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Solomon Passy: EU, NATO Need to Incorporate Macedonia

The West and the EU and NATO in particular must do their best to incorporate Macedonia, Bulgaria’s former Foreign Minister Solomon Passy has said.

Novinite Insider » Opinions | May 26, 2015, Tuesday // 12:56 | Viewed: 1008

'Macedonians Only Wish to Live Normally'

Macedonians in Macedonia place much more importance on living well than on nationality, an emphasis Russia cannot understand, a Bulgarian journalist wrote Friday.

Novinite Insider » Opinions | May 22, 2015, Friday // 07:39 | Viewed: 1049

Marinela Petreska: Anti-Gruevski Sentiment in Macedonia Runs High

The pro-government demonstration planned by Macedonian authorities for Monday is an attempt to beguile those who still refuse to realize the depth of the current political crisis in the country, the head of a Macedonian NGO said on Sunday.

Novinite Insider » Opinions | May 17, 2015, Sunday // 18:33 | Viewed: 686

Turkish Stream to Make Turkey “Middleman for Europe’s Energy Buyers”

The agreement between Moscow and Ankara to launch the construction of Turkish Stream gas pipeline “suggest Turkey’s patience with Brussels is wearing thin…and Ankara’s willingness to support Europe’s foreign-policy priorities…is diminishing,” Keith Johnso

Novinite Insider » Opinions | May 13, 2015, Wednesday // 17:13 | Viewed: 1333

Macedonia: Imagining the Unimaginable about Kumanovo

The tragic events in the Macedonian town of Kumanovo are now history - and this leaves time for reflections.

Novinite Insider » Opinions | May 10, 2015, Sunday // 23:50 | Viewed: 2832

Protests Highlight Need for Change in EU Candidate Macedonia, MEP Says

Macedonia’s problems lie in the policies pursued by its own government rather than in the attitude of Greece, Bulgaria or the EU, the Bulgarian member of the European Parliament (MEP) Andrey Kovatchev has told Novinite.

Novinite Insider » Opinions | May 7, 2015, Thursday // 17:51 | Viewed: 1072

Prof.  Hanke: ‘Phantom Assets’ Spell Trouble for Greek Banks  

Greece’s four largest banks, which control 88% of total assets in the banking system, could be in for a much bigger shock than initially deduced, a renowned economist has said.

Novinite Insider » Opinions | May 5, 2015, Tuesday // 20:32 | Viewed: 3896

Is There any Hope for Freedom of Speech in Bulgaria?

Public broadcasters in Bulgaria are still "islands of pluralism" within the public environment, Georgi Lozanov, who heads the country's highest-ranking media watchdog, has opined.

Novinite Insider » Opinions | May 4, 2015, Monday // 11:41 | Viewed: 731

Own Goal Scored!

No one could have ever imagined to see a show like this aired live – Bulgarian police occupying a TV studio and trying to prevent a broadcast.

Novinite Insider » Opinions | April 29, 2015, Wednesday // 19:43 | Viewed: 1056

Driss El Yazami: Changes in Migration Processes Putting Human Rights at Stake

The advanced status of Morocco in terms of its improving human rights record is turning Morocco into a strategic partner to the European Union, Driss El Yazami, President of the Moroccan National Council of Human Rights, has said.

Novinite Insider » Opinions | April 28, 2015, Tuesday // 22:47 | Viewed: 405

Ivaylo Iaydjiev: Bulgaria Needs to Make BNB More Accountable, Transparent and Independent

Bulgaria should implement three crucial reforms to improve the leadership, accountability and transparency of its central bank, the BNB, in the aftermath of the 2014 banking crisis, Ivaylo Iaydjiev has opined in an article published by EUobserver on 27 Ap

Novinite Insider » Opinions | April 27, 2015, Monday // 17:22 | Viewed: 613

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: 1249

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: 1797

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: 685

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: 1521

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: 1874

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: 1615

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: 660

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: 2360

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: 861

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: 7259