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How Long Can Bulgaria Keep Facing both East and West?

EU Observer - Bulgaria's first stint holding the rotating EU presidency, from January to June 2018, was neither the disaster some observers predicted nor the PR coup Sofia had hoped for.

Novinite Insider » Opinions | August 15, 2018, Wednesday // 17:27 | Viewed: 2263

Bulgaria Must do More to Liberalise its Energy Markets

A month before Bulgaria concluded its six-month presidency of the Council of the European Union on 30 June, the country hosted a European Competition Day.

Novinite Insider » Opinions | July 29, 2018, Sunday // 09:09 | Viewed: 55658

Euronews: Bulgaria is Open for Business

The Bulgarian economy is growing at a stunning pace and exports are booming, while its business-friendly environment and well-educated local workforce are a magnet for foreign investments.

Novinite Insider » Opinions | July 24, 2018, Tuesday // 12:53 | Viewed: 4334

Visegrad/Insight: Bulgaria’s Black Mirror

Bulgarian Prime Minister Boyko Borisov

Novinite Insider » Opinions | July 19, 2018, Thursday // 11:20 | Viewed: 3488

Euractiv: Has Bulgaria’s Coal Industry Hit Rock Bottom?

One of Bulgaria’s cornerstone coal mines has been forced to shut down, raising questions over the future of energy production and employment in the region, as well as coal’s future in the country, write Violeta Keremdchieva and Ellen Baker.

Novinite Insider » Opinions | July 18, 2018, Wednesday // 11:12 | Viewed: 2636

GDPR in Bulgaria: Doctors and Employers Need no Consent for the Processing of Personal Data

Doctors, lawyers, employers and banks do not need to ask for consent to the processing of personal data, the Commission for Protection of Personal Data specified in a special explanatory document for the new General Regulation on Personal Data Protection.

Novinite Insider » Opinions | July 17, 2018, Tuesday // 14:05 | Viewed: 2156

Will Bulgaria Become Europe’s Next Gas Hub?

German support for Russia’s plans to double the capacity of the Nord Stream natural gas pipeline under the Baltic Sea has, in turn, encouraged Bulgaria’s aspirations to develop a regional gas hub with Russian help.

Novinite Insider » Opinions | July 15, 2018, Sunday // 13:08 | Viewed: 1953

Eastern Europe Experiencing Deep Demographic Crisis

Author : Dmitriy Dobrov

Novinite Insider » Opinions | July 5, 2018, Thursday // 11:21 | Viewed: 37613

Bloomberg: Bulgaria Blames ‘Constantly Changing' Demands for Euro Delay

Bulgaria blamed the imposition of new requirements by the European Union and the European Central Bank for holding up its euro-adoption bid.

Novinite Insider » Opinions | June 28, 2018, Thursday // 10:15 | Viewed: 4881

The GDPR Chaos in Bulgaria

Although the EU Data Protection Regulation is already in place the chaos around it is getting worse every day, the institutions are not yet ready to clarify who and what personal data they can collect and when they need to ask for permission.

Novinite Insider » Opinions | May 30, 2018, Wednesday // 14:42 | Viewed: 61409

Reuters: Bulgaria will take at least Three more Years to Join Euro Zone - EU's Dombrovskis

BRUSSELS, May 15 (Reuters) - Bulgaria will need at least three more years to join the euro zone, the vice president of the European Commission said on Tuesday.

Novinite Insider » Opinions | May 15, 2018, Tuesday // 16:06 | Viewed: 3784

Industry Watch: Although Investments in Bulgaria are Increasing, after 2009 the Investment Activity is Weak

Inflation measured by the consumer price index accelerated to over 2% on average in Bulgaria in 2017 after it was negative in 2014-2016.

Novinite Insider » Opinions | May 4, 2018, Friday // 14:30 | Viewed: 10784

Amid Brexit and Rising Populism — There’s a European Country that’s Still Desperate to Join the Euro

The eastern European nation of Bulgaria has provided the EU with some much-needed confidence, forging ahead with more integration despite rising anti-euro sentiment across the continent.

Novinite Insider » Opinions | April 24, 2018, Tuesday // 15:36 | Viewed: 10278

What is the Origin of the Weirdest Bulgarian Expressions

Folk wisdom has been remembered and applied for decades through hundreds of weird phrases.

Novinite Insider » Opinions | April 20, 2018, Friday // 16:36 | Viewed: 8875

Die Welt: The Italian Mafia Returns to Bulgaria and Romania

" 'Ndràngheta has been active in Eastern Europe for 20 years.

Novinite Insider » Opinions | April 10, 2018, Tuesday // 15:43 | Viewed: 12201

Politico: Europe fakes Turkish delight

Bulgaria’s Black Sea coast offers everything Europe’s political elite expect from a good summit: an exotic location, breathtaking views and (most important) casks of fine wine.

Novinite Insider » Opinions | March 27, 2018, Tuesday // 10:46 | Viewed: 14686

Politico: Europe’s Digital Single Market Hits the Bulgarian Rocks

When Mariya Gabriel became the EU’s digital czar last July, tech insiders gritted their teeth and hoped for the best.

Novinite Insider » Opinions | March 16, 2018, Friday // 11:08 | Viewed: 15818

Rositsa Kratunkova: Bulgaria (not) only for Bulgarians

At this year’s summit of G20, the newly elected French president Emanuel Macron stated that the problem with the slow economic development of Africa was civilizational.

Novinite Insider » Opinions | March 9, 2018, Friday // 14:20 | Viewed: 11051

Süddeutsche Zeitung: Bulgaria Should not Enter the Eurozone

"Better without Sofia" - under this title the German "Süddeutsche Zeitung" published an article on Bulgaria's ambitions to join the eurozone.

Novinite Insider » Opinions | March 2, 2018, Friday // 14:39 | Viewed: 11183

The Economist: The Difficulties of Exchanging Territory in the Balkans

TEN years ago Kosovo declared independence from Serbia.

Novinite Insider » Opinions | February 21, 2018, Wednesday // 10:39 | Viewed: 12621

Tomislav Donchev: In the Istanbul Convention, Society Saw a Great Deal of its Fears

Part of society has seen a great deal of its fears in the Istanbul Convention but not without outside help, the vice-premier Tomislav Donchev told BNT.

Novinite Insider » Opinions | February 15, 2018, Thursday // 12:54 | Viewed: 9045
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