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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: 5578

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: 7282

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: 9471

'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: 17074

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

Marina Stephens: Homeniuk’s Extradition Will Be ‘Incredible Political Coup’ for Kyrgyzstan

Novinite.com has approached Marina Stephens, wife of Leonard Homeniuk, for an interview focused on his legal battle against a potential extradition to Kyrgyzstan.

Novinite Insider » Interview | September 9, 2015, Wednesday // 18:20 | Viewed: 10361

Russia's Overflight Request to Bulgaria 'Part of Propaganda War'

The Russian request to Bulgaria for an overflight of "humanitarian aid" planes en route to Syria was part of a propaganda war the country is waging, a former Foreign Minister has said.

Novinite Insider » Opinions | September 9, 2015, Wednesday // 11:36 | Viewed: 2578

Bulgaria's Ex-FinMin: Orban Uses Migrant Crisis to Reverse Decreasing Popularity

Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orban has skillfully exploited the weak response of the EU towards the migrant crisis in order to reverse his decreasing popularity at home.

Novinite Insider » Opinions | September 7, 2015, Monday // 18:21 | Viewed: 2663

Bulgaria MPs Rebuffed by 14 Diplomats over Anti-Corruption Bill

Bulgarian lawmakers have to come up with new ideas about tackling high-level corruption, foreign diplomats have said in a joint statement.

Novinite Insider » Diplomatic Channel | September 7, 2015, Monday // 13:33 | Viewed: 5471

US Chargé d'Affairs Praises Bulgaria for Reaction to Migrant Influx

What hasn't changed significantly in Bulgaria over the past years are the challenges which Bulgaria is coming across in the field of the rule of law, Roderick Moore, the US Chargé d'Affairs ad interim in Sofia, has said.

Novinite Insider » Diplomatic Channel | September 7, 2015, Monday // 11:54 | Viewed: 4391

Swedish Ambassador to Be Awarded with Order of Madara Horseman

Sweden's Ambassador to Bulgaria Helena Pilsas-Alin is to receive the Order of the Madara Horseman on Monday, the President's press office has said.

Novinite Insider » Diplomatic Channel | September 7, 2015, Monday // 09:03 | Viewed: 3853

David Hampson: Leonard Homeniuk’s Bad Luck*

*This is the English-language version of an opinion piece by David Hampson about the fate of  Leonard Homeniuk, a former CEO of Toronto-based Centerra Gold mining company , which is developing Kumtor gold mine in Kyrgyzstan.

Novinite Insider » Opinions | September 1, 2015, Tuesday // 19:39 | Viewed: 3506

Takashi Koizumi: Bulgarian Rose Becoming Increasingly Popular in Japan

Novinite has asked Japan's Ambassador to Bulgaria Takashi Koizumi to comment on international nuclear affairs and also on bilateral relations, in a month when the world marked the 70th anniversary of the Hiroshima and Nagasaki bombings.

Novinite Insider » Diplomatic Channel | August 31, 2015, Monday // 09:48 | Viewed: 6161

Maxim Behar: PR and emotion are synonyms*

Social media have changed the world for the better: people are more informed and more critical, while business and politics are more transparent, says the founder of M3 Communications Group, Inc.

Novinite Insider » Interview | August 30, 2015, Sunday // 14:19 | Viewed: 6607

Turkey's IS/PKK Strategy 'in Service of Erdogan's Unbounded Ambition'

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan is hoping to reverse June's electoral outcome and secure another parliamentary majority and this explains his interest in fighting the Islamic State (IS) group, Politico magazine says.

Novinite Insider » Opinions | August 22, 2015, Saturday // 13:38 | Viewed: 3160

What Putin's Recent Remarks Tell about Russia-Bulgaria Relations

Russian President Vladimir Putin's recent ramarks about relations with Bulgaria have prompted mixed signals from Bulgarian analysts.

Novinite Insider » Opinions | August 19, 2015, Wednesday // 12:42 | Viewed: 5428

Taiwan's View on the South China Sea Issue

After Novinite published an official statement by China on the developments in the South China Sea last week, we were contacted by the Taipei Representative Office in Greece, representing the Republic of China (Taiwan), which offered its position, also kn

Novinite Insider » Diplomatic Channel | August 18, 2015, Tuesday // 08:32 | Viewed: 5851

Tourism in Bulgaria: Watch the Birdie & the Marketing Tip

Novinite is publishing an article by Yoav Chudnoff on tourism in Bulgaria and on where he thinks the problems actually are. Contrary to what many say, he believes the government is not to blame.

Novinite Insider » Opinions | August 17, 2015, Monday // 11:47 | Viewed: 5380

Gabrovo, Tryavna, Sevlievo – traditions, creativity and experience

It’s a challenge to stay at one place for more than three days and each day to find what to do, where to go and what to see…

Novinite Insider » Destinations | | Viewed: 4034

Abdollah Norouzi: Bulgarian Delegation to Visit Iran in September

 September will be a very active month between Iran and Bulgaria, H.E. Abdollah Norouzi, Ambassador of the Islamic Republic of Iran, has told Novinite in an interview.

Novinite Insider » Diplomatic Channel | August 13, 2015, Thursday // 13:45 | Viewed: 10091