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Syria: A Domestic Conflict, Testing International Values

The 4th edition of the Sofia Platform Conference took place on October 31 and November 1.

Novinite Insider » Expert Voices | November 1, 2013, Friday // 16:29 | Viewed: 3359

Bulgaria's Universities under Anti-Govt Siege - For and Against

In recent days, Bulgaria’s capital Sofia has witnessed occupation of university buildings that have injected new life into a persistent anti-government movement.

Novinite Insider » Expert Voices | November 1, 2013, Friday // 11:06 | Viewed: 2849

Show of Power by Libya Militia in Kidnapping

Libya’s prime minister, Ali Zeidan, was hauled from his bed at 2:30 a.m. Thursday by a group of militiamen who stormed into the luxury hotel where he lives in downtown Tripoli, a kidnapping that would be extraordinary by almost any standard.

Novinite Insider » Expert Voices | October 11, 2013, Friday // 14:25 | Viewed: 2721

Syria's Other Problem: Inflation

Wars wreak havoc; life, property, and dreams are destroyed.

Novinite Insider » Expert Voices | October 1, 2013, Tuesday // 09:34 | Viewed: 4186

Bulgaria's Blurred Digital TV Move

It is unclear how many viewers could be deprived of access to public TV broadcast.

Novinite Insider » Expert Voices | September 30, 2013, Monday // 09:03 | Viewed: 4129

Bulgaria Gets Upbeat as EU Growth Tops Forecast

Bulgaria's economic recovery could now be under way, as the whole EU economy shows signs of improvement.

Novinite Insider » Expert Voices | September 20, 2013, Friday // 18:53 | Viewed: 4013

Wild Political Season Shaping Up in Bulgaria - Analysts

As the new political season kicked off in Bulgaria amid relentless rallies against the Socialist-led government, analysts have forecast tumultuous times ahead.

Novinite Insider » Expert Voices | September 9, 2013, Monday // 14:41 | Viewed: 4984

BBC Gavin Hewitt: Syria Crisis Response Test for Europe

Over Syria no Western power wishes to intervene, but the rhetoric points to some kind of military response to last week's attacks.

Novinite Insider » Expert Voices | August 27, 2013, Tuesday // 12:02 | Viewed: 2495

Nadim Shehadi: How Al-Assad Poisoned Debate on Syria

There may still be doubts whether the Syrian regime has used chemical weapons against its own civilian population; but there is however conclusive evidence that it has effectively used the toxic stuff to poison the minds of western policy makers.

Novinite Insider » Expert Voices | August 26, 2013, Monday // 22:02 | Viewed: 3395

Bulgaria's Protests Too Weak to Oust Rulers

As I already forecast, on Friday the members of Bulgaria's parliament from the ruling Socialist and ethnic Turkish parties, together with the nationalists, united to overturn the veto on the budget revision.

Novinite Insider » Expert Voices | August 17, 2013, Saturday // 19:45 | Viewed: 4549

An Inconvenient Challenge for Bulgarian Civil Society

Every day since mid June, protesters have sought the resignation of the still young government of Plamen Oresharski comprised of the Bulgarian Socialist Party and the Turkish-minority-dominated Movement for Rights and Freedoms.

Novinite Insider » Expert Voices | August 10, 2013, Saturday // 13:16 | Viewed: 5333

Steve Hanke: Bulgaria Should Learn from Singapore

Johns Hopkins economist Steve Hanke, who designed the currency board in Bulgaria in the 1990s, has called for shrinking the government as a way to fight corruption.

Novinite Insider » Expert Voices | July 15, 2013, Monday // 11:00 | Viewed: 5105

The Middle-Class Revolution

All over the world, argues Francis Fukuyama, today's political turmoil has a common theme: the failure of governments to meet the rising expectations of the newly prosperous and educated.

Novinite Insider » Expert Voices | July 12, 2013, Friday // 07:19 | Viewed: 18016

George Veltchev: Home-Made Political Crisis or 'What Do They Ask Me Most Often in London'

George Veltchev is a longstanding investor in Bulgaria, master and doctor of economics from the Vienna Economics University, and master of business administration from Harvard and Insead.

Novinite Insider » Expert Voices | July 7, 2013, Sunday // 17:31 | Viewed: 4687

IMF: Domestic, Global Turbulence With No Great Market Impact on Bulgaria

An International Monetary Fund (IMF) mission visited Sofia during June 27–July 3, 2013, to discuss economic developments and government policies with the Bulgarian authorities.

Novinite Insider » Expert Voices | July 4, 2013, Thursday // 14:28 | Viewed: 20107

Steve Hanke: Syria's Annual Inflation Hits 200%

In an attempt to beat Western sanctions and halt the fall in the Syrian pound, the Assad regime – with the help of Iran, Russia, and China – has begun conducting all of its business in rials, roubles, and renminbi.

Novinite Insider » Expert Voices | July 2, 2013, Tuesday // 11:37 | Viewed: 3749

Why is Prime Minister Erdogan So Aggressive?

By Yusuf Kanli Hurriyet newspaper

Novinite Insider » Expert Voices | June 12, 2013, Wednesday // 10:49 | Viewed: 16966

Bulgarians Feel Like Abandoned Kids - Social Anthropologist

Excerpts from Euronews interview with prominent Bulgarian social anthropologist Haralan Aleksandrov on the ongoing social and political crisis in Bulgaria“The reasons that triggered the mass demonstrations [in February] have been there for years.

Novinite Insider » Expert Voices | May 17, 2013, Friday // 12:15 | Viewed: 8261

Voiding Election Results in Bulgaria

After the formerly-ruling GERB party announced they want the results from the May 12 general elections voided over suspicions of vote rigging, legal experts in Bulgaria have commented on ways to do so.

Novinite Insider » Expert Voices | May 17, 2013, Friday // 09:48 | Viewed: 5494

OSCE Observers Looking Forward to Bulgaria's Election

When more than 200 international observers descend on Bulgaria to witness the parliamentary elections this week, it will be the first time since 1997 that the country has hosted such a full-fledged observation from the OSCE and its Parliamentary Assembly.

Novinite Insider » Expert Voices | May 9, 2013, Thursday // 06:40 | Viewed: 1666

Bulgaria's Demographic Meltdown Not Addressed before Elections

By G?rkan ?zturan EU Policy Officer

Novinite Insider » Expert Voices | May 7, 2013, Tuesday // 13:31 | Viewed: 2536
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