaited Public-Private Partnership Act, which will allow the state and municipalities to offer services through joint ventures with private businesses. […]

  • Intriguing new archaeological finds in Bulgaria
    June 4, 2012, by Hristina Dimitrova

    With the improving weather, the archaeological season inBulgariais in full swing and several new finds already have been reported, the most intriguing one being made this past weekend. In the […]

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    Bulgaria to further cut mobile termination rates
    June 4, 2012, by The Sofia Globe staff

    Bulgaria’s Communications Regulation Commission (CRC) has received European Commission approval to further cut the ceiling on mobile termination rates, the fees that carriers charge each other for calls between networks, […]