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Turkey's IS/PKK Strategy 'in Service of Erdogan's Unbounded Ambition'

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan is hoping to reverse June's electoral outcome and secure another parliamentary majority and this explains his interest in fighting the Islamic State (IS) group, Politico magazine says.

Novinite Insider » Opinions | August 22, 2015, Saturday // 13:38 | Viewed: 1479

What Putin's Recent Remarks Tell about Russia-Bulgaria Relations

Russian President Vladimir Putin's recent ramarks about relations with Bulgaria have prompted mixed signals from Bulgarian analysts.

Novinite Insider » Opinions | August 19, 2015, Wednesday // 12:42 | Viewed: 2162

Tourism in Bulgaria: Watch the Birdie & the Marketing Tip

Novinite is publishing an article by Yoav Chudnoff on tourism in Bulgaria and on where he thinks the problems actually are. Contrary to what many say, he believes the government is not to blame.

Novinite Insider » Opinions | August 17, 2015, Monday // 11:47 | Viewed: 3023

Bulgarian Expert Warns Lack of Trust in IntMin Could Result in Serious Terror Attack

Prof. Nikolay Radulov warned that the lack of confidence in the Interior Ministry and the security services could lead to a serious terrorist attack in Bulgaria.

Novinite Insider » Opinions | August 11, 2015, Tuesday // 11:10 | Viewed: 2288

Bulgarian Taxpayers' Money 'Still Going to Energy Mafia'

The money paid in taxes by Bulgarian citizens every year is still going to the pockets of the "energy mafia" even after recent reforms in the energy sector, the leader of a employers' union believes.

Novinite Insider » Opinions | August 3, 2015, Monday // 12:59 | Viewed: 3885

Meglena Kuneva: EU Has to Let Bulgaria into Schengen to Fend off Security Threats

Bulgaria has to be allowed to enter the European Union’s borderless Schengen area as early as this autumn to avert threats to security, Deputy Prime Minister Meglena Kuneva has said.

Novinite Insider » Opinions | July 26, 2015, Sunday // 17:07 | Viewed: 3484

For Bulgarian Judicial Reform to Succeed It Needs EU Help - EUinside

In order for the Bulgarian judicial reform to succeed it will not only need pressure coming from the civil society and “a person in power to start the reform”, but also some outside help from the EU.

Novinite Insider » Opinions | July 22, 2015, Wednesday // 11:54 | Viewed: 1972

Tsvetan Vasilev: Bulgaria's KTB Wasn't 'Pyramid Scheme'

Tsvetan Vasilev, the main shareholder of Bulgaria’s closed Corporate Commercial Bank, has published the following comments [BG] on his personal website after an ad hoc parliamentary committee released last week its conclusions about the collapse of the le

Novinite Insider » Opinions | July 14, 2015, Tuesday // 20:50 | Viewed: 3369

Greek Deal is 'A Coup D'Etat Using Banks Instead of Tanks' - Former FinMin Varoufakis

Former Greek Finance Minister Yanis Varoufakis has given his first interview since he resumed office.

Novinite Insider » Opinions | July 14, 2015, Tuesday // 12:08 | Viewed: 1203

’Even a Complete Greek Capitulation Would be a Dead End,’ Paul Krugman says

Nobel Prize winner in the field of Economics Paul Krugman has made his opinion regarding the new Greek bailout plan public.

Novinite Insider » Opinions | July 13, 2015, Monday // 17:04 | Viewed: 1385

Bulgarian Tourism Expert Anticipates Discounts of up to 50% at Greek Hotels

Rumen Draganov, Director at the Bulgarian Institute for Analysis and Assessment in Tourism, has argued that the referendum in Greece will have a substantial impact on the tourist season.

Novinite Insider » Opinions | July 7, 2015, Tuesday // 13:32 | Viewed: 4659

After a Night of Euphoria, Greece Will Have to Wake Up Sober

In Bulgarian we say that after a cart tumbles off track, we can think of many possible routes we could have considered to prevent this from happening.

Novinite Insider » Opinions | July 6, 2015, Monday // 01:08 | Viewed: 4645

Prof. Hanke: If Bulgaria Enters the Eurozone, It Will Follow in Greece’s Footsteps

‘’Bulgaria should not enter the Eurozone,’’ said Professor Steve Hanke regarding the current situation on the Balkans in an interview for the Bulgarian National Radio (BNR).

Novinite Insider » Opinions | July 4, 2015, Saturday // 13:19 | Viewed: 1765

Steve Hanke: Greek Drama Ending in Farce

"With the failure of the Greek government to make a scheduled payment to the International Monetary Fund (IMF), we have moved from high drama to low farce.

Novinite Insider » Opinions | July 2, 2015, Thursday // 16:22 | Viewed: 1589

Greece's Fate Is Torn between Athens and Athena

So blissful was Ulysses when he embraced his wife Penelope after an epic, ages-long journey, that the couple would have remained clung to each other until the morning......

Novinite Insider » Opinions | June 27, 2015, Saturday // 13:42 | Viewed: 2342

Deputy PM Warns TTIP Could Bring More Harms than Benefits to Bulgaria

Bulgarian Deputy Prime Minister Ivaylo Kalfin warned on Thursday that in its current format the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP) would bring more harms than benefits to the country.

Novinite Insider » Opinions | June 25, 2015, Thursday // 15:55 | Viewed: 1492

Alexei Kudrin: Russia Is in 'Full-Blown Crisis'

Russia is undergoing a "full-blown crisis" and is witnessing plummeting living standards, former Finance Minister Alexei Kudrin told delegates at the Saint Petersburg Economic Forum which kicked off Thursday.

Novinite Insider » Opinions | June 19, 2015, Friday // 13:07 | Viewed: 5303

Greece 'Urgently Needs a Compromise'

If Greece is hit by a crisis now, the European citizens will pay much more than if no reforms are reached, a Bulgarian economist believes.

Novinite Insider » Opinions | June 18, 2015, Thursday // 19:26 | Viewed: 3468

Bulgaria-Roma Tensions Show Politicians are Quite Good at Doing Nothing

Looking at developments in Roma neighborhoods over the past two months, one might assume this is owed to a rising "Balkan" nationalism - just like anywhere else in Southeast Europe.

Novinite Insider » Opinions | June 16, 2015, Tuesday // 08:41 | Viewed: 2395

Julian Popov for FT: Southeast Europe Can Become Champion of Clean Energy

With a great renewable energy potential and a booming IT sector Southeast Europe can position itself as a champion of clean energy and new technology, former Bulgarian Environment Minister Julian Popov has opined.

Novinite Insider » Opinions | June 5, 2015, Friday // 16:30 | Viewed: 1947

Prof. Steve Hanke: Venezuela "Dangerously Close" to Hyperinflation

Venezuela is "dangerously close" to hyperinflation with its inflation rate currently at 45% per month, Prof.

Novinite Insider » Opinions | June 5, 2015, Friday // 11:54 | Viewed: 1383