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Bulgarian Taxpayers' Money 'Still Going to Energy Mafia'

The money paid in taxes by Bulgarian citizens every year is still going to the pockets of the "energy mafia" even after recent reforms in the energy sector, the leader of a employers' union believes.

Novinite Insider » Opinions | August 3, 2015, Monday // 12:59 | Viewed: 992

Roderick W. Moore, a US Diplomat Making Comeback to Bulgaria

The US Embassy announced earlier this week that Roderick Moore would assume duties as the interim Chargé d'Affairs in Sofia on August 5. Here is what we know about him - not just an ordinary envoy in US-Bulgaria relations.

Novinite Insider » Diplomatic Channel | August 1, 2015, Saturday // 15:51 | Viewed: 3185

Ellis Shuman: Visiting the Birthplace of Orpheus  

Ellis Shuman is taking us to Gela, a Bulgarian village believed to be the birthplace of Orpheus - the mythical Greek musician, poet, and prophet – who descended into the underworld in an attempt to save his wife, Eurydice.

Novinite Insider » Destinations | | Viewed: 2472

Greek Embassy: Greece Has Done a Lot for Bulgaria

The Greek Embassy in Sofia has sent out a statement to media outlets to point to Greece's contribution to the Bulgarian economy.

Novinite Insider » Diplomatic Channel | July 28, 2015, Tuesday // 14:53 | Viewed: 3898

Meglena Kuneva: EU Has to Let Bulgaria into Schengen to Fend off Security Threats

Bulgaria has to be allowed to enter the European Union’s borderless Schengen area as early as this autumn to avert threats to security, Deputy Prime Minister Meglena Kuneva has said.

Novinite Insider » Opinions | July 26, 2015, Sunday // 17:07 | Viewed: 2880

For Bulgarian Judicial Reform to Succeed It Needs EU Help - EUinside

In order for the Bulgarian judicial reform to succeed it will not only need pressure coming from the civil society and “a person in power to start the reform”, but also some outside help from the EU.

Novinite Insider » Opinions | July 22, 2015, Wednesday // 11:54 | Viewed: 1683

Tsvetan Vasilev: Bulgaria's KTB Wasn't 'Pyramid Scheme'

Tsvetan Vasilev, the main shareholder of Bulgaria’s closed Corporate Commercial Bank, has published the following comments [BG] on his personal website after an ad hoc parliamentary committee released last week its conclusions about the collapse of the le

Novinite Insider » Opinions | July 14, 2015, Tuesday // 20:50 | Viewed: 3093

Greek Deal is 'A Coup D'Etat Using Banks Instead of Tanks' - Former FinMin Varoufakis

Former Greek Finance Minister Yanis Varoufakis has given his first interview since he resumed office.

Novinite Insider » Opinions | July 14, 2015, Tuesday // 12:08 | Viewed: 1014

’Even a Complete Greek Capitulation Would be a Dead End,’ Paul Krugman says

Nobel Prize winner in the field of Economics Paul Krugman has made his opinion regarding the new Greek bailout plan public.

Novinite Insider » Opinions | July 13, 2015, Monday // 17:04 | Viewed: 1177

Bulgaria’s Foreign Minister Mitov Visiting US to Discuss Defense, Security

Bulgaria’s Foreign Minister Daniel Mitov will discuss the latest developments in the country’s partnership with the United States during a working visit to Washington, D.C. this week.

Novinite Insider » Diplomatic Channel | July 13, 2015, Monday // 14:58 | Viewed: 2115

Bulgarian Tourism Expert Anticipates Discounts of up to 50% at Greek Hotels

Rumen Draganov, Director at the Bulgarian Institute for Analysis and Assessment in Tourism, has argued that the referendum in Greece will have a substantial impact on the tourist season.

Novinite Insider » Opinions | July 7, 2015, Tuesday // 13:32 | Viewed: 4434

After a Night of Euphoria, Greece Will Have to Wake Up Sober

In Bulgarian we say that after a cart tumbles off track, we can think of many possible routes we could have considered to prevent this from happening.

Novinite Insider » Opinions | July 6, 2015, Monday // 01:08 | Viewed: 4310

Prof. Hanke: If Bulgaria Enters the Eurozone, It Will Follow in Greece’s Footsteps

‘’Bulgaria should not enter the Eurozone,’’ said Professor Steve Hanke regarding the current situation on the Balkans in an interview for the Bulgarian National Radio (BNR).

Novinite Insider » Opinions | July 4, 2015, Saturday // 13:19 | Viewed: 1572

Hurghada, El Gouna and Soma Bay, Three Faces of Egypt’s Red Sea

Novinite is publishing brief sketches on Hurghada, Soma Bay and El Gouna - three places a group of journalists, including two members of Novinite team, visited at the invitation of Egypt's Ministry of Tourism in mid-June.

Novinite Insider » Features | July 2, 2015, Thursday // 23:52 | Viewed: 6503

Bulgaria Will Continue Helping Moldova Build Closer Ties with EU

Bulgaria remains committed to the European integration of Moldova, Foreign Minister Daniel Mitov said at a meeting with outgoing Moldovan Ambassador in Sofia Alexandru Prigorski on Thursday.

Novinite Insider » Diplomatic Channel | July 2, 2015, Thursday // 21:27 | Viewed: 2032

Steve Hanke: Greek Drama Ending in Farce

"With the failure of the Greek government to make a scheduled payment to the International Monetary Fund (IMF), we have moved from high drama to low farce.

Novinite Insider » Opinions | July 2, 2015, Thursday // 16:22 | Viewed: 1444

Marián Jakubócy: Eastring Will Enhance Vertical Gas Corridor's Transit Role

 Novinite has interviewed H.E. Marián Jakubócy, Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the Slovak Republic to the Republic of Bulgaria since 2013.

Novinite Insider » Diplomatic Channel | June 29, 2015, Monday // 10:18 | Viewed: 6158

Greece's Fate Is Torn between Athens and Athena

So blissful was Ulysses when he embraced his wife Penelope after an epic, ages-long journey, that the couple would have remained clung to each other until the morning......

Novinite Insider » Opinions | June 27, 2015, Saturday // 13:42 | Viewed: 2153

Deputy PM Warns TTIP Could Bring More Harms than Benefits to Bulgaria

Bulgarian Deputy Prime Minister Ivaylo Kalfin warned on Thursday that in its current format the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP) would bring more harms than benefits to the country.

Novinite Insider » Opinions | June 25, 2015, Thursday // 15:55 | Viewed: 1305

Red Sea Marvels Help Egypt’s Tourism Set Eyes on Strong Recovery

“How was Egypt? Did you see the Pyramids?” This is the first question any visitor to the Northern African country would normally hear upon arrival at the airport of their respective hometown.

Novinite Insider » Special Report | June 23, 2015, Tuesday // 11:09 | Viewed: 9470

Alexei Kudrin: Russia Is in 'Full-Blown Crisis'

Russia is undergoing a "full-blown crisis" and is witnessing plummeting living standards, former Finance Minister Alexei Kudrin told delegates at the Saint Petersburg Economic Forum which kicked off Thursday.

Novinite Insider » Opinions | June 19, 2015, Friday // 13:07 | Viewed: 5114