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2014: How the Ukraine Crisis Began

The events in Ukraine threaten to turn into the most serious crisis that the world has faced in years.

Novinite Insider » Opinions | December 28, 2014, Sunday // 22:20 | Viewed: 1361

2014: Disrespect for Labor Safety Claimed 15 Lives at Bulgaria's Gorni Lom Plant

On October 1 a deadly blast in the Midzhur ammunition factory in the village of Gorni Lom, north eastern Bulgaria, killed 15 workers – 13 men and two women.

Novinite Insider » Opinions | December 27, 2014, Saturday // 21:05 | Viewed: 1123

2014: Immigrants Still Posing Challenge to Bulgarian Society

After the dramatic increase of the number of illegal immigrants arriving in Bulgaria in 2013, which caught the authorities totally unprepared, the situation in 2014 slowly improved.

Novinite Insider » Opinions | December 26, 2014, Friday // 14:29 | Viewed: 1235

2014: The Attack on Bulgaria's Corpbank Leaves Everyone a Loser

Novinite's team is publishing brief daily comments about how 2014 unfolded in Bulgaria and elsewhere.

Novinite Insider » Opinions | December 25, 2014, Thursday // 13:33 | Viewed: 1592

Drop in Oil Prices: Blessing for Some, Curse for Others

Novinite's team is publishing brief daily comments about how 2014 unfolded in Bulgaria and elsewhere.

Novinite Insider » Opinions | December 24, 2014, Wednesday // 16:40 | Viewed: 1593

South Stream: Opaque Deal Falling Through

Novinite's team is publishing brief daily comments about how 2014 unfolded in Bulgaria and elsewhere.

Novinite Insider » Opinions | December 23, 2014, Tuesday // 12:12 | Viewed: 1217

Bulgaria, the Most Faithful Satellite

Prime Minister Borisov must have already been an official guest of top European politicians more often within his five weeks in office than his elected predecessor, Plamen Oresharski, in the fourteen months he spent in office.

Novinite Insider » Opinions | December 16, 2014, Tuesday // 19:20 | Viewed: 3745

Mikhail Gorbachev: EU, US Should Thaw Relations with Russia Despite Ukraine Tensions

The Soviet Union's last leader Mikhail Gorbachev has called on both Brussels and Washington to improve relations with Moscow despite tensions over Ukraine.

Novinite Insider » Opinions | December 10, 2014, Wednesday // 12:10 | Viewed: 2050

Iliyan Vassilev: Russia Dropped South Stream for Economic Reasons

The decision to abandon South Stream was prompted by Russia’s current economic difficulties as well as desire to focus investment on joint energy projects with China, Bulgaria's former ambassador in Moscow Iliyan Vassilev has said.

Novinite Insider » Opinions | December 4, 2014, Thursday // 17:23 | Viewed: 1848

Bulgarian Politicians Don't Believe South Stream Is Over

"We should concentrate and look into this, and if the project is as profitable as EUR 400 M a year, we should save it.

Novinite Insider » Opinions | December 3, 2014, Wednesday // 22:12 | Viewed: 1544

Bulgaria to Lose USD 600 M over Suspension of South Stream – Ex-Minister

Former Energy Minister Rumen Ovcharov has estimated Bulgaria’s losses from the suspension of the South Stream gas pipeline at around USD 600 M.

Novinite Insider » Opinions | December 2, 2014, Tuesday // 10:39 | Viewed: 2955

Bulgaria’s Industrial Capital Association Opposes Minimum Wage Hike

Vasil Velev, Chair of the Bulgarian Industrial Capital Association (BICA), has pointed out that all associations of employers adamantly oppose the proposal for an increase in the minimum wage.

Novinite Insider » Opinions | December 1, 2014, Monday // 09:23 | Viewed: 1352

Bulgarian Authorities Popularizing Radical Islam - Expert

Everything around the anti-terrorist operation conducted in Bulgaria this week is helping radical Islam to rise to popularity, a former security official says.

Novinite Insider » Opinions | November 27, 2014, Thursday // 11:17 | Viewed: 1828

Should Bulgaria Be Afraid of Patriotic Front's 'Ethnic Tune'?

From the first days of the recent Bulgarian government the nationalist coalition called Patriotic Front has made numerous attempts at crossing the line of ethnic and religious tolerance. But this should be nothing to worry about.

Novinite Insider » Opinions | November 22, 2014, Saturday // 16:54 | Viewed: 2276

Chair of Bulgarian Industrial Assoc. Urges Swift Reforms in Administration, Pension System

Bozhidar Danev, Chair of the Bulgarian Industrial Association (BIA), has recommended swift reforms in the sphere of administration and the pension system.

Novinite Insider » Opinions | November 21, 2014, Friday // 19:36 | Viewed: 1263

Vladimir Putin: Ukraine Needs Federalisation to Resolve Crisis

Russian President Vladimir Putin has called for federalisation of Ukraine to resolve the conflict opposing the government in Kiev to pro-Moscow rebels in the country’s eastern regions.

Novinite Insider » Opinions | November 17, 2014, Monday // 19:29 | Viewed: 1540

Careful with These Turkish-Language News, Politicians

Who could have imagined just a few weeks ago the issue of to have or not to have Turkish-language news would be reintroduced to public attention? In a matter of days strange ideas filled the air: from replacing news with cultural programs or moving them f

Novinite Insider » Opinions | November 14, 2014, Friday // 21:19 | Viewed: 1775

A Great Day For Freedom

"On the day the wall came downThey threw the locks onto the groundAnd with glasses high we raised a cry For freedom had arrivedOn the day the wall came downThe Ship of Fools had finally ran agroundPromises lit up the night like paper doves in flight.

Novinite Insider » Opinions | November 10, 2014, Monday // 13:26 | Viewed: 1612

Between West Hall and East Hall: Seven Reasons Why Bulgaria's New Cabinet Is Unprecedented

Thursday, November 6, 2014 will be remembered as a peculiarday for Bulgaria's democracy, and this definition has many layers worth mentioning.

Novinite Insider » Opinions | November 6, 2014, Thursday // 18:43 | Viewed: 3567

If Radan Kanev Becomes Bulgaria's Prime Minister...

"If there is disagreement related to positions in the cabinet... we are ready for other options, including to support a cabinet with Radan Kanev as Prime Minister, for instance," GERB's Tomislav Donchev said on Sunday. But what does this actually mean?

Novinite Insider » Opinions | November 3, 2014, Monday // 09:04 | Viewed: 3163

Enough Of This Farce Already!

It's been almost a month since Bulgaria held its early elections on October 5, but a new government is still nowhere in sight.

Novinite Insider » Opinions | November 2, 2014, Sunday // 15:09 | Viewed: 754
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