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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: 283

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: 1414

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: 1253

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: 1129

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: 1798

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: 1052

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: 4693

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: 3066

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: 1954

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: 1800

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: 1082

Natural Gas Europe Points to Clashing Gas Hub Ambitions of Bulgaria, Greece

Natural Gas Europe pointed to the clashing gas hub ambitions of Bulgaria and Greece in a publication, which was released on Monday.

Novinite Insider » Opinions | June 1, 2015, Monday // 15:23 | Viewed: 1950

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: 2468

'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: 1262

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: 3208

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: 1467

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: 2999

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: 1168

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: 4618

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: 835

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: 1128