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Between West Hall and East Hall: Seven Reasons Why Bulgaria's New Cabinet Is Unprecedented

Thursday, November 6, 2014 will be remembered as a peculiarday for Bulgaria's democracy, and this definition has many layers worth mentioning.

Novinite Insider » Opinions | November 6, 2014, Thursday // 18:43 | Viewed: 3312

If Radan Kanev Becomes Bulgaria's Prime Minister...

"If there is disagreement related to positions in the cabinet... we are ready for other options, including to support a cabinet with Radan Kanev as Prime Minister, for instance," GERB's Tomislav Donchev said on Sunday. But what does this actually mean?

Novinite Insider » Opinions | November 3, 2014, Monday // 09:04 | Viewed: 2888

Enough Of This Farce Already!

It's been almost a month since Bulgaria held its early elections on October 5, but a new government is still nowhere in sight.

Novinite Insider » Opinions | November 2, 2014, Sunday // 15:09 | Viewed: 530

MEP Iliana Iotova: GERB, Reformist Bloc Should Form Minority Gov't

Center-right GERB and right-wing Reformist Bloc stand chances to form a government, "even though a minority one", socialist MEP Iliana Iotova said on Sunday.

Novinite Insider » Opinions | October 26, 2014, Sunday // 16:54 | Viewed: 1145

George Soros: 'Europe Is Facing a Challenge from Russia to Its Very Existence'

American investor and philanthropist George Soros warned that Russia's expansionism poses an existential threat to the EU and called for more material support for Ukraine.

Novinite Insider » Opinions | October 23, 2014, Thursday // 18:29 | Viewed: 3311

Is GERB's Government Casting Turning Ugly?

Speculation about where the next Bulgarian government is being forged is now over.

Novinite Insider » Opinions | October 21, 2014, Tuesday // 21:38 | Viewed: 949

Ognyan Minchev: Too Early to Say GERB-RB Talks Have Failed

It’s too early to claim that talks between GERB and the Reformist Bloc on forming a government coalition were a failure, a leading Bulgarian political scientist has said.

Novinite Insider » Opinions | October 16, 2014, Thursday // 10:45 | Viewed: 857

Osman Oktai: DPS’ ‘Unconditional Support’ Comes With Strings Attached

There is no such thing like ‘unconditional support’ in politics, one of the founders of  mainly ethnic Turk party Movement for Rights and Freedoms (DPS) has said.

Novinite Insider » Opinions | October 14, 2014, Tuesday // 17:31 | Viewed: 1051

Bulgaria's Boyko Borisov Facing Huge Test as 'Political Animal'

Renowned Greek philosopher Aristotle has described the human species as a "political animal" (zoon politikon). But, to paraphrase an iconic book by George Orwell, some people are more of a "political animal" than others.

Novinite Insider » Opinions | October 12, 2014, Sunday // 22:46 | Viewed: 1101

Russia Is Upset. We're Finally Doing It Right

This week's harsh comments of Russian state officials criticising Bulgaria's President Rosen Plevneliev, calling the Defence Minister “one Shalamanov” and accusing PM Bliznashki of “betrayal”, leave the impression that Russian officials have lost their ne

Novinite Insider » Opinions | October 10, 2014, Friday // 15:50 | Viewed: 1928

Bulgaria's Grand Parliament Chessboard Might Be Both Ailment and Cure

Never in Bulgaria's recent history has such a result been observed - eight parties, meaning an extremely fragmented Parliament, with political deadlocks against warring factions preventing any two-party majorities.

Novinite Insider » Opinions | October 6, 2014, Monday // 21:57 | Viewed: 4647

Plan A: Conservative-Socialist Cabinet

GERB won by a lot of ballots, while the BSP lost by a lot.

Novinite Insider » Opinions | October 5, 2014, Sunday // 21:15 | Viewed: 957

National Mourning For Our Non-Existent State

October 3 is yet another day of mourning this year – mourning for the mediocrity of state institutions and the transition, democracy and European values that never happened.

Novinite Insider » Opinions | October 2, 2014, Thursday // 18:25 | Viewed: 1136

Opinions Clash Ahead of Budget Update Discussion

The 2014 budget update drafted by the caretaker government has stirred a lot of controversy ahead of its discussion with representatives of employers and trade unions.

Novinite Insider » Opinions | September 30, 2014, Tuesday // 17:43 | Viewed: 639

Seven Reasons to Observe TV7 Carefully

The article originally appeared on BGNES news agency.

Novinite Insider » Opinions | September 28, 2014, Sunday // 22:23 | Viewed: 1570

Budget Talk: a Striking Example of Partisan Behavior in Bulgaria

For weeks now the caretaker government of Bulgaria has kept reiterating public finances are in dire straits.

Novinite Insider » Opinions | September 28, 2014, Sunday // 14:20 | Viewed: 802

Protest Vote May Disturb Calculations of Big Parties in Bulgaria - Expert

Genoveva Petrova from the Alpha Research polling agency has suggested that the early elections in Bulgaria on October 5 will play out according to the existing forecasts, with the main political parties retaining their positions.

Novinite Insider » Opinions | September 23, 2014, Tuesday // 11:15 | Viewed: 9254

Elenko Bozhkov: 10% Power Price Hike is Unjustified

A leading Bulgarian energy expert has disputed the need to raise power prices by as much as 10%, claiming that rate of increase only served the interests of power distributors.

Novinite Insider » Opinions | September 20, 2014, Saturday // 12:55 | Viewed: 5867

Tsvetan Vasilev and the Voice of Business

I don't know what it means to "surrender" without having been in hiding, but the past 24 hours have created this precedent as well.

Novinite Insider » Opinions | September 17, 2014, Wednesday // 16:26 | Viewed: 6370

Meeting Turkey's Erdogan: a Matter of 'Unnatural' Timing

A visit of liberal DPS's leader Lyutvi Mestan to Turkey's presidential compound might look like the "perfectly natural" thing for a party representing a vast Bulgarian Turkish population.

Novinite Insider » Opinions | September 15, 2014, Monday // 12:14 | Viewed: 7195

Emil Harsev: KTB Insolvency Would Be Ungrounded

There is not a single reason requiring that Corporate Commercial Bank (Corpbank or KTB) be declared insolvent, financier Emil Harsev believes.

Novinite Insider » Opinions | September 12, 2014, Friday // 13:04 | Viewed: 1139
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