Novinite's team is publishing brief daily comments about how 2014 unfolded in Bulgaria and elsewhere.
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.
The Soviet Union's last leader Mikhail Gorbachev has called on both Brussels and Washington to improve relations with Moscow despite tensions over Ukraine.
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.
"We should concentrate and look into this, and if the project is as profitable as EUR 400 M a year, we should save it.
Former Energy Minister Rumen Ovcharov has estimated Bulgaria’s losses from the suspension of the South Stream gas pipeline at around USD 600 M.
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.
Everything around the anti-terrorist operation conducted in Bulgaria this week is helping radical Islam to rise to popularity, a former security official says.
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.
Bozhidar Danev, Chair of the Bulgarian Industrial Association (BIA), has recommended swift reforms in the sphere of administration and the pension system.
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.
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
"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.
Thursday, November 6, 2014 will be remembered as a peculiarday for Bulgaria's democracy, and this definition has many layers worth mentioning.
"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?
Center-right GERB and right-wing Reformist Bloc stand chances to form a government, "even though a minority one", socialist MEP Iliana Iotova said on Sunday.
American investor and philanthropist George Soros warned that Russia's expansionism poses an existential threat to the EU and called for more material support for Ukraine.
It’s too early to claim that talks between GERB and the Reformist Bloc on forming a government coalition were a failure, a leading Bulgarian political scientist has said.
There is no such thing like ‘unconditional support’ in politics, one of the founders of mainly ethnic Turk party Movement for Rights and Freedoms (DPS) has said.
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