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'Irina or Kristalina?' A UN Rivalry Fuelled by an Indecisive Bulgarian Government

"I don't remember either the Bulgarian Socialist Party or Parvanov - or Oresharski - coming and asking the biggest party when they were to submit a candidacy.

Novinite Insider » Opinions | September 29, 2016, Thursday // 17:41 | Viewed: 1296

Bulgaria Needs to Build a Healthier Relationship with Russia

Bulgarian media, politicians and social media users were quite busy in the first three days of the week, as dozens of news reports on TV stations and reports on websites were dedicated to a comment made by a Russian lawmaker.

Novinite Insider » Opinions | September 21, 2016, Wednesday // 19:27 | Viewed: 70678

Nickolay Mladenov: Bulgarian Gas Hub Project Can Be a Success

Bulgaria could turn into an important gas distribution center in the Balkans with the help of the gas hub project it is currently seeking to implement, UN official and ex-Foreign Minister Nikolay Mladenov has said.

Novinite Insider » Opinions | September 8, 2016, Thursday // 08:05 | Viewed: 4391

Economist of Bulgarian Descent Seen as Part of Hillary Clinton’s Team

Pavlina Tcherneva is one of eight economists suggested to become part of Hillary Clinton’s future ‘economic dream team’- in case she wins the U.S. presidential election in November.

Novinite Insider » Opinions | August 23, 2016, Tuesday // 09:22 | Viewed: 6462

Gülen Supporter's Expulsion Shows Primacy of Fear in Bulgarian Politics

Bulgaria on Wednesday became the first EU member state to extradite a supporter of US-based cleric Fethullah Gülen to Turkey after the latter had been denied political asylum in the last days of July.

Novinite Insider » Opinions | August 12, 2016, Friday // 13:45 | Viewed: 5031

Borislav Gutsanov: We can’t afford two more million people to leave Bulgaria

The board of economy, finance and energy within the National Council of the Bulgarian Socialist Party (BSP) on Thursday outlined the most pressing priorities in those sectors.

Novinite Insider » Opinions | July 28, 2016, Thursday // 16:35 | Viewed: 5342

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: 2952

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: 2629

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: 4071

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: 2091

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: 3126

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: 6647

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: 2709

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: 7305

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: 13708

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: 6037

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: 8879

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: 7101

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: 9684

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: 9723

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: 7921