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DPS Scandal 'Will Create Islamist Party in Bulgaria,' Historian Warns

The developments at Bulgaria's predominantly ethnic Turk DPS party will result in the foundation of an Islamist party for the first time in Bulgarian history, a historian has warned.

Novinite Insider » Expert Voices | December 28, 2015, Monday // 12:42 | Viewed: 7662

Expelled Leader of DPS: a Turkish Fifth Column or a Lonely Dissident?

Was Leader Change at Bulgaria's DPS Party Result of Russia-Turkey Tension?Bulgarian journalists hoping for a rest around Christmas were disappointed after a “breaking” event shook the political landscape, even if the quake is only on the surface.

Novinite Insider | December 26, 2015, Saturday // 15:56 | Viewed: 4353

Itamar Rabinovich: Muslim Anger Caused by 'Difficulty of Coping with Modernity'

Itamar Rabinovich, a former Israeli Ambassador to the United States (1993-1996), spoke with Novinite last week, while he was in Bulgaria to attend a conference on education and culture and their role in combating extremism.

Novinite Insider » Interview | December 21, 2015, Monday // 18:05 | Viewed: 6490

Bulgaria Needs More Steps toward Judicial Reform - British Ambassador

im pleased to see an increased pressure for reform in the judiciary itShe said it's very important for the way the judiciary is functioningasked if the elite posed an obstacle for an ousider this is an internal political matter, she said.

Novinite Insider » Diplomatic Channel | December 20, 2015, Sunday // 15:53 | Viewed: 4406

Bulgaria Will Have to Wait More for Schengen Accession - Austrian Ambassador

With the Schengen borderless area going through "a challenge", it is not the right moment for Bulgaria to insist on joining, Austria's Ambassador to the country, Roland Hauser, has said.

Novinite Insider » Diplomatic Channel | December 20, 2015, Sunday // 08:35 | Viewed: 5946

Aleksander Kwasniewski: For Bulgaria, Poland Refugee Problem Is Artificial

 Novinite has interviewed Aleksander Kwasniewski, who served as President of Poland between 1995 and 2005. Kwasniewski was in Bulgaria for a conference titled "Countering Violent Extremism: New Security Agenda for Education and Culture”.

Novinite Insider » Interview | December 18, 2015, Friday // 09:41 | Viewed: 6636

No Angels in the Battle for Bulgaria's Judicial Reform

Assumptions that the judicial reform has largely failed in Bulgaria are yet to stand or fail the test of time. The following overview of last week’s developments, one that requires some patience, is an attempt to explain why.

Novinite Insider » Opinions | December 15, 2015, Tuesday // 10:01 | Viewed: 4848

Bulgaria President 'Plans to Replace Bokova as Candidate for Un Top Job'

A pollster head has suggested Bulgaria's President Rosen Plevneliev is hoping for the replacement of UNESCO Director General Irina Bokova with EU Commission Vice President Kristalina Georgieva as a contender to take over the UN's top job next year.

Novinite Insider » Opinions | December 12, 2015, Saturday // 14:34 | Viewed: 4318

Marrakech: Morocco's Living Work of Art (Part 2)

 Novinite is publishing the second of three articles about Morocco, where a group of journalists was invited to spend more than a week in November.

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Russian Sanctions Will Not Bring Turkey to Its Knees - Turkish Ambassador to Bulgaria

According to Turkish ambassador to Bulgaria His Excellency Suleyman Gokce, the sanctions imposed by Moscow in response to the downing of the Russian Su-24 bomber by two Turkish F-16 fighter jets on the Turkish-Syrian border on November 24, will not bring

Novinite Insider » Diplomatic Channel | December 5, 2015, Saturday // 13:15 | Viewed: 4674

Morocco Travels: Rabat and Casablanca's Mosque (Part 1)

Novinite is publishing the first of three articles about Morocco, where a group of journalists was invited to spend more than a week in November.

Novinite Insider » Destinations | | Viewed: 3643

Klaus-Dieter Borchardt: Bulgaria Has Potential to Develop into Gas Hub

"For too long Bulgaria and other countries of the region have been concentrating on large scale pipeline projects such as South Stream and have left behind the development of important regional infrastructure," a EU Commission official has told Novinite.

Novinite Insider » Interview | December 3, 2015, Thursday // 07:49 | Viewed: 6200

EU Entering New Schengen Stage, UK Ambassador Believes

UK Ambassador to Bulgaria Emma Hopkins said on Tuesday the EU needs to jointly manage common borders and apply stricter control as part of a "new Schengen stage".

Novinite Insider » Diplomatic Channel | November 24, 2015, Tuesday // 12:09 | Viewed: 5845

Bulgaria FM: EU Migrant Quotas Looking Ludicrous

Sofia will abide by its commitments to relocate migrants from the Middle East, but in light of recent developments the quota plan looks ludicrous at the moment, Bulgarian Foreign Minister Daniel Mitov said.

Novinite Insider » Opinions | November 22, 2015, Sunday // 16:30 | Viewed: 8059

Alan Colson: American English Academy Takes Pride in Its Rich Cultural Diversity

Cultural diversity is one of the distinguishing features of the American English Academy (AEA) in Sofia.

Novinite Insider » Interview | November 20, 2015, Friday // 10:13 | Viewed: 5819

The Only Question Mark after Bulgaria's Local Elections

As we noted a week before the local elections held in Bulgaria on October 25 and November 1, Novinite wasn't really committed to in-depth coverage of the campaign and that was done on purpose. No substantial debate, no real battles of either personalities

Novinite Insider » Opinions | November 4, 2015, Wednesday // 11:03 | Viewed: 7780

Roderick Moore: Our Friendship is Deep and Will Persist

Novinite is publishing a farewell message submitted by Roderick W Moore, US Embassy in Sofia's Chargé d'Affaires By Roderick Moore, Charge d’Affaires of the U.

Novinite Insider » Diplomatic Channel | November 2, 2015, Monday // 10:15 | Viewed: 7216

Why Low Turnout in Bulgaria’s E-Voting Referendum Is Really Disturbing

Go to any local pub or café in Sofia, pick a table, open a book and pretend to read while easvesdropping on tables next to you.

Novinite Insider » Opinions | October 29, 2015, Thursday // 08:00 | Viewed: 6875

Tihomir Stoychev 'to Take Over' as Bulgarian Ambassador to US

Bulgarian President Rosen Plevneliev's Foreign Policy Secretary, Tihomir Stoychev, will be next Bulgarian envoy to the United States, 24 Chasa ("24 Hours") daily reports.

Novinite Insider » Diplomatic Channel | October 21, 2015, Wednesday // 08:24 | Viewed: 6028

The 2015 Battle for Sofia: Who Is Running for Mayor

Local elections are coming in just days, and Novinite is fully aware it did not provide the campaign coverage a news outlet covering a particular country usually does whatever vote is forthcoming.

Novinite Insider | October 20, 2015, Tuesday // 10:14 | Viewed: 3665

Bulgaria Migrant Death: Guilty Until Proven Innocent?

We know so little about the death of an Afghan migrant in Bulgaria we cannot afford taking "sides".

Novinite Insider » Opinions | October 18, 2015, Sunday // 18:23 | Viewed: 7561