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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: 5388

Yuriy Isakov: South Stream Key Direction in Moscow-Sofia Interaction

Novinite.com is interviewing Sofia-based ambassadors of Bulgaria’s largest trade partners. Here is the interview with Yuriy Isakov, Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the Russian Federation to the Republic of Bulgaria.

Novinite Insider » Diplomatic Channel | September 19, 2014, Friday // 17:24 | Viewed: 10263

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: 5920

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: 6332

Writer Ivo Ivanov: "In those stories is written my life, my years, my tribulations and my trials"

Ivo Ivanov can easily be declared as one of the most talented contemporary Bulgarian authors.

Novinite Insider » Interview | September 13, 2014, Saturday // 16:15 | Viewed: 8202

Italian Ambassador Marco Conticelli: Italy Has Always Believed And Still Believes In Bulgaria

Novinite.com is interviewing the ambassadors of the EU member states and the countries who are the largest trade partners of Bulgaria.

Novinite Insider » Diplomatic Channel | September 12, 2014, Friday // 13:16 | Viewed: 2716

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: 633

Kristalina Georgieva: Bulgaria's EU Funds Absorption Inefficient

It is the inefficient management of EU funds, and not money shortage, that poses the biggest challenge to Bulgaria, incoming Vice President for Budget and Human Resources Kristalina Georgieva said.

Novinite Insider » Interview | September 11, 2014, Thursday // 09:49 | Viewed: 3034

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: 1922

Novinite Switches to New Design

Novinite.com, Bulgaria's leading English-language website, has a new design.

Novinite Insider | September 10, 2014, Wednesday // 18:22 | Viewed: 719

Moscow Scolds Sofia For 'Acts of Vandalism' Against Monuments

Russia urges Bulgarian authorities to put an end to all acts of painting and otherwise “decorating” Soviet army monuments in Bulgaria, reports ITAR-TASS.

Novinite Insider » Diplomatic Channel | September 10, 2014, Wednesday // 12:04 | Viewed: 6994

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: 767

British Ambassador to Bulgaria Recommends Curbing Energy Dependence on Russia

British Ambassador to Bulgaria Jonathan Allen has suggested that the most important task for the caretaker government and its successors is to put an end to Bulgaria's dependence on Russia.

Novinite Insider » Diplomatic Channel | September 9, 2014, Tuesday // 09:53 | Viewed: 6993

Emma Hopkins Appointed British Ambassador To Bulgaria

Emma Kate Hopkins OBE has been appointed Her Majesty’s Ambassador to the Republic of Bulgaria, announced the British Embassy in Sofia.

Novinite Insider » Diplomatic Channel | September 8, 2014, Monday // 18:29 | Viewed: 1628

Angarski: Closing Down KTB Would Lead to Systemic Risk

The Expert Consultative Council on KTB has drafted a bailout plan for the bank that requires no use of public funds, a prominent Bulgarian economist and financier has said.

Novinite Insider » Interview | September 8, 2014, Monday // 15:23 | Viewed: 5695

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: 2315

Tears And Rain

Novinite.com reader Philip Clayton shares his expert suggestions on reducing the risk and dealing with floods.

Novinite Insider » Expert Voices | September 6, 2014, Saturday // 14:28 | Viewed: 1710

Rumen Porozhanov: Revised 2014 Budget Gap Seen at 2.6%-2.8%

Bulgaria’s caretaker government plans to propose to parliament that will be formed after October 5 snap vote to raise this year’s budget deficit to just below 3% of GDP.

Novinite Insider » Interview | September 5, 2014, Friday // 12:53 | Viewed: 706

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: 483

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: 656

Konstantin Papazov: Save KTB, Give Helping Hand to 500,000 Bulgarians

Rescuing Bulgaria’s troubled Corporate Commercial Bank (KTB) should be a priority for the state, the head coach of Levski Sofia basketball team Konstantin Papazov has said.

Novinite Insider » Interview | September 4, 2014, Thursday // 09:35 | Viewed: 978