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Sofia Marks Holocaust Remembrance Day with Education, Memory on Focus

"It's difficult in times like these: ideals, dreams and cherished hopes rise within us, only to be crushed by grim reality.

Novinite Insider | January 27, 2015, Tuesday // 20:02 | Viewed: 953

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: 471

Milka Stefanova: Greeks Have Money, but Their State Doesn't

Novinite has asked Milka Stefanova, a Bulgarian woman living in Greece, for her point of view on the snap poll that is being held on the country on January 25.

Novinite Insider » Interview | January 25, 2015, Sunday // 15:37 | Viewed: 1519

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: 2132

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: 7736

UK Ambassador: Bulgaria PM Borisov 'Unique Man, Unique PM'

Britain's outgoing Ambassador to Sofia Jonathan Allen has praised Bulgarian Prime Minister Boyko Borisov for having "a flair" despite not being a professional politician.

Novinite Insider » Diplomatic Channel | January 18, 2015, Sunday // 13:02 | Viewed: 2011

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: 1177

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: 694

How Bulgaria Performed in 2014: Diplomats' Point of View

Novinite has asked the ambassadors with whom it has cooperated over the past twelve months to briefly assess what 2014 was like for Bulgaria.

Novinite Insider » Diplomatic Channel | January 9, 2015, Friday // 10:28 | Viewed: 2523

France to Become Bolder, More Active in Fighting Еxtremism - Ambassador to Bulgaria

France will be bolder and more active in its policies against radical Islam, the country's ambassador to Bulgaria Xavier Lapeyre de Cabanes said on Thursday.

Novinite Insider » Diplomatic Channel | January 8, 2015, Thursday // 08:42 | Viewed: 2154

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: 1104

'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: 898

'Vivacom Is Tasty Bite For Political Hyenas', Tsvetan Vasilev Tells Banker Weekly

Bulgaria's Banker weekly has published an interview with Tsvetan Vasilev, majority owner of KTB AD, headlined "Vivacom is a tasty bite for political hyenas".

Novinite Insider » Interview | January 6, 2015, Tuesday // 00:04 | Viewed: 3199

Ten Blunders of Bulgarian Politicians Worth Remembering in 2014

Above is a selection of fresh political gaffes to which Bulgaria's political elite gave birth in 2014.

Novinite Insider » Features | January 5, 2015, Monday // 15:25 | Viewed: 2852

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: 1511

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: 547

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: 277

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: 473

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: 578

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: 368

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: 578