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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

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: 6207

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: 6865

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: 3163

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: 5501

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: 5859

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: 5397

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: 4070

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: 10116

Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi’s remarks on the South China Sea Issue

Novinite is publishing a statement by China's Foreign Minister Wang Yi on the developments in the South China Sea.

Novinite Insider » Diplomatic Channel | August 12, 2015, Wednesday // 09:45 | Viewed: 6290

Bulgarian Expert Warns Lack of Trust in IntMin Could Result in Serious Terror Attack

Prof. Nikolay Radulov warned that the lack of confidence in the Interior Ministry and the security services could lead to a serious terrorist attack in Bulgaria.

Novinite Insider » Opinions | August 11, 2015, Tuesday // 11:10 | Viewed: 2908

Bulgarian Taxpayers' Money 'Still Going to Energy Mafia'

The money paid in taxes by Bulgarian citizens every year is still going to the pockets of the "energy mafia" even after recent reforms in the energy sector, the leader of a employers' union believes.

Novinite Insider » Opinions | August 3, 2015, Monday // 12:59 | Viewed: 4713

Roderick W. Moore, a US Diplomat Making Comeback to Bulgaria

The US Embassy announced earlier this week that Roderick Moore would assume duties as the interim Chargé d'Affairs in Sofia on August 5. Here is what we know about him - not just an ordinary envoy in US-Bulgaria relations.

Novinite Insider » Diplomatic Channel | August 1, 2015, Saturday // 15:51 | Viewed: 9401

Ellis Shuman: Visiting the Birthplace of Orpheus  

Ellis Shuman is taking us to Gela, a Bulgarian village believed to be the birthplace of Orpheus - the mythical Greek musician, poet, and prophet – who descended into the underworld in an attempt to save his wife, Eurydice.

Novinite Insider » Destinations | | Viewed: 5857

Greek Embassy: Greece Has Done a Lot for Bulgaria

The Greek Embassy in Sofia has sent out a statement to media outlets to point to Greece's contribution to the Bulgarian economy.

Novinite Insider » Diplomatic Channel | July 28, 2015, Tuesday // 14:53 | Viewed: 8087

Meglena Kuneva: EU Has to Let Bulgaria into Schengen to Fend off Security Threats

Bulgaria has to be allowed to enter the European Union’s borderless Schengen area as early as this autumn to avert threats to security, Deputy Prime Minister Meglena Kuneva has said.

Novinite Insider » Opinions | July 26, 2015, Sunday // 17:07 | Viewed: 4009