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Russia Is Upset. We're Finally Doing It Right

This week's harsh comments of Russian state officials criticising Bulgaria's President Rosen Plevneliev, calling the Defence Minister “one Shalamanov” and accusing PM Bliznashki of “betrayal”, leave the impression that Russian officials have lost their ne

Novinite Insider » Opinions | October 10, 2014, Friday // 15:50 | Viewed: 1552

Wei Jinghua: Chinese-Bulgarian Cooperation Opportunities Not Yet Fully Tapped

Novinite.com is interviewing ambassadors of Bulgaria's main trading partners as well as neighboring countries. Here is the interview with the Chinese Ambassador to Bulgaria Wei Jinghua.

Novinite Insider » Diplomatic Channel | October 10, 2014, Friday // 10:32 | Viewed: 1796

The 95% Rule, Bulgaria and the NYT

Recent reportage in the New York Times reminded me of my 95% Rule: “95% of what you read about economics and finance is either wrong or irrelevant”.

Novinite Insider » Expert Voices | October 9, 2014, Thursday // 13:21 | Viewed: 993

Dame Audrey Glover: Even Politicians Are Getting Tired of Bulgaria's Elections

An interview of Novinite.com with Dame Audrey Glover, Head of the OSCE/ODIHR limited election observation mission sent to Bulgaria for the early parliamentary elections held October 5, 2014.

Novinite Insider » Interview | October 7, 2014, Tuesday // 18:03 | Viewed: 1480

Top 7 Visual Moments of Bulgaria's 2014 Election Campaign

Nobody has so far disagreed the run-up to the early elections held on October 5 was rather dull. But some images can be remembered.

Novinite Insider » Features | October 7, 2014, Tuesday // 12:40 | Viewed: 1460

Bulgaria's Grand Parliament Chessboard Might Be Both Ailment and Cure

Never in Bulgaria's recent history has such a result been observed - eight parties, meaning an extremely fragmented Parliament, with political deadlocks against warring factions preventing any two-party majorities.

Novinite Insider » Opinions | October 6, 2014, Monday // 21:57 | Viewed: 907

Plan A: Conservative-Socialist Cabinet

GERB won by a lot of ballots, while the BSP lost by a lot.

Novinite Insider » Opinions | October 5, 2014, Sunday // 21:15 | Viewed: 769

Bulgaria’s October 5 Elections: A Flashback at the Economic Records

Bulgarians will go to the polls on October 5th to elect new members of parliament and thus a new government.

Novinite Insider » Expert Voices | October 4, 2014, Saturday // 12:26 | Viewed: 1472

National Mourning For Our Non-Existent State

October 3 is yet another day of mourning this year – mourning for the mediocrity of state institutions and the transition, democracy and European values that never happened.

Novinite Insider » Opinions | October 2, 2014, Thursday // 18:25 | Viewed: 900

Opinions Clash Ahead of Budget Update Discussion

The 2014 budget update drafted by the caretaker government has stirred a lot of controversy ahead of its discussion with representatives of employers and trade unions.

Novinite Insider » Opinions | September 30, 2014, Tuesday // 17:43 | Viewed: 370

Seven Reasons to Observe TV7 Carefully

The article originally appeared on BGNES news agency.

Novinite Insider » Opinions | September 28, 2014, Sunday // 22:23 | Viewed: 1347

Budget Talk: a Striking Example of Partisan Behavior in Bulgaria

For weeks now the caretaker government of Bulgaria has kept reiterating public finances are in dire straits.

Novinite Insider » Opinions | September 28, 2014, Sunday // 14:20 | Viewed: 524

Ambassador Anick Van Calster: Belgium Remains among Bulgaria’s Top Trade Partners

Novinite.com is interviewing ambassadors of Bulgaria's main trading partners as well as neighbouring countries. Here is the interview with Anick Van Calster, Belgium's Ambassador to Bulgaria.

Novinite Insider » Diplomatic Channel | September 26, 2014, Friday // 12:49 | Viewed: 3259

Vladimir Curgus: Serbia-Bulgaria Relations at Historic High

Novinite.com is interviewing ambassadors of Bulgaria's main trading partners as well as neighbouring countries. Here is the interview with Vladimir Curgus, Ambassador of the Republic of Serbia in Sofia.

Novinite Insider » Diplomatic Channel | September 23, 2014, Tuesday // 18:33 | Viewed: 1928

Protest Vote May Disturb Calculations of Big Parties in Bulgaria - Expert

Genoveva Petrova from the Alpha Research polling agency has suggested that the early elections in Bulgaria on October 5 will play out according to the existing forecasts, with the main political parties retaining their positions.

Novinite Insider » Opinions | September 23, 2014, Tuesday // 11:15 | Viewed: 8195

Elenko Bozhkov: 10% Power Price Hike is Unjustified

A leading Bulgarian energy expert has disputed the need to raise power prices by as much as 10%, claiming that rate of increase only served the interests of power distributors.

Novinite Insider » Opinions | September 20, 2014, Saturday // 12:55 | Viewed: 4822

Yuriy Isakov: South Stream Key Direction in Moscow-Sofia Interaction

Novinite.com is interviewing Sofia-based ambassadors of Bulgaria’s largest trade partners. Here is the interview with Yuriy Isakov, Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the Russian Federation to the Republic of Bulgaria.

Novinite Insider » Diplomatic Channel | September 19, 2014, Friday // 17:24 | Viewed: 9515

Tsvetan Vasilev and the Voice of Business

I don't know what it means to "surrender" without having been in hiding, but the past 24 hours have created this precedent as well.

Novinite Insider » Opinions | September 17, 2014, Wednesday // 16:26 | Viewed: 5483

Meeting Turkey's Erdogan: a Matter of 'Unnatural' Timing

A visit of liberal DPS's leader Lyutvi Mestan to Turkey's presidential compound might look like the "perfectly natural" thing for a party representing a vast Bulgarian Turkish population.

Novinite Insider » Opinions | September 15, 2014, Monday // 12:14 | Viewed: 5886