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Ex-Ambassador to Moscow: Bulgaria Is Battleground for Turkey, Russia

Bulgaria should not be surprised by its role as an area of collision between Turkey and Russia, former Ambassador to Moscow Ilian Vassilev opined.

Novinite Insider » Opinions | February 25, 2016, Thursday // 11:23 | Viewed: 7822

Bulgaria: Creating a Positive First Impression

Novinite is publishing for the first time the first impressions of Thomas Tait, a former Chief Executive of the Nevada Commission on Tourism, who visited Bulgaria in the 1990s.

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Turkey Never Sought to Interfere in Bulgaria's Politics - Ambassador

Turkish Ambassador to Sofia Suleyman Gokce has refuted claims that his country has pressured Bulgarian politicians into taking sides.

Novinite Insider » Diplomatic Channel | February 20, 2016, Saturday // 12:17 | Viewed: 7058

Meet Bogdan Rusev's Tourist, a Character Looking So Sad It Is Funny

Novinite has met with Bogdan Rusev - a Bulgarian writer who has recently had his first novel - "A Tourist, He Thought" - published in English. The book is far from being a simple translation of the Bulgarian text, though.

Novinite Insider » Interview | February 18, 2016, Thursday // 10:02 | Viewed: 6984

Why Bokova's Nomination as Bulgarian UN Top Job Candidate Makes Sense

Bulgaria officially endorsed Irina Bokova as “its” candidate to take over as UN Secretary General from Ban Ki-moon from January 01, 2017.

Novinite Insider » Opinions | February 10, 2016, Wednesday // 12:27 | Viewed: 7739

Public Relations Is the Most Dynamic Business in the World, says ICCO President Maxim Behar

In a recent interview with Romania's premier business magazine, leading Bulgarian PR expert Maxim Behar reveals the latest trends and changes in the industry.

Novinite Insider » Interview | February 2, 2016, Tuesday // 09:39 | Viewed: 9056

French Ambassador to Bulgaria Warns of 'Centralized' Prosecution

The Chief Prosecutor's Office of Bulgaria is "very centralized and hierarchic", French Ambassador to Bulgaria Xavier Lapeyre de Cabanes argued on Saturday.

Novinite Insider » Diplomatic Channel | January 30, 2016, Saturday // 12:54 | Viewed: 3151

Bulgaria Runs Risk by Not Submitting UN Top Job Candidacy - ex-FM

Bulgaria's delay in submitting a candidate to take over as UN Secretary General could dash Eastern Europe's chances for the office, former Foreign Minister Solomon Passy has said.

Novinite Insider » Opinions | January 18, 2016, Monday // 13:36 | Viewed: 5527

Tran Gorge: A Walk in Bulgaria's Untamed Nature

Novinite is republishing another story by our reader Leon de Leeuw, who visited the gorge of Tran, not far from Bulgaria's capital Sofia and located at the border with Serbia.

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Is Overgas Crisis 'a Plot against Govt' or 'a Plot against Overgas'?

Overgas, Bulgaria's biggest private gas supplier, is currently counting on deliveries from state-owned Bulgargaz to fulfill the needs of its customers.

Novinite Insider » Opinions | January 4, 2016, Monday // 15:23 | Viewed: 4049

Ouarzazate and Oasis de Fint, Morocco's Hidden Movie Setting

Novinite is publishing the last of three articles about Morocco, where a group of journalists was invited to spend more than a week in November.

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AJE’s Movie on Turks in Bulgaria: Myths, Truths and Lessons

Al Jazeera English aired earlier in December, as part of its Al Jazeera World series, a documentary about the ethnic Turk minority in Bulgaria – one suggesting ethnic Turks are systematically subjected to oppressive treatment and deprived of their rights

Novinite Insider | December 29, 2015, Tuesday // 09:47 | Viewed: 3938

Former Bulgarian FM: Involving Geopolitics in Intra-Party Conflicts Is Dangerous

Former Bulgarian Foreign Minister Nikolay Mladenov warned against the dangers of justifying an intra-party conflict with geopolitics.

Novinite Insider » Opinions | December 28, 2015, Monday // 17:11 | Viewed: 3540

DPS Scandal 'Will Create Islamist Party in Bulgaria,' Historian Warns

The developments at Bulgaria's predominantly ethnic Turk DPS party will result in the foundation of an Islamist party for the first time in Bulgarian history, a historian has warned.

Novinite Insider » Expert Voices | December 28, 2015, Monday // 12:42 | Viewed: 6914

Expelled Leader of DPS: a Turkish Fifth Column or a Lonely Dissident?

Was Leader Change at Bulgaria's DPS Party Result of Russia-Turkey Tension?Bulgarian journalists hoping for a rest around Christmas were disappointed after a “breaking” event shook the political landscape, even if the quake is only on the surface.

Novinite Insider | December 26, 2015, Saturday // 15:56 | Viewed: 4267

Itamar Rabinovich: Muslim Anger Caused by 'Difficulty of Coping with Modernity'

Itamar Rabinovich, a former Israeli Ambassador to the United States (1993-1996), spoke with Novinite last week, while he was in Bulgaria to attend a conference on education and culture and their role in combating extremism.

Novinite Insider » Interview | December 21, 2015, Monday // 18:05 | Viewed: 5786

Bulgaria Needs More Steps toward Judicial Reform - British Ambassador

im pleased to see an increased pressure for reform in the judiciary itShe said it's very important for the way the judiciary is functioningasked if the elite posed an obstacle for an ousider this is an internal political matter, she said.

Novinite Insider » Diplomatic Channel | December 20, 2015, Sunday // 15:53 | Viewed: 3310

Bulgaria Will Have to Wait More for Schengen Accession - Austrian Ambassador

With the Schengen borderless area going through "a challenge", it is not the right moment for Bulgaria to insist on joining, Austria's Ambassador to the country, Roland Hauser, has said.

Novinite Insider » Diplomatic Channel | December 20, 2015, Sunday // 08:35 | Viewed: 4835

Aleksander Kwasniewski: For Bulgaria, Poland Refugee Problem Is Artificial

 Novinite has interviewed Aleksander Kwasniewski, who served as President of Poland between 1995 and 2005. Kwasniewski was in Bulgaria for a conference titled "Countering Violent Extremism: New Security Agenda for Education and Culture”.

Novinite Insider » Interview | December 18, 2015, Friday // 09:41 | Viewed: 5951

No Angels in the Battle for Bulgaria's Judicial Reform

Assumptions that the judicial reform has largely failed in Bulgaria are yet to stand or fail the test of time. The following overview of last week’s developments, one that requires some patience, is an attempt to explain why.

Novinite Insider » Opinions | December 15, 2015, Tuesday // 10:01 | Viewed: 4071

Bulgaria President 'Plans to Replace Bokova as Candidate for Un Top Job'

A pollster head has suggested Bulgaria's President Rosen Plevneliev is hoping for the replacement of UNESCO Director General Irina Bokova with EU Commission Vice President Kristalina Georgieva as a contender to take over the UN's top job next year.

Novinite Insider » Opinions | December 12, 2015, Saturday // 14:34 | Viewed: 3494