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Beating EU Hangover

By Milena Hristova "Galen, that great second-century physician, observed "Triste est omne animal post coitum"," The Economist wrote last year, reflecting on the mood of the European Union a year after it embraced ten new members.

Novinite Insider » Editorial | September 27, 2006, Wednesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 698

EU New Year

By Ivelina Puhaleva Christmas and New Year preparations and celebrations usually take up speed after October, but the European Union has made a reason for Bulgaria to open New Year festivities a trimester earlier.

Novinite Insider » Editorial | September 26, 2006, Tuesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 806

Bulgaria's EU-Affairs Minister: Stern Discipline Once in EU

Meglena Kuneva is Bulgaria's Minister of European Affairs. She was approached by Darik News on September 26, hours before the official presentation of the monitoring report of the European Commission.

Novinite Insider » Interview | September 26, 2006, Tuesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 1158

In-Class Corruption

By Petya Sabinova Bulgaria's education system is corrupt, a recent report stated.

Novinite Insider » Editorial | September 25, 2006, Monday // 00:00 | Viewed: 659

A Few Names World Stupidity Awards Forgot

By Milena Hristova It is not only because of the all too obvious predominance of Americans that I dare challenge this year's World Stupidity Awards.

Novinite Insider » Editorial | September 24, 2006, Sunday // 00:00 | Viewed: 1279

No One's Independence

By Ivelina Puhaleva Days like these face you to considerations and thoughts coming from the deep of your heart.

Novinite Insider » Editorial | September 22, 2006, Friday // 00:00 | Viewed: 520

(Post) Accession Jitters

By Milena Hristova Do you remember the series of media blunders in July, when British journalists doggedly mistook Bulgaria for Hungary? Now I would like to apologize to my colleagues for not acknowledging early enough their clairvoyant skills.

Novinite Insider » Editorial | September 21, 2006, Thursday // 00:00 | Viewed: 656

Bulgaria's Deputy FM: I am Not Buying Prisoner's Clothes

Feim Chaushev is Bulgaria's Deputy Foreign Minister. He was approached by Darik News on September 21 hours after a Tripoli court adjourned the last hearing of the trial of the five Bulgarian medics.

Novinite Insider » Interview | September 21, 2006, Thursday // 00:00 | Viewed: 894

Sofia Chief Architect: Perilous Buildings are Long-Standing Problem

Petar Dikov is Sofia chief architect. He was approached by Darik News on the morning after a building collapse killed two young women in downtown Sofia.

Novinite Insider » Interview | September 20, 2006, Wednesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 1196

Crushed by Supremacy

By Petya Sabinova When two young women started their day yesterday they probably had plans spanning beyond six in the evening.

Novinite Insider » Editorial | September 20, 2006, Wednesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 622

Tell Me Lies, Tell Me Sweet Little Lies

By Milena Hristova A "lies" tape sparked the worst unrest in Hungary since the fall of communism and the establishment of democracy in the late 1980s.

Novinite Insider » Editorial | September 19, 2006, Tuesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 779

Heat vs. Hot

By Ivelina Puhaleva Media could frankly say that the outgoing summer was far from the idea of dull.

Novinite Insider » Editorial | September 18, 2006, Monday // 00:00 | Viewed: 683


By Petya Sabinova Bulgaria's presidential candidates are nicely lined up for the integral ballot, and once an official statement comes out in the State Gazette, the gloves come off and we enter the real pre-election battle.

Novinite Insider » Editorial | September 17, 2006, Sunday // 00:00 | Viewed: 635

Botched School Repeat

By Milena Hristova Watching, nodding, a scowl on her face or a pat on my back.

Novinite Insider » Editorial | September 15, 2006, Friday // 00:00 | Viewed: 659

Photo Op

By Petya Sabinova The image of a certain ample-bosomed folk singer has started to haunt me.

Novinite Insider » Editorial | September 14, 2006, Thursday // 00:00 | Viewed: 742


By Ivelina Puhaleva There were times, under the Communism, when parents motivated their children to "study so that not to work".

Novinite Insider » Editorial | September 13, 2006, Wednesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 529

Patrick Sandrin: Bulgaria is Virgin Soil for Movie-Making

He is one of the most popular and successful French film producers, the man behind East-West, Vercingetorix, The Last Bey on the Balkans, Vatanen's Hare. Says Bulgarians' conviviality, generosity and professionalism inspired him to found Sofilm.

Novinite Insider » Interview | September 12, 2006, Tuesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 1669

Seeing Red

By Petya Sabinova Going to work today I stopped at a red light before a crosswalk and watched in dismay as a bus and several cars whizzed past me in the next lane, blissfully ignorant of the meaning of the colour red.

Novinite Insider » Editorial | September 12, 2006, Tuesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 653

Brad Pitt BG President?

By Milena Hristova Dear reader, if you feel like you can't make head or tail of Bulgaria's politics, blame it on the weather and the weird preferences of the electorate, not us.

Novinite Insider » Editorial | September 11, 2006, Monday // 00:00 | Viewed: 975

A Sin Confessed Half Forgiven

By Ivelina Puhaleva Cashing-in from people's misery and misfortune has turned out to be the latest "entrepreneurial" fashion at some places.

Novinite Insider » Editorial | September 10, 2006, Sunday // 00:00 | Viewed: 599

Paranoid Android

By Petya Sabinova With all the EC rapporteurs, commissioners and whatnots keeping an eye on Bulgaria, our officials seem to be snapping under the stress.

Novinite Insider » Editorial | September 8, 2006, Friday // 00:00 | Viewed: 711