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Last Rites for Bulgaria's Right-Wing

By Milena Hristova "What is left for right-wing supporters to do? May be vote for Socialist Parvanov!", a colleague of mine asked frustrated three months before the presidential elections.

Novinite Insider » Editorial | October 23, 2006, Monday // 00:00 | Viewed: 798

Nationalist Vice-President Runner: Ethnic Turks Secured Parvanov's Lead

Pavel Shopov is ultra-nationalist candidate for vice president, running together with his leader, firebrand Volen Siderov. The presidential candidate pair is nominated and supported by nationalist Ataka (Attack) party.

Novinite Insider » Interview | October 23, 2006, Monday // 00:00 | Viewed: 1327

Elections 2006: The Good, The Bad and the Droll

By Milena Hristova If I have to repeat a metaphor, widely used in the election night, Bulgarians will have to decide by next Sunday in the hands of whose dog-keeper they would like to leave their pet (fate) - socialist Parvanov or nationalist Siderov.

Novinite Insider » Editorial | October 23, 2006, Monday // 00:00 | Viewed: 690

The Dark Side

By Petya Sabinova Over the past days some Bulgarians were shocked to find that the head of the commission created to hunt down people who lived beyond their means and laundered money or hid taxes had been appointed at a BGN 7,000 salary.

Novinite Insider » Editorial | October 20, 2006, Friday // 00:00 | Viewed: 688

Ralitsa Vassileva: The Bulgarian Face in CNN

The sophisticated anchor talks about what it takes to build a successful journalistic career in an interview by Milena Hristova Q: How would you describe your normal working day at CNN?

Novinite Insider » Interview | October 20, 2006, Friday // 00:00 | Viewed: 8010

Elections 2006: What to Reflect On

By Milena Hristova Time is ticking away for Bulgaria's presidential pre-election campaign and the nation is nearing a moment of crucial decision.

Novinite Insider » Editorial | October 19, 2006, Thursday // 00:00 | Viewed: 798


By Ivelina Puhaleva The delicate issue of appointing a EU commissioner - the first right Bulgaria can enforce as a full-fledged member - seems to bring more political disturbances than comfort.

Novinite Insider » Editorial | October 18, 2006, Wednesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 506

Undergoing Treatment

By Petya Sabinova By the looks of it lately EU is all about treatment.

Novinite Insider » Editorial | October 17, 2006, Tuesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 593

Being National

By Ivelina Puhaleva Unlike the approaching elections 2006, the latest week was marked by news from the world of sports - alas, sad ones.

Novinite Insider » Editorial | October 16, 2006, Monday // 00:00 | Viewed: 12172

Kidding Me Softly

By Milena Hristova "In shrinking Bulgaria, where are the people?", exclaimed the International Herald Tribune last week.

Novinite Insider » Editorial | October 15, 2006, Sunday // 00:00 | Viewed: 11211

Giving Up/Moving On

By Petya Sabinova Bulgaria has experienced another turbulent week and although we wished to start The Sofia Weekly with a big smile, bad news seem more than the good ones.

Novinite Insider » Editorial | October 13, 2006, Friday // 00:00 | Viewed: 472

Zohara Campagnola: Sofia Gave Me Everything I Need

She grew up in Japan, married an Italian diplomat and came to live in Bulgaria. She is just as delicate and internationally minded as her background suggests.

Novinite Insider » Interview | October 13, 2006, Friday // 00:00 | Viewed: 2017

Ugly to Crooked

By Ivelina Puhaleva Observers and media have noted this week an extremely week and clumsy electioneering campaign 2006.

Novinite Insider » Editorial | October 12, 2006, Thursday // 00:00 | Viewed: 621

Label it Libel

By Petya Sabinova There are two types of media-involved people - those who don't scare easily and often suffer for their bolder decisions and those who shiver with fear every time someone looks at them the wrong way.

Novinite Insider » Editorial | October 11, 2006, Wednesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 676

Bruno Crosby: Bulgaria Needs Transparency of Real Estate Market

Bruno Crosby is the Secretary General of FIABCI, the International Real Estate Federation. He was approached by Darik News in connection with the Seventh International Conference "Business to Business Now" and the first for Bulgaria real estate trade show

Novinite Insider » Interview | October 11, 2006, Wednesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 1356

Children in The News

By Ivelina Puhaleva I really cannot believe what is actually happening in this country.

Novinite Insider » Editorial | October 10, 2006, Tuesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 427

Vitali Yaroshevski :Anna's Deatwisher Hidden in Her Articles

Vitali Yaroshevski is deputy editor in chief of the Novaya Gazeta newspaper, where the killed Russian journalist Anna Politkovskaya worked. Politkovskaya was shot to death on Saturday in Moscow in the elevator of her block of flats.

Novinite Insider » Interview | October 10, 2006, Tuesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 990

How Bulgarians Caught up with Americans

By Milena Hristova "When shall we catch up with the Americans, and even overtake them?," pensively sang in the early 90s Todor Kolev, a prominent comedy actor and emblematic figure of Bulgaria's transition to democracy.

Novinite Insider » Editorial | October 9, 2006, Monday // 00:00 | Viewed: 518

Those Rainy Days

By Petya Sabinova It's on a rainy day when everything seems gloomier that it actually is, but the events of this weekend would seem dark even in the brightest of sunrays.

Novinite Insider » Editorial | October 8, 2006, Sunday // 00:00 | Viewed: 346

Bulgaria's Aviation Safety under Scrutiny in November

Daniel Hoeltgen is the Communications Manager of the European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA). He was approached by Darik News to comment the upcoming November inspection of the aviation safety in Bulgaria.

Novinite Insider » Interview | October 6, 2006, Friday // 00:00 | Viewed: 1505

Where Declaration's Not at Place

By Ivelina Puhaleva Sparkles of a new spate of fire have been exchanged between Bulgaria's top diplomats perceived by the media as echoes of inter-coalition clash over the choice of EU commissioner.

Novinite Insider » Editorial | October 6, 2006, Friday // 00:00 | Viewed: 697