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Bulgaria, the Most Faithful Satellite

Prime Minister Borisov must have already been an official guest of top European politicians more often within his five weeks in office than his elected predecessor, Plamen Oresharski, in the fourteen months he spent in office.

Novinite Insider » Opinions | December 16, 2014, Tuesday // 19:20 | Viewed: 1619

Mikhail Gorbachev: EU, US Should Thaw Relations with Russia Despite Ukraine Tensions

The Soviet Union's last leader Mikhail Gorbachev has called on both Brussels and Washington to improve relations with Moscow despite tensions over Ukraine.

Novinite Insider » Opinions | December 10, 2014, Wednesday // 12:10 | Viewed: 519

Iliyan Vassilev: Russia Dropped South Stream for Economic Reasons

The decision to abandon South Stream was prompted by Russia’s current economic difficulties as well as desire to focus investment on joint energy projects with China, Bulgaria's former ambassador in Moscow Iliyan Vassilev has said.

Novinite Insider » Opinions | December 4, 2014, Thursday // 17:23 | Viewed: 1003

Bulgarian Politicians Don't Believe South Stream Is Over

"We should concentrate and look into this, and if the project is as profitable as EUR 400 M a year, we should save it.

Novinite Insider » Opinions | December 3, 2014, Wednesday // 22:12 | Viewed: 592

Bulgaria to Lose USD 600 M over Suspension of South Stream – Ex-Minister

Former Energy Minister Rumen Ovcharov has estimated Bulgaria’s losses from the suspension of the South Stream gas pipeline at around USD 600 M.

Novinite Insider » Opinions | December 2, 2014, Tuesday // 10:39 | Viewed: 1330

Bulgaria’s Industrial Capital Association Opposes Minimum Wage Hike

Vasil Velev, Chair of the Bulgarian Industrial Capital Association (BICA), has pointed out that all associations of employers adamantly oppose the proposal for an increase in the minimum wage.

Novinite Insider » Opinions | December 1, 2014, Monday // 09:23 | Viewed: 562

Bulgarian Authorities Popularizing Radical Islam - Expert

Everything around the anti-terrorist operation conducted in Bulgaria this week is helping radical Islam to rise to popularity, a former security official says.

Novinite Insider » Opinions | November 27, 2014, Thursday // 11:17 | Viewed: 870

Should Bulgaria Be Afraid of Patriotic Front's 'Ethnic Tune'?

From the first days of the recent Bulgarian government the nationalist coalition called Patriotic Front has made numerous attempts at crossing the line of ethnic and religious tolerance. But this should be nothing to worry about.

Novinite Insider » Opinions | November 22, 2014, Saturday // 16:54 | Viewed: 1352

Chair of Bulgarian Industrial Assoc. Urges Swift Reforms in Administration, Pension System

Bozhidar Danev, Chair of the Bulgarian Industrial Association (BIA), has recommended swift reforms in the sphere of administration and the pension system.

Novinite Insider » Opinions | November 21, 2014, Friday // 19:36 | Viewed: 834

Vladimir Putin: Ukraine Needs Federalisation to Resolve Crisis

Russian President Vladimir Putin has called for federalisation of Ukraine to resolve the conflict opposing the government in Kiev to pro-Moscow rebels in the country’s eastern regions.

Novinite Insider » Opinions | November 17, 2014, Monday // 19:29 | Viewed: 728

Careful with These Turkish-Language News, Politicians

Who could have imagined just a few weeks ago the issue of to have or not to have Turkish-language news would be reintroduced to public attention? In a matter of days strange ideas filled the air: from replacing news with cultural programs or moving them f

Novinite Insider » Opinions | November 14, 2014, Friday // 21:19 | Viewed: 570

A Great Day For Freedom

"On the day the wall came downThey threw the locks onto the groundAnd with glasses high we raised a cry For freedom had arrivedOn the day the wall came downThe Ship of Fools had finally ran agroundPromises lit up the night like paper doves in flight.

Novinite Insider » Opinions | November 10, 2014, Monday // 13:26 | Viewed: 920

Between West Hall and East Hall: Seven Reasons Why Bulgaria's New Cabinet Is Unprecedented

Thursday, November 6, 2014 will be remembered as a peculiarday for Bulgaria's democracy, and this definition has many layers worth mentioning.

Novinite Insider » Opinions | November 6, 2014, Thursday // 18:43 | Viewed: 2833

If Radan Kanev Becomes Bulgaria's Prime Minister...

"If there is disagreement related to positions in the cabinet... we are ready for other options, including to support a cabinet with Radan Kanev as Prime Minister, for instance," GERB's Tomislav Donchev said on Sunday. But what does this actually mean?

Novinite Insider » Opinions | November 3, 2014, Monday // 09:04 | Viewed: 1182

Enough Of This Farce Already!

It's been almost a month since Bulgaria held its early elections on October 5, but a new government is still nowhere in sight.

Novinite Insider » Opinions | November 2, 2014, Sunday // 15:09 | Viewed: 296

MEP Iliana Iotova: GERB, Reformist Bloc Should Form Minority Gov't

Center-right GERB and right-wing Reformist Bloc stand chances to form a government, "even though a minority one", socialist MEP Iliana Iotova said on Sunday.

Novinite Insider » Opinions | October 26, 2014, Sunday // 16:54 | Viewed: 561

George Soros: 'Europe Is Facing a Challenge from Russia to Its Very Existence'

American investor and philanthropist George Soros warned that Russia's expansionism poses an existential threat to the EU and called for more material support for Ukraine.

Novinite Insider » Opinions | October 23, 2014, Thursday // 18:29 | Viewed: 2720

Is GERB's Government Casting Turning Ugly?

Speculation about where the next Bulgarian government is being forged is now over.

Novinite Insider » Opinions | October 21, 2014, Tuesday // 21:38 | Viewed: 725

Ognyan Minchev: Too Early to Say GERB-RB Talks Have Failed

It’s too early to claim that talks between GERB and the Reformist Bloc on forming a government coalition were a failure, a leading Bulgarian political scientist has said.

Novinite Insider » Opinions | October 16, 2014, Thursday // 10:45 | Viewed: 566

Osman Oktai: DPS’ ‘Unconditional Support’ Comes With Strings Attached

There is no such thing like ‘unconditional support’ in politics, one of the founders of  mainly ethnic Turk party Movement for Rights and Freedoms (DPS) has said.

Novinite Insider » Opinions | October 14, 2014, Tuesday // 17:31 | Viewed: 502

Bulgaria's Boyko Borisov Facing Huge Test as 'Political Animal'

Renowned Greek philosopher Aristotle has described the human species as a "political animal" (zoon politikon). But, to paraphrase an iconic book by George Orwell, some people are more of a "political animal" than others.

Novinite Insider » Opinions | October 12, 2014, Sunday // 22:46 | Viewed: 571