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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: 871

(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: 889

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

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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: 861

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: 1030

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: 954

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: 951

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?

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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: 782

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: 939

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: 1301

Bulgaria's Hostages in EP - Yes or No?

The European Parliament has been built by elites. But 2007 could be EP's year of Bulgaria's people.

Novinite Insider » Editorial | April 3, 2007, Tuesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 1057

Bulgaria's 666th Absurd

Religion became the new wicked trend in Bulgaria on the weekend, as the minister of the Bulgarian branch of the Satanist Argenteum Astrum Order demanded this religious philosophy to become an official religion in the country.

Novinite Insider » Editorial | April 2, 2007, Monday // 00:00 | Viewed: 1597

Lies and Politics

by Alex Bivol On April Fools' Day it makes sense to ask who the biggest liars are, and that's exactly what a group of young Bulgarians from the Youth Initiatives 2004 did on Sunday.

Novinite Insider » Editorial | April 1, 2007, Sunday // 00:00 | Viewed: 996

Enjoy Bulgaria While It Lasts

Surveys about gloomy demographics - we have a surfeit of them. It is only rarely that they provoke thoughts, but we should never underestimate their power to provoke guilt.

Novinite Insider » Editorial | March 30, 2007, Friday // 00:00 | Viewed: 1978

Funny With No Bunny

Eggs, rabbits, church - it's that time of the year again. Except maybe without the rabbit.

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(Not So) Great Expectations

By Alex Bivol Slating the Bulgarian national football team and its manager, Hristo Stoitchkov, has become a fashionable thing to do in the past couple of years.

Novinite Insider » Editorial | March 29, 2007, Thursday // 00:00 | Viewed: 1169

Just Pay, Bulgarians, Don't Ask Why

Sofia citizens will be obliged to pay for a children's water festival, a satellite photo of the capital and the medical checks of Sofiyska Voda's staff, the business plan of the company shows. Those, who prepared the procedure, missed the most important

Novinite Insider » Editorial | March 28, 2007, Wednesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 1054

A Decent Dissident Plan Gone Awry

There are two things in life that one should never compromise with, people say - health and dignity. In private life, I would add.

Novinite Insider » Editorial | March 27, 2007, Tuesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 872

VIP Crisis

Bulgaria's second edition of VIP Brother showed once again that in a country of seven million it doesn't take much to be dubbed a star.

Novinite Insider » Editorial | March 26, 2007, Monday // 00:00 | Viewed: 842

Are Journalists an Insolent Tribe?

On Sunday Sofia's Prosecutor Office announced all court guards will undergo checks because journalists complained they are treated rudely and even get bruises sometimes.

Novinite Insider » Editorial | March 25, 2007, Sunday // 00:00 | Viewed: 983
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