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New UK Ambassador to Bulgaria Calls for Judicial Reform, Crackdown on Corruption

The new British Ambassador to Sofia Emma Hopkins demonstrated her knowledge of the Bulgarian language in a video address, which was published on the Facebook page of the embassy on Monday.

Novinite Insider » Diplomatic Channel | May 4, 2015, Monday // 17:05 | Viewed: 1411

Is There any Hope for Freedom of Speech in Bulgaria?

Public broadcasters in Bulgaria are still "islands of pluralism" within the public environment, Georgi Lozanov, who heads the country's highest-ranking media watchdog, has opined.

Novinite Insider » Opinions | May 4, 2015, Monday // 11:41 | Viewed: 416

Meet Pepi, a Bulgarian Robot for Which Crossing Mazes Is a Piece of Cake

Three young inventors were received with much applause by the public at the opening ceremony of CEEDS’15 by Webit, the biggest IT event in Eastern Europe.

Novinite Insider » Features | May 3, 2015, Sunday // 00:27 | Viewed: 1977

Attempt to Shutter Bulgaria's TV7 Exposes Darker Side of State and Society

Actions of Bulgarian authorities with regard to the private TV7 channel are just yet another example that when it comes to disputes, neither side is perfect.

Novinite Insider | April 29, 2015, Wednesday // 23:23 | Viewed: 2073

Own Goal Scored!

No one could have ever imagined to see a show like this aired live – Bulgarian police occupying a TV studio and trying to prevent a broadcast.

Novinite Insider » Opinions | April 29, 2015, Wednesday // 19:43 | Viewed: 928

Turkey Ambassador Blames Bulgaria for Gas Link Delay

Turkey has stood ready for years to build its part of a gas interconnector to Bulgaria, the country's Ambassador to Sofia has said.

Novinite Insider » Diplomatic Channel | April 29, 2015, Wednesday // 12:38 | Viewed: 1183

New UK Ambassador Arrives in Bulgaria

Emma Kate Hopkins OBE, Britain's new Ambassador to the Republic of Bulgaria, is already in Sofia, the British Embassy has announced.

Novinite Insider » Diplomatic Channel | April 29, 2015, Wednesday // 11:22 | Viewed: 1597

Driss El Yazami: Changes in Migration Processes Putting Human Rights at Stake

The advanced status of Morocco in terms of its improving human rights record is turning Morocco into a strategic partner to the European Union, Driss El Yazami, President of the Moroccan National Council of Human Rights, has said.

Novinite Insider » Opinions | April 28, 2015, Tuesday // 22:47 | Viewed: 319

Ivaylo Iaydjiev: Bulgaria Needs to Make BNB More Accountable, Transparent and Independent

Bulgaria should implement three crucial reforms to improve the leadership, accountability and transparency of its central bank, the BNB, in the aftermath of the 2014 banking crisis, Ivaylo Iaydjiev has opined in an article published by EUobserver on 27 Ap

Novinite Insider » Opinions | April 27, 2015, Monday // 17:22 | Viewed: 500

Genocide or No Genocide? Bulgaria's 'Third Way' on Armenian Killings

Bulgarian Parliament has just adopted a declaration calling deaths of Armenians caused by the Ottoman Empire in 1910s "mass extermination".

Novinite Insider » Opinions | April 24, 2015, Friday // 13:05 | Viewed: 1144

Steve Hanke: Another Greek Debt Default Is Imminent

In an article titled “Greece: Down and Probably Out”, Professor Steve Hanke argues that another Greek debt default is just around the corner.

Novinite Insider » Expert Voices | April 24, 2015, Friday // 10:37 | Viewed: 2887

Greece on a Knife Edge

Novinite is publishing an text by Isidoros Karderinis, a Greek author whose articles on the country's economy has been widely published in Greek and Spanish economy magazines.

Novinite Insider » Expert Voices | April 19, 2015, Sunday // 21:09 | Viewed: 2177

The New Myth of Bulgaria's 'New Iron Curtain'

"The Iron Curtain is back. Topped with barbed wire, monitored by CCTV, patrolled by border guards..." This description refers to Bulgaria's border with Turkey. It shows (and creates) one image and fails to convey another.

Novinite Insider » Opinions | April 19, 2015, Sunday // 15:30 | Viewed: 1670

Telerik's Vassil Terziev Shares Business Experience on the Road from Bulgaria to Palo Alto

Novinite has interviewed Vassil Terziev - co-founder and CEO of Telerik AD and current Chief Innovation Officer of Progress Software.

Novinite Insider » Interview | April 17, 2015, Friday // 09:26 | Viewed: 4909

Telegram from Paris

The Bulgarian exhibition at the Louvre caused an unexpected stir of emotions, especially against the domestic backdrop of petty nitpicking among politicians over the past year or two.

Novinite Insider » Opinions | April 16, 2015, Thursday // 12:20 | Viewed: 622

Can Bulgaria Attain Israel's 'Power to Astonish' in Research and Innovation?

Last year's Global Competitiveness Report of the World Economic Forum placed Bulgaria 54th.

Novinite Insider » Special Report | April 16, 2015, Thursday // 07:14 | Viewed: 3363

Elan Zivotofsky: Good Management, Risk Taking Are Keys to Success of Start-Up Companies

Elan Zivotofsky is a General Partner and Head of the Investment Team at Ourcrowd, a leading global equity crowdfunding platform.

Novinite Insider » Interview | April 15, 2015, Wednesday // 21:39 | Viewed: 2057

Velizar Enchev, Founder of 'Bulgarian Spring' Movement: It Is Time for Radical Break with Neoliberal Policies

The leader of the newly-established leftist movement often dubbed "The Bulgarian SYRIZA" has commented for Novinite on the issues in Bulgaria that need rapid change.

Novinite Insider » Interview | April 14, 2015, Tuesday // 16:01 | Viewed: 2340

Ilian Vassilev: No-One in Greece Intends to Snub EU over Russia

Novinite has asked Ilian Vassilev, a former Bulgarian ambassador to Moscow, to comment on the latest developments regarding the "Turkish Stream" pipeline and Russia-Greece relations.

Novinite Insider » Opinions | April 10, 2015, Friday // 10:36 | Viewed: 1458

Gilles Clavie: We Need to Go Further and Strengthen Sofia's Visibility Abroad

Novinite has interviewed Gilles Clavie, President and Chief Executive Officer at Orbis Hotel Group, a leader on Poland's hospitality market.

Novinite Insider » Interview | April 8, 2015, Wednesday // 11:10 | Viewed: 5728

Xenios Xenopoulos: Greece's New Tax on Sources Abroad to Have Repercussions

A move by Athens to impose a 26-percent withholding tax on transactions from sources in Bulgaria, Cyprus and Ireland could affect negatively the Greek economy, a Cyprus-Bulgaria business representative believes.

Novinite Insider » Opinions | April 4, 2015, Saturday // 13:01 | Viewed: 1813