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Night Wolves in Sofia: Pictures at an Exhibition for Peace

The interior of St Alexander Nevsky Cathedral, the second-largest orthodox temple in the Balkans, was filled with unusual words on Friday afternoon, ones that rarely reverberate in a house where God and worshipers are supposed to meet.

Novinite Insider » Opinions | July 3, 2016, Sunday // 13:56 | Viewed: 1365

Maxim Behar Handed Diplomatic Award for Contribution to Africa

Bulgarian PR expert, businessman, journalist and diplomat Maxim Behar on Wednesday received a diplomatic award for his contribution to the popularization of African culture and his work to boost the economic development of the Seychelles.

Novinite Insider » Diplomatic Channel | June 30, 2016, Thursday // 13:02 | Viewed: 8341

Bulgarian Ambassador to US Hands Over Credentials to Obama

Bulgaria's new Ambassador to the US Tihomir Stoychev has handed over his credentials to US President Barack Obama, the Foreign Ministry in Sofia has said.

Novinite Insider » Diplomatic Channel | June 28, 2016, Tuesday // 14:11 | Viewed: 3176

Czech Republic to Have Honorary Consulate in Bulgaria's Plovdiv

The Bulgarian government has approved a request from the Czech Republic to open an honorary consulate in Plovdiv, the cabinet's press office has said.

Novinite Insider » Diplomatic Channel | June 28, 2016, Tuesday // 11:33 | Viewed: 2000

Emma Hopkins: Close UK-Bulgaria Relationship Will Continue, Evolve and Grow

The British Ambassador to Bulgaria, Emma Hopkins OBE, has issued a statement after the UK voted in a referendum to leave the European Union.

Novinite Insider » Diplomatic Channel | June 25, 2016, Saturday // 09:37 | Viewed: 2633

Prof. Ingrid Shikova: UK’s Brexit Vote Unsurprising

Everyone says that the news of Brexit is a shock, but it has been in the making for many years, according to Prof.

Novinite Insider » Opinions | June 24, 2016, Friday // 13:58 | Viewed: 2426

Ljerka Alajbeg: I Will Personally Work on Organizing Meštrović Exhibition in Sofia

Your Excellency, is there any specific reason for this intense political activity between Bulgaria and Croatia, with Presidents paying reciprocal visits and ministerial arrivals over the past half a year?

Novinite Insider » Diplomatic Channel | June 21, 2016, Tuesday // 07:39 | Viewed: 5942

Kadri Veseli: Kosovo Could Learn from Bulgaria’s Transition Experience

The President of the Assembly of Kosovo, Kadri Veseli, was in Bulgaria at the end of last week for participation in the third plenary session of the South-East European Cooperation Process (SEECP) Parliamentary Assembly, which was one of the final events

Novinite Insider » Interview | June 14, 2016, Tuesday // 10:16 | Viewed: 7074

Shpend Kallaba: Sofia Remains Substantial Reference for Kosovo

Following is our interview with H.E. Shpend Kallaba, the Ambassador of the Republic of Kosovo to Bulgaria.

Novinite Insider » Diplomatic Channel | June 8, 2016, Wednesday // 22:13 | Viewed: 4450

Vladimir Curgus: Serbia, Bulgaria See Gas Link as Major Tool for Energy Diversification

In an interview with Novinite.H.E. Vladimir Curgus, Ambassador of the Republic of Serbia to the Republic of Bulgaria, comments on the state of play in bilateral economic relations, Serbia’s EU accession negotiations as well as the country’s response to th

Novinite Insider » Interview | June 8, 2016, Wednesday // 18:24 | Viewed: 3225

Dimosthenis Stoidis: Almost 2000 Greek Companies Relocated to Bulgaria Last Year

Your Excellency, Bulgaria’s Prime Minister Boyko Borisov said in April that cooperation on the migrant crisis is excellent with Turkey and not good with Greece.

Novinite Insider » Diplomatic Channel | May 25, 2016, Wednesday // 09:33 | Viewed: 3619

Antarctic Thaw and Freeze: A Research Ship in Ill-Charted Waters

Lt. J.G. Alonso, who works at the Spanish Navy and who was on board Spanish research ship Hespérides between 2009 and 2012, has talked to Novinite about life and cooperation in the Antarctic.

Novinite Insider » Interview | May 23, 2016, Monday // 20:51 | Viewed: 4308

US to Expand Military Presence in Bulgaria, Ambassador Says

US Ambassador to Bulgaria Eric Seth Rubin has said his country deploy an additional number of troops and provide more trainings next year.

Novinite Insider » Diplomatic Channel | May 21, 2016, Saturday // 15:53 | Viewed: 5462

Thorbjørn Jagland: ECHR Ruling on Turkey's Terror Laws Can Help in Dispute with EU

The Council of Europe's Secretary General Thorbjørn Jagland spoke to Novinite minutes after Bulgaria's rotating chairmanship of the Committee of Ministers with the Council of Europe had come to an end on Wednesday, May 18.

Novinite Insider » Interview | May 21, 2016, Saturday // 12:49 | Viewed: 5855

Matt Taylor: Rosetta Might Be Followed by Mission to Asteroids

Dr Taylor was in Bulgaria for the Sofia Science Festival, an annual event which is now a traditional way of telling there is much more to science than quiet people looking through a microscope. He spoke to Novinite just before his presentation.

Novinite Insider » Interview | May 16, 2016, Monday // 13:32 | Viewed: 8804

Bulgaria ex-EconMin to Head Slovenia's Honorary Consulate

Former Economy and later State Administration Minister Nikolay Vasilev is to head the newly-opened Honorary Consulate of Slovenia in Bulgaria, the government has decided.

Novinite Insider » Diplomatic Channel | May 11, 2016, Wednesday // 12:29 | Viewed: 2999

Ombudsman: Burqas Ban Should Be about Discrimination, Not National Security

Bulgaria's National Ombudsman Maya Manolova has warned that restrictions to wearing full-face veils, introduced on some cities, should not be justified with national security as they are unlikely to address the issue.

Novinite Insider » Opinions | May 11, 2016, Wednesday // 12:02 | Viewed: 5960

Bulgarian Intelligence ex-Head: Free Visa Regime w/ Turkey 'Threatens National Security'

Visa liberalization with Turkey poses a new threat to Bulgarian national security, Kircho Kirov, the former chair of the national security service, has said.

Novinite Insider » Opinions | May 9, 2016, Monday // 12:30 | Viewed: 2033

The Zero-Sum Game of Bulgaria's Election Rules

Bulgarian lawmakers passed so many changes to the country's election laws in the last couple of weeks that protesters sounded a bit unsure which new rule to slam first.

Novinite Insider » Opinions | May 3, 2016, Tuesday // 10:39 | Viewed: 6642

Rafael Catalá: Spain Stands Ready to Help Bulgaria in Judicial Reform

A Spanish prosecutor will be incorporated as part of the European Commission’s supervision on the Bulgarian judicial system, Spain’s acting Justice Minister Rafael Catalá told Bulgarian journalists on Thursday.

Novinite Insider | April 22, 2016, Friday // 09:53 | Viewed: 9247

H.E. Anick Van Calster: Blaming Refugees Will Not Help Combat Terror

Novinite has asked Belgium's Ambassador to Bulgaria, H.E. Anick van Calster, to comment on how Brussels is recovering following the deadly attacks at the city's Zaventem airport and at a metro station that killed 32 people from around the world and left h

Novinite Insider » Diplomatic Channel | April 13, 2016, Wednesday // 22:10 | Viewed: 15414