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Ex-Foreign Min Passy: NATO Does Not Want War with Russia

Bulgaria's Atlantic Club Chairman Solomon Passy has reiterated that, though no-one wants a military conflict with Russia, the country has to be restrained in its "aggression".

Novinite Insider » Opinions | February 6, 2015, Friday // 09:23 | Viewed: 1050

Bulgaria Not Ready to Join 'Eurozone Waiting Room' Anymore - Former FinMin Djankov

It will take three or four year for Bulgaria to return to the progress it had on the path to Eurozone accession in 2012, Simeon Djankov, the country's Finance Minister at the time, has said.

Novinite Insider » Opinions | February 3, 2015, Tuesday // 10:03 | Viewed: 1012

Greek Foreign Policy: Drilling into Europe's Patience

Strangely enough for many observers, the leftist SYRIZA party and its leader, Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras, did not stop surprising its European partners after ascending to power in Greece.

Novinite Insider | February 2, 2015, Monday // 12:04 | Viewed: 2286

Zhelev, or Why We Shouldn’t Feel Anguished

Anyone among us will be constrained by time to say something historic about Zhelyu Zhelev.

Novinite Insider » Opinions | January 30, 2015, Friday // 16:57 | Viewed: 703

Turkey Commemorates Holocaust Victims

Commemorating the Holocaust victims, Turkey is calling on the international community to participate in the efforts to increase awareness of the Holocaust so that such a tragedy never occurs in the future.

Novinite Insider » Diplomatic Channel | January 30, 2015, Friday // 12:57 | Viewed: 1223

Is Greece 'Uniquely Deserving of Assistance'?

Greece’s new Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras and his radical leftist SYRIZA party rose to power largely thanks to pledges to renegotiate the country’s debt and put an end to the austerity measures demanded by its creditors in exchange for bailout aid.

Novinite Insider » Opinions | January 29, 2015, Thursday // 21:31 | Viewed: 754

Sofia Marks Holocaust Remembrance Day with Education, Memory on Focus

"It's difficult in times like these: ideals, dreams and cherished hopes rise within us, only to be crushed by grim reality.

Novinite Insider | January 27, 2015, Tuesday // 20:02 | Viewed: 1430

Cas Mudde: Five Predictions of Greece's Future after SYRIZA Landslide

Five main developments could follow SYRIZA's landslide victory in the early elections on Sunday, according to political scientist Cas Mudde, who has been studying radical political parties for years.

Novinite Insider » Opinions | January 26, 2015, Monday // 12:21 | Viewed: 712

Milka Stefanova: Greeks Have Money, but Their State Doesn't

Novinite has asked Milka Stefanova, a Bulgarian woman living in Greece, for her point of view on the snap poll that is being held on the country on January 25.

Novinite Insider » Interview | January 25, 2015, Sunday // 15:37 | Viewed: 2061

Turkish Stream Can’t Be Substitute for Ukraine’s Gas Transit System – EU Energy Chief

It would have been better if a broader discussion had taken place on the potential replacing of Ukraine by Turkey as a transit country for Russian gas supplies to Europe, the EU energy chief has opined.

Novinite Insider » Opinions | January 20, 2015, Tuesday // 16:58 | Viewed: 2368

Joining Euro to Have Positive Impact on Bulgaria's Economy - Experts

Economists and financial experts in Bulgaria have described the country's decision to renew Eurozone negotiations as rather a step in the right direction.

Novinite Insider » Opinions | January 19, 2015, Monday // 11:01 | Viewed: 8479

UK Ambassador: Bulgaria PM Borisov 'Unique Man, Unique PM'

Britain's outgoing Ambassador to Sofia Jonathan Allen has praised Bulgarian Prime Minister Boyko Borisov for having "a flair" despite not being a professional politician.

Novinite Insider » Diplomatic Channel | January 18, 2015, Sunday // 13:02 | Viewed: 2139

Ivan Krastev for FT: Would Russia Try to Destabilise Europe's 'Soft Underbelly'?

A controlled crisis in the Balkans would give bargaining chips to Russian President Vladimir Putin and distract attention away from Ukraine, Ivan Krastev, chairman of Sofia-based NGO Centre for Liberal Strategies, has opined.

Novinite Insider » Opinions | January 15, 2015, Thursday // 17:40 | Viewed: 1332

Charlie Hebdo: More Than Pens Will Be Needed Against Guns

The attack on Charlie Hebdo has nothing to do with questioning the limits of freedom of speech.

Novinite Insider » Opinions | January 10, 2015, Saturday // 13:38 | Viewed: 805

How Bulgaria Performed in 2014: Diplomats' Point of View

Novinite has asked the ambassadors with whom it has cooperated over the past twelve months to briefly assess what 2014 was like for Bulgaria.

Novinite Insider » Diplomatic Channel | January 9, 2015, Friday // 10:28 | Viewed: 2652

France to Become Bolder, More Active in Fighting Еxtremism - Ambassador to Bulgaria

France will be bolder and more active in its policies against radical Islam, the country's ambassador to Bulgaria Xavier Lapeyre de Cabanes said on Thursday.

Novinite Insider » Diplomatic Channel | January 8, 2015, Thursday // 08:42 | Viewed: 2260

Shooting at Charlie Hebdo Not Surprising, Prof. Chukov Says

Armed attacks against media outlets like Wednesday’s shooting at the Paris offices of French satirical magazine Charlie Hebdo are often being carried out by radically-minded people who aren’t necessarily affiliated to a specific terrorist organization, Bu

Novinite Insider » Opinions | January 7, 2015, Wednesday // 18:37 | Viewed: 1290

'Islam Needs Reform,' Journalist Ivo Indzhev Says after French Magazine Attack

The problem with Islam is not just fundamentalist, but also fundamental, the well-known Bulgarian journalist Ivo Indzhev told Novinite after the attack on France's satirical magazine Charlie Hebdo.

Novinite Insider » Opinions | January 7, 2015, Wednesday // 16:04 | Viewed: 1094

'Vivacom Is Tasty Bite For Political Hyenas', Tsvetan Vasilev Tells Banker Weekly

Bulgaria's Banker weekly has published an interview with Tsvetan Vasilev, majority owner of KTB AD, headlined "Vivacom is a tasty bite for political hyenas".

Novinite Insider » Interview | January 6, 2015, Tuesday // 00:04 | Viewed: 3467

Ten Blunders of Bulgarian Politicians Worth Remembering in 2014

Above is a selection of fresh political gaffes to which Bulgaria's political elite gave birth in 2014.

Novinite Insider » Features | January 5, 2015, Monday // 15:25 | Viewed: 3338

2014: The Conflict with Islamic State Should Teach the West a Lesson

At a first glance the militant group Islamic State's gains in Syria and Iraq caught the world by surprise.

Novinite Insider » Opinions | January 3, 2015, Saturday // 00:15 | Viewed: 1592