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National Mourning For Our Non-Existent State

October 3 is yet another day of mourning this year – mourning for the mediocrity of state institutions and the transition, democracy and European values that never happened.

Novinite Insider » Opinions | October 2, 2014, Thursday // 18:25 | Viewed: 1351

Opinions Clash Ahead of Budget Update Discussion

The 2014 budget update drafted by the caretaker government has stirred a lot of controversy ahead of its discussion with representatives of employers and trade unions.

Novinite Insider » Opinions | September 30, 2014, Tuesday // 17:43 | Viewed: 938

Seven Reasons to Observe TV7 Carefully

The article originally appeared on BGNES news agency.

Novinite Insider » Opinions | September 28, 2014, Sunday // 22:23 | Viewed: 1787

Budget Talk: a Striking Example of Partisan Behavior in Bulgaria

For weeks now the caretaker government of Bulgaria has kept reiterating public finances are in dire straits.

Novinite Insider » Opinions | September 28, 2014, Sunday // 14:20 | Viewed: 1070

Protest Vote May Disturb Calculations of Big Parties in Bulgaria - Expert

Genoveva Petrova from the Alpha Research polling agency has suggested that the early elections in Bulgaria on October 5 will play out according to the existing forecasts, with the main political parties retaining their positions.

Novinite Insider » Opinions | September 23, 2014, Tuesday // 11:15 | Viewed: 9429

Elenko Bozhkov: 10% Power Price Hike is Unjustified

A leading Bulgarian energy expert has disputed the need to raise power prices by as much as 10%, claiming that rate of increase only served the interests of power distributors.

Novinite Insider » Opinions | September 20, 2014, Saturday // 12:55 | Viewed: 6230

Tsvetan Vasilev and the Voice of Business

I don't know what it means to "surrender" without having been in hiding, but the past 24 hours have created this precedent as well.

Novinite Insider » Opinions | September 17, 2014, Wednesday // 16:26 | Viewed: 6647

Meeting Turkey's Erdogan: a Matter of 'Unnatural' Timing

A visit of liberal DPS's leader Lyutvi Mestan to Turkey's presidential compound might look like the "perfectly natural" thing for a party representing a vast Bulgarian Turkish population.

Novinite Insider » Opinions | September 15, 2014, Monday // 12:14 | Viewed: 7545

Emil Harsev: KTB Insolvency Would Be Ungrounded

There is not a single reason requiring that Corporate Commercial Bank (Corpbank or KTB) be declared insolvent, financier Emil Harsev believes.

Novinite Insider » Opinions | September 12, 2014, Friday // 13:04 | Viewed: 1842

Kristalina Georgieva's Appointment Could Bring About a Change to Bulgarian Politics

Just hours before Jean-Claude Juncker unveiled the official distribution of portfolios in the new EU executive, an article kindly reminded me that commissioners tend to defend their national interest, "but it has to be done with subtlety".

Novinite Insider » Opinions | September 10, 2014, Wednesday // 18:57 | Viewed: 2679

Kristian Krastev: Bulgaria Could Benefit from Russian Airspace Ban

Bulgaria would gain immediate profit from a potential decision of Moscow to keep Western carriers away from its airspace, a former Transport Minister has argued.

Novinite Insider » Opinions | September 9, 2014, Tuesday // 13:53 | Viewed: 1271

Nikolay Mihaylov: Bulgaria's Political System 'Vicious, Devoid of Sense'

Bulgaria's political idea is related to an outward loyalty and degradation of the internal public debate and of inter-party clashes, Nikolay Mihaylov, a psychiatrist, believes.

Novinite Insider » Opinions | September 8, 2014, Monday // 11:18 | Viewed: 3055

What's Right, What's Left In Bulgarian Politics

Political studies tend to describe parties and policies into two basic broad categories: left and right.

Novinite Insider » Opinions | September 5, 2014, Friday // 12:34 | Viewed: 1070

Is It for Money, Mr General... Is It for a Lot of Money?

It strikes one that, especially lately, more and more generals are taking part in politics - from the armed forces, from the police, from the fire brigade.

Novinite Insider » Opinions | September 4, 2014, Thursday // 21:44 | Viewed: 1069

Lech Walesa: EU Assistance to Ukraine Could Result in Nuclear War

A Russia-NATO nuclear conflict is possible if Europe provides military assistance to Ukraine, legendary Polish politician and Nobel Peace Prize laureate Lech Walesa believes.

Novinite Insider » Opinions | September 3, 2014, Wednesday // 10:11 | Viewed: 1948

Georgi Parvanov: Bulgaria 'Cannot Be a Hawk' on Russia

Bulgarian cannot afford to be hawkish in its relations with Russia, President (2002-2011) Georgi Parvanov said on Monday.

Novinite Insider » Opinions | September 1, 2014, Monday // 18:56 | Viewed: 2794

Tusk and Mogherini – Good Lesson To Be Learned

Poland’s Donald Tusk is the new EU Council President and Italy’s Federica Mogherini is the new foreign policy chief of an increasingly variegated but still united Europe.

Novinite Insider » Opinions | August 31, 2014, Sunday // 12:38 | Viewed: 2741

About ‘the King's property’, economic freedom, our values and future

It says something, in fact rather a lot I should say, that after the end of the communist regime in Bulgaria the Bulgarian King and Royal Family, exiled from their Fatherland and expropriated by the very same soviet-installed communist regime, have been t

Novinite Insider » Opinions | August 28, 2014, Thursday // 14:58 | Viewed: 1454

Maxim Behar: Ice Bucket Challenge Has Made Us Better

Maxim Behar’s idea to introduce a Bulgarian tone to the Ice Bucket Challenge has drawn an unexpectedly wide response, the leading Bulgarian PR expert has said for Sofia's daily newspaper 24 hours..

Novinite Insider » Opinions | August 26, 2014, Tuesday // 13:44 | Viewed: 6559

Maya Manolova: Caretaker Gov't Reinstates GERB Cadres

Bulgarian Socialist Party (BSP)'s Maya Manolova has argued the interim government will fail to complete its most crucial task, which is the preparation of fair elections.

Novinite Insider » Opinions | August 24, 2014, Sunday // 15:11 | Viewed: 2752

Ognyan Minchev: We Need Political Programmes, Not Personal Squabbles

We should realize how deeply the Bulgarian democratic system has been eroded, Bulgarian political scientist Ognyan Minchev has opined.

Novinite Insider » Opinions | August 21, 2014, Thursday // 17:49 | Viewed: 5592
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