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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: 1891

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: 1772

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: 5153

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: 2006

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: 1633

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: 696

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: 1166

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: 1036

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: 852

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: 1559

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: 1721

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: 1250

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: 734

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: 1003

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: 701

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: 1099

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: 3940

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: 1038

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: 799

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: 465

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: 1426
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