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Elenko Bozhkov: 10% Power Price Hike is Unjustified

A leading Bulgarian energy expert has disputed the need to raise power prices by as much as 10%, claiming that rate of increase only served the interests of power distributors.

Novinite Insider » Opinions | September 20, 2014, Saturday // 12:55 | Viewed: 196

Tsvetan Vasilev and the Voice of Business

I don't know what it means to "surrender" without having been in hiding, but the past 24 hours have created this precedent as well.

Novinite Insider » Opinions | September 17, 2014, Wednesday // 16:26 | Viewed: 454

Meeting Turkey's Erdogan: a Matter of 'Unnatural' Timing

A visit of liberal DPS's leader Lyutvi Mestan to Turkey's presidential compound might look like the "perfectly natural" thing for a party representing a vast Bulgarian Turkish population.

Novinite Insider » Opinions | September 15, 2014, Monday // 12:14 | Viewed: 500

Emil Harsev: KTB Insolvency Would Be Ungrounded

There is not a single reason requiring that Corporate Commercial Bank (Corpbank or KTB) be declared insolvent, financier Emil Harsev believes.

Novinite Insider » Opinions | September 12, 2014, Friday // 13:04 | Viewed: 441

Kristalina Georgieva's Appointment Could Bring About a Change to Bulgarian Politics

Just hours before Jean-Claude Juncker unveiled the official distribution of portfolios in the new EU executive, an article kindly reminded me that commissioners tend to defend their national interest, "but it has to be done with subtlety".

Novinite Insider » Opinions | September 10, 2014, Wednesday // 18:57 | Viewed: 1714

Kristian Krastev: Bulgaria Could Benefit from Russian Airspace Ban

Bulgaria would gain immediate profit from a potential decision of Moscow to keep Western carriers away from its airspace, a former Transport Minister has argued.

Novinite Insider » Opinions | September 9, 2014, Tuesday // 13:53 | Viewed: 619

Nikolay Mihaylov: Bulgaria's Political System 'Vicious, Devoid of Sense'

Bulgaria's political idea is related to an outward loyalty and degradation of the internal public debate and of inter-party clashes, Nikolay Mihaylov, a psychiatrist, believes.

Novinite Insider » Opinions | September 8, 2014, Monday // 11:18 | Viewed: 347

What's Right, What's Left In Bulgarian Politics

Political studies tend to describe parties and policies into two basic broad categories: left and right.

Novinite Insider » Opinions | September 5, 2014, Friday // 12:34 | Viewed: 322

Is It for Money, Mr General... Is It for a Lot of Money?

It strikes one that, especially lately, more and more generals are taking part in politics - from the armed forces, from the police, from the fire brigade.

Novinite Insider » Opinions | September 4, 2014, Thursday // 21:44 | Viewed: 534

Lech Walesa: EU Assistance to Ukraine Could Result in Nuclear War

A Russia-NATO nuclear conflict is possible if Europe provides military assistance to Ukraine, legendary Polish politician and Nobel Peace Prize laureate Lech Walesa believes.

Novinite Insider » Opinions | September 3, 2014, Wednesday // 10:11 | Viewed: 748

Georgi Parvanov: Bulgaria 'Cannot Be a Hawk' on Russia

Bulgarian cannot afford to be hawkish in its relations with Russia, President (2002-2011) Georgi Parvanov said on Monday.

Novinite Insider » Opinions | September 1, 2014, Monday // 18:56 | Viewed: 1088

Tusk and Mogherini – Good Lesson To Be Learned

Poland’s Donald Tusk is the new EU Council President and Italy’s Federica Mogherini is the new foreign policy chief of an increasingly variegated but still united Europe.

Novinite Insider » Opinions | August 31, 2014, Sunday // 12:38 | Viewed: 837

About ‘the King's property’, economic freedom, our values and future

It says something, in fact rather a lot I should say, that after the end of the communist regime in Bulgaria the Bulgarian King and Royal Family, exiled from their Fatherland and expropriated by the very same soviet-installed communist regime, have been t

Novinite Insider » Opinions | August 28, 2014, Thursday // 14:58 | Viewed: 636

Maxim Behar: Ice Bucket Challenge Has Made Us Better

Maxim Behar’s idea to introduce a Bulgarian tone to the Ice Bucket Challenge has drawn an unexpectedly wide response, the leading Bulgarian PR expert has said for Sofia's daily newspaper 24 hours..

Novinite Insider » Opinions | August 26, 2014, Tuesday // 13:44 | Viewed: 401

Maya Manolova: Caretaker Gov't Reinstates GERB Cadres

Bulgarian Socialist Party (BSP)'s Maya Manolova has argued the interim government will fail to complete its most crucial task, which is the preparation of fair elections.

Novinite Insider » Opinions | August 24, 2014, Sunday // 15:11 | Viewed: 350

Ognyan Minchev: We Need Political Programmes, Not Personal Squabbles

We should realize how deeply the Bulgarian democratic system has been eroded, Bulgarian political scientist Ognyan Minchev has opined.

Novinite Insider » Opinions | August 21, 2014, Thursday // 17:49 | Viewed: 403

Tsvetozar Tomov: Surprising Turnout to Be Expected at Early Elections

The forthcoming snap poll on October 5 is likely to attract 3.

Novinite Insider » Opinions | August 21, 2014, Thursday // 09:21 | Viewed: 246

Ivan Ivanov: BEH Board of Directors Should be Fully Overhauled

Ivan Ivanov, energy expert, has suggested that the Board of Directors of the Bulgarian Energy Holding (BEH) must be replaced.

Novinite Insider » Opinions | August 20, 2014, Wednesday // 12:01 | Viewed: 235

Boyko Borisov's Behaviour Does Not Befit A European Politician

GERB leader Boyko Borisov, on Thursday told the BNT viewers that if GERB doesn't have an absolute majority in next parliament, there will be “nothing to eat in the winter.

Novinite Insider » Opinions | August 15, 2014, Friday // 09:34 | Viewed: 2275

Of Words and Bonds

“My word is my bond”, the motto in Latin on the coat of arms of London Stock Exchange, has long reflected the paramount importance of trust for any financial transaction.

Novinite Insider » Opinions | August 14, 2014, Thursday // 15:17 | Viewed: 354

Solomon Passy: Interim Cabinet Can Do Much in Foreign Policy Area

The caretaker cabinet could kickstart policies that could determine the country’s relationship with its EU partners in the years to come, Solomon Passy has said.

Novinite Insider » Opinions | August 8, 2014, Friday // 19:31 | Viewed: 659