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Bulgaria’s Nuclear Referendum and Belene NPP: Who Is More and Most Corrupt?

3.997,4,5.5,6.3,10.2....Nope, these aren't lottery numbers but alleged price tags (EUR billions) for Bulgaria's Belene NPP.

Novinite Insider » Opinions | January 25, 2013, Friday // 15:15 | Viewed: 1238

Bulgaria's 'Post-Assassination' Dogan: Gas Pistol against Falcon's Wind

Ahmed "Falcon" Dogan, chieftain of Bulgaria's liberal-ethnic-Turkish "Movement for Rights and Freedoms" (DPS), survived an assassination attempt.

Novinite Insider » Opinions | January 19, 2013, Saturday // 16:45 | Viewed: 6049

Chalging Along

Provocative hip-shaking, scanty clothing, lewd lyrics, oriental motifs, tons of make-up.

Novinite Insider » Opinions | January 17, 2013, Thursday // 14:12 | Viewed: 1691

Bulgaria's Corporate Blackout?

To say that the restriction of public access to Bulgaria's Trade Registry, as of 2013, elicited mixed reactions would be an understatement.

Novinite Insider » Opinions | January 11, 2013, Friday // 16:43 | Viewed: 1685

Hell on Earth

As I somberly marked one year since the death of Teodora Zaharieva, the first Bulgarian who dared to wage a battle against the apathy and carelessness of the state towards cancer patients, the story of a young cancer-stricken lady shocked me.

Novinite Insider » Opinions | January 10, 2013, Thursday // 19:32 | Viewed: 1615 & Wish You Happy New Year!

The Staff of (Sofia News Agency) and would like to wish a very Happy New Year to you, our readers from all over the world!

Novinite Insider » Opinions | December 31, 2012, Monday // 20:20 | Viewed: 2346

Apocalypse: Why Bulgariаns Don't Buy It

Many believe the world will end Friday - 12/21/12 - when an important phase on the ancient calendar of the Mayan people terminates.

Novinite Insider » Opinions | December 20, 2012, Thursday // 13:16 | Viewed: 1541

Bulgaria's 2013 Hotch-Potch

Now, prior to Elections 2013, it is all about whether the former Sofia mayor will become a former prime minister as well.

Novinite Insider » Opinions | December 19, 2012, Wednesday // 07:56 | Viewed: 1008

'Spineful' Bulgarian Position on Macedonia (and EU) At Last!

I couldn't believe it when PM Borisov and President Plevneliev negotiated Bulgaria's first policy towards Macedonia since Ivan Kostov that isn't spineless:

Novinite Insider » Opinions | December 13, 2012, Thursday // 12:40 | Viewed: 1740

Lord of the Lady Flies?

Was he sleeping or was he texting? That was the question that triggered heated debates online as Bulgarians saw a picture of their prime minister, his head dropped to his chest, at the Nobel ceremony in Oslo.

Novinite Insider » Opinions | December 11, 2012, Tuesday // 11:12 | Viewed: 1070

Bulgaria's Painful Constitution Court Election

Bulgaria sank in a serious constitutional crisis after two nominations for constitutional magistrates from the parliamentary quota crashed in a scandal sending shockwaves all the way to Brussels.

Novinite Insider » Opinions | December 11, 2012, Tuesday // 10:33 | Viewed: 792

Of Obama and the Outstanding Ally Bulgaria

A quick look at last week's Bulgarian newspapers and surprise: Borisov's meeting with Obama went down in history before it even took place!

Novinite Insider » Opinions | December 5, 2012, Wednesday // 09:51 | Viewed: 988

Matriarchy is Back, Kind of

When Nicole has to work late, her husband Gary slips a hot meal between her and her laptop.

Novinite Insider » Opinions | November 30, 2012, Friday // 14:07 | Viewed: 6860

Unprecedented Witch-Hunting

From hosanna to crucify him – this is in short the portrait of many Bulgarian leaders, but it holds particularly true for Ivan Kostov, leader of die-hard right-wingers DSB.

Novinite Insider » Opinions | November 26, 2012, Monday // 12:05 | Viewed: 1359

Bulgaria's Exploding Child Unruliness Bomb

Ten bombs in two days.

Novinite Insider » Opinions | November 22, 2012, Thursday // 07:51 | Viewed: 3109

O, Lord, Have Mercy on Us!

Plagued by wrangling and greed, greatly discredited – this is what Bulgaria's Orthodox church has come to be in recent years, leaving Christian believers nothing but disturbed.

Novinite Insider » Opinions | November 16, 2012, Friday // 09:57 | Viewed: 1260

Everybody Loves Rosen! ('Cause of Markovska)

Bulgaria's President Rosen Plevneliev has resorted to a dubious theatrical move by leaving the Constitutional Court inauguration to prevent a far more dubious judge, Veneta Markovska, from taking office.

Novinite Insider » Opinions | November 16, 2012, Friday // 06:38 | Viewed: 1609

Left Flat by the Flat Tax?

If you want to understand the nature of the Greek crisis – sit in a darkened room watching Zorba the Greek.

Novinite Insider » Opinions | November 12, 2012, Monday // 08:15 | Viewed: 1295

Bulgarians' Bread and Water, and Mall CULTure

50% of Bulgarians haven't read a single book in the past year, according to a survey entitled "Sofia – a Creative Economy City".

Novinite Insider » Opinions | November 11, 2012, Sunday // 10:04 | Viewed: 1860

??I Just Want to Have a Baby in Bulgaria

Bulgarian mothers have protested again because of the government's neglect of them and their kids, saying they "want children, not concrete".

Novinite Insider » Opinions | November 9, 2012, Friday // 12:32 | Viewed: 1638

Bogan, Not Boutique Bulgaria Not That Bad?

Echoes of communist-era rhetoric.

Novinite Insider » Opinions | November 4, 2012, Sunday // 11:42 | Viewed: 1304
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