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Steve Hanke: Scrapping Bulgaria's Currency Board Would Be Grave Mistake

The father of Bulgaria's currency board has warned against scrapping the regime as it gives the country "a big prestige", being the only sphere of governance that remains untarnished.

Novinite Insider » Opinions | March 6, 2017, Monday // 16:30 | Viewed: 11346

Bulgaria Runs Risk of Periphery Role in EU

Countries like Bulgaria which are no Eurozone members may face marginalization in a European Union of several tiers, political scientist Daniel Smilov has said.

Novinite Insider » Opinions | February 26, 2017, Sunday // 15:43 | Viewed: 35467

Bulgaria's President Has Chance to Put 'Living in Fear' Mode on Hold

Living in fear, year after year - this song line could apply literally to that part of the Bulgarian electorate which is strongly influenced by messages of politicians over the last few years.

Novinite Insider » Opinions | January 29, 2017, Sunday // 10:37 | Viewed: 4530

Will Broad Consensus Stand a Chance after Bulgaria's Early Election?

Weeks before Bulgaria's outgoing cabinet leaves office, the prospect of forging political consensus after the early parliamentary election due this spring leaves analysts divided.

Novinite Insider » Opinions | January 4, 2017, Wednesday // 15:52 | Viewed: 5320

Turkey Has More to Lose in Migrant Gamble with EU

The EU may not be as scared by the Turkish President's threat of opening borders to let refugees into member states, a comment on a German-language website says.

Novinite Insider » Opinions | November 30, 2016, Wednesday // 14:57 | Viewed: 65320

Bulgaria's Presidential Election Portends Borisov's Steady Decline

When a foreign media outlet dubbed President-elect Rumen Radev the man who could upturn “the apple cart of Bulgarian politics,” no-one meant that literally.

Novinite Insider » Opinions | November 16, 2016, Wednesday // 13:25 | Viewed: 5497

Bulgaria's Presidential Election May Leave Voters Disappointed

The candidates of the biggest party in the government and the biggest party in opposition, Tsetska Tsacheva and Rumen Radev, will now face each other in a runoff that may not only bring a socialist-backed candidate to the presidency, but also trigger earl

Novinite Insider » Opinions | November 8, 2016, Tuesday // 08:53 | Viewed: 5224

Dimitar Bechev: Bulgaria Presidential Vote Threatens to Shake Up Party System

Bulgarian Prime Minister Boyko Borisov's proven skills as an accomplished political operator might fail him in the presidential election, Dimitar Bechev, Bulgarian researcher Dimitar Bechev has said.

Novinite Insider » Opinions | November 6, 2016, Sunday // 13:35 | Viewed: 3781

Bulgaria's Market Size 'Challenge to Businesses'

The tiny Bulgarian market poses difficulties to businesses, Ekkehard Neureither, CEO of ABB Bulgaria, has said.

Novinite Insider » Opinions | October 31, 2016, Monday // 14:13 | Viewed: 4253

Catalonia: It's About Democracy

Novinite is publishing a piece by Ra?l Romeva, Minister of Foreign Affairs, Institutional Relations and Transparency of the Government of Catalonia.

Novinite Insider » Opinions | October 18, 2016, Tuesday // 17:34 | Viewed: 8507

Spain's Foreign Minister: A Call for a Renewed Dialogue

Novinite is publishing an article by Spain's Foreign Minister Jos? Manuel Garc?a-Margallo, which first appeared in Spanish daily ABC.

Novinite Insider » Opinions | October 17, 2016, Monday // 15:41 | Viewed: 4172

'To Burkini or Not to Burkini' – A Defence of the French & Bulgarian Burqa Ban

Novinite is publishing an article by Fayzal Mahamed written on the occasion of the blanket ban on face-covering garments in Bulgaria and, earlier, a prohibition to wear burkini in France.

Novinite Insider » Opinions | October 9, 2016, Sunday // 14:15 | Viewed: 6615

UN Top Job: Is Bulgaria to Blame for Losing Its Chance?

Results of the vote for UN Secretary General show neither of the two Bulgarian candidates stood any chance to take over the office, an expert has said, a day after Portuguese ex-Prime Minister Ant?nio Guterres was announced as an unanimous choice by the U

Novinite Insider » Opinions | October 6, 2016, Thursday // 09:58 | Viewed: 4786

'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: 6472

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: 89489

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: 7665

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: 11016

G?len 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 G?len 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: 8448

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: 8555

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: 6347

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: 6067
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