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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: 6016

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: 5428

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: 3636

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: 6691

Migrant's Death in Bulgaria Calls into Question Turkey's Aid Request - MEP

Bulgarian MEP Svetoslav Malinov (EPP) has cast doubt over whether Ankara "deserves" the additional EUR 2-3 B it demands to tackle the migrant crisis.

Novinite Insider » Opinions | October 16, 2015, Friday // 12:54 | Viewed: 4336

Bulgaria as a Movie Setting? New Promotion Video Leaves Public Divided

A commercial video aimed at promoting Bulgaria as a tourist destination and officially unveiled on Sunday has left Bulgarians polarized.

Novinite Insider » Opinions | October 13, 2015, Tuesday // 11:34 | Viewed: 4947

Turkish Ambassador Repeats Demand for Syria Safe Zone

Turkey's request that a safe zone be set up in Syria is a step toward addressing the root cause of the migrant crisis, the country's Ambassador to Bulgaria has said.

Novinite Insider » Diplomatic Channel | October 10, 2015, Saturday // 14:45 | Viewed: 4083

Ivan Krastev: 'Kremlin Is in Syria for Pedagogical Reasons'

The notion of Russia as a “spoiling power” is a popular sentiment these days in Washington, Ivan Krastev, chairman of Bulgaria-based Center for Liberal Strategies, writes in the The New York Times.

Novinite Insider » Opinions | October 8, 2015, Thursday // 12:32 | Viewed: 4738

Sofia 'Not Reliable Partner about Turkish Stream'

It isn't worth holding negotiations with Bulgaria over its prospective inclusion in the Turkish Stream project after the country showed itself to be unpredictable, a Russian expert says.

Novinite Insider » Opinions | October 7, 2015, Wednesday // 14:46 | Viewed: 4760

Forbes Presents Story of Former Owner of Bulgaria's Collapsed Corpbank

In an article published in Forbes on Monday, Francis Coppola presents the story of the former owner of Bulgaria's Corporate Commercial Bank (KTB) – Tzvetan Vassilev.

Novinite Insider » Opinions | October 6, 2015, Tuesday // 14:18 | Viewed: 4684

David Clark: E. Europe Must Seize Its Opportunity to Name UN Chief  

The countries of Eastern Europe will need to start forging a common position on the person best placed to win broad international support if they want to grab the opportunity to name the next United Nations Secretary-General, David Clark, chair of the Rus

Novinite Insider » Opinions | September 29, 2015, Tuesday // 21:47 | Viewed: 4394

Did Bulgaria Really Propose to Set Up a Migrant Hotspot?

Bulgaria, despite being relatively unaffected by the migrant crisis compared to neighboring states, managed to make several headlines last week, all containing the word "hotspot".

Novinite Insider » Opinions | September 28, 2015, Monday // 07:37 | Viewed: 5445

Christian Bodewig: Migrants Could Help Economies of Europe’s Aging Nations

It appears ‘counterintuitive’ to oppose immigration for countries in central and eastern Europe facing the prospect of rapid decline in population due to high emigration and drops in fertility, Christian Bodewig argues in a blog post on the Brookings Inst

Novinite Insider » Opinions | September 25, 2015, Friday // 13:27 | Viewed: 3924

Len Homeniuk’s Detention in Bulgaria Brings into Focus International Policy Issues

The extradition hearings surrounding the detention in Bulgaria of Leonard Homeniuk bring into focus three primary areas of international policy discussion connected to Interpol Red Notice.

Novinite Insider » Opinions | September 23, 2015, Wednesday // 17:23 | Viewed: 4169

Solomon Passy: Bulgaria Should Accept Migrants Educated Here

Bulgaria could accept with priority migrants who graduated in the country, former Foreign Minister Solomon Passy said on Wednesday.

Novinite Insider » Opinions | September 23, 2015, Wednesday // 10:09 | Viewed: 3383

Bulgaria Sometimes Lacks Consistency in Reform - UK Ambassador

As a friend of Bulgaria, the United Kingdom sometimes tends to voice its disappointment with politics in the country, UK Ambassador to Sofia Emma Hopkins said on Wednesday.

Novinite Insider » Diplomatic Channel | September 23, 2015, Wednesday // 08:41 | Viewed: 5612

Bulgaria C-Bank Should Improve Transparency, Prof Hanke Says

The Bulgarian National Bank has to change the way it publishes information about the banking system in Bulgaria, renowned economist Prof Steve Hanke has said.

Novinite Insider » Expert Voices | September 17, 2015, Thursday // 06:46 | Viewed: 7315

Obama Nominates Eric Rubin as New US Ambassador to Bulgaria

US President Barack Obama has put forward the name of Eric Rubin as Washington's next Ambassador to Bulgaria, a White House message shows.

Novinite Insider » Diplomatic Channel | September 16, 2015, Wednesday // 12:11 | Viewed: 9507

'World Coalition' Is Needed to Fight Islamic State - UN Envoy

Europe should distinguish between people fleeing war and economic migrants Nickolay Mladenov, the United Nations' special envoy to the Middle East, has said.

Novinite Insider » Opinions | September 16, 2015, Wednesday // 08:20 | Viewed: 3748

Goran Svilanović: EU Accession Countries Should First Join Energy Union

"We know we have problems, and we are not going to make a list of problems, because then people, politicians may be stimulated to add to the list, rather than ticking off and agreeing on what we have resolved."

Novinite Insider » Interview | September 16, 2015, Wednesday // 05:32 | Viewed: 17113

Ivan Krastev for NYT: Migration Crisis Provoking ‘Clash of Solidarities’

Why has the public in Eastern Europe remained unmoved – compared with Western Europe - by the pictures of the refrigerator truck found abandoned in Austria with 71 dead migrants inside or the drowned Syrian toddler washed ashore on a beach in Turkey?

Novinite Insider » Opinions | September 9, 2015, Wednesday // 19:11 | Viewed: 6716