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Greece 'Urgently Needs a Compromise'

If Greece is hit by a crisis now, the European citizens will pay much more than if no reforms are reached, a Bulgarian economist believes.

Novinite Insider » Opinions | June 18, 2015, Thursday // 19:26 | Viewed: 4388

Bulgaria-Roma Tensions Show Politicians are Quite Good at Doing Nothing

Looking at developments in Roma neighborhoods over the past two months, one might assume this is owed to a rising "Balkan" nationalism - just like anywhere else in Southeast Europe.

Novinite Insider » Opinions | June 16, 2015, Tuesday // 08:41 | Viewed: 3528

Julian Popov for FT: Southeast Europe Can Become Champion of Clean Energy

With a great renewable energy potential and a booming IT sector Southeast Europe can position itself as a champion of clean energy and new technology, former Bulgarian Environment Minister Julian Popov has opined.

Novinite Insider » Opinions | June 5, 2015, Friday // 16:30 | Viewed: 3250

Prof. Steve Hanke: Venezuela "Dangerously Close" to Hyperinflation

Venezuela is "dangerously close" to hyperinflation with its inflation rate currently at 45% per month, Prof.

Novinite Insider » Opinions | June 5, 2015, Friday // 11:54 | Viewed: 3045

Natural Gas Europe Points to Clashing Gas Hub Ambitions of Bulgaria, Greece

Natural Gas Europe pointed to the clashing gas hub ambitions of Bulgaria and Greece in a publication, which was released on Monday.

Novinite Insider » Opinions | June 1, 2015, Monday // 15:23 | Viewed: 3650

Solomon Passy: EU, NATO Need to Incorporate Macedonia

The West and the EU and NATO in particular must do their best to incorporate Macedonia, Bulgaria’s former Foreign Minister Solomon Passy has said.

Novinite Insider » Opinions | May 26, 2015, Tuesday // 12:56 | Viewed: 4124

'Macedonians Only Wish to Live Normally'

Macedonians in Macedonia place much more importance on living well than on nationality, an emphasis Russia cannot understand, a Bulgarian journalist wrote Friday.

Novinite Insider » Opinions | May 22, 2015, Friday // 07:39 | Viewed: 2320

Marinela Petreska: Anti-Gruevski Sentiment in Macedonia Runs High

The pro-government demonstration planned by Macedonian authorities for Monday is an attempt to beguile those who still refuse to realize the depth of the current political crisis in the country, the head of a Macedonian NGO said on Sunday.

Novinite Insider » Opinions | May 17, 2015, Sunday // 18:33 | Viewed: 4669

Turkish Stream to Make Turkey “Middleman for Europe’s Energy Buyers”

The agreement between Moscow and Ankara to launch the construction of Turkish Stream gas pipeline “suggest Turkey’s patience with Brussels is wearing thin…and Ankara’s willingness to support Europe’s foreign-policy priorities…is diminishing,” Keith Johnso

Novinite Insider » Opinions | May 13, 2015, Wednesday // 17:13 | Viewed: 2494

Macedonia: Imagining the Unimaginable about Kumanovo

The tragic events in the Macedonian town of Kumanovo are now history - and this leaves time for reflections.

Novinite Insider » Opinions | May 10, 2015, Sunday // 23:50 | Viewed: 4573

Protests Highlight Need for Change in EU Candidate Macedonia, MEP Says

Macedonia’s problems lie in the policies pursued by its own government rather than in the attitude of Greece, Bulgaria or the EU, the Bulgarian member of the European Parliament (MEP) Andrey Kovatchev has told Novinite.

Novinite Insider » Opinions | May 7, 2015, Thursday // 17:51 | Viewed: 2219

Prof.  Hanke: ‘Phantom Assets’ Spell Trouble for Greek Banks  

Greece’s four largest banks, which control 88% of total assets in the banking system, could be in for a much bigger shock than initially deduced, a renowned economist has said.

Novinite Insider » Opinions | May 5, 2015, Tuesday // 20:32 | Viewed: 8357

Is There any Hope for Freedom of Speech in Bulgaria?

Public broadcasters in Bulgaria are still "islands of pluralism" within the public environment, Georgi Lozanov, who heads the country's highest-ranking media watchdog, has opined.

Novinite Insider » Opinions | May 4, 2015, Monday // 11:41 | Viewed: 2588

Own Goal Scored!

No one could have ever imagined to see a show like this aired live – Bulgarian police occupying a TV studio and trying to prevent a broadcast.

Novinite Insider » Opinions | April 29, 2015, Wednesday // 19:43 | Viewed: 2074

Driss El Yazami: Changes in Migration Processes Putting Human Rights at Stake

The advanced status of Morocco in terms of its improving human rights record is turning Morocco into a strategic partner to the European Union, Driss El Yazami, President of the Moroccan National Council of Human Rights, has said.

Novinite Insider » Opinions | April 28, 2015, Tuesday // 22:47 | Viewed: 2604

Ivaylo Iaydjiev: Bulgaria Needs to Make BNB More Accountable, Transparent and Independent

Bulgaria should implement three crucial reforms to improve the leadership, accountability and transparency of its central bank, the BNB, in the aftermath of the 2014 banking crisis, Ivaylo Iaydjiev has opined in an article published by EUobserver on 27 Ap

Novinite Insider » Opinions | April 27, 2015, Monday // 17:22 | Viewed: 1588

Genocide or No Genocide? Bulgaria's 'Third Way' on Armenian Killings

Bulgarian Parliament has just adopted a declaration calling deaths of Armenians caused by the Ottoman Empire in 1910s "mass extermination".

Novinite Insider » Opinions | April 24, 2015, Friday // 13:05 | Viewed: 2601

The New Myth of Bulgaria's 'New Iron Curtain'

"The Iron Curtain is back. Topped with barbed wire, monitored by CCTV, patrolled by border guards..." This description refers to Bulgaria's border with Turkey. It shows (and creates) one image and fails to convey another.

Novinite Insider » Opinions | April 19, 2015, Sunday // 15:30 | Viewed: 3442

Telegram from Paris

The Bulgarian exhibition at the Louvre caused an unexpected stir of emotions, especially against the domestic backdrop of petty nitpicking among politicians over the past year or two.

Novinite Insider » Opinions | April 16, 2015, Thursday // 12:20 | Viewed: 1887

Ilian Vassilev: No-One in Greece Intends to Snub EU over Russia

Novinite has asked Ilian Vassilev, a former Bulgarian ambassador to Moscow, to comment on the latest developments regarding the "Turkish Stream" pipeline and Russia-Greece relations.

Novinite Insider » Opinions | April 10, 2015, Friday // 10:36 | Viewed: 2769

Xenios Xenopoulos: Greece's New Tax on Sources Abroad to Have Repercussions

A move by Athens to impose a 26-percent withholding tax on transactions from sources in Bulgaria, Cyprus and Ireland could affect negatively the Greek economy, a Cyprus-Bulgaria business representative believes.

Novinite Insider » Opinions | April 4, 2015, Saturday // 13:01 | Viewed: 2970
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