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Ivan Krastev: Mass Emigration Has Dramatically Hurt Bulgaria's Economy, Political System

The issue of Eastern European emigration to the UK, as well as its implications in both regions are discussed in the opinion piece by Bulgarian journalist Ivan Krastev for The Guardian.

Novinite Insider » Opinions | March 26, 2015, Thursday // 11:44 | Viewed: 1016

Soros for Bloomberg: There is 50-50 Chance for GREXIT

According to billionaire and financial expert George Soros, the chance for Greece to leave the Eurozone is 50-50, as the country has entered a 'lose-lose game'' cycle.

Novinite Insider » Opinions | March 24, 2015, Tuesday // 11:25 | Viewed: 616

Martin Schulz: Russia Seeking to Divide Europe's Unity

In an unusually harsh tone, European Parliament President Martin Schulz has accused Russian President Vladimir Putin of trying to boost the influence Moscow wields among certain EU member states.

Novinite Insider » Opinions | March 19, 2015, Thursday // 09:27 | Viewed: 7011

Time is Ticking for Grigor Dimitrov's First Grand Slam Title

Bulgaria's top tennis player Grigor Dimitrov recorded his first victory against Roger Federer at the BNP Paribas Showdown, which took place at the Madison Square Garden in New York on Wednesday.

Novinite Insider » Opinions | March 11, 2015, Wednesday // 15:27 | Viewed: 1582

Bulgaria's Numerous Chief Secretaries: a Very Brief History

Two festive days were followed by what initially looked like a small earthquake on Bulgaria's political landscape.

Novinite Insider » Opinions | March 7, 2015, Saturday // 16:20 | Viewed: 1008

Is Boris Nemtsov's Killing a Sign of Russia's Weakness?

Hours after Boris Nemtsov's death, accusations are being hurled from all sides in all possible directions.

Novinite Insider » Opinions | February 28, 2015, Saturday // 14:31 | Viewed: 1225

Dispute over Bulgaria's New Debt Leaves Fmr President's Image Tarnished

Lawmakers in Bulgaria's Parliament ratified on Wednesday an agreement that allows Sofia to secure BGN 16 B in fresh foreign borrowing.

Novinite Insider » Opinions | February 26, 2015, Thursday // 15:21 | Viewed: 625

Let's Talk about Debt, Baby!

"To say they will convince coalition partners...

Novinite Insider » Opinions | February 20, 2015, Friday // 14:10 | Viewed: 1103

Dr Mohd Abuasi: The Motivations of ISIS Are Social, Political and Economic

Doctor Abuasi commenting on the eminent terrorist threats in Europe and the actions of Islamic State.

Novinite Insider » Opinions | February 16, 2015, Monday // 15:06 | Viewed: 895

EIRI CEO Lyubomir Kyuchukov: Will Ukraine Peace Deal Hold?

There are at least two perspectives, from which one can consider the potential risks to the Ukraine ceasefire agreement and seek guarantees for its implementation, according to the CEO of Sofia-based NGO Economics and International Relations Institute (EI

Novinite Insider » Opinions | February 12, 2015, Thursday // 18:42 | Viewed: 710

Ex-Foreign Min Passy: NATO Does Not Want War with Russia

Bulgaria's Atlantic Club Chairman Solomon Passy has reiterated that, though no-one wants a military conflict with Russia, the country has to be restrained in its "aggression".

Novinite Insider » Opinions | February 6, 2015, Friday // 09:23 | Viewed: 1042

Bulgaria Not Ready to Join 'Eurozone Waiting Room' Anymore - Former FinMin Djankov

It will take three or four year for Bulgaria to return to the progress it had on the path to Eurozone accession in 2012, Simeon Djankov, the country's Finance Minister at the time, has said.

Novinite Insider » Opinions | February 3, 2015, Tuesday // 10:03 | Viewed: 1005

Zhelev, or Why We Shouldn’t Feel Anguished

Anyone among us will be constrained by time to say something historic about Zhelyu Zhelev.

Novinite Insider » Opinions | January 30, 2015, Friday // 16:57 | Viewed: 699

Is Greece 'Uniquely Deserving of Assistance'?

Greece’s new Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras and his radical leftist SYRIZA party rose to power largely thanks to pledges to renegotiate the country’s debt and put an end to the austerity measures demanded by its creditors in exchange for bailout aid.

Novinite Insider » Opinions | January 29, 2015, Thursday // 21:31 | Viewed: 750

Cas Mudde: Five Predictions of Greece's Future after SYRIZA Landslide

Five main developments could follow SYRIZA's landslide victory in the early elections on Sunday, according to political scientist Cas Mudde, who has been studying radical political parties for years.

Novinite Insider » Opinions | January 26, 2015, Monday // 12:21 | Viewed: 707

Turkish Stream Can’t Be Substitute for Ukraine’s Gas Transit System – EU Energy Chief

It would have been better if a broader discussion had taken place on the potential replacing of Ukraine by Turkey as a transit country for Russian gas supplies to Europe, the EU energy chief has opined.

Novinite Insider » Opinions | January 20, 2015, Tuesday // 16:58 | Viewed: 2363

Joining Euro to Have Positive Impact on Bulgaria's Economy - Experts

Economists and financial experts in Bulgaria have described the country's decision to renew Eurozone negotiations as rather a step in the right direction.

Novinite Insider » Opinions | January 19, 2015, Monday // 11:01 | Viewed: 8456

Ivan Krastev for FT: Would Russia Try to Destabilise Europe's 'Soft Underbelly'?

A controlled crisis in the Balkans would give bargaining chips to Russian President Vladimir Putin and distract attention away from Ukraine, Ivan Krastev, chairman of Sofia-based NGO Centre for Liberal Strategies, has opined.

Novinite Insider » Opinions | January 15, 2015, Thursday // 17:40 | Viewed: 1327

Charlie Hebdo: More Than Pens Will Be Needed Against Guns

The attack on Charlie Hebdo has nothing to do with questioning the limits of freedom of speech.

Novinite Insider » Opinions | January 10, 2015, Saturday // 13:38 | Viewed: 802

Shooting at Charlie Hebdo Not Surprising, Prof. Chukov Says

Armed attacks against media outlets like Wednesday’s shooting at the Paris offices of French satirical magazine Charlie Hebdo are often being carried out by radically-minded people who aren’t necessarily affiliated to a specific terrorist organization, Bu

Novinite Insider » Opinions | January 7, 2015, Wednesday // 18:37 | Viewed: 1283

'Islam Needs Reform,' Journalist Ivo Indzhev Says after French Magazine Attack

The problem with Islam is not just fundamentalist, but also fundamental, the well-known Bulgarian journalist Ivo Indzhev told Novinite after the attack on France's satirical magazine Charlie Hebdo.

Novinite Insider » Opinions | January 7, 2015, Wednesday // 16:04 | Viewed: 1087