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Can Eastern 'Oligarchs' Ensure Ukraine's Unity?

"I am ready to be with you," said Ukrainian businessman Rinat Akhmetov to Donetsk residents on April 8.

Novinite Insider » Opinions | April 9, 2014, Wednesday // 12:52 | Viewed: 977

When Soft Power Backfires

The soft approach of the European Union and the US towards Russia surrounding the secession of Crimea is quickly backfiring.

Novinite Insider » Opinions | April 8, 2014, Tuesday // 11:32 | Viewed: 812

Barroso: Bulgaria Would Have Been Under Russian Pressure If Not For EU

The EU accession of Bulgaria and Romania in 2007 was a right decision, said EC President Jose Barroso in an interview for Berliner Zeitung.

Novinite Insider » Opinions | April 7, 2014, Monday // 10:42 | Viewed: 1486

Bulgarian Justice Minister: EU Funds Topic Used as Internal Propaganda

Bulgaria's Justice Minister and Deputy PM Zinaida Zlatanova believes the topic of EU funds is being used as an internal political propaganda from the opposition.

Novinite Insider » Opinions | April 5, 2014, Saturday // 13:09 | Viewed: 1636

Bulgarian Ex-PM Borisov: It’s Full Sanctions or None Against Russia

Bulgaria's former Prime Minister Boyko Borisov believes that only full scale sanctions against Russia can have an effect.

Novinite Insider » Opinions | April 2, 2014, Wednesday // 14:37 | Viewed: 1200

German Foreign Minister: I Don’t See Ukraine in NATO

Germany's Foreign Minister Frank-Walter Steinmeier does not see NATO membership as a plausible option for Ukraine in the near future.

Novinite Insider » Opinions | April 1, 2014, Tuesday // 14:40 | Viewed: 697

Sergei Lavrov on Ukraine: Our Positions with West Getting Closer

Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov says his country and the West are getting closer in their positions on the Ukrainian crisis.

Novinite Insider » Opinions | March 29, 2014, Saturday // 15:32 | Viewed: 960

Bulgarian Socialist Leader: Populism Overtaking EU Values

The leader of the Bulgarian Socialist Party (BSP), Sergey Stanishev, is worried that populist parties are increasingly gaining ground around Europe ahead of the EU elections.

Novinite Insider » Opinions | March 28, 2014, Friday // 12:51 | Viewed: 643

FM Vigenin: Schengen Entrance, CVM Removal Priorities for Bulgaria

Bulgaria's Foreign Minister sees Schengen accession and removal of the Cooperation and Verification Mechanism (CVM) as necessary steps before assuming the EU Presidency in 2018.

Novinite Insider » Opinions | March 27, 2014, Thursday // 14:38 | Viewed: 1014

Ex-FM Passy: If Not for NATO, Whole Ukraine Would Have Become Russian

Bulgaria's ex-Foreign Minister Solomon Passy believes that NATO expansion has helped a number of regions escape the fate of Crimea.

Novinite Insider » Opinions | March 26, 2014, Wednesday // 12:24 | Viewed: 3881

Sergei Lavrov: No Tragedy if G8 Crumbles

Russia’s Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov believes that there will be no big harm if the G-8 Summit planned for June in Sochi does not take place.

Novinite Insider » Opinions | March 25, 2014, Tuesday // 09:33 | Viewed: 967

People's Spring

Since 2011’s Arab revolts, spring has become a symbol of people’s push to express their free will.

Novinite Insider » Opinions | March 21, 2014, Friday // 13:01 | Viewed: 740

Fed Up with Reality Shows, Show us Some Reality

Pre-election times are a wicked period in Bulgaria's political calendar – a sort of reality show-like format, where the darkest secrets of participants come to the surface.

Novinite Insider » Opinions | March 13, 2014, Thursday // 12:19 | Viewed: 427

The Oxymoron of Putin and ‘Minority Protection’

Russian President Vladimir Putin motivated his military intervention in Ukraine as a "protection of the Russian-speaking minority in the country".

Novinite Insider » Opinions | March 5, 2014, Wednesday // 11:23 | Viewed: 1366

From Kiev to Caracas

Venezuela's President Nicolas Maduro called for political dialogue with the opposition, just 5 days after ordering the arrest of its leader Leopoldo Lopez.

Novinite Insider » Opinions | February 24, 2014, Monday // 14:10 | Viewed: 825

Do Bulgarians Have Trust Issues?

Canadian billionaire Yank Barry will look to repopulate deserted towns and villages in north-west Bulgaria with Syrian refugees willing to live there.

Novinite Insider » Opinions | February 12, 2014, Wednesday // 12:06 | Viewed: 3856

The EU’s Dubious Criteria on Kosovo Leaves Serbia Room for Speculation

It has been just hours since Serbia officially opened its EU accession negotiations, and we have already heard a controversial statement.

Novinite Insider » Opinions | January 21, 2014, Tuesday // 16:10 | Viewed: 6193

Could Bulgaria's Ex Rightist PM, Ex Leftist President Team Up?

Every time elections approach, Bulgarian politicians would turn into hard-headed schemers.

Novinite Insider » Opinions | January 14, 2014, Tuesday // 15:27 | Viewed: 2514

Stop Protecting the 'Unknown Perpetrator'

Can you imagine what would happen in any other country in Europe if someone attacks a police officer with fists?Would that someone still have an MP immunity if he has been involved in dozens of criminal incidents – waving a gun on a highway, entering Parl

Novinite Insider » Opinions | January 8, 2014, Wednesday // 11:00 | Viewed: 1722

Is Siderov Liable, Immune, or Untouchable?

Bulgaria's nationalist leader Volen Siderov in the headlines over causing public disturbance? You don't say...

Novinite Insider » Opinions | January 7, 2014, Tuesday // 16:28 | Viewed: 2562

Old Albion's Not-So-Great Expectations

As of January 1, Bulgarians and Romanians are now permitted to work in any EU country.

Novinite Insider » Opinions | January 2, 2014, Thursday // 10:21 | Viewed: 1228
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