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Forbes Presents Story of Former Owner of Bulgaria's Collapsed Corpbank

In an article published in Forbes on Monday, Francis Coppola presents the story of the former owner of Bulgaria's Corporate Commercial Bank (KTB) – Tzvetan Vassilev.

Novinite Insider » Opinions | October 6, 2015, Tuesday // 14:18 | Viewed: 641

David Clark: E. Europe Must Seize Its Opportunity to Name UN Chief  

The countries of Eastern Europe will need to start forging a common position on the person best placed to win broad international support if they want to grab the opportunity to name the next United Nations Secretary-General, David Clark, chair of the Rus

Novinite Insider » Opinions | September 29, 2015, Tuesday // 21:47 | Viewed: 1126

Did Bulgaria Really Propose to Set Up a Migrant Hotspot?

Bulgaria, despite being relatively unaffected by the migrant crisis compared to neighboring states, managed to make several headlines last week, all containing the word "hotspot".

Novinite Insider » Opinions | September 28, 2015, Monday // 07:37 | Viewed: 1550

Christian Bodewig: Migrants Could Help Economies of Europe’s Aging Nations

It appears ‘counterintuitive’ to oppose immigration for countries in central and eastern Europe facing the prospect of rapid decline in population due to high emigration and drops in fertility, Christian Bodewig argues in a blog post on the Brookings Inst

Novinite Insider » Opinions | September 25, 2015, Friday // 13:27 | Viewed: 1021

Len Homeniuk’s Detention in Bulgaria Brings into Focus International Policy Issues

The extradition hearings surrounding the detention in Bulgaria of Leonard Homeniuk bring into focus three primary areas of international policy discussion connected to Interpol Red Notice.

Novinite Insider » Opinions | September 23, 2015, Wednesday // 17:23 | Viewed: 1518

Solomon Passy: Bulgaria Should Accept Migrants Educated Here

Bulgaria could accept with priority migrants who graduated in the country, former Foreign Minister Solomon Passy said on Wednesday.

Novinite Insider » Opinions | September 23, 2015, Wednesday // 10:09 | Viewed: 903

'World Coalition' Is Needed to Fight Islamic State - UN Envoy

Europe should distinguish between people fleeing war and economic migrants Nickolay Mladenov, the United Nations' special envoy to the Middle East, has said.

Novinite Insider » Opinions | September 16, 2015, Wednesday // 08:20 | Viewed: 1722

Ivan Krastev for NYT: Migration Crisis Provoking ‘Clash of Solidarities’

Why has the public in Eastern Europe remained unmoved – compared with Western Europe - by the pictures of the refrigerator truck found abandoned in Austria with 71 dead migrants inside or the drowned Syrian toddler washed ashore on a beach in Turkey?

Novinite Insider » Opinions | September 9, 2015, Wednesday // 19:11 | Viewed: 4458

Russia's Overflight Request to Bulgaria 'Part of Propaganda War'

The Russian request to Bulgaria for an overflight of "humanitarian aid" planes en route to Syria was part of a propaganda war the country is waging, a former Foreign Minister has said.

Novinite Insider » Opinions | September 9, 2015, Wednesday // 11:36 | Viewed: 1189

Bulgaria's Ex-FinMin: Orban Uses Migrant Crisis to Reverse Decreasing Popularity

Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orban has skillfully exploited the weak response of the EU towards the migrant crisis in order to reverse his decreasing popularity at home.

Novinite Insider » Opinions | September 7, 2015, Monday // 18:21 | Viewed: 1442

David Hampson: Leonard Homeniuk’s Bad Luck*

*This is the English-language version of an opinion piece by David Hampson about the fate of  Leonard Homeniuk, a former CEO of Toronto-based Centerra Gold mining company , which is developing Kumtor gold mine in Kyrgyzstan.

Novinite Insider » Opinions | September 1, 2015, Tuesday // 19:39 | Viewed: 2260

Turkey's IS/PKK Strategy 'in Service of Erdogan's Unbounded Ambition'

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan is hoping to reverse June's electoral outcome and secure another parliamentary majority and this explains his interest in fighting the Islamic State (IS) group, Politico magazine says.

Novinite Insider » Opinions | August 22, 2015, Saturday // 13:38 | Viewed: 2334

What Putin's Recent Remarks Tell about Russia-Bulgaria Relations

Russian President Vladimir Putin's recent ramarks about relations with Bulgaria have prompted mixed signals from Bulgarian analysts.

Novinite Insider » Opinions | August 19, 2015, Wednesday // 12:42 | Viewed: 2843

Tourism in Bulgaria: Watch the Birdie & the Marketing Tip

Novinite is publishing an article by Yoav Chudnoff on tourism in Bulgaria and on where he thinks the problems actually are. Contrary to what many say, he believes the government is not to blame.

Novinite Insider » Opinions | August 17, 2015, Monday // 11:47 | Viewed: 3761

Bulgarian Expert Warns Lack of Trust in IntMin Could Result in Serious Terror Attack

Prof. Nikolay Radulov warned that the lack of confidence in the Interior Ministry and the security services could lead to a serious terrorist attack in Bulgaria.

Novinite Insider » Opinions | August 11, 2015, Tuesday // 11:10 | Viewed: 2615

Bulgarian Taxpayers' Money 'Still Going to Energy Mafia'

The money paid in taxes by Bulgarian citizens every year is still going to the pockets of the "energy mafia" even after recent reforms in the energy sector, the leader of a employers' union believes.

Novinite Insider » Opinions | August 3, 2015, Monday // 12:59 | Viewed: 4394

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: 3831

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: 2284

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: 3751

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: 1466

’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: 1668