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Bulgaria on the Brink of Elections - a Ribbons and Clubs Combination

Three weeks before Election Day in Bulgaria, the presidential campaign remains a strange, but not unusual, mixture of smear games, scandals and lackluster bids.

Novinite Insider » Editorial | October 4, 2011, Tuesday // 10:18 | Viewed: 3558

Bulgaria Stuck in Pre-Election Denial over Katunitsa Clashes

Rosen Plevneliev, believed to be the frontrunner in Bulgaria's 2012 presidential race, has said that, judging by the people he meets on a daily basis, the population is not  really interested in the conflict that erupted in the southern  village of Katuni

Novinite Insider » Editorial | September 30, 2011, Friday // 13:10 | Viewed: 1876

There Is No Civil War in Bulgaria!

"Eastern Europe's Forgotten Civil War" exclaimed the Spiegel online this week.

Novinite Insider » Editorial | September 29, 2011, Thursday // 18:15 | Viewed: 3745

Katunitsa Burning

Tensions are raging in Bulgaria, triggered by the September 23 murder of a 19-year-old boy, who was deliberately run over by a van, driven by an associate of notorious Roma boss from Katunitsa, Kiril Rashkov AKA Tsar Kiro.

Novinite Insider » Editorial | September 28, 2011, Wednesday // 11:29 | Viewed: 1858

Roma vs Bulgarians - Who Opened Pandora's Box?

It would be quite exaggerated to say that all hell has broken loose in Bulgaria, but the country has witnessed almost unprecendented ethnic tensions over the last couple of days.

Novinite Insider » Editorial | September 27, 2011, Tuesday // 14:37 | Viewed: 2794

Why Did Bulgaria's Cauldron Boil Over?

"No, we won't let a mafia baron, all the more so a gypsy, boss us around! There is no justice for him! There is no court! He buys them with whole briefcases of money!"

Novinite Insider » Editorial | September 26, 2011, Monday // 11:53 | Viewed: 4497

Ignoratia Legis Rendered Excusable in Bulgaria

Ignorantia legis neminem excusat. Is this the case in Bulgaria?

Novinite Insider » Editorial | September 21, 2011, Wednesday // 13:44 | Viewed: 2257

Why Iranian Oil Refinery on Bulgaria's Black Sea Coast Could Be Good News

Iranian Ambassador to Bulgaria Golamreza Bageri Mogadam has announced Iran wants to build an oil refinery in Bulgaria's Black Sea port of Varna.

Novinite Insider » Editorial | September 20, 2011, Tuesday // 14:13 | Viewed: 2736

Tsch?ss Lothar, Bye-Bye Bulgaria!

At last! The stalled ambitions and pent-up frustrations in Bulgaria's football team have an outlet.

Novinite Insider » Editorial | September 19, 2011, Monday // 18:19 | Viewed: 1542

GERB's Special Operation Codenamed 'Saving Plevneliev'

The presidential hopeful of ruling center-right party GERB, whose nomination was announced as late as September 04, found himself all of a sudden midstream in a smear pre-election campaign.

Novinite Insider » Editorial | September 16, 2011, Friday // 14:11 | Viewed: 3872

Bulgaria's Largest Foreign Direct Investors

Foreign direct investments in Bulgaria have dropped to the mere BGN 183.

Novinite Insider » Editorial | September 16, 2011, Friday // 13:52 | Viewed: 1764

Parties? No, Vested Interests Rule Bulgaria

Nothing happens quickly in Bulgaria.

Novinite Insider » Editorial | September 14, 2011, Wednesday // 19:19 | Viewed: 2451

Mafia Games on Bulgaria's Black Sea Coast

The latest scandal shaking Bulgaria's tourist sector, right at the end of an otherwise strong season, left scores of tourists from Russia, Finland and Lithuania stranded at Black Sea airports, after their flights were canceled due to an alleged large deb

Novinite Insider » Editorial | September 14, 2011, Wednesday // 09:26 | Viewed: 2862

Welfare - the Grand Terrorism Deterrent according to Bulgaria's Finance Minister

Bulgarian Finance Minister Simeon Djankov has argued that the most powerful tool to fight terrorism is to ensure good education, good healthcare and equal opportunities for the population.

Novinite Insider » Editorial | September 13, 2011, Tuesday // 14:27 | Viewed: 1363

The Transparent Unifiers of Civil Society - Bulgaria's Political Cliches

In the last minutes of New Year's Eve in Bulgaria, the country's President is traditionally presented with the honor to recite his last New Year speech all over again on a square in downtown Sofia.

Novinite Insider » Editorial | September 13, 2011, Tuesday // 14:21 | Viewed: 3850

Finally! Central Asian Energy - the Start of EU's Global Test

Finally! The EU is starting talks with Azerbaijan and Turkmenistan for the creation of the long-fancied Trans-Caspian Pipeline.

Novinite Insider » Editorial | September 12, 2011, Monday // 17:20 | Viewed: 2369

Bulgaria since 9/11: 10 Years after Joining the US War on Terror

Ten years ago I was still just a kid. I remember I was watching a teenage program on TV that afternoon on September 11, 2011, EET, when the channel interrupted it to show live the exploding World Trade Center towers in New York City.

Novinite Insider » Editorial | September 11, 2011, Sunday // 23:29 | Viewed: 4747

Tribute to September 11

The calendar marks the 10th anniversary of the September 11, 2001 terrorist attacks on New York City and the Pentagon in Washington DC.

Novinite Insider » Editorial | September 11, 2011, Sunday // 12:56 | Viewed: 2370

Bulgaria's Top Cop vs Reality

Bulgaria's Interior Minister Tsvetan Tsvetanov has counted that there are exactly 262 organized crime groups active in Bulgaria.

Novinite Insider » Editorial | September 9, 2011, Friday // 10:00 | Viewed: 1868

Bulgaria's Presidential Race: Exposing the Total Lack of Leadership

Their collective political record reads like the "Who's Who of Human Insipidness."

Novinite Insider » Editorial | September 7, 2011, Wednesday // 22:20 | Viewed: 5288

Bulgarian PM Borisov's Inimitable (Lack of) Style

In the last few days, Bulgarian PM Boyko Borisov has had the chance of giving us a fresh display of his manners of being obsequious to renowned international leaders while keeping a demeaning tone towards his closest political associates.

Novinite Insider » Editorial | September 7, 2011, Wednesday // 19:00 | Viewed: 2579
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