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G?len Supporter's Expulsion Shows Primacy of Fear in Bulgarian Politics

Bulgaria on Wednesday became the first EU member state to extradite a supporter of US-based cleric Fethullah G?len to Turkey after the latter had been denied political asylum in the last days of July.

Novinite Insider » Opinions | August 12, 2016, Friday // 13:45 | Viewed: 12175

Borislav Gutsanov: We can’t afford two more million people to leave Bulgaria

The board of economy, finance and energy within the National Council of the Bulgarian Socialist Party (BSP) on Thursday outlined the most pressing priorities in those sectors.

Novinite Insider » Opinions | July 28, 2016, Thursday // 16:35 | Viewed: 10774

Borislav Gutsanov: Bulgaria Loading EU Money on Grain Ships

Bulgaria exports European Union funds to the Middle East in the form of grain whose production has been subsidized through EU projects, according to Borislav Gutsanov, Co-Chairman of the Board of Finance, Economics and Energy to the National Council of th

Novinite Insider » Opinions | July 23, 2016, Saturday // 12:22 | Viewed: 8156

New Authoritarian Slide in Turkey 'Could Threaten Bulgaria'- Ex President

The possibility of "an ever more authoritarian regime' in Turkey is the big threat Bulgaria could be facing, former President (2002-2012) Georgi Parvanov has said.

Novinite Insider » Opinions | July 17, 2016, Sunday // 11:06 | Viewed: 7649

Ex-FinMin Djankov: Bulgaria Unlikely to Adopt Euro Soon

Former Bulgarian Finance Minister Simeon Djankov has warned a British withdrawal from the EU could leave Bulgaria and Southeast Europe out of the agenda for the next several years.

Novinite Insider » Opinions | July 3, 2016, Sunday // 14:43 | Viewed: 8516

Night Wolves in Sofia: Pictures at an Exhibition for Peace

The interior of St Alexander Nevsky Cathedral, the second-largest orthodox temple in the Balkans, was filled with unusual words on Friday afternoon, ones that rarely reverberate in a house where God and worshipers are supposed to meet.

Novinite Insider » Opinions | July 3, 2016, Sunday // 13:56 | Viewed: 6021

Prof. Ingrid Shikova: UK’s Brexit Vote Unsurprising

Everyone says that the news of Brexit is a shock, but it has been in the making for many years, according to Prof.

Novinite Insider » Opinions | June 24, 2016, Friday // 13:58 | Viewed: 6351

Ombudsman: Burqas Ban Should Be about Discrimination, Not National Security

Bulgaria's National Ombudsman Maya Manolova has warned that restrictions to wearing full-face veils, introduced on some cities, should not be justified with national security as they are unlikely to address the issue.

Novinite Insider » Opinions | May 11, 2016, Wednesday // 12:02 | Viewed: 9538

Bulgarian Intelligence ex-Head: Free Visa Regime w/ Turkey 'Threatens National Security'

Visa liberalization with Turkey poses a new threat to Bulgarian national security, Kircho Kirov, the former chair of the national security service, has said.

Novinite Insider » Opinions | May 9, 2016, Monday // 12:30 | Viewed: 4551

The Zero-Sum Game of Bulgaria's Election Rules

Bulgarian lawmakers passed so many changes to the country's election laws in the last couple of weeks that protesters sounded a bit unsure which new rule to slam first.

Novinite Insider » Opinions | May 3, 2016, Tuesday // 10:39 | Viewed: 8941

Bulgaria's Migrant Hunters: Just a Symptom of Flawed Governance

Bulgaria increasingly looks like a land left to the mercy of fate.

Novinite Insider » Opinions | April 12, 2016, Tuesday // 14:23 | Viewed: 16058

Ilian Todorov: EU Doesn't Bar Us from Building Fence with Greece

An interview with Iliyan Todorov, an MP from ATAKA party.

Novinite Insider » Opinions | April 7, 2016, Thursday // 17:16 | Viewed: 7688

Graham Watson: Time for Europe to take Closer Look at Bokova

UNESCO head Irina Bokova is the best candidate to take over the United Nations Secretary General, Sir Graham Watson, MEP and former head of the liberal party, writes.

Novinite Insider » Opinions | March 17, 2016, Thursday // 10:27 | Viewed: 10199

Mehmet ?mer: Turkey's Political Islam Brings Harm to Pious People

Political Islam in Turkey has brought heavy harm on devout religious people in Turkey, Mehmet ?mer, Editor-in-Chief of Zaman Bulgaria, has said in an opinion piece for BGNES wire service.

Novinite Insider » Opinions | March 8, 2016, Tuesday // 12:37 | Viewed: 8454

Ex-Ambassador to Moscow: Bulgaria Is Battleground for Turkey, Russia

Bulgaria should not be surprised by its role as an area of collision between Turkey and Russia, former Ambassador to Moscow Ilian Vassilev opined.

Novinite Insider » Opinions | February 25, 2016, Thursday // 11:23 | Viewed: 10956

Why Bokova's Nomination as Bulgarian UN Top Job Candidate Makes Sense

Bulgaria officially endorsed Irina Bokova as “its” candidate to take over as UN Secretary General from Ban Ki-moon from January 01, 2017.

Novinite Insider » Opinions | February 10, 2016, Wednesday // 12:27 | Viewed: 11279

Bulgaria Runs Risk by Not Submitting UN Top Job Candidacy - ex-FM

Bulgaria's delay in submitting a candidate to take over as UN Secretary General could dash Eastern Europe's chances for the office, former Foreign Minister Solomon Passy has said.

Novinite Insider » Opinions | January 18, 2016, Monday // 13:36 | Viewed: 9033

Is Overgas Crisis 'a Plot against Govt' or 'a Plot against Overgas'?

Overgas, Bulgaria's biggest private gas supplier, is currently counting on deliveries from state-owned Bulgargaz to fulfill the needs of its customers.

Novinite Insider » Opinions | January 4, 2016, Monday // 15:23 | Viewed: 6972

Former Bulgarian FM: Involving Geopolitics in Intra-Party Conflicts Is Dangerous

Former Bulgarian Foreign Minister Nikolay Mladenov warned against the dangers of justifying an intra-party conflict with geopolitics.

Novinite Insider » Opinions | December 28, 2015, Monday // 17:11 | Viewed: 6003

No Angels in the Battle for Bulgaria's Judicial Reform

Assumptions that the judicial reform has largely failed in Bulgaria are yet to stand or fail the test of time. The following overview of last week’s developments, one that requires some patience, is an attempt to explain why.

Novinite Insider » Opinions | December 15, 2015, Tuesday // 10:01 | Viewed: 6380

Bulgaria President 'Plans to Replace Bokova as Candidate for Un Top Job'

A pollster head has suggested Bulgaria's President Rosen Plevneliev is hoping for the replacement of UNESCO Director General Irina Bokova with EU Commission Vice President Kristalina Georgieva as a contender to take over the UN's top job next year.

Novinite Insider » Opinions | December 12, 2015, Saturday // 14:34 | Viewed: 5613
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