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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: 1092

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: 810

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: 1007

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: 6893

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: 1386

Bulgaria's Exploding Child Unruliness Bomb

Ten bombs in two days.

Novinite Insider » Opinions | November 22, 2012, Thursday // 07:51 | Viewed: 3128

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: 1348

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: 1635

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: 1317

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: 1882

??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: 1662

Bogan, Not Boutique Bulgaria Not That Bad?

Echoes of communist-era rhetoric.

Novinite Insider » Opinions | November 4, 2012, Sunday // 11:42 | Viewed: 1320

Fruitless Future?

Nov, 1982.

Novinite Insider » Opinions | October 31, 2012, Wednesday // 17:24 | Viewed: 1202

Bulgaria's Creme de la Creme? Really?

Bulgaria's Prime Minister Boyko Borisov knows he should be more than careful in his staff policy, which has often been a washout with dire consequences.

Novinite Insider » Opinions | October 21, 2012, Sunday // 15:49 | Viewed: 2301

EPP vs PES: Bulgaria's Funny Trotting onto EU's Political Stage

"The clash between EPP and PES will take place in Bulgaria during the summer of 2013.

Novinite Insider » Opinions | October 18, 2012, Thursday // 14:40 | Viewed: 2653

Don Vito and Don Boyko

Bulgaria has become a favorite shooting location for Hollywood producers lately.

Novinite Insider » Opinions | October 12, 2012, Friday // 19:04 | Viewed: 3463

A Bulgarian's Budget (Re)Capitulation

Bulgaria's Cabinet has adopted the 2013 Budget projecting a 0.2 pp GDP growth increase(!).

Novinite Insider » Opinions | October 11, 2012, Thursday // 20:13 | Viewed: 15447

Have Bulgarians Sobered Up?

Bulgarians' distrust for the Borisov Cabinet is unusually strong for the first time since it took over in 2009, according to an Alpha Research public opinion poll.

Novinite Insider » Opinions | October 9, 2012, Tuesday // 19:06 | Viewed: 1242

Referendum of the Absurd

Many Bulgarians feel euphoric lately because they will finally have a say in something significant – the fate of the Belene Nuclear Power Plant project.

Novinite Insider » Opinions | October 5, 2012, Friday // 14:20 | Viewed: 1664

No Highway Takes Bulgarian Education to The Times' Top 400

It was a slap for Bulgaria that none of its 52 universities made it into the 2012 Times’ Top 400 ranking.

Novinite Insider » Opinions | October 4, 2012, Thursday // 18:03 | Viewed: 1629

Precious Personal Time: Not for Sale

Recent statistics by Bulgaria's National Revenue Agency indicated a substantial increase in the number of people working more than one job.

Novinite Insider » Opinions | October 3, 2012, Wednesday // 10:47 | Viewed: 977
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