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'To Burkini or Not to Burkini' – A Defence of the French & Bulgarian Burqa Ban

Novinite is publishing an article by Fayzal Mahamed written on the occasion of the blanket ban on face-covering garments in Bulgaria and, earlier, a prohibition to wear burkini in France.

Novinite Insider » Opinions | October 9, 2016, Sunday // 14:15 | Viewed: 12004

UN Top Job: Is Bulgaria to Blame for Losing Its Chance?

Results of the vote for UN Secretary General show neither of the two Bulgarian candidates stood any chance to take over the office, an expert has said, a day after Portuguese ex-Prime Minister Ant?nio Guterres was announced as an unanimous choice by the U

Novinite Insider » Opinions | October 6, 2016, Thursday // 09:58 | Viewed: 9539

'Irina or Kristalina?' A UN Rivalry Fuelled by an Indecisive Bulgarian Government

"I don't remember either the Bulgarian Socialist Party or Parvanov - or Oresharski - coming and asking the biggest party when they were to submit a candidacy.

Novinite Insider » Opinions | September 29, 2016, Thursday // 17:41 | Viewed: 11773

Bulgaria Needs to Build a Healthier Relationship with Russia

Bulgarian media, politicians and social media users were quite busy in the first three days of the week, as dozens of news reports on TV stations and reports on websites were dedicated to a comment made by a Russian lawmaker.

Novinite Insider » Opinions | September 21, 2016, Wednesday // 19:27 | Viewed: 115830

Nickolay Mladenov: Bulgarian Gas Hub Project Can Be a Success

Bulgaria could turn into an important gas distribution center in the Balkans with the help of the gas hub project it is currently seeking to implement, UN official and ex-Foreign Minister Nikolay Mladenov has said.

Novinite Insider » Opinions | September 8, 2016, Thursday // 08:05 | Viewed: 11424

Economist of Bulgarian Descent Seen as Part of Hillary Clinton’s Team

Pavlina Tcherneva is one of eight economists suggested to become part of Hillary Clinton’s future ‘economic dream team’- in case she wins the U.S. presidential election in November.

Novinite Insider » Opinions | August 23, 2016, Tuesday // 09:22 | Viewed: 14402

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: 12211

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: 10828

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: 8168

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: 7680

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: 8575

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: 6126

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: 6435

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: 9575

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: 4577

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: 8966

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: 16104

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: 7743

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: 10234

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: 8503

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: 10987
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