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Borislav Gutsanov: Bulgaria Loading EU Money on Grain Ships

Bulgaria exports European Union funds to the Middle East in the form of grain whose production has been subsidized through EU projects, according to Borislav Gutsanov, Co-Chairman of the Board of Finance, Economics and Energy to the National Council of th

Novinite Insider » Opinions | July 23, 2016, Saturday // 12:22 | Viewed: 661

New Authoritarian Slide in Turkey 'Could Threaten Bulgaria'- Ex President

The possibility of "an ever more authoritarian regime' in Turkey is the big threat Bulgaria could be facing, former President (2002-2012) Georgi Parvanov has said.

Novinite Insider » Opinions | July 17, 2016, Sunday // 11:06 | Viewed: 1726

Ex-FinMin Djankov: Bulgaria Unlikely to Adopt Euro Soon

Former Bulgarian Finance Minister Simeon Djankov has warned a British withdrawal from the EU could leave Bulgaria and Southeast Europe out of the agenda for the next several years.

Novinite Insider » Opinions | July 3, 2016, Sunday // 14:43 | Viewed: 3298

Night Wolves in Sofia: Pictures at an Exhibition for Peace

The interior of St Alexander Nevsky Cathedral, the second-largest orthodox temple in the Balkans, was filled with unusual words on Friday afternoon, ones that rarely reverberate in a house where God and worshipers are supposed to meet.

Novinite Insider » Opinions | July 3, 2016, Sunday // 13:56 | Viewed: 1346

Prof. Ingrid Shikova: UK’s Brexit Vote Unsurprising

Everyone says that the news of Brexit is a shock, but it has been in the making for many years, according to Prof.

Novinite Insider » Opinions | June 24, 2016, Friday // 13:58 | Viewed: 2411

Ombudsman: Burqas Ban Should Be about Discrimination, Not National Security

Bulgaria's National Ombudsman Maya Manolova has warned that restrictions to wearing full-face veils, introduced on some cities, should not be justified with national security as they are unlikely to address the issue.

Novinite Insider » Opinions | May 11, 2016, Wednesday // 12:02 | Viewed: 5944

Bulgarian Intelligence ex-Head: Free Visa Regime w/ Turkey 'Threatens National Security'

Visa liberalization with Turkey poses a new threat to Bulgarian national security, Kircho Kirov, the former chair of the national security service, has said.

Novinite Insider » Opinions | May 9, 2016, Monday // 12:30 | Viewed: 2017

The Zero-Sum Game of Bulgaria's Election Rules

Bulgarian lawmakers passed so many changes to the country's election laws in the last couple of weeks that protesters sounded a bit unsure which new rule to slam first.

Novinite Insider » Opinions | May 3, 2016, Tuesday // 10:39 | Viewed: 6630

Bulgaria's Migrant Hunters: Just a Symptom of Flawed Governance

Bulgaria increasingly looks like a land left to the mercy of fate.

Novinite Insider » Opinions | April 12, 2016, Tuesday // 14:23 | Viewed: 12980

Ilian Todorov: EU Doesn't Bar Us from Building Fence with Greece

An interview with Iliyan Todorov, an MP from ATAKA party.

Novinite Insider » Opinions | April 7, 2016, Thursday // 17:16 | Viewed: 5339

Graham Watson: Time for Europe to take Closer Look at Bokova

UNESCO head Irina Bokova is the best candidate to take over the United Nations Secretary General, Sir Graham Watson, MEP and former head of the liberal party, writes.

Novinite Insider » Opinions | March 17, 2016, Thursday // 10:27 | Viewed: 8175

Mehmet Ömer: Turkey's Political Islam Brings Harm to Pious People

Political Islam in Turkey has brought heavy harm on devout religious people in Turkey, Mehmet Ömer, Editor-in-Chief of Zaman Bulgaria, has said in an opinion piece for BGNES wire service.

Novinite Insider » Opinions | March 8, 2016, Tuesday // 12:37 | Viewed: 6423

Ex-Ambassador to Moscow: Bulgaria Is Battleground for Turkey, Russia

Bulgaria should not be surprised by its role as an area of collision between Turkey and Russia, former Ambassador to Moscow Ilian Vassilev opined.

Novinite Insider » Opinions | February 25, 2016, Thursday // 11:23 | Viewed: 8985

Why Bokova's Nomination as Bulgarian UN Top Job Candidate Makes Sense

Bulgaria officially endorsed Irina Bokova as “its” candidate to take over as UN Secretary General from Ban Ki-moon from January 01, 2017.

Novinite Insider » Opinions | February 10, 2016, Wednesday // 12:27 | Viewed: 9001

Bulgaria Runs Risk by Not Submitting UN Top Job Candidacy - ex-FM

Bulgaria's delay in submitting a candidate to take over as UN Secretary General could dash Eastern Europe's chances for the office, former Foreign Minister Solomon Passy has said.

Novinite Insider » Opinions | January 18, 2016, Monday // 13:36 | Viewed: 6971

Is Overgas Crisis 'a Plot against Govt' or 'a Plot against Overgas'?

Overgas, Bulgaria's biggest private gas supplier, is currently counting on deliveries from state-owned Bulgargaz to fulfill the needs of its customers.

Novinite Insider » Opinions | January 4, 2016, Monday // 15:23 | Viewed: 5193

Former Bulgarian FM: Involving Geopolitics in Intra-Party Conflicts Is Dangerous

Former Bulgarian Foreign Minister Nikolay Mladenov warned against the dangers of justifying an intra-party conflict with geopolitics.

Novinite Insider » Opinions | December 28, 2015, Monday // 17:11 | Viewed: 4651

No Angels in the Battle for Bulgaria's Judicial Reform

Assumptions that the judicial reform has largely failed in Bulgaria are yet to stand or fail the test of time. The following overview of last week’s developments, one that requires some patience, is an attempt to explain why.

Novinite Insider » Opinions | December 15, 2015, Tuesday // 10:01 | Viewed: 5100

Bulgaria President 'Plans to Replace Bokova as Candidate for Un Top Job'

A pollster head has suggested Bulgaria's President Rosen Plevneliev is hoping for the replacement of UNESCO Director General Irina Bokova with EU Commission Vice President Kristalina Georgieva as a contender to take over the UN's top job next year.

Novinite Insider » Opinions | December 12, 2015, Saturday // 14:34 | Viewed: 4611

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: 8354

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: 8072