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Genocide or No Genocide? Bulgaria's 'Third Way' on Armenian Killings

Bulgarian Parliament has just adopted a declaration calling deaths of Armenians caused by the Ottoman Empire in 1910s "mass extermination".

Novinite Insider » Opinions | April 24, 2015, Friday // 13:05 | Viewed: 1028

The New Myth of Bulgaria's 'New Iron Curtain'

"The Iron Curtain is back. Topped with barbed wire, monitored by CCTV, patrolled by border guards..." This description refers to Bulgaria's border with Turkey. It shows (and creates) one image and fails to convey another.

Novinite Insider » Opinions | April 19, 2015, Sunday // 15:30 | Viewed: 1616

Telegram from Paris

The Bulgarian exhibition at the Louvre caused an unexpected stir of emotions, especially against the domestic backdrop of petty nitpicking among politicians over the past year or two.

Novinite Insider » Opinions | April 16, 2015, Thursday // 12:20 | Viewed: 585

Ilian Vassilev: No-One in Greece Intends to Snub EU over Russia

Novinite has asked Ilian Vassilev, a former Bulgarian ambassador to Moscow, to comment on the latest developments regarding the "Turkish Stream" pipeline and Russia-Greece relations.

Novinite Insider » Opinions | April 10, 2015, Friday // 10:36 | Viewed: 1366

Xenios Xenopoulos: Greece's New Tax on Sources Abroad to Have Repercussions

A move by Athens to impose a 26-percent withholding tax on transactions from sources in Bulgaria, Cyprus and Ireland could affect negatively the Greek economy, a Cyprus-Bulgaria business representative believes.

Novinite Insider » Opinions | April 4, 2015, Saturday // 13:01 | Viewed: 1769

Jay Ogilvy: “No Winner-Take-All Solution" Likely to Succeed in Ukraine

The “obsessive focus” of US media on the personality of Russian President Vladimir Putin in the context of the conflict in Ukraine “obscures much more important geopolitical realities”, Jay Ogilvy writes in an analysis posted on the website of Stratfor.

Novinite Insider » Opinions | April 1, 2015, Wednesday // 21:35 | Viewed: 1568

Czech President: Joint European Army Will be Cheaper, More Effective

Czech President Milos Zeman reaffirmed on Tuesday his support for the creation of a joint European military.

Novinite Insider » Opinions | March 31, 2015, Tuesday // 19:59 | Viewed: 619

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: 2255

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: 774

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: 7173

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: 1724

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: 1132

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: 1365

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: 746

Let's Talk about Debt, Baby!

"To say they will convince coalition partners...

Novinite Insider » Opinions | February 20, 2015, Friday // 14:10 | Viewed: 1196

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: 1035

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: 794

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: 1129

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: 1089

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: 745

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: 811