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Bulgaria's Schengen (Corruption) Ordeal and Finland

One more obstacle on Bulgaria's way to join the Schengen Agreement seemed to vanish in mid-November when Finland officially softened its stance on the country's bid to enter EU's border-free zone.

Novinite Insider » Features | December 9, 2011, Friday // 10:13 | Viewed: 3613

Bulgaria - the Land of Alma Your Mater

A week ago, Bulgarian football legend Hristo Stoichkov was bestowed the title Doctor Honoris Causa of the "Paisiy Hilendarski" University in his native city of Plovdiv.

Novinite Insider » Features | November 18, 2011, Friday // 09:54 | Viewed: 4812

Old Town Sozopol - Bulgaria's 'Rescued' Miracle and Its Modern Day Saviors

On Bulgaria's Black Sea coast, in the farthest southern part of the Burgas Bay, some 35 km south of the city of Burgas, on a small rocky peninsula lays the top miracle of the Balkan country – the ancient town of Sozopol.

Novinite Insider » Features | October 10, 2011, Monday // 17:35 | Viewed: 62190

9/11 after 20 More Years: Memories from the Future

As the world marked the 10th year since the terrorist attacks of September 11, 2001, known globally as 9/11, I decided that together with the numerous memoirs and commentaries it would be practical to offer a strategic solution.

Novinite Insider » Features | September 12, 2011, Monday // 17:13 | Viewed: 4595

9/11 with 007: Memories That Never Fall Asleep

9/11, i.e. September 11, 2001, Brussels. Bedford Business Hotel, no luxury. Time for afternoon tea, the English way. I am the Minister of Foreign Affairs selected just weeks ago.

Novinite Insider » Features | September 11, 2011, Sunday // 08:05 | Viewed: 2849

Ready, Set...Who Is Running for Bulgarian President?

As the presidential election campaign in Bulgaria is still in a relatively early stage, politicians are expectedly shy about announcing their candidacies.

Novinite Insider » Features | May 17, 2011, Tuesday // 16:04 | Viewed: 3945

Bulgarians - Pining for Socialism and Ivan Slavkov

Who was Ivan Slavkov? A former communist apparatchik, who climbed the career ladder thanks to his father-in-law Todor Zhivkov? A charismatic opportunist with a great sense of humour? A home-grown Ostap Bender? A mix of Casanova and Rigoletto?

Novinite Insider » Features | May 9, 2011, Monday // 14:44 | Viewed: 7345

Another Great Summer: Bulgaria's 2011 Music Calendar (Pt. 1)

As the long and exhausting winter is heading towards its end with (hopefully) last snowfalls for the season, Bulgaria starts preparing for another great summer of music.

Novinite Insider » Features | February 25, 2011, Friday // 15:20 | Viewed: 7296

Bulgaria's Student City - Where Your Call Center Agent Lives

A peculiar and refreshing article by Leif Petterse from Lonely Planet recently described several cities around the world as potential sex objects.

Novinite Insider » Features | February 19, 2011, Saturday // 16:35 | Viewed: 10139

The Soviet Army Monument in Sofia: Keep It but Explain It!

The fate of the large monument of the Soviet Army in downtown Sofia is one of the most controversial issues in today's Bulgaria for two major reasons.

Novinite Insider » Features | January 27, 2011, Thursday // 20:42 | Viewed: 9901

Palfreeman Trial in Bulgaria - Justice Impossible?

On a busy street corner in Sofia three years ago the lives of two families from Bulgaria and Australia were devastated after the murder of a young man. Can the court instill a sense of justice? Milena Hristova finds out the answer is no.

Novinite Insider » Features | January 24, 2011, Monday // 15:59 | Viewed: 7827

Bulgaria in 2011 - Forecasts, Must-Dos, Risks

Despite relentless headlines about shocking hikes and behind-the-scenes political haggling, we expect the spectacle to be mildly reassuring. Milena Hristova takes a look at the forecasts, must-do tasks and risks Bulgaria faces in 2011.

Novinite Insider » Features | January 10, 2011, Monday // 16:48 | Viewed: 5747

For Whom The Bells Toll on Christmas in Bulgaria

The story of Maria Zabova, bell ringer at Saint Alexander Nevsky Cathedral in Sofia, is a real epiphany, an inspiring tale of faith, strength and...mathematics. Milena Hristova finds out why the elderly woman is closer to God on Christmas than any of us.

Novinite Insider » Features | December 24, 2010, Friday // 08:59 | Viewed: 5988

Slightly Rebellious, Pink Flavored in Sofia

In times of severe economic and financial crises, most businesses are taking extreme measures in order to survive, including cutting expenses, delaying payments or laying off people.

Novinite Insider » Features | December 10, 2010, Friday // 19:32 | Viewed: 5908

Wary of Joining Troubled Euro? Not in Bulgaria!

Uncertainty surrounding the eurozone in the wake of the Greek and Irish debt crises has dampened the entry aspirations of the Czech Republic and the Baltic states, but Bulgaria is still flying the flag.

Novinite Insider » Features | November 29, 2010, Monday // 18:05 | Viewed: 4302

London Festival of Bulgarian Culture? Mission Possible

Try asking foreigners what they think about Bulgaria. The answers you will most probably get will be connected the beautiful beaches and mountains, or maybe about the famous yogurt or good wine.

Novinite Insider » Features | November 9, 2010, Tuesday // 20:11 | Viewed: 4334

Revealed: Scandal of Bulgarian Workers Plight in Germany

Bulgarians are driven to Germany, share a single densely packed grotty room and work long hours only to be left high and dry when their, usually Bulgarian, employers vanish into thin air. Is there hope for help when the dream job turns into a nightmare?

Novinite Insider » Features | November 4, 2010, Thursday // 12:14 | Viewed: 4917

President Dilma Rousseff between Bulgaria and Brazil (Interview Reprints) (Sofia News Agency) offers you a reprint of the only three interviews that Brazil's new President Dilma Rousseff, the daughter of Bulgarian immigrant Petar Rusev, over the years gave for Bulgarian media.

Novinite Insider » Features | November 1, 2010, Monday // 00:46 | Viewed: 4656

Bulgaria Miracle Healers - Cashing in on Downturn, Despair

Dimitar Zahariev, dressed up in a white suit, walks, quite rudely, a patient out of his consulting room as dozens of people wait in a corridor with a an old worn out parquet floor, shabby sofas and numerous photos of people with red marks.

Novinite Insider » Features | August 26, 2010, Thursday // 17:31 | Viewed: 7891

Bulgaria's Office Market - Out of the Doldrums?

Bargain prices and a good choice of supply are poised to help lift the office property market in Bulgaria out of the doldrums, according to analysts.

Novinite Insider » Features | July 27, 2010, Tuesday // 12:40 | Viewed: 7139

The Bulgarian 'Loch Ness Monster': the Water Bull of the Rabisha Lake

The world famous monster Nessie from the Loch Ness in Scotland is about to get a rather tough competitor - the Water Bull from the Rabisha Lake in Northwestern Bulgaria.

Novinite Insider » Features | March 5, 2010, Friday // 20:05 | Viewed: 35365
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