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Russia's EU Envoy: EC's Power Insufficient to Delay South Stream

The European Commission (EC) lacks enough powers to delay the construction of the South Stream gas pipeline, Vladimir Chizhov, Russia's Ambassador to the EU, told ITAR-TASS in an exclusive interview.

Novinite Insider » Opinions | June 5, 2014, Thursday // 16:44 | Viewed: 1022

Bulgaria Caught Between Russia and Europe in the Game of Pipes

Each time the ЕC slams Bulgaria over South Stream, Economy Minister Dragomir Stoynev makes a statement, with both anger and anxiety carved into his face.

Novinite Insider » Opinions | June 3, 2014, Tuesday // 17:59 | Viewed: 1209

Ivan Krastev: We Should Not Simplify Ukraine as East versus West

The prominent Bulgarian political scientist and head of the Center for Liberal Strategies, Ivan Krastev, shared his views on the crisis in Ukraine.

Novinite Insider » Opinions | May 30, 2014, Friday // 11:05 | Viewed: 1180

Bulgaria’s Government Shaken by Election Results

It was clear from the start that Bulgaria's European elections would be dominated by the internal power struggle.

Novinite Insider » Opinions | May 28, 2014, Wednesday // 13:31 | Viewed: 1275

Socialist MEP Yotova: European Themes Still Distant for Bulgarians

Iiliyana Yotova, a member of European Parliament from the Bulgarian Socialist Party, commented on the European election results.

Novinite Insider » Opinions | May 27, 2014, Tuesday // 12:30 | Viewed: 600

Prof. Alexander Kyosev: How Neo-Liberal Failures Empowered Putin

Alexander Kyosev, a cultural historian, professor at the Sofia University, for Deutsche Welle.

Novinite Insider » Opinions | May 22, 2014, Thursday // 17:14 | Viewed: 1377

Ex-Bulgarian Social Minister: Recalculation of Salaries Necessary

The disproportion between salaries of highly qualified and low qualified labour in Bulgaria is a well-known fact, stressed Ivan Neykov, former Labour and Social Policy Minister.

Novinite Insider » Opinions | May 20, 2014, Tuesday // 11:29 | Viewed: 899

Prof. Atanas Tasev: Political Mingling in Energy, Counterproductive

Bulgarian energy expert Prof. Atanas Tasev believes the situation with the electricity distribution companies poses a threat to the country's energy security if not resolved.

Novinite Insider » Opinions | May 15, 2014, Thursday // 12:02 | Viewed: 3416

Bulgaria, BiH 'Only European Countries' Threatened by Gas Crisis

Bulgaria and Bosnia-Herzegovina will be the only countries to be left with no gas supplies if deliveries via Ukraine come to a halt, the President of the Russian Gas Society argued.

Novinite Insider » Opinions | May 12, 2014, Monday // 16:12 | Viewed: 9174

Bulgarian Political Analyst: EU Elections Will Not Fill Power Vacuum

The European Parliament elections will not be decisive for the future of the current Bulgarian government, according to the political analyst Parvan Simeonov.

Novinite Insider » Opinions | May 12, 2014, Monday // 13:58 | Viewed: 606

Europe Day, Victory Day, Reflection Day

Happy Europe Day and Happy Victory Day! Before we jump at each other arguing what May 9th symbolizes, it may be more appropriate to reflect on where the continent stands today.

Novinite Insider » Opinions | May 9, 2014, Friday // 12:11 | Viewed: 777

Ten Berge: Power Distributor Story "Feeds Someone's Ego"

Bulgaria's intentions to scrap permits of grid operators could do nothing more than "to feed some people's ego", EURELECTRIC head Hans Ten Berge said in Bulgaria.

Novinite Insider » Opinions | May 7, 2014, Wednesday // 14:59 | Viewed: 2761

Why Was Russia in a Hurry to Reject Ukraine's Referendum Proposal?

The Russian Foreign Ministry did not hesitate to dismiss Kiev's proposal that a nation-wide poll on "decentralization of power" be held on May 25 alongside presidential elections.

Novinite Insider » Opinions | May 1, 2014, Thursday // 21:07 | Viewed: 1829

Evgeniy Daynov: Expulsion of Syrians in Rozovo Disgrace for Bulgaria

The Bulgarian political analyst Evgeniy Daynov expressed his concern with the events in Rozovo village, where the local community expelled 17 Syrian refugees who had just settled.

Novinite Insider » Opinions | April 29, 2014, Tuesday // 11:29 | Viewed: 2095

Jean-Claude Juncker: EU Monitoring for Bulgaria Must Remain

The EU's monitoring mechanism for Bulgaria should remain until the country's politicians learn to comply with European values, according to Jean-Claude Juncker.

Novinite Insider » Opinions | April 25, 2014, Friday // 10:06 | Viewed: 1798

Whose Foreign Minister Is Kristian Vigenin?

In a series of statements on Tuesday, Bulgaria's Foreign Minister Kristian Vigenin did his best to support the implementation of the South Stream project.

Novinite Insider » Opinions | April 23, 2014, Wednesday // 10:32 | Viewed: 1687

Polish PM Donald Tusk: EU Energy Union Necessary

Poland's Prime Minister Donald Tusk reiterated his visions for a European energy union to deal with the continent's dependency on Russian supplies.

Novinite Insider » Opinions | April 22, 2014, Tuesday // 11:45 | Viewed: 5115

Retail Chains State Regulations: An Exercise in Futility

Bulgaria's Parliament passed at first reading the amendments to the Competition Protection Act.

Novinite Insider » Opinions | April 16, 2014, Wednesday // 11:59 | Viewed: 1947

Russian PM Medvedev: Ukraine on Brink of Civil War

Russia's Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev warned that Ukraine is on the verge of a civil war and criticized the new leadership in Kiev.

Novinite Insider » Opinions | April 15, 2014, Tuesday // 15:54 | Viewed: 1570

Russia’s UN Ambassador: Protest Crackdown Will Jeopardize Diplomacy

Russia's Ambassador to the UN warned that the upcoming 4-party talks on Ukraine are will be in jeopardy if the government cracks down on protesters in the East of the country.

Novinite Insider » Opinions | April 14, 2014, Monday // 16:45 | Viewed: 660

Sergei Lavrov Condemns Anti-Russia Rhetoric

Russia's Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov spoke out against the anti-Russian rhetoric that has been persistent throughout the Ukraine crisis.

Novinite Insider » Opinions | April 11, 2014, Friday // 15:00 | Viewed: 1111
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