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Zhelev, or Why We Shouldn’t Feel Anguished

Anyone among us will be constrained by time to say something historic about Zhelyu Zhelev.

Novinite Insider » Opinions | January 30, 2015, Friday // 16:57 | Viewed: 324

Is Greece 'Uniquely Deserving of Assistance'?

Greece’s new Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras and his radical leftist SYRIZA party rose to power largely thanks to pledges to renegotiate the country’s debt and put an end to the austerity measures demanded by its creditors in exchange for bailout aid.

Novinite Insider » Opinions | January 29, 2015, Thursday // 21:31 | Viewed: 514

Cas Mudde: Five Predictions of Greece's Future after SYRIZA Landslide

Five main developments could follow SYRIZA's landslide victory in the early elections on Sunday, according to political scientist Cas Mudde, who has been studying radical political parties for years.

Novinite Insider » Opinions | January 26, 2015, Monday // 12:21 | Viewed: 574

Turkish Stream Can’t Be Substitute for Ukraine’s Gas Transit System – EU Energy Chief

It would have been better if a broader discussion had taken place on the potential replacing of Ukraine by Turkey as a transit country for Russian gas supplies to Europe, the EU energy chief has opined.

Novinite Insider » Opinions | January 20, 2015, Tuesday // 16:58 | Viewed: 2160

Joining Euro to Have Positive Impact on Bulgaria's Economy - Experts

Economists and financial experts in Bulgaria have described the country's decision to renew Eurozone negotiations as rather a step in the right direction.

Novinite Insider » Opinions | January 19, 2015, Monday // 11:01 | Viewed: 8026

Ivan Krastev for FT: Would Russia Try to Destabilise Europe's 'Soft Underbelly'?

A controlled crisis in the Balkans would give bargaining chips to Russian President Vladimir Putin and distract attention away from Ukraine, Ivan Krastev, chairman of Sofia-based NGO Centre for Liberal Strategies, has opined.

Novinite Insider » Opinions | January 15, 2015, Thursday // 17:40 | Viewed: 1195

Charlie Hebdo: More Than Pens Will Be Needed Against Guns

The attack on Charlie Hebdo has nothing to do with questioning the limits of freedom of speech.

Novinite Insider » Opinions | January 10, 2015, Saturday // 13:38 | Viewed: 705

Shooting at Charlie Hebdo Not Surprising, Prof. Chukov Says

Armed attacks against media outlets like Wednesday’s shooting at the Paris offices of French satirical magazine Charlie Hebdo are often being carried out by radically-minded people who aren’t necessarily affiliated to a specific terrorist organization, Bu

Novinite Insider » Opinions | January 7, 2015, Wednesday // 18:37 | Viewed: 1115

'Islam Needs Reform,' Journalist Ivo Indzhev Says after French Magazine Attack

The problem with Islam is not just fundamentalist, but also fundamental, the well-known Bulgarian journalist Ivo Indzhev told Novinite after the attack on France's satirical magazine Charlie Hebdo.

Novinite Insider » Opinions | January 7, 2015, Wednesday // 16:04 | Viewed: 908

2014: The Conflict with Islamic State Should Teach the West a Lesson

At a first glance the militant group Islamic State's gains in Syria and Iraq caught the world by surprise.

Novinite Insider » Opinions | January 3, 2015, Saturday // 00:15 | Viewed: 1514

Bulgaria's Borisov 2.0 Cabinet: Bringing Opponents Together

Novinite's team is publishing brief daily comments about major events that have taken place in Bulgaria and abroad this year.

Novinite Insider » Opinions | December 31, 2014, Wednesday // 16:55 | Viewed: 553

2014: General Elections Resulted in Fragmented Parliament

The instability of the ruling BSP-DPS majority in the 42nd National Assembly, the anti-government protests that lasted for a whole year, and the low public confidence in the institutions, led to the resignation of the Oresharski Cabinet and early parliame

Novinite Insider » Opinions | December 30, 2014, Tuesday // 17:52 | Viewed: 281

2014: The Year When Floods Hit Bulgaria

Novinite's team is publishing brief daily comments about major events that have taken place in Bulgaria and abroad this year.

Novinite Insider » Opinions | December 29, 2014, Monday // 17:08 | Viewed: 477

2014: How the Ukraine Crisis Began

The events in Ukraine threaten to turn into the most serious crisis that the world has faced in years.

Novinite Insider » Opinions | December 28, 2014, Sunday // 22:20 | Viewed: 581

2014: Disrespect for Labor Safety Claimed 15 Lives at Bulgaria's Gorni Lom Plant

On October 1 a deadly blast in the Midzhur ammunition factory in the village of Gorni Lom, north eastern Bulgaria, killed 15 workers – 13 men and two women.

Novinite Insider » Opinions | December 27, 2014, Saturday // 21:05 | Viewed: 372

2014: Immigrants Still Posing Challenge to Bulgarian Society

After the dramatic increase of the number of illegal immigrants arriving in Bulgaria in 2013, which caught the authorities totally unprepared, the situation in 2014 slowly improved.

Novinite Insider » Opinions | December 26, 2014, Friday // 14:29 | Viewed: 581

2014: The Attack on Bulgaria's Corpbank Leaves Everyone a Loser

Novinite's team is publishing brief daily comments about how 2014 unfolded in Bulgaria and elsewhere.

Novinite Insider » Opinions | December 25, 2014, Thursday // 13:33 | Viewed: 675

Drop in Oil Prices: Blessing for Some, Curse for Others

Novinite's team is publishing brief daily comments about how 2014 unfolded in Bulgaria and elsewhere.

Novinite Insider » Opinions | December 24, 2014, Wednesday // 16:40 | Viewed: 541

South Stream: Opaque Deal Falling Through

Novinite's team is publishing brief daily comments about how 2014 unfolded in Bulgaria and elsewhere.

Novinite Insider » Opinions | December 23, 2014, Tuesday // 12:12 | Viewed: 781

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: 1919

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: 1019