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Against All Hope

The Libyan court's decision today, acquitting the Bulgarian nurses of slander charges, was understandably met with guarded reactions in Bulgaria. The Libyan judiciary is well crooked, by Western standards, and to expect it to be independent from Muammar

Novinite Insider » Editorial | May 27, 2007, Sunday // 00:00 | Viewed: 1222

Riding the Night with an MEP

The question "what kind of European Parliament?" may sound just as controversial as the "what kind of Europe?" after the arrival of an extremely controversial Bulgarian businessman. Slavi Binev, a former owner of a popular nightclub for pop folk music, a

Novinite Insider » Editorial | May 25, 2007, Friday // 00:00 | Viewed: 1257

Cyrillic Uniqueness in EU

On the day when Bulgaria celebrates the holiday of Sts. Cyril and Methodius, the holy brothers who created the Cyrillic alphabet, I guess we all rendered an account on the fact that the Bulgarian language is already one of EU's lingua official.

Novinite Insider » Editorial | May 24, 2007, Thursday // 00:00 | Viewed: 1245

Unthinkable Racism

I am not a racist. I have never been.

Novinite Insider » Editorial | May 23, 2007, Wednesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 1760

Seeking Victory in Defeat

It seems that realisation has finally sunk in - Bulgaria's centre-right parties stand no chance of success if they continue to stand divided because of the petty squabbles of their leaders. For nearly six years now, policy proposals took a back seat as p

Novinite Insider » Editorial | May 22, 2007, Tuesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 1079

Democracy at Work

Democracy is somewhat of a dirty word in this part of the world. For a large number of people, especially the older ones, democracy is synonymous with uncertainty, inflation, poverty, corruption and lawlessness.

Novinite Insider » Editorial | May 21, 2007, Monday // 00:00 | Viewed: 927

Bulgaria's MEP = M(aster) of E(uropean) P(assivity)

Just five months after joining the European Union, Bulgarians had their say in picking up those who will represent them in Europe. Or rather did not have it.

Novinite Insider » Editorial | May 20, 2007, Sunday // 00:00 | Viewed: 1353

The Sound of Silence

Bulgarian photo reporters are to stage a protest against the violence used by the police on a colleague of theirs, while on duty, on Wednesday.

Novinite Insider » Editorial | May 18, 2007, Friday // 00:00 | Viewed: 1044

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

Novinite Insider » Destinations | | Viewed: 4251

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: 30310

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: 1001

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: 1245

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: 1164

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: 1685

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: 2266

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: 1439

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: 26600

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

Novinite Insider » Destinations | | Viewed: 4539

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: 1143

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: 1110

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: 911
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