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EU Entering New Schengen Stage, UK Ambassador Believes

UK Ambassador to Bulgaria Emma Hopkins said on Tuesday the EU needs to jointly manage common borders and apply stricter control as part of a "new Schengen stage".

Novinite Insider » Diplomatic Channel | November 24, 2015, Tuesday // 12:09 | Viewed: 1337

Bulgaria FM: EU Migrant Quotas Looking Ludicrous

Sofia will abide by its commitments to relocate migrants from the Middle East, but in light of recent developments the quota plan looks ludicrous at the moment, Bulgarian Foreign Minister Daniel Mitov said.

Novinite Insider » Opinions | November 22, 2015, Sunday // 16:30 | Viewed: 1430

Alan Colson: American English Academy Takes Pride in Its Rich Cultural Diversity

Cultural diversity is one of the distinguishing features of the American English Academy (AEA) in Sofia.

Novinite Insider » Interview | November 20, 2015, Friday // 10:13 | Viewed: 2263

The Only Question Mark after Bulgaria's Local Elections

As we noted a week before the local elections held in Bulgaria on October 25 and November 1, Novinite wasn't really committed to in-depth coverage of the campaign and that was done on purpose. No substantial debate, no real battles of either personalities

Novinite Insider » Opinions | November 4, 2015, Wednesday // 11:03 | Viewed: 3927

Roderick Moore: Our Friendship is Deep and Will Persist

Novinite is publishing a farewell message submitted by Roderick W Moore, US Embassy in Sofia's Chargé d'Affaires By Roderick Moore, Charge d’Affaires of the U.

Novinite Insider » Diplomatic Channel | November 2, 2015, Monday // 10:15 | Viewed: 4162

Why Low Turnout in Bulgaria’s E-Voting Referendum Is Really Disturbing

Go to any local pub or café in Sofia, pick a table, open a book and pretend to read while easvesdropping on tables next to you.

Novinite Insider » Opinions | October 29, 2015, Thursday // 08:00 | Viewed: 3115

Tihomir Stoychev 'to Take Over' as Bulgarian Ambassador to US

Bulgarian President Rosen Plevneliev's Foreign Policy Secretary, Tihomir Stoychev, will be next Bulgarian envoy to the United States, 24 Chasa ("24 Hours") daily reports.

Novinite Insider » Diplomatic Channel | October 21, 2015, Wednesday // 08:24 | Viewed: 3166

The 2015 Battle for Sofia: Who Is Running for Mayor

Local elections are coming in just days, and Novinite is fully aware it did not provide the campaign coverage a news outlet covering a particular country usually does whatever vote is forthcoming.

Novinite Insider | October 20, 2015, Tuesday // 10:14 | Viewed: 3411

Bulgaria Migrant Death: Guilty Until Proven Innocent?

We know so little about the death of an Afghan migrant in Bulgaria we cannot afford taking "sides".

Novinite Insider » Opinions | October 18, 2015, Sunday // 18:23 | Viewed: 3776

Migrant's Death in Bulgaria Calls into Question Turkey's Aid Request - MEP

Bulgarian MEP Svetoslav Malinov (EPP) has cast doubt over whether Ankara "deserves" the additional EUR 2-3 B it demands to tackle the migrant crisis.

Novinite Insider » Opinions | October 16, 2015, Friday // 12:54 | Viewed: 1611

Bulgaria as a Movie Setting? New Promotion Video Leaves Public Divided

A commercial video aimed at promoting Bulgaria as a tourist destination and officially unveiled on Sunday has left Bulgarians polarized.

Novinite Insider » Opinions | October 13, 2015, Tuesday // 11:34 | Viewed: 2092

Turkish Ambassador Repeats Demand for Syria Safe Zone

Turkey's request that a safe zone be set up in Syria is a step toward addressing the root cause of the migrant crisis, the country's Ambassador to Bulgaria has said.

Novinite Insider » Diplomatic Channel | October 10, 2015, Saturday // 14:45 | Viewed: 1954

Ivan Krastev: 'Kremlin Is in Syria for Pedagogical Reasons'

The notion of Russia as a “spoiling power” is a popular sentiment these days in Washington, Ivan Krastev, chairman of Bulgaria-based Center for Liberal Strategies, writes in the The New York Times.

Novinite Insider » Opinions | October 8, 2015, Thursday // 12:32 | Viewed: 2039

Sofia 'Not Reliable Partner about Turkish Stream'

It isn't worth holding negotiations with Bulgaria over its prospective inclusion in the Turkish Stream project after the country showed itself to be unpredictable, a Russian expert says.

Novinite Insider » Opinions | October 7, 2015, Wednesday // 14:46 | Viewed: 2065

Forbes Presents Story of Former Owner of Bulgaria's Collapsed Corpbank

In an article published in Forbes on Monday, Francis Coppola presents the story of the former owner of Bulgaria's Corporate Commercial Bank (KTB) – Tzvetan Vassilev.

Novinite Insider » Opinions | October 6, 2015, Tuesday // 14:18 | Viewed: 1773

David Clark: E. Europe Must Seize Its Opportunity to Name UN Chief  

The countries of Eastern Europe will need to start forging a common position on the person best placed to win broad international support if they want to grab the opportunity to name the next United Nations Secretary-General, David Clark, chair of the Rus

Novinite Insider » Opinions | September 29, 2015, Tuesday // 21:47 | Viewed: 1718

Did Bulgaria Really Propose to Set Up a Migrant Hotspot?

Bulgaria, despite being relatively unaffected by the migrant crisis compared to neighboring states, managed to make several headlines last week, all containing the word "hotspot".

Novinite Insider » Opinions | September 28, 2015, Monday // 07:37 | Viewed: 3058

Christian Bodewig: Migrants Could Help Economies of Europe’s Aging Nations

It appears ‘counterintuitive’ to oppose immigration for countries in central and eastern Europe facing the prospect of rapid decline in population due to high emigration and drops in fertility, Christian Bodewig argues in a blog post on the Brookings Inst

Novinite Insider » Opinions | September 25, 2015, Friday // 13:27 | Viewed: 1625

Len Homeniuk’s Detention in Bulgaria Brings into Focus International Policy Issues

The extradition hearings surrounding the detention in Bulgaria of Leonard Homeniuk bring into focus three primary areas of international policy discussion connected to Interpol Red Notice.

Novinite Insider » Opinions | September 23, 2015, Wednesday // 17:23 | Viewed: 2185

Solomon Passy: Bulgaria Should Accept Migrants Educated Here

Bulgaria could accept with priority migrants who graduated in the country, former Foreign Minister Solomon Passy said on Wednesday.

Novinite Insider » Opinions | September 23, 2015, Wednesday // 10:09 | Viewed: 1503

Bulgaria Sometimes Lacks Consistency in Reform - UK Ambassador

As a friend of Bulgaria, the United Kingdom sometimes tends to voice its disappointment with politics in the country, UK Ambassador to Sofia Emma Hopkins said on Wednesday.

Novinite Insider » Diplomatic Channel | September 23, 2015, Wednesday // 08:41 | Viewed: 3510