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Good Nationalists, Bad Nationalists and Pro-European Governments

Hardly anything could be said in defense of the new government's ideological profile, which is quite blurry; at the same time much can be disputed about its future "pro-European" stance.

Novinite Insider » Editorial | November 8, 2014, Saturday // 16:46 | Viewed: 1403

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: 1493

A Caretaker Government Is Not Needed at All

We have seen many times this circus which is being played out during the entire week and it only shows one thing - there is no need of a caretaker government in Bulgaria.

Novinite Insider » Editorial | August 11, 2014, Monday // 00:29 | Viewed: 1929

A Broad-Minded Bulgarian Government

You have certainly noticed how many times President Rosen Plevneliev used the phrase “a broad-minded person” referring to almost every member of his caretaker government.

Novinite Insider » Editorial | August 5, 2014, Tuesday // 19:26 | Viewed: 4692

Varna, Bulgaria, Europe...

What happened and is still happening in Varna, I mean the floodwaters, can happen in any part of the world.

Novinite Insider » Editorial | June 20, 2014, Friday // 13:49 | Viewed: 2966

Private Wars and State Prosecution. Or Vice Versa

The Bulgarian banking system, usually given as an example of stability, is being subjected in the last days to an unprecedented and - I would say - unexpected ordeal.

Novinite Insider » Editorial | June 18, 2014, Wednesday // 21:52 | Viewed: 620

It All Began in Warsaw

We in Bulgaria know November 10th (1989), and keep repeating it, though the real date is June 4th.

Novinite Insider » Editorial | June 3, 2014, Tuesday // 20:06 | Viewed: 1466

The Hysterical Anti-EU Rhetoric In Bulgaria Is Irrational

Last week's official start of the campaign for the European Parliament elections in Bulgaria, opened the floodgates of hysterical anti-EU rhetoric.

Novinite Insider » Editorial | April 28, 2014, Monday // 14:44 | Viewed: 5782

Kotooshu, Bulgaria’s Emblem in Japan

On the day of the announcement of Kotooshu's retirement from Japan's professional sumo, it seems like a good time to reflect a bit on his career.

Novinite Insider » Editorial | March 20, 2014, Thursday // 15:56 | Viewed: 2676

It’s Gold or Nothing for Putin in Sochi

A week before the 2010 Winter Olympic Games in Vancouver, I recall watching the television debates regarding what we can expect from the big event.

Novinite Insider » Editorial | January 30, 2014, Thursday // 15:05 | Viewed: 4441

More than A New Crop of Rich Mediocrities

Mediocrities with huge salaries, latter-day Roman senators with lavish expenses.

Novinite Insider » Editorial | January 6, 2014, Monday // 12:21 | Viewed: 3162

Ludogorets, A Successful Bulgarian Recipe with Classy Foreign Flavor

Bulgaria's Ludogorets Razgrad stunned European football experts and fans with their performance in this season's Europa League.

Novinite Insider » Editorial | December 13, 2013, Friday // 13:59 | Viewed: 2081

'Tender' Revolutions Give Birth to 'Tough' Problems

Last Sunday, protesters outside the president's office in Kiev tried to break the line of riot police guarding the building by charging them with a bulldozer.

Novinite Insider » Editorial | December 9, 2013, Monday // 18:30 | Viewed: 1559

Ukraine's Alleged 'Civilizational Choice': EU Knows Better than That

The EU’s failure to secure an Association Agreement with Ukraine and the stormy events that followed show nothing less than cracks in the very substance of the Union.

Novinite Insider » Editorial | December 8, 2013, Sunday // 08:41 | Viewed: 5192

From Civil Guards to Civil Unrest - When the Law is on the Street

When citizens take the law into their own hands, it is a clear sign that the foundations of a democratic system are shaking.

Novinite Insider » Editorial | November 22, 2013, Friday // 15:56 | Viewed: 2379

Bulgarians - Angry, but Faithless

As temperatures drop, it will be harder not to see them – the homeless and the poor.

Novinite Insider » Editorial | November 18, 2013, Monday // 12:21 | Viewed: 13868

Bulgaria's Biggest Corruption Scandal? Hardly

To call the scandalous revelations of Hristo Biserov's  financial and tax crimes "Bulgaria's biggest corruption scandal" is an overstatement.

Novinite Insider » Editorial | November 11, 2013, Monday // 12:13 | Viewed: 5117

Pillboxes Wanted in Bulgaria!

Bulgaria's efforts to guard its borders from invaders have degenerated into nothing short of a vendetta.

Novinite Insider » Editorial | November 8, 2013, Friday // 16:07 | Viewed: 5441

Paint on WWII 'Communist' Monument Highlights Bulgaria's Unhealed Wounds

The latest in a string of provocative paint actions against monuments in Bulgaria's capital Sofia has reaffirmed lasting divisions that have continued to torment the Bulgarian psyche for decades.

Novinite Insider » Editorial | November 7, 2013, Thursday // 18:41 | Viewed: 5666

Is Bulgaria Doomed to Communism?

"In less than two months anybody from Bulgaria or Romania who wishes to come to the UK may do so.

Novinite Insider » Editorial | November 6, 2013, Wednesday // 10:22 | Viewed: 5898

Slogans Lift, Though Quickly Drift

“Ostavka” (resignation) and “cherveni boklutsi” (red trash) are terms often heard around Bulgaria these days, in the context of the ongoing anti-government protests.

Novinite Insider » Editorial | November 4, 2013, Monday // 16:14 | Viewed: 1714