Novinite Insider

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: 5042

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: 4943

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: 4862

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: 4433

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: 5453

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: 3939

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: 4177

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: 3409

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: 5898

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: 7555

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: 9778

'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: 3755

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: 17449

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: 6735

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: 10651

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: 2585

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: 2667

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: 5778

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: 4574

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: 3857

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: 3540