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Antoaneta Vasileva: KTB Became Inconvenient Because It Became the 4th Biggest Bank in Bulgaria

Do you think your husband is guilty?First and foremost – guilty of what? If you mean the mock criminal case, which they fabricated at the bidding of certain political circles aiming to destroy the bank of my husband, let us not forget that the presumption

Novinite Insider » Interview | October 19, 2014, Sunday // 18:00 | Viewed: 963

Hypo Alpe Adria – The Final Rip-Off

Look who is lurking again behind the corner – the tandem of Advent International and Deutsche Bank, respectively the buyer of the Bulgarian Telecom Company in 2004 and the advisor of the Bulgarian government in the sweetest deal of the past decade, seem t

Novinite Insider » Editorial | October 17, 2014, Friday // 09:00 | Viewed: 780

Ognyan Minchev: Too Early to Say GERB-RB Talks Have Failed

It’s too early to claim that talks between GERB and the Reformist Bloc on forming a government coalition were a failure, a leading Bulgarian political scientist has said.

Novinite Insider » Opinions | October 16, 2014, Thursday // 10:45 | Viewed: 398

Osman Oktai: DPS’ ‘Unconditional Support’ Comes With Strings Attached

There is no such thing like ‘unconditional support’ in politics, one of the founders of  mainly ethnic Turk party Movement for Rights and Freedoms (DPS) has said.

Novinite Insider » Opinions | October 14, 2014, Tuesday // 17:31 | Viewed: 382

Bulgaria's Boyko Borisov Facing Huge Test as 'Political Animal'

Renowned Greek philosopher Aristotle has described the human species as a "political animal" (zoon politikon). But, to paraphrase an iconic book by George Orwell, some people are more of a "political animal" than others.

Novinite Insider » Opinions | October 12, 2014, Sunday // 22:46 | Viewed: 470

Russia Is Upset. We're Finally Doing It Right

This week's harsh comments of Russian state officials criticising Bulgaria's President Rosen Plevneliev, calling the Defence Minister “one Shalamanov” and accusing PM Bliznashki of “betrayal”, leave the impression that Russian officials have lost their ne

Novinite Insider » Opinions | October 10, 2014, Friday // 15:50 | Viewed: 1284

Wei Jinghua: Chinese-Bulgarian Cooperation Opportunities Not Yet Fully Tapped

Novinite.com is interviewing ambassadors of Bulgaria's main trading partners as well as neighboring countries. Here is the interview with the Chinese Ambassador to Bulgaria Wei Jinghua.

Novinite Insider » Diplomatic Channel | October 10, 2014, Friday // 10:32 | Viewed: 991

The 95% Rule, Bulgaria and the NYT

Recent reportage in the New York Times reminded me of my 95% Rule: “95% of what you read about economics and finance is either wrong or irrelevant”.

Novinite Insider » Expert Voices | October 9, 2014, Thursday // 13:21 | Viewed: 846

Dame Audrey Glover: Even Politicians Are Getting Tired of Bulgaria's Elections

An interview of Novinite.com with Dame Audrey Glover, Head of the OSCE/ODIHR limited election observation mission sent to Bulgaria for the early parliamentary elections held October 5, 2014.

Novinite Insider » Interview | October 7, 2014, Tuesday // 18:03 | Viewed: 1224

Top 7 Visual Moments of Bulgaria's 2014 Election Campaign

Nobody has so far disagreed the run-up to the early elections held on October 5 was rather dull. But some images can be remembered.

Novinite Insider » Features | October 7, 2014, Tuesday // 12:40 | Viewed: 1268

Bulgaria's Grand Parliament Chessboard Might Be Both Ailment and Cure

Never in Bulgaria's recent history has such a result been observed - eight parties, meaning an extremely fragmented Parliament, with political deadlocks against warring factions preventing any two-party majorities.

Novinite Insider » Opinions | October 6, 2014, Monday // 21:57 | Viewed: 693

Plan A: Conservative-Socialist Cabinet

GERB won by a lot of ballots, while the BSP lost by a lot.

Novinite Insider » Opinions | October 5, 2014, Sunday // 21:15 | Viewed: 629

Bulgaria’s October 5 Elections: A Flashback at the Economic Records

Bulgarians will go to the polls on October 5th to elect new members of parliament and thus a new government.

Novinite Insider » Expert Voices | October 4, 2014, Saturday // 12:26 | Viewed: 1270

National Mourning For Our Non-Existent State

October 3 is yet another day of mourning this year – mourning for the mediocrity of state institutions and the transition, democracy and European values that never happened.

Novinite Insider » Opinions | October 2, 2014, Thursday // 18:25 | Viewed: 813

Opinions Clash Ahead of Budget Update Discussion

The 2014 budget update drafted by the caretaker government has stirred a lot of controversy ahead of its discussion with representatives of employers and trade unions.

Novinite Insider » Opinions | September 30, 2014, Tuesday // 17:43 | Viewed: 267

Seven Reasons to Observe TV7 Carefully

The article originally appeared on BGNES news agency.

Novinite Insider » Opinions | September 28, 2014, Sunday // 22:23 | Viewed: 751

Budget Talk: a Striking Example of Partisan Behavior in Bulgaria

For weeks now the caretaker government of Bulgaria has kept reiterating public finances are in dire straits.

Novinite Insider » Opinions | September 28, 2014, Sunday // 14:20 | Viewed: 433

Ambassador Anick Van Calster: Belgium Remains among Bulgaria’s Top Trade Partners

Novinite.com is interviewing ambassadors of Bulgaria's main trading partners as well as neighbouring countries. Here is the interview with Anick Van Calster, Belgium's Ambassador to Bulgaria.

Novinite Insider » Diplomatic Channel | September 26, 2014, Friday // 12:49 | Viewed: 2597