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SPAcious, Precious SPA

The world may have not yet given a clear definition of the term SPA, but it is more than happy to enjoy its relaxing and regenerating effects. Bulgaria has experienced a boom in its SPA industry over the last three years and the odds are that the sector w

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Prison Break' Robert Knepper: Bulgaria Feels Like Home

Robert Knepper is best known for his role from TV series Prison Break, where he plays T-Bag - a racist pedophile, who infiltrates himself into a plan for escaping a high security prison. He is currently working on a parallel project - the movie Hitman, di

Novinite Insider » Interview | May 18, 2007, Friday // 00:00 | Viewed: 30165

Silly Season

The football season is over and a long three months of, well, no football, are looming ahead. Without an international tournament this summer, the most exciting football action fans can expect is a sleuth of transfer rumours.

Novinite Insider » Editorial | May 17, 2007, Thursday // 00:00 | Viewed: 998

State Honors for Mobsters

Mladen Mihalev, better known, as so many of Bulgaria's crime bosses are, by his nickname - "Madzho", was offered on Wednesday the kind of treatment that only heads of state receive. After months of searching, he finally appeared in court where he was due

Novinite Insider » Editorial | May 16, 2007, Wednesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 1233

Be in Power, Stay Alive and Kicking

Strangely enough, it suddenly emerged that the football boss shot dead yesterday had "secret" relations with a party that reigned not so long ago. The businessman being the last, who filled the crime chronicles, was frequently seen in the company of the

Novinite Insider » Editorial | May 15, 2007, Tuesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 1162

Murder for a Fresh Start of the Week

For the fresh start of the week, the errand killers provided Bulgaria's journalists a dynamic day of writing news about yet another murder in less then a week. This time, for a change, they had to kill Alexander Tassev, the chairman of Lokomotiv Plovdiv f

Novinite Insider » Editorial | May 14, 2007, Monday // 00:00 | Viewed: 1670

Thank you, Elitsa and Stundzhi!

True, the Eurovision experience tends to be either sloppy or dire. But the intensity of Bulgaria's duo made me think the music jamboree still matters, at least as a medium of the traditional on a modern note.

Novinite Insider » Editorial | May 13, 2007, Sunday // 00:00 | Viewed: 2260

Rule of Law - Only When It Gets Hot

This week legal authorities in Bulgaria have been quick to react to the dynamic criminal situation in the country in what they believe is a proof of doing their work the best they can.

Novinite Insider » Editorial | May 12, 2007, Saturday // 00:00 | Viewed: 1431

Prison Break's T-Bag: It's Okay to Play the Most Vile Person on TV*

Robert Knepper is best known for his role from TV series Prison Break, where he plays T-Bag a racist pedophile, who infiltrates himself into a plan for escaping a high security prison. He is currently working on a parallel project - the move Hitman, direc

Novinite Insider » Interview | May 11, 2007, Friday // 00:00 | Viewed: 26502

Relax in the Hug of Malyovitsa

If you want to know what it feels like to feel that time has stopped, giving way to eternity, make a present to yourself and spend your weekend at the foot of Malyovitsa peak in Rila Mountain. By Margarita Stoyancheva

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Good-bye, Macroeconomic Stability

As was to be expected, the Bulgarian government finally caved in to the demands of wage hikes for employees in the state sector. It was to be expected, really - there are ten days left before the European Parliament elections and scarcely half a year bef

Novinite Insider » Editorial | May 10, 2007, Thursday // 00:00 | Viewed: 1138

Energy Shake for Bulgaria's Govt?

Energy Minister Rumen Ovcharov is embattled, yet unrepentant. He has gleefully taken on his critics with a promise to be back, presumably victorious, on May 21.

Novinite Insider » Editorial | May 9, 2007, Wednesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 1106

Hindsight is 20/20

Everything is clear in hindsight, as the old adage goes. But as a former rapporteur for Bulgaria in the European Parliament, surely the current situation should come as no surprise for Geoffrey Van Orden?

Novinite Insider » Editorial | May 8, 2007, Tuesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 905

This Paralysis

Sofia's public transport drivers announced Monday they will start a strike on May 15 because they demand higher salaries. The bad news is that the strike will continue until the drivers don't get what they want.

Novinite Insider » Editorial | May 7, 2007, Monday // 00:00 | Viewed: 964

Better Late Than Never

Better late than never - it seem that phrase comprises the eternal philosophy of the Bulgarian people. Relying on the fact that they could do their most important duties later, Bulgarians always put off even some vital activities.

Novinite Insider » Editorial | May 6, 2007, Sunday // 00:00 | Viewed: 1255

Bai Ganyo Ghost Revived

November 2005. A French businessman asks me what I think of Energy Minister Rumen Ovcharov.

Novinite Insider » Editorial | May 4, 2007, Friday // 00:00 | Viewed: 1264

Bulgarian Envoy to US: Washington Shows Great Support for Libya-Held Nurses

Let's talk about the meeting at the top in Washington between the US and the EU. At the meeting the two parties announced that the States and Europe will put much more efforts for the release of the Bulgarian medics and the Palestinian doctor, who are sen

Novinite Insider » Interview | May 4, 2007, Friday // 00:00 | Viewed: 1645

The Flags of Our Fathers

Believe it or not, hasn't lost a single flag to the enemies since the forming of the Third Bulgarian Kingdom. Soldiers have died to preserve the flag of their formation and some have even managed to keep it while in captivity - wrapped tightly around thei

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One Tax Too Few

Decided on fixing Bulgaria (or at least the parts of it not to his liking), Sofia's mayor once again suggested a bright idea that doesn't really fall under his jurisdiction. Foreign prosecutors and judges should monitor all the court cases in Bulgaria to

Novinite Insider » Editorial | May 3, 2007, Thursday // 00:00 | Viewed: 1060

A Tale of Two Cities' Garbage

The municipality of Sliven may become the cleanest one in whole Bulgaria after the mayor of the town hired the Sofia cleaning company "Chistota" to collect town's garbage and clean the streets. Or at least the Sliven mayor thinks so.

Novinite Insider » Editorial | May 2, 2007, Wednesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 953

Pirates No More

It took Bulgaria the best part of this millennium to escape the tag of a "country of pirates," but the law enforcement's crackdowns have finally yielded their results. I guess that means that there's virtually nobody left to download movies, music or sof

Novinite Insider » Editorial | May 1, 2007, Tuesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 1089
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