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Fed Up with Reality Shows, Show us Some Reality

Pre-election times are a wicked period in Bulgaria's political calendar – a sort of reality show-like format, where the darkest secrets of participants come to the surface.

Novinite Insider » Opinions | March 13, 2014, Thursday // 12:19 | Viewed: 482

The Oxymoron of Putin and ‘Minority Protection’

Russian President Vladimir Putin motivated his military intervention in Ukraine as a "protection of the Russian-speaking minority in the country".

Novinite Insider » Opinions | March 5, 2014, Wednesday // 11:23 | Viewed: 1443

From Kiev to Caracas

Venezuela's President Nicolas Maduro called for political dialogue with the opposition, just 5 days after ordering the arrest of its leader Leopoldo Lopez.

Novinite Insider » Opinions | February 24, 2014, Monday // 14:10 | Viewed: 890

Do Bulgarians Have Trust Issues?

Canadian billionaire Yank Barry will look to repopulate deserted towns and villages in north-west Bulgaria with Syrian refugees willing to live there.

Novinite Insider » Opinions | February 12, 2014, Wednesday // 12:06 | Viewed: 4048

The EU’s Dubious Criteria on Kosovo Leaves Serbia Room for Speculation

It has been just hours since Serbia officially opened its EU accession negotiations, and we have already heard a controversial statement.

Novinite Insider » Opinions | January 21, 2014, Tuesday // 16:10 | Viewed: 6261

Could Bulgaria's Ex Rightist PM, Ex Leftist President Team Up?

Every time elections approach, Bulgarian politicians would turn into hard-headed schemers.

Novinite Insider » Opinions | January 14, 2014, Tuesday // 15:27 | Viewed: 2598

Stop Protecting the 'Unknown Perpetrator'

Can you imagine what would happen in any other country in Europe if someone attacks a police officer with fists?Would that someone still have an MP immunity if he has been involved in dozens of criminal incidents – waving a gun on a highway, entering Parl

Novinite Insider » Opinions | January 8, 2014, Wednesday // 11:00 | Viewed: 1774

Is Siderov Liable, Immune, or Untouchable?

Bulgaria's nationalist leader Volen Siderov in the headlines over causing public disturbance? You don't say...

Novinite Insider » Opinions | January 7, 2014, Tuesday // 16:28 | Viewed: 2642

Old Albion's Not-So-Great Expectations

As of January 1, Bulgarians and Romanians are now permitted to work in any EU country.

Novinite Insider » Opinions | January 2, 2014, Thursday // 10:21 | Viewed: 1282

Bulgaria in 2013 - as Saw It

We regard it as our job to entertain, as well as inform readers.

Novinite Insider » Opinions | December 26, 2013, Thursday // 13:10 | Viewed: 1317

We Want in England, But Syrians Out

A majority, 59% of Bulgarians are against refugees living in their country, according to latest surveys.

Novinite Insider » Opinions | December 19, 2013, Thursday // 17:33 | Viewed: 1139

How Bulgaria Fell in Between EU's Muscle-Flexing with Russia

Last week, the European Commission urged Bulgaria and other member states to re-negotiate their bilateral agreements with Russia for the South Stream gas pipeline.

Novinite Insider » Opinions | December 10, 2013, Tuesday // 17:38 | Viewed: 2431

When I Grow Up, I Want to Be Like Mandela

"We lost a hero," "Man of unquestioned integrity," "Giant of justice and human inspiration.

Novinite Insider » Opinions | December 6, 2013, Friday // 10:57 | Viewed: 1120

Why Scrapped Bulgaria's Politician of 2013 Category

The last month of the year is strange time.

Novinite Insider » Opinions | December 5, 2013, Thursday // 19:57 | Viewed: 1314

Is Bulgaria's Smoking Ban 'Door in the Fields'?

There is a popular saying in Bulgarian that 'the law is like a door in the fields, and only fools choose to go through it'.

Novinite Insider » Opinions | December 3, 2013, Tuesday // 09:20 | Viewed: 936

The End of EUphoria - in Kiev and in Sofia

The news of Ukraine's EU treaty debacle echoed in Bulgaria with particular strength.

Novinite Insider » Opinions | November 25, 2013, Monday // 14:21 | Viewed: 1821

When Silence is More than Gold

Hristo Biserov, former deputy speaker of Bulgaria's Parliament, who has been charged with money laundering and document fraud, left Sofia investigative office on Friday without uttering a single word.

Novinite Insider » Opinions | November 18, 2013, Monday // 07:46 | Viewed: 1126

The Price Tag of Prevailing at All Cost

Bulgaria is in turmoil with relentless, record-long anti and pro-government protests, a relentless government and Sofia on lockdown by riot squads.

Novinite Insider » Opinions | November 15, 2013, Friday // 10:24 | Viewed: 2354

While Police Are Busy Protecting the Government from People...

Hardly a day passes without a xenophobic incident occurring in Bulgaria.

Novinite Insider » Opinions | November 13, 2013, Wednesday // 14:00 | Viewed: 2090

How to Start Bulgaria's Much-Desired Integrity Upgrade

The central building of Sofia University "St. Kliment Ohridski" has been under student occupation since October 23.

Novinite Insider » Opinions | November 12, 2013, Tuesday // 14:56 | Viewed: 1511

With or Without Blockades, Hard Times Ahead for Bulgaria

Protesting students are still considering whether to lift or not the blockade of Bulgaria's oldest and most prestigious school, Sofia University.

Novinite Insider » Opinions | November 12, 2013, Tuesday // 11:59 | Viewed: 1693
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