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Meglena Kuneva: EU Has to Let Bulgaria into Schengen to Fend off Security Threats

Bulgaria has to be allowed to enter the European Union’s borderless Schengen area as early as this autumn to avert threats to security, Deputy Prime Minister Meglena Kuneva has said.

Novinite Insider » Opinions | July 26, 2015, Sunday // 17:07 | Viewed: 2166

For Bulgarian Judicial Reform to Succeed It Needs EU Help - EUinside

In order for the Bulgarian judicial reform to succeed it will not only need pressure coming from the civil society and “a person in power to start the reform”, but also some outside help from the EU.

Novinite Insider » Opinions | July 22, 2015, Wednesday // 11:54 | Viewed: 1656

Tsvetan Vasilev: Bulgaria's KTB Wasn't 'Pyramid Scheme'

Tsvetan Vasilev, the main shareholder of Bulgaria’s closed Corporate Commercial Bank, has published the following comments [BG] on his personal website after an ad hoc parliamentary committee released last week its conclusions about the collapse of the le

Novinite Insider » Opinions | July 14, 2015, Tuesday // 20:50 | Viewed: 3059

Greek Deal is 'A Coup D'Etat Using Banks Instead of Tanks' - Former FinMin Varoufakis

Former Greek Finance Minister Yanis Varoufakis has given his first interview since he resumed office.

Novinite Insider » Opinions | July 14, 2015, Tuesday // 12:08 | Viewed: 992

’Even a Complete Greek Capitulation Would be a Dead End,’ Paul Krugman says

Nobel Prize winner in the field of Economics Paul Krugman has made his opinion regarding the new Greek bailout plan public.

Novinite Insider » Opinions | July 13, 2015, Monday // 17:04 | Viewed: 1153

Bulgarian Tourism Expert Anticipates Discounts of up to 50% at Greek Hotels

Rumen Draganov, Director at the Bulgarian Institute for Analysis and Assessment in Tourism, has argued that the referendum in Greece will have a substantial impact on the tourist season.

Novinite Insider » Opinions | July 7, 2015, Tuesday // 13:32 | Viewed: 4405

After a Night of Euphoria, Greece Will Have to Wake Up Sober

In Bulgarian we say that after a cart tumbles off track, we can think of many possible routes we could have considered to prevent this from happening.

Novinite Insider » Opinions | July 6, 2015, Monday // 01:08 | Viewed: 4277

Prof. Hanke: If Bulgaria Enters the Eurozone, It Will Follow in Greece’s Footsteps

‘’Bulgaria should not enter the Eurozone,’’ said Professor Steve Hanke regarding the current situation on the Balkans in an interview for the Bulgarian National Radio (BNR).

Novinite Insider » Opinions | July 4, 2015, Saturday // 13:19 | Viewed: 1553

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: 1432

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: 2139

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: 1290

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: 5099

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: 3283

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: 2197

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: 1869

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: 1186

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: 2038

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: 2524

'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: 1307

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: 3249

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: 1506