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Why Bulgaria's Ex-President Bid to Chair Socialists Is Wrong

One of the key political events of the week in Bulgaria was the formal confirmation by President Georgi Parvanov that he intends to run for chair of the Bulgarian Socialist Party.

Novinite Insider » Editorial | March 9, 2012, Friday // 11:57 | Viewed: 1439

Bulgaria's 52 Words for a Bonus

Bulgaria has been in the grip of a bonus hysteria for some two weeks.

Novinite Insider » Editorial | March 8, 2012, Thursday // 15:36 | Viewed: 930

Catch 22 or Bulgaria's Bonus War

Last Wednesday, Bulgarian Prime Minister, Boyko Borisov, gave an ultimatum to senior officials to return or donate all bonuses they have received.

Novinite Insider » Editorial | March 5, 2012, Monday // 15:40 | Viewed: 1108

Bulgarian PM's Schengen Delusions

As Bulgaria’s Schengen accession was once again postponed, Bulgarian Prime Minister Boyko Borisov once again reiterated the country’s technical readiness to enter Europe’s border-free area.

Novinite Insider » Editorial | March 2, 2012, Friday // 12:54 | Viewed: 1334

Good Luck at Eurovision, Sofi!

Eurovision has never been considered a sacred cow, even in Bulgaria. Yet this year it turned into a mangy bull everyone wants to prod to death.

Novinite Insider » Editorial | March 1, 2012, Thursday // 20:06 | Viewed: 1919

Bulgaria Has Got a Time Machine and It Works!

History wasn't supposed to repeat itself and time machines weren't supposed to exist.

Novinite Insider » Editorial | February 28, 2012, Tuesday // 17:55 | Viewed: 1790

On Bulgaria's 'Barbaric' Ritual

A bizarre ritual exists in a tiny and remote southeastern Bulgarian village:

Novinite Insider » Editorial | February 23, 2012, Thursday // 12:41 | Viewed: 1969

Pontius Pilate BG Style

Bulgaria's Prime Minister Boyko Borisov knows he should be more than careful in his staff policy, which has often been a washout with dire consequences.

Novinite Insider » Editorial | February 22, 2012, Wednesday // 19:22 | Viewed: 1946

The Bulgarian Solution of the Greek Crisis: Why Bulgaria Must Aid Greece!

The so called Greek crisis has been shaking Europe for the past two years.

Novinite Insider » Editorial | February 20, 2012, Monday // 01:20 | Viewed: 3929

How Bulgaria Acts on ACTA

Bulgaria's politicians have no trouble deciding whenever someone tells them what to decide or whenever their approval rating is in peril.

Novinite Insider » Editorial | February 15, 2012, Wednesday // 15:31 | Viewed: 1172

The Big Dreams of Bulgaria's Big Politicians

A battle is raging and a bickering is taking place in the Bulgarian left-wing Socialist party on the backdrop of huge problems with the polar temperatures and deadly floods.

Novinite Insider » Editorial | February 14, 2012, Tuesday // 11:10 | Viewed: 1019

Troubles with Rule of Law in the Netherlands

If equality and non-discrimination are prerequisites for modern democracy and the rule of law, then the Netherlands seem to be losing it.

Novinite Insider » Editorial | February 13, 2012, Monday // 11:17 | Viewed: 1910

Is Laying Hens' Welfare the Butt of a Bulgarian Joke?

On Monday, Agriculture Minister Miroslav Naydenov vowed that Bulgaria would comply with EU minimum standards for keeping egg laying hens by April 2012.

Novinite Insider » Editorial | February 10, 2012, Friday // 14:34 | Viewed: 1395

Impressive Rescue Effort in Bulgaria - Putting the Horse behind the Hearse

In the last two weeks Bulgaria was hit by the coldest and harshest winter in a decade with heavy snowfall, ice, and treacherous, largely uncleaned roads.

Novinite Insider » Editorial | February 7, 2012, Tuesday // 17:57 | Viewed: 2007

Has Bulgaria Scared Its Enemies with Broken Dams and Floods?

If you are into Bulgarian history and politics, you might have heard of the mythical Cold War plans of Bulgaria's communist regime to blow up the dams of large Bulgarian water reservoirs as a defensive measure in the event of a war with Turkey, back then

Novinite Insider » Editorial | February 6, 2012, Monday // 17:22 | Viewed: 2657

Bulgarian Ex-President's Quiet Home-Coming

Much to the indifference of many Bulgarians, the country's former President Georgi Parvanov renewed his membership in the Bulgarian Socialist Party, the formation in which he launched his political career.

Novinite Insider » Editorial | February 2, 2012, Thursday // 13:20 | Viewed: 1696

Will Hillary Clinton Lobby for Chevron, Shale Gas in Bulgaria?

The unexpected, much discussed visit of US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton to Bulgaria over the coming weekend is set to bring to the table a string of burning global and bilateral issues.

Novinite Insider » Editorial | February 1, 2012, Wednesday // 14:23 | Viewed: 2521

Signing ACTA - Killing Both Torrent Sites and Bulgaria's Regions

Bulgaria's Borisov Cabinet has just come up with a new unpleasant surprise for the Bulgarian public by signing ACTA (Anti-Counterfeiting Trade Agreement), the controversial copyright protection deal, without telling anyone.

Novinite Insider » Editorial | January 31, 2012, Tuesday // 05:59 | Viewed: 5487

Bulgaria's Love-Hate Paradox

It has begun to snow again. The flakes, silver and dark, fall obliquely against the lamplight. Who would believe that under the peaceful and poetic whiteness that has wrapped the country, there is discontent and anger?

Novinite Insider » Editorial | January 27, 2012, Friday // 14:14 | Viewed: 2506

Tackling Crisis in Europe: Deregulation and Privatization?

2011's Davos World Economic Forum marks a new stage on the debate for EU emergence from the crisis with important speeches by adversaries Angela Merkel and David Cameron.

Novinite Insider » Editorial | January 26, 2012, Thursday // 16:36 | Viewed: 2071

The Bulgarian First Lady Dilemma

The wife of new Bulgarian President Rosen Plevneliev was notably absent from his inauguration ceremony on Sunday, thus immediately triggering discussions in the media and the society alike.

Novinite Insider » Editorial | January 25, 2012, Wednesday // 12:54 | Viewed: 2046
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