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Dear Immigration-Minded Bulgarians, Mind the Gap between Flash Mob and Reality

This Thursday surprised Sofia Airport, Bulgaria's largest airport, with a flash mob.

Novinite Insider » Editorial | April 19, 2012, Thursday // 13:50 | Viewed: 1114

Go for Post-Easter Restart!

The Easter holidays gave us a rare chance to navel-gaze and muse over man's inborn need to believe in resurrection and revival, to believe in good.

Novinite Insider » Editorial | April 17, 2012, Tuesday // 13:14 | Viewed: 662

Bulgaria's Difficult Relationships with Messiahs

If you take a walk in Bulgaria's capital Sofia, you may witness the names of the two biggest local football teams, Levski and CSKA, sprayed on various walls.

Novinite Insider » Editorial | April 12, 2012, Thursday // 10:57 | Viewed: 1326

More of the Same? Are Bulgarians Insane?

"In Greece, we want to have a prime minister like you – a patriot, a responsible man, who builds this country.

Novinite Insider » Editorial | April 11, 2012, Wednesday // 17:41 | Viewed: 2324

It's a Dog's Life in Bulgaria

Botio Tachkov, 88, died Sunday, after being brutally attacked by a large pack of stray dogs in Sofia.

Novinite Insider » Editorial | April 9, 2012, Monday // 17:06 | Viewed: 1766

In Sofia, Animals Eat YOU!

Prominent Bulgarian Economy Professor Boteo Tachkov passed away on Sunday after being brutally attacked by a pack of aggressive stray dogs in Sofia last week.

Novinite Insider » Editorial | April 8, 2012, Sunday // 15:38 | Viewed: 2144

DTT and ASO – Bulgaria's New Abbreviations for Corruption?*

Well, it is finally official – Bulgaria will not declare void the controversial tenders for the operation of what will be the country's DTT multiplexes.

Novinite Insider » Editorial | April 3, 2012, Tuesday // 13:24 | Viewed: 1803

Neighborocalypse, or Residential Environment Gone Private

Citizens will be able to acquire possession of inter-block spaces in neighborhoods after taking care of them for 10 years, under a revised version of an ordinance prepared by Sofia Chief Architect Petar Dikov.

Novinite Insider » Editorial | April 2, 2012, Monday // 15:12 | Viewed: 702

Bulgaria's Most Influential People

This week, the Bulgarian edition of Forbes Magazine unveiled its first most influential persons list, with the top 10 featuring four officials from the ruling party GERB and six oligarchs.

Novinite Insider » Editorial | March 30, 2012, Friday // 14:43 | Viewed: 19012

A Reality Check for Bulgaria's President

Bulgaria's Presidents have enjoyed high approval ratings most of the time, mainly due to the fact that heads of state in the country have largely, though not entirely, representative and ceremonial functions.

Novinite Insider » Editorial | March 29, 2012, Thursday // 17:14 | Viewed: 665

Why Burying Belene Is Good

Some twenty years after the Chernobyl disaster and faced with "the ominous prospect of turning the country into s disco club", Bulgaria's previously ruling Socialist-left coalition set its hopes on an ambitious solution.

Novinite Insider » Editorial | March 28, 2012, Wednesday // 18:51 | Viewed: 962

Who Profits from (the Skinning of) the Stray Dogs in Bulgaria's Sofia?

Contrary to what a bunch of politicians, "statesmen", municipal officials, bureaucrats, current PMs and their mayoral successors would have the Bulgarian public believe, the problem with the tens of thousands of stray dogs roaming the streets of Sofia is

Novinite Insider » Editorial | March 27, 2012, Tuesday // 07:10 | Viewed: 1373

It's Raining Resignations in Bulgaria

The latest wave of resignations and reshuffles in Bulgaria started with the notorious bonus dismissals and ended with the sacking of two key cabinet members – of Economy and Energy, Traicho Traikov, and of Health, Stefan Konstantinov.

Novinite Insider » Editorial | March 24, 2012, Saturday // 11:40 | Viewed: 1257

Dismissed Today, Re-Recruited Tomorrow

Former Minister of Economy, Energy and Tourism will be invited to continue to work for the government because he can be useful on a number of projects, according to Finance Minister Simeon Djankov.

Novinite Insider » Editorial | March 22, 2012, Thursday // 16:52 | Viewed: 668

A Small Sad Story

Lingering around the transfusion center, a shabby, skinny man looks around expectantly.

Novinite Insider » Editorial | March 21, 2012, Wednesday // 16:27 | Viewed: 1249

Why Didn't Bulgaria's Borisov Ask Erdogan about Turkey's Neo-Ottomanism?

Bulgaria's government of PM Boyko Borisov has completed its first joint sitting with the Cabinet of Turkey led by PM Recep Tayyip Erdogan.

Novinite Insider » Editorial | March 20, 2012, Tuesday // 18:59 | Viewed: 1739

Bulgaria Govt: Triumph of the Tame

One must be sunstruck to believe that Bulgaria's economy, energy and tourism minister was kicked out for hitting the beach in Doha.

Novinite Insider » Editorial | March 19, 2012, Monday // 09:26 | Viewed: 1252

Don't Ask, Don't Tell (What You Were Taught in School)

"I decide what the children dance to! If they like Azis, they will dance to his songs," said Metodi Filchev, choreographer of a chalga dance performed as a March 8 greeting by junior students to a song of the Roma pop-folk singer.

Novinite Insider » Editorial | March 15, 2012, Thursday // 13:18 | Viewed: 1104

To Qatar and Back

Something truly idiotic must have happened before the departure of Bulgaria's delegation for Qatar.

Novinite Insider » Editorial | March 14, 2012, Wednesday // 19:44 | Viewed: 1039

How Many Health Ministers Does It Take to Screw In a Light Bulb?

Bulgaria's Prime Minister Boyko Borisov has expectedly threatened to sack the country's Health Minister Stefan Konstantinov due to what seems as his inability to cope with increased medication prices.

Novinite Insider » Editorial | March 12, 2012, Monday // 12:32 | Viewed: 739

Bulgarians Blind for Blogs? Bad!

The 'geeky' world of blogging, to my surprise and horror, has proved a more insightful and honest source of opinions than the online media in Bulgaria.

Novinite Insider » Editorial | March 9, 2012, Friday // 19:42 | Viewed: 1167
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