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O, Lord, Have Mercy on Us!

Plagued by wrangling and greed, greatly discredited – this is what Bulgaria's Orthodox church has come to be in recent years, leaving Christian believers nothing but disturbed.

Novinite Insider » Opinions | November 16, 2012, Friday // 09:57 | Viewed: 1921

Everybody Loves Rosen! ('Cause of Markovska)

Bulgaria's President Rosen Plevneliev has resorted to a dubious theatrical move by leaving the Constitutional Court inauguration to prevent a far more dubious judge, Veneta Markovska, from taking office.

Novinite Insider » Opinions | November 16, 2012, Friday // 06:38 | Viewed: 1813

Left Flat by the Flat Tax?

If you want to understand the nature of the Greek crisis – sit in a darkened room watching Zorba the Greek.

Novinite Insider » Opinions | November 12, 2012, Monday // 08:15 | Viewed: 1449

Bulgarians' Bread and Water, and Mall CULTure

50% of Bulgarians haven't read a single book in the past year, according to a survey entitled "Sofia – a Creative Economy City".

Novinite Insider » Opinions | November 11, 2012, Sunday // 10:04 | Viewed: 2105

??I Just Want to Have a Baby in Bulgaria

Bulgarian mothers have protested again because of the government's neglect of them and their kids, saying they "want children, not concrete".

Novinite Insider » Opinions | November 9, 2012, Friday // 12:32 | Viewed: 1912

Bogan, Not Boutique Bulgaria Not That Bad?

Echoes of communist-era rhetoric.

Novinite Insider » Opinions | November 4, 2012, Sunday // 11:42 | Viewed: 1509

Fruitless Future?

Nov, 1982.

Novinite Insider » Opinions | October 31, 2012, Wednesday // 17:24 | Viewed: 1420

Bulgaria's Creme de la Creme? Really?

Bulgaria's Prime Minister Boyko Borisov knows he should be more than careful in his staff policy, which has often been a washout with dire consequences.

Novinite Insider » Opinions | October 21, 2012, Sunday // 15:49 | Viewed: 2480

EPP vs PES: Bulgaria's Funny Trotting onto EU's Political Stage

"The clash between EPP and PES will take place in Bulgaria during the summer of 2013.

Novinite Insider » Opinions | October 18, 2012, Thursday // 14:40 | Viewed: 2822

Don Vito and Don Boyko

Bulgaria has become a favorite shooting location for Hollywood producers lately.

Novinite Insider » Opinions | October 12, 2012, Friday // 19:04 | Viewed: 3609

A Bulgarian's Budget (Re)Capitulation

Bulgaria's Cabinet has adopted the 2013 Budget projecting a 0.2 pp GDP growth increase(!).

Novinite Insider » Opinions | October 11, 2012, Thursday // 20:13 | Viewed: 17658

Have Bulgarians Sobered Up?

Bulgarians' distrust for the Borisov Cabinet is unusually strong for the first time since it took over in 2009, according to an Alpha Research public opinion poll.

Novinite Insider » Opinions | October 9, 2012, Tuesday // 19:06 | Viewed: 1344

Referendum of the Absurd

Many Bulgarians feel euphoric lately because they will finally have a say in something significant – the fate of the Belene Nuclear Power Plant project.

Novinite Insider » Opinions | October 5, 2012, Friday // 14:20 | Viewed: 1838

No Highway Takes Bulgarian Education to The Times' Top 400

It was a slap for Bulgaria that none of its 52 universities made it into the 2012 Times’ Top 400 ranking.

Novinite Insider » Opinions | October 4, 2012, Thursday // 18:03 | Viewed: 1740

Precious Personal Time: Not for Sale

Recent statistics by Bulgaria's National Revenue Agency indicated a substantial increase in the number of people working more than one job.

Novinite Insider » Opinions | October 3, 2012, Wednesday // 10:47 | Viewed: 1118

Valuable Academic Lessons in Bulgaria

As the academic year kicked off in Bulgaria's largest higher education institution on Monday, PM Boyko Borisov shared his "words of wisdom" with students.

Novinite Insider » Opinions | October 2, 2012, Tuesday // 14:53 | Viewed: 1247

Bulgaria's Nuclear Games

If Bulgaria's numerous U-turns on plans for a second nuclear plant make you feel dizzy, you are not alone.

Novinite Insider » Opinions | October 1, 2012, Monday // 15:09 | Viewed: 1180

Bulgaria, Yo, Bro!

Bulgaria has wasted too much public energy on a tasteless, infantile hip-hop song metaphor in the colors of the national flag, misused in a pseudo-political kick-up in the past week.

Novinite Insider » Opinions | September 28, 2012, Friday // 22:03 | Viewed: 1931

Yane, Don't Go Home!

"Did you hear Yane is in the US to support Romney?" my elderly mom calls me on the phone, dismayed.

Novinite Insider » Opinions | September 26, 2012, Wednesday // 15:26 | Viewed: 1581

Don't Cry for Bulgarian Discos, Mourn Bulgarian Students

Bulgarian disco and club owners have begun whimpering again that the government is sabotaging their business.

Novinite Insider » Opinions | September 24, 2012, Monday // 15:23 | Viewed: 2196

??EU and the Great Expectations of Bulgaria's Independent Journalists

The few independent Bulgarian journalists are justified in being disappointed with the long-awaited meeting in Sofia with EU Digital Agenda Commissioner Neelie Kroes.

Novinite Insider » Opinions | September 21, 2012, Friday // 07:58 | Viewed: 1505
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