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Bulgaria's Grand Parliament Chessboard Might Be Both Ailment and Cure

Never in Bulgaria's recent history has such a result been observed - eight parties, meaning an extremely fragmented Parliament, with political deadlocks against warring factions preventing any two-party majorities.

Novinite Insider » Opinions | October 6, 2014, Monday // 21:57 | Viewed: 819

Plan A: Conservative-Socialist Cabinet

GERB won by a lot of ballots, while the BSP lost by a lot.

Novinite Insider » Opinions | October 5, 2014, Sunday // 21:15 | Viewed: 701

Bulgaria’s October 5 Elections: A Flashback at the Economic Records

Bulgarians will go to the polls on October 5th to elect new members of parliament and thus a new government.

Novinite Insider » Expert Voices | October 4, 2014, Saturday // 12:26 | Viewed: 1368

National Mourning For Our Non-Existent State

October 3 is yet another day of mourning this year – mourning for the mediocrity of state institutions and the transition, democracy and European values that never happened.

Novinite Insider » Opinions | October 2, 2014, Thursday // 18:25 | Viewed: 850

Opinions Clash Ahead of Budget Update Discussion

The 2014 budget update drafted by the caretaker government has stirred a lot of controversy ahead of its discussion with representatives of employers and trade unions.

Novinite Insider » Opinions | September 30, 2014, Tuesday // 17:43 | Viewed: 324

Seven Reasons to Observe TV7 Carefully

The article originally appeared on BGNES news agency.

Novinite Insider » Opinions | September 28, 2014, Sunday // 22:23 | Viewed: 1068

Budget Talk: a Striking Example of Partisan Behavior in Bulgaria

For weeks now the caretaker government of Bulgaria has kept reiterating public finances are in dire straits.

Novinite Insider » Opinions | September 28, 2014, Sunday // 14:20 | Viewed: 475

Ambassador Anick Van Calster: Belgium Remains among Bulgaria’s Top Trade Partners

Novinite.com is interviewing ambassadors of Bulgaria's main trading partners as well as neighbouring countries. Here is the interview with Anick Van Calster, Belgium's Ambassador to Bulgaria.

Novinite Insider » Diplomatic Channel | September 26, 2014, Friday // 12:49 | Viewed: 3141

Vladimir Curgus: Serbia-Bulgaria Relations at Historic High

Novinite.com is interviewing ambassadors of Bulgaria's main trading partners as well as neighbouring countries. Here is the interview with Vladimir Curgus, Ambassador of the Republic of Serbia in Sofia.

Novinite Insider » Diplomatic Channel | September 23, 2014, Tuesday // 18:33 | Viewed: 1759

Protest Vote May Disturb Calculations of Big Parties in Bulgaria - Expert

Genoveva Petrova from the Alpha Research polling agency has suggested that the early elections in Bulgaria on October 5 will play out according to the existing forecasts, with the main political parties retaining their positions.

Novinite Insider » Opinions | September 23, 2014, Tuesday // 11:15 | Viewed: 3417

Elenko Bozhkov: 10% Power Price Hike is Unjustified

A leading Bulgarian energy expert has disputed the need to raise power prices by as much as 10%, claiming that rate of increase only served the interests of power distributors.

Novinite Insider » Opinions | September 20, 2014, Saturday // 12:55 | Viewed: 2306

Yuriy Isakov: South Stream Key Direction in Moscow-Sofia Interaction

Novinite.com is interviewing Sofia-based ambassadors of Bulgaria’s largest trade partners. Here is the interview with Yuriy Isakov, Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the Russian Federation to the Republic of Bulgaria.

Novinite Insider » Diplomatic Channel | September 19, 2014, Friday // 17:24 | Viewed: 4519

Tsvetan Vasilev and the Voice of Business

I don't know what it means to "surrender" without having been in hiding, but the past 24 hours have created this precedent as well.

Novinite Insider » Opinions | September 17, 2014, Wednesday // 16:26 | Viewed: 2258

Meeting Turkey's Erdogan: a Matter of 'Unnatural' Timing

A visit of liberal DPS's leader Lyutvi Mestan to Turkey's presidential compound might look like the "perfectly natural" thing for a party representing a vast Bulgarian Turkish population.

Novinite Insider » Opinions | September 15, 2014, Monday // 12:14 | Viewed: 2542

Writer Ivo Ivanov: "In those stories is written my life, my years, my tribulations and my trials"

Ivo Ivanov can easily be declared as one of the most talented contemporary Bulgarian authors.

Novinite Insider » Interview | September 13, 2014, Saturday // 16:15 | Viewed: 6634

Italian Ambassador Marco Conticelli: Italy Has Always Believed And Still Believes In Bulgaria

Novinite.com is interviewing the ambassadors of the EU member states and the countries who are the largest trade partners of Bulgaria.

Novinite Insider » Diplomatic Channel | September 12, 2014, Friday // 13:16 | Viewed: 2621

Emil Harsev: KTB Insolvency Would Be Ungrounded

There is not a single reason requiring that Corporate Commercial Bank (Corpbank or KTB) be declared insolvent, financier Emil Harsev believes.

Novinite Insider » Opinions | September 12, 2014, Friday // 13:04 | Viewed: 540

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: 2569

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: 1886