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If They Have No Bread, Let Them Go Skiing in Austria

Many Bulgarians probably woke up Tuesday and switched on their TVs and started wondering why they were seeing Culture Minister Vezhdi Rashidov commenting on a piece of highly controversial environmental legislation.

Novinite Insider » Editorial | June 19, 2012, Tuesday // 14:00 | Viewed: 1029

President Rosen Plevneliev - the Bulgarian Dmitry Medvedev(?)

Bulgarian President Rosen Plevneliev's first use of his veto power (which is not really a veto since it is only "suspensive") – on the Judiciary Act and the Forestry Act – unfortunately seem to be justifying the fears that Bulgaria's new President will ha

Novinite Insider » Editorial | June 19, 2012, Tuesday // 07:48 | Viewed: 2705

Cancel Your Vacation to Greece? No!

Halkidiki is a Greek semi-island of stark contrasts. Kassandra, the first prong, is a hedonistic paradise. A few hours' drive away lies Sithonia, the second prong, offering small fishing villages and empty, picturesque beaches dotted across lush mountain

Novinite Insider » Editorial | June 15, 2012, Friday // 15:10 | Viewed: 1652

The Skiers of Bulgaria and All Their Men

On Wednesday, the Bulgarian Parliament passed definitively the controversial Forestry Act, giving a green light to construction of ski tracks and lifts without changing the status of use of the land.

Novinite Insider » Editorial | June 15, 2012, Friday // 14:55 | Viewed: 4287

Prime Minister Borisov's 'Environmental' Birthday Gift

It was raining gifts and niceties for Prime Minister Borisov on Wednesday, as he celebrated his 53rd birthday.

Novinite Insider » Editorial | June 13, 2012, Wednesday // 15:02 | Viewed: 1223

Has Bulgaria's Export Bubble Burst?

Latest data of the National Statistical Institute show that Bulgaria's exports have started to decline while the imports have started to go up.

Novinite Insider » Editorial | June 12, 2012, Tuesday // 08:20 | Viewed: 1693

Bulgaria's Trusted Politicians from Bulgaria's Trusted Polls

In the midst of earthquakes, floods, and the latest deadly ammo depot chain explosion, the newly-released poll of the National Center for Study of Public Opinion (NZIOM) went almost unnoticed despite, to put it mildly, some quite strange results.

Novinite Insider » Editorial | June 9, 2012, Saturday // 12:47 | Viewed: 1406

'Vampire' Tourism in Bulgaria?

The discovery of medieval skeletons treated for vampirism is arguably the Bulgarian news of the week in terms of international media coverage.

Novinite Insider » Editorial | June 7, 2012, Thursday // 14:47 | Viewed: 1916

Land of the Unfree Media

Freedom of speech may be the mother of all freedoms, but the average Bulgarian does not seem to care a lot about it.

Novinite Insider » Editorial | June 6, 2012, Wednesday // 18:47 | Viewed: 1847

Bulgarian Students Work Too Little, Too Late (and Will Most Likely Continue to Do So)

Bulgarian President Rosen Plevneliev cautioned Tuesday that Bulgarian youths were the last to enter the labor market (age 22), compared to their European peers (age 20).

Novinite Insider » Editorial | May 31, 2012, Thursday // 14:25 | Viewed: 1638

Bulgarian FinMin's Football 'Sacrifice'

Bulgarian amateur football teams Vitosha Bistritsa and Dve Mogili played each other on Wednesday, the former winning by 2:1.

Novinite Insider » Editorial | May 30, 2012, Wednesday // 12:12 | Viewed: 1009

Bulgaria's Eurovision Woes - Why Care?

The victory of Roma chalga singer Sofi Marinova at Bulgaria's Eurovision finals earlier this year unleashed a cannonade of vulgar expletives and racist comments.

Novinite Insider » Editorial | May 29, 2012, Tuesday // 22:25 | Viewed: 3244

Bulgaria's 'Miracle' Earthquake

Bulgaria made headlines across the globe Tuesday after a 5.

Novinite Insider » Editorial | May 22, 2012, Tuesday // 16:15 | Viewed: 2634

Bulgaria East of EUden: What Beats Being Russia's Trojan Horse?

The appointment of Bulgarian Ambassador to Israel Yuri Sterk as EU Ambassador to Uzbekistan by EU foreign relations chief Catherine Ashton should have attracted a lot more attention in Bulgaria.

Novinite Insider » Editorial | May 21, 2012, Monday // 15:29 | Viewed: 2445

Death of a Right-Winger

The people from a small village are faced with an invasion of snakes and decide to get rid of them by bringing hedgehogs, who polish them off.

Novinite Insider » Editorial | May 16, 2012, Wednesday // 19:33 | Viewed: 1715

Bulgaria's Problem with Opportunists by Any Other Name

Bulgaria's right-wing Blue Coalition, an entity comprising the Union of Democratic Forces (UDF) and the Democrats for Strong Bulgaria (DSB), is no more.

Novinite Insider » Editorial | May 15, 2012, Tuesday // 16:01 | Viewed: 948

The Mystery of Bulgaria's Mobster Pair

May 3 saw the much awaited sentences of Angel Hristov and Plamen Galev, Bulgarian gangsters more commonly known as the "Galevi" brothers.

Novinite Insider » Editorial | May 10, 2012, Thursday // 10:46 | Viewed: 1409

Don't Lose Faith in Europe! The May 6 Syndrome Is Dangerous!

The elections in France, Greece, and Serbia (and some other places in Europe) on May 6, 2012, seem as an indication of the waning of the United Europe idea, and even a more convincing one than the steadily declining turnout at the European Parliament elec

Novinite Insider » Editorial | May 8, 2012, Tuesday // 01:02 | Viewed: 2356

Press Freedom (in Bulgaria) Does Not Come On a Plate

On May 3, the world, Bulgaria included, marked World Press Freedom Day.

Novinite Insider » Editorial | May 3, 2012, Thursday // 15:54 | Viewed: 1042

Thanking Russian Patriarch Kirill for Recognizing Bulgaria

The visit of Russian Patriarch Kirill to Bulgaria has enjoyed surprisingly high public interest.

Novinite Insider » Editorial | May 1, 2012, Tuesday // 08:53 | Viewed: 3862

Will Bulgaria’s PM Finally Grab a Footballer of the Year Title?

Bulgarian Prime Minister Boyko Borisov is known for his passion for sports and is an amateur football player in his spare time.

Novinite Insider » Editorial | April 24, 2012, Tuesday // 09:27 | Viewed: 1235
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