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Simon Watt, the Man Who Brought Love for Ugly Animals to Sofia

Pandas are so cuddly… and are given too much attention, whilst there are many other, unknown and “aesthetically challenging” animals we should work more to preserve.

Novinite Insider » Interview | May 16, 2015, Saturday // 17:21 | Viewed: 7187

Turkish Stream to Make Turkey “Middleman for Europe’s Energy Buyers”

The agreement between Moscow and Ankara to launch the construction of Turkish Stream gas pipeline “suggest Turkey’s patience with Brussels is wearing thin…and Ankara’s willingness to support Europe’s foreign-policy priorities…is diminishing,” Keith Johnso

Novinite Insider » Opinions | May 13, 2015, Wednesday // 17:13 | Viewed: 1780

Macedonia: Imagining the Unimaginable about Kumanovo

The tragic events in the Macedonian town of Kumanovo are now history - and this leaves time for reflections.

Novinite Insider » Opinions | May 10, 2015, Sunday // 23:50 | Viewed: 3517

Ukraine 'Was Just Occasion to Square Old Accounts'

Russia's Victory Day parade on May 9 reflects mass attitudes in the country, Grigori Nedyalkov, a Bulgarian journalist, has said.

Novinite Insider | May 10, 2015, Sunday // 15:56 | Viewed: 2814

Boycott of Moscow's Victory Day Parade Helps New Iron Curtain Fall

The term “Iron Curtain” was not coined by Winston Churchill, but it was he who turned it into one of the symbols of the latter part of the twentieth century by using it in his famous Fulton speech of 1946.

Novinite Insider » Editorial | May 8, 2015, Friday // 23:42 | Viewed: 3179

Europe's Problem Are Not Green Men but Jeeps with Black Flags

Russia is not such a problem for Europe as the EU believes, with the fundemental problems lying within the 28-nation bloc, Simeon Nikolov, an expert and former Deputy Defense Minister, opines in an analysis for Novinite.

Novinite Insider | May 8, 2015, Friday // 06:46 | Viewed: 2437

Protests Highlight Need for Change in EU Candidate Macedonia, MEP Says

Macedonia’s problems lie in the policies pursued by its own government rather than in the attitude of Greece, Bulgaria or the EU, the Bulgarian member of the European Parliament (MEP) Andrey Kovatchev has told Novinite.

Novinite Insider » Opinions | May 7, 2015, Thursday // 17:51 | Viewed: 1468

Prof.  Hanke: ‘Phantom Assets’ Spell Trouble for Greek Banks  

Greece’s four largest banks, which control 88% of total assets in the banking system, could be in for a much bigger shock than initially deduced, a renowned economist has said.

Novinite Insider » Opinions | May 5, 2015, Tuesday // 20:32 | Viewed: 7199

New UK Ambassador to Bulgaria Calls for Judicial Reform, Crackdown on Corruption

The new British Ambassador to Sofia Emma Hopkins demonstrated her knowledge of the Bulgarian language in a video address, which was published on the Facebook page of the embassy on Monday.

Novinite Insider » Diplomatic Channel | May 4, 2015, Monday // 17:05 | Viewed: 7760

Is There any Hope for Freedom of Speech in Bulgaria?

Public broadcasters in Bulgaria are still "islands of pluralism" within the public environment, Georgi Lozanov, who heads the country's highest-ranking media watchdog, has opined.

Novinite Insider » Opinions | May 4, 2015, Monday // 11:41 | Viewed: 1571

Meet Pepi, a Bulgarian Robot for Which Crossing Mazes Is a Piece of Cake

Three young inventors were received with much applause by the public at the opening ceremony of CEEDS’15 by Webit, the biggest IT event in Eastern Europe.

Novinite Insider » Features | May 3, 2015, Sunday // 00:27 | Viewed: 8042

Attempt to Shutter Bulgaria's TV7 Exposes Darker Side of State and Society

Actions of Bulgarian authorities with regard to the private TV7 channel are just yet another example that when it comes to disputes, neither side is perfect.

Novinite Insider | April 29, 2015, Wednesday // 23:23 | Viewed: 5695

Own Goal Scored!

No one could have ever imagined to see a show like this aired live – Bulgarian police occupying a TV studio and trying to prevent a broadcast.

Novinite Insider » Opinions | April 29, 2015, Wednesday // 19:43 | Viewed: 1306

Turkey Ambassador Blames Bulgaria for Gas Link Delay

Turkey has stood ready for years to build its part of a gas interconnector to Bulgaria, the country's Ambassador to Sofia has said.

Novinite Insider » Diplomatic Channel | April 29, 2015, Wednesday // 12:38 | Viewed: 1742

New UK Ambassador Arrives in Bulgaria

Emma Kate Hopkins OBE, Britain's new Ambassador to the Republic of Bulgaria, is already in Sofia, the British Embassy has announced.

Novinite Insider » Diplomatic Channel | April 29, 2015, Wednesday // 11:22 | Viewed: 2384

Driss El Yazami: Changes in Migration Processes Putting Human Rights at Stake

The advanced status of Morocco in terms of its improving human rights record is turning Morocco into a strategic partner to the European Union, Driss El Yazami, President of the Moroccan National Council of Human Rights, has said.

Novinite Insider » Opinions | April 28, 2015, Tuesday // 22:47 | Viewed: 1305

Ivaylo Iaydjiev: Bulgaria Needs to Make BNB More Accountable, Transparent and Independent

Bulgaria should implement three crucial reforms to improve the leadership, accountability and transparency of its central bank, the BNB, in the aftermath of the 2014 banking crisis, Ivaylo Iaydjiev has opined in an article published by EUobserver on 27 Ap

Novinite Insider » Opinions | April 27, 2015, Monday // 17:22 | Viewed: 885

Genocide or No Genocide? Bulgaria's 'Third Way' on Armenian Killings

Bulgarian Parliament has just adopted a declaration calling deaths of Armenians caused by the Ottoman Empire in 1910s "mass extermination".

Novinite Insider » Opinions | April 24, 2015, Friday // 13:05 | Viewed: 1735

Steve Hanke: Another Greek Debt Default Is Imminent

In an article titled “Greece: Down and Probably Out”, Professor Steve Hanke argues that another Greek debt default is just around the corner.

Novinite Insider » Expert Voices | April 24, 2015, Friday // 10:37 | Viewed: 4728

Greece on a Knife Edge

Novinite is publishing an text by Isidoros Karderinis, a Greek author whose articles on the country's economy has been widely published in Greek and Spanish economy magazines.

Novinite Insider » Expert Voices | April 19, 2015, Sunday // 21:09 | Viewed: 51839

The New Myth of Bulgaria's 'New Iron Curtain'

"The Iron Curtain is back. Topped with barbed wire, monitored by CCTV, patrolled by border guards..." This description refers to Bulgaria's border with Turkey. It shows (and creates) one image and fails to convey another.

Novinite Insider » Opinions | April 19, 2015, Sunday // 15:30 | Viewed: 2402
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