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Bulgaria's Future, Decided in France

French voters will head to their voting booths on Sunday in the first round of presidential elections to pick a successor to Jacques Chirac. Why should I care, here in Bulgaria, about who will be the French president over the next five years, you may ask

Novinite Insider » Editorial | April 19, 2007, Thursday // 00:00 | Viewed: 1286

Falling to Pieces

Some time ago, September 19, two young Bulgarian women died when and old and crumbled building in downtown Sofia collapsed.

Novinite Insider » Editorial | April 18, 2007, Wednesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 973

The PR(o)active PResident

Second inaugurations always pose a problem. With nothing left to run for, all the president can do is try to live up to his first term.

Novinite Insider » Editorial | April 17, 2007, Tuesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 1132

Liar, Liar, Fancy Boots on Fire

Bulgaria's Labour and Social Policy Minister Emiliya Malsarova proved yet again that her "biggest liar of the year" award was well deserved. Somehow she gathered the cheek to tell dozens of pensioners that the current government had been correct in its re

Novinite Insider » Editorial | April 16, 2007, Monday // 00:00 | Viewed: 1036

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: 886

(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: 895

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: 887

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: 1042

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: 965

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: 954

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: 787

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: 952

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: 1338

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: 1067

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: 1610

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: 1012

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: 2020

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: 1183
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