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Playback Election Rhetoric

Provocative hip-shaking, scanty clothing, fake eyelashes and tons of make-up. The ingredients of chalga music made their way to the platforms of May 20 campaigning, cementing its status as nothing short of a social phenomenon.

Novinite Insider » Editorial | April 25, 2007, Wednesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 1252

A History Better Left in the Past

Those who have seen the church in Batak or even just read Vazov's poem Kocho find it hard to shake off the cold chill these images send to the spine. For piles and piles of cracked skulls speak of a horrendous slaughter that has forever stayed in the mind

Novinite Insider » Editorial | April 24, 2007, Tuesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 1495

Bulgaria's Doctors - Healers or Killers?

There is a problem in Bulgaria, which belongs to the so-called public secrets - everyone knows but nobody talks about it. This phenomenon is the health care system with all its disadvantages that unfortunately are much more than the advantages.

Novinite Insider » Editorial | April 23, 2007, Monday // 00:00 | Viewed: 2395

Strategies for the (Euro) Future

The European Parliament elections next month hold little interest to anyone except the several hundred people in the race and political strategists. For the first, it is a chance to obtain a well-paid sinecure job in Brussels, but for the latter the poll

Novinite Insider » Editorial | April 22, 2007, Sunday // 00:00 | Viewed: 900

Bulgaria's Furtive First Step toward Bright European Future

Bulgaria headed to the European Parliament in quite a strange way. Some of the people, who will represent the country in the most important institution, decided to promote themselves using odd methods, to put it mildly.

Novinite Insider » Editorial | April 20, 2007, Friday // 00:00 | Viewed: 1646

The Village of Dobarsko - Touching the Eternity

The village of Dobarsko is nestled in the south foot of the holy Rila Mountains at the altitude of 1070 meters and overlooks the endless horizons of the pearl of Bulgarian mountains Pirin and wide Rodopi Mountains. It is only 17 km away from the town of R

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Bulgaria's Future, Decided in France

French voters will head to their voting booths on Sunday in the first round of presidential elections to pick a successor to Jacques Chirac. Why should I care, here in Bulgaria, about who will be the French president over the next five years, you may ask

Novinite Insider » Editorial | April 19, 2007, Thursday // 00:00 | Viewed: 1296

Falling to Pieces

Some time ago, September 19, two young Bulgarian women died when and old and crumbled building in downtown Sofia collapsed.

Novinite Insider » Editorial | April 18, 2007, Wednesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 988

The PR(o)active PResident

Second inaugurations always pose a problem. With nothing left to run for, all the president can do is try to live up to his first term.

Novinite Insider » Editorial | April 17, 2007, Tuesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 1142

Liar, Liar, Fancy Boots on Fire

Bulgaria's Labour and Social Policy Minister Emiliya Malsarova proved yet again that her "biggest liar of the year" award was well deserved. Somehow she gathered the cheek to tell dozens of pensioners that the current government had been correct in its re

Novinite Insider » Editorial | April 16, 2007, Monday // 00:00 | Viewed: 1044

Empty Promises, Again

So the Socialists are once again thinking of raising the minimum wage and pensions, as well as raising the government expenditure on education and health care. Again failing to explain where the money is going to come from.

Novinite Insider » Editorial | April 15, 2007, Sunday // 00:00 | Viewed: 897

(Almost) Free Roaming

I gave up on roaming services years ago because it was cheaper to buy pre-paid cards in whatever country I found myself at the time than pay the exorbitant fees demanded by my Bulgarian operator. So until this week, when the EU took the first tangible st

Novinite Insider » Editorial | April 13, 2007, Friday // 00:00 | Viewed: 900

Fun in The Sun

Who would balk at swapping domestic routines for a taste of self-indulgent downtime in a luxury resort? The major resorts on the Bulgarian Black seacoast, with their relaxed way of life, stunning beaches and high-class accommodation, are a powerful draw f

Novinite Insider » Destinations | | Viewed: 2677

Underworld Bosses' Health Qualms

What it she most grave sickness that could take you out of the prison except death I asked myself in the morning and the answer came just hours later. Epilepsy.

Novinite Insider » Editorial | April 12, 2007, Thursday // 00:00 | Viewed: 909

The Intimate Hug of Bulgaria's Future MEPs

After the final presentation of the MEP candidates' tickets of several Bulgarian parties, it emerged that a few runners have different but still close relations among them. The leading figures propose their sons, brothers and girlfriends and miraculously

Novinite Insider » Editorial | April 11, 2007, Wednesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 1061

Spain Revisited

To be honest, I am not particularly interested in football. Yet - as any Bulgarian - I do care whether the national team scores a victory or crashes fans' hopes with yet another tepid performance.

Novinite Insider » Editorial | April 10, 2007, Tuesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 979

Of Nurses and Freedom

Disillusioned after years of empty hopes and pompous words, the relatives of the five jailed Bulgarian nurses in Libya set up an association to save them. And for the first time in years they asked some questions that none of the politicians, celebrities

Novinite Insider » Editorial | April 9, 2007, Monday // 00:00 | Viewed: 962

One Bulgarian Rose

Can you imagine living in a world where the crystal clear air smells like roses? Can you imagine getting up on a sunny morning and the first thing you see are fields of roses? Can you imagine your whole world being rose scent, romance and ancient secrets?

Novinite Insider » Destinations | | Viewed: 6230

How Cheap Themis' Values Are?

There is a place in the sun, where one can buy the most responsible post in a city's legal system only for 1,500 euros. This bonanza for criminals is Bulgaria.

Novinite Insider » Editorial | April 6, 2007, Friday // 00:00 | Viewed: 794

Holy Scam

Come Easter and hundreds of enterprising businessmen start making loads of unholy cash from scamming their fellow Bulgarians.

Novinite Insider » Editorial | April 5, 2007, Thursday // 00:00 | Viewed: 959

Morality Woes

We're in the last week of lent, the week when Christians commemorate the passions of Christ, his crucifixion and resurrection. It's one of those times when religion, usually relegated to a secondary and tertiary role in the hectic lives we lead nowadays,

Novinite Insider » Editorial | April 4, 2007, Wednesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 1383
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