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Kristalina Georgieva: Bulgaria's EU Funds Absorption Inefficient

It is the inefficient management of EU funds, and not money shortage, that poses the biggest challenge to Bulgaria, incoming Vice President for Budget and Human Resources Kristalina Georgieva said.

Novinite Insider » Interview | September 11, 2014, Thursday // 09:49 | Viewed: 1147

Kristalina Georgieva's Appointment Could Bring About a Change to Bulgarian Politics

Just hours before Jean-Claude Juncker unveiled the official distribution of portfolios in the new EU executive, an article kindly reminded me that commissioners tend to defend their national interest, "but it has to be done with subtlety".

Novinite Insider » Opinions | September 10, 2014, Wednesday // 18:57 | Viewed: 1841

Novinite Switches to New Design

Novinite.com, Bulgaria's leading English-language website, has a new design.

Novinite Insider | September 10, 2014, Wednesday // 18:22 | Viewed: 678

Moscow Scolds Sofia For 'Acts of Vandalism' Against Monuments

Russia urges Bulgarian authorities to put an end to all acts of painting and otherwise “decorating” Soviet army monuments in Bulgaria, reports ITAR-TASS.

Novinite Insider » Diplomatic Channel | September 10, 2014, Wednesday // 12:04 | Viewed: 988

Kristian Krastev: Bulgaria Could Benefit from Russian Airspace Ban

Bulgaria would gain immediate profit from a potential decision of Moscow to keep Western carriers away from its airspace, a former Transport Minister has argued.

Novinite Insider » Opinions | September 9, 2014, Tuesday // 13:53 | Viewed: 665

British Ambassador to Bulgaria Recommends Curbing Energy Dependence on Russia

British Ambassador to Bulgaria Jonathan Allen has suggested that the most important task for the caretaker government and its successors is to put an end to Bulgaria's dependence on Russia.

Novinite Insider » Diplomatic Channel | September 9, 2014, Tuesday // 09:53 | Viewed: 987

Emma Hopkins Appointed British Ambassador To Bulgaria

Emma Kate Hopkins OBE has been appointed Her Majesty’s Ambassador to the Republic of Bulgaria, announced the British Embassy in Sofia.

Novinite Insider » Diplomatic Channel | September 8, 2014, Monday // 18:29 | Viewed: 1104

Angarski: Closing Down KTB Would Lead to Systemic Risk

The Expert Consultative Council on KTB has drafted a bailout plan for the bank that requires no use of public funds, a prominent Bulgarian economist and financier has said.

Novinite Insider » Interview | September 8, 2014, Monday // 15:23 | Viewed: 1136

Nikolay Mihaylov: Bulgaria's Political System 'Vicious, Devoid of Sense'

Bulgaria's political idea is related to an outward loyalty and degradation of the internal public debate and of inter-party clashes, Nikolay Mihaylov, a psychiatrist, believes.

Novinite Insider » Opinions | September 8, 2014, Monday // 11:18 | Viewed: 718

Tears And Rain

Novinite.com reader Philip Clayton shares his expert suggestions on reducing the risk and dealing with floods.

Novinite Insider » Expert Voices | September 6, 2014, Saturday // 14:28 | Viewed: 1532

Rumen Porozhanov: Revised 2014 Budget Gap Seen at 2.6%-2.8%

Bulgaria’s caretaker government plans to propose to parliament that will be formed after October 5 snap vote to raise this year’s budget deficit to just below 3% of GDP.

Novinite Insider » Interview | September 5, 2014, Friday // 12:53 | Viewed: 604

What's Right, What's Left In Bulgarian Politics

Political studies tend to describe parties and policies into two basic broad categories: left and right.

Novinite Insider » Opinions | September 5, 2014, Friday // 12:34 | Viewed: 366

Is It for Money, Mr General... Is It for a Lot of Money?

It strikes one that, especially lately, more and more generals are taking part in politics - from the armed forces, from the police, from the fire brigade.

Novinite Insider » Opinions | September 4, 2014, Thursday // 21:44 | Viewed: 579

Konstantin Papazov: Save KTB, Give Helping Hand to 500,000 Bulgarians

Rescuing Bulgaria’s troubled Corporate Commercial Bank (KTB) should be a priority for the state, the head coach of Levski Sofia basketball team Konstantin Papazov has said.

Novinite Insider » Interview | September 4, 2014, Thursday // 09:35 | Viewed: 802

Georgi Parvanov: Without Russia There Is No Security

Without Russia there cannot be modern architecture of peace and security not only in Europe, but globally, said former Bulgarian president Georgi Parvanov.

Novinite Insider » Interview | September 3, 2014, Wednesday // 17:03 | Viewed: 729

Bulgaria Proposes Dual Accreditation for Marin Raikov as Envoy to Malta

Bulgaria’s caretaker cabinet is proposing a dual acreditation for Bulgaria’s ambassador to Italy Marin Raykov as ambassador to Malta.

Novinite Insider » Diplomatic Channel | September 3, 2014, Wednesday // 12:51 | Viewed: 812

Lech Walesa: EU Assistance to Ukraine Could Result in Nuclear War

A Russia-NATO nuclear conflict is possible if Europe provides military assistance to Ukraine, legendary Polish politician and Nobel Peace Prize laureate Lech Walesa believes.

Novinite Insider » Opinions | September 3, 2014, Wednesday // 10:11 | Viewed: 811

Georgi Parvanov: Bulgaria 'Cannot Be a Hawk' on Russia

Bulgarian cannot afford to be hawkish in its relations with Russia, President (2002-2011) Georgi Parvanov said on Monday.

Novinite Insider » Opinions | September 1, 2014, Monday // 18:56 | Viewed: 1450

Tusk and Mogherini – Good Lesson To Be Learned

Poland’s Donald Tusk is the new EU Council President and Italy’s Federica Mogherini is the new foreign policy chief of an increasingly variegated but still united Europe.

Novinite Insider » Opinions | August 31, 2014, Sunday // 12:38 | Viewed: 912

Mohamed Khalaf: Jihadist Group IS Reveals Pure Essence of Islam

An interview of Novinite.com with Mohamed Khalaf, an Iraqi-born journalist and correspondent in Bulgaria of a Kuwaiti newspaper, on the Sunni militant group called Islamic State (IS) acting in Iraq and Syria.

Novinite Insider » Interview | August 30, 2014, Saturday // 10:47 | Viewed: 3202

About ‘the King's property’, economic freedom, our values and future

It says something, in fact rather a lot I should say, that after the end of the communist regime in Bulgaria the Bulgarian King and Royal Family, exiled from their Fatherland and expropriated by the very same soviet-installed communist regime, have been t

Novinite Insider » Opinions | August 28, 2014, Thursday // 14:58 | Viewed: 651