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About Irina Novakova

Irina Novakova is the European Union correspondent of the Bulgarian daily newspaper Dnevnik

Articles by Irina Novakova

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Alex Sakalis is associate editor of openDemocracy and co-edits the Can Europe Make It? page.

Constitutional conventions: best practice

Bulgaria and Russia: a cold marriage

Bulgaria's energy dispute with Russia is a bitter reminder of the country's long and costly dependence on a partner it can neither love nor leave, says Irina Novakova. 

Georgi Markov: the truth that killed

The assassination in London of the Bulgarian dissident Georgi Markov with a poisoned umbrella remains part of the cold war's unfinished business. Thirty years after Markov's death on 11 September 1978, Irina Novakova identifies the missing pieces of the jigsaw.
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