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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: 631

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: 795

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: 2794

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: 1841

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: 2127

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: 1826

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: 1713

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: 5128

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: 1968

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: 1592

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: 669

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: 1123

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: 996

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: 823

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: 1509

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: 1675

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: 1218

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: 711

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: 976

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: 661

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: 1047
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