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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: 796

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: 1648

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: 972

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: 4563

Greece 'Urgently Needs a Compromise'

If Greece is hit by a crisis now, the European citizens will pay much more than if no reforms are reached, a Bulgarian economist believes.

Novinite Insider » Opinions | June 18, 2015, Thursday // 19:26 | Viewed: 3000

Bulgaria-Roma Tensions Show Politicians are Quite Good at Doing Nothing

Looking at developments in Roma neighborhoods over the past two months, one might assume this is owed to a rising "Balkan" nationalism - just like anywhere else in Southeast Europe.

Novinite Insider » Opinions | June 16, 2015, Tuesday // 08:41 | Viewed: 1865

Julian Popov for FT: Southeast Europe Can Become Champion of Clean Energy

With a great renewable energy potential and a booming IT sector Southeast Europe can position itself as a champion of clean energy and new technology, former Bulgarian Environment Minister Julian Popov has opined.

Novinite Insider » Opinions | June 5, 2015, Friday // 16:30 | Viewed: 1789

Prof. Steve Hanke: Venezuela "Dangerously Close" to Hyperinflation

Venezuela is "dangerously close" to hyperinflation with its inflation rate currently at 45% per month, Prof.

Novinite Insider » Opinions | June 5, 2015, Friday // 11:54 | Viewed: 1070

Natural Gas Europe Points to Clashing Gas Hub Ambitions of Bulgaria, Greece

Natural Gas Europe pointed to the clashing gas hub ambitions of Bulgaria and Greece in a publication, which was released on Monday.

Novinite Insider » Opinions | June 1, 2015, Monday // 15:23 | Viewed: 1934

Solomon Passy: EU, NATO Need to Incorporate Macedonia

The West and the EU and NATO in particular must do their best to incorporate Macedonia, Bulgaria’s former Foreign Minister Solomon Passy has said.

Novinite Insider » Opinions | May 26, 2015, Tuesday // 12:56 | Viewed: 2456

'Macedonians Only Wish to Live Normally'

Macedonians in Macedonia place much more importance on living well than on nationality, an emphasis Russia cannot understand, a Bulgarian journalist wrote Friday.

Novinite Insider » Opinions | May 22, 2015, Friday // 07:39 | Viewed: 1254

Marinela Petreska: Anti-Gruevski Sentiment in Macedonia Runs High

The pro-government demonstration planned by Macedonian authorities for Monday is an attempt to beguile those who still refuse to realize the depth of the current political crisis in the country, the head of a Macedonian NGO said on Sunday.

Novinite Insider » Opinions | May 17, 2015, Sunday // 18:33 | Viewed: 3198

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: 1458

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: 2986

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: 1159

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: 4471

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: 822

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: 1118

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: 467

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: 708

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: 1329