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Post-Modern Fairytale of Garbage, Budget and a Wolf

by Lora Petrova Sofia municipality draft budget for 2007 amounts to BGN 615 M, from which about BGN 98 M are allocated for cleaning.

Novinite Insider » Editorial | February 7, 2007, Wednesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 852

Home Alone

By Petya Sabinova Here in Bulgaria we are used to seeing cases of reckless abandonment.

Novinite Insider » Editorial | February 6, 2007, Tuesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 684

Environment-Friendly Terror?

By Milena Hristova Baron Munchausen flying into the mountain resort of Bansko on the back of a cannonball.

Novinite Insider » Editorial | February 5, 2007, Monday // 00:00 | Viewed: 749

Vox Populi(sm)

By Ivelina Puhaleva The most delicate - and most exploited - aspect of democracy is its reference to the people, demos or populus, if you wish to call it.

Novinite Insider » Editorial | February 4, 2007, Sunday // 00:00 | Viewed: 663

Oops, He Did it Again

by Lora Petrova Oops, I think he did it again.

Novinite Insider » Editorial | February 2, 2007, Friday // 00:00 | Viewed: 840

In the Hearth of Bulgarian Melpomena

Bulgaria's National Theater Ivan Vazov with its 100 years of history is one of Sofia's emblematic cultural monuments. The City Garden in front of the theatre's renovated building has been a favourite place for walks and social meetings of Bulgaria's court

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No Smoker is a Sinner

by Lora Petrova For the first time since Bulgaria joined the EU, the country did not obey the Brussels's will, trying to prove smokers are not sinners.

Novinite Insider » Editorial | February 1, 2007, Thursday // 00:00 | Viewed: 959

For God's Sake, Brothers, Forget about Logic!

By Milena Hristova It's a sure bet that you remember the famous phase, uttered by Bulgaria's prime minister Dimitar Popov in the early years of the country's market economy: "For God's sake, brothers, don't shop!" Fifteen years later, days after Bulgari

Novinite Insider » Editorial | January 31, 2007, Wednesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 810

Phil Flynn: IRA Robbery Thing Spoiled Our Plans for Bulgaria

Phil Flynn is one of the two Irish businessmen, who were probed over IRA money laundry scandal. He was approached by Tsvetana Minkova from Darik News after Kathryn Nelson, an Irish woman caught up in money laundering investigations following the Northern

Novinite Insider » Interview | January 30, 2007, Tuesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 2932

Cooking Up Travesty

By Petya Sabinova Libyan authorities had already warned us that Bulgaria and the EU would do best not to politicize the trial against the five nurses.

Novinite Insider » Editorial | January 30, 2007, Tuesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 592

Hopes in the Dark

By Ivelina Puhaleva The official visit of Bulgarian Prime Minister Sergey Stanishev to Albania was like a beacon in the dark for this Balkan country, which fell worst victim to the "big energy politics" of the EU.

Novinite Insider » Editorial | January 29, 2007, Monday // 00:00 | Viewed: 897

Proud to be Bulgarian

by Lora Petrova I watched today a short movie on Bulgarian history which made me think of how our nationals leave the country for one or another reason.

Novinite Insider » Editorial | January 28, 2007, Sunday // 00:00 | Viewed: 1063

Spa the Winter Out in Velingrad

Winter was late in coming to Bulgaria, but that didn't stop the blues from spreading, as the deceiving sunshine only deepens depressions, psychologists believe. That is why one should take up any chance to vent out the winter frustrations, and what better

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Turf Wars in Bulgaria's Coastal Varna?

By Bogdana Lazarova, Nikolay Hristov* For years Bulgarians linked the word "drugs" with the names of Anton Miltenov, known as the Beak, Zlatko Baretata, and Dimitar Zheliazkov, a.

Novinite Insider » Editorial | January 26, 2007, Friday // 00:00 | Viewed: 1600

None of Religion's Business

By Milena Hristova My mom and dad used to call me a princess, but recent events show it is high time that I picked a much more prestigious "title".

Novinite Insider » Editorial | January 26, 2007, Friday // 00:00 | Viewed: 830

Cheat the System

by Lora Petrova For the past several months every morning I woke up with the news of some or other protest that was to take place here, there and finally everywhere.

Novinite Insider » Editorial | January 25, 2007, Thursday // 00:00 | Viewed: 851

Elevator Affairs

By Ivelina Puhaleva Judiciary reforms, strengthening the effectiveness of courts and transparency of proceedings - these high-polished lines in each EU scolding report turned into shallow statements after I read a piece of news this morning.

Novinite Insider » Editorial | January 24, 2007, Wednesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 665

Health Qualms in Bulgaria

By Milena Hristova Bulgarians, living abroad, have risen against "the health insurance taxes blackmail" in their home country.

Novinite Insider » Editorial | January 23, 2007, Tuesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 788

Play Nice

By Petya Sabinova It has finally happened, boys and girls, the joyous day is now upon us, and after months of bickering, tongue slips and outright insults, we can finally put the dirty war behind us.

Novinite Insider » Editorial | January 22, 2007, Monday // 00:00 | Viewed: 651

Parvanov or Fingerwagging Anxiety

By Milena Hristova It was eagerly expected by frustrated political analysts, pollsters and voters.

Novinite Insider » Editorial | January 19, 2007, Friday // 00:00 | Viewed: 664

HE Beke: Bulgaria's Success Story Starts with EU Entry

HE Philippe Beke was appointed Belgium's Ambassador to Bulgaria in 2003, equally accredited in FYROM. Prior to his arrival in Sofia he served as Permanent Representation of Belgium at the European Union, Belgian negotiator on enlargement (2000-2003).

Novinite Insider » Interview | January 19, 2007, Friday // 00:00 | Viewed: 1747