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A Cry for Help

by Naneva Sun Jan 21st, 2007 at 08:54:42 AM EST

Yesterday I attended "B the Change" Conference in Maastricht. There I met the children of Colombian presidential candidate Ingrid Betancourt. They were telling the story of their mother's kidnapping and asking for solidarity.

It was the first time I heard this story. And I thought that it will be good to pass it on to you. While many of you may know about it, some of you have probably not heard the story yet. And it is a story worth telling.

As Melanie Betancourt told the audience yesterday, this is a cry for help.

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College - What Next?

by Naneva Tue Apr 4th, 2006 at 05:36:08 PM EST

Did you ever wonder what you were going to do when you graduate? Or you knew from the very beginning what your path in life will be?

Some of us are now at the threshold of graduation. And it is getting more scary as the end comes near. The question "What are you going to do now?" comes up often. But clear answers are rarely given.

Please, share your own experience! Do you have passion for what you are doing?
What is your advice to people fresh out of college? What are the Dos and Don'ts?

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Do the work on time

by Naneva Sun Mar 5th, 2006 at 09:05:18 AM EST

or one way how Bulgaria and Romania can get to the EU in 2007
from the diaries, with small title edit.

Ivan Todorov, also known as Doktora, was killed with 15 bullets in the head in his Porsche Cayenne. The murder occurred in downtown Sofia last month, on February 22, despite the fact that security was heightened at the time due to the visit of the Turkish president.

Todorov, 42, was the target of numerous police investigations, including goods smuggling and money laundry. His name appeared to be investigated as a mastermind of a large international network of cigarettes trafficking.

Another alleged mobster dead. Organized crime in Bulgaria is still a problem. You can view the graph (in Bulgarian) of the number of murders during the period of transition. In the last few years, the digits have doubled.

Recently there was a diary in Eurotrib on Bulgaria and Romania's accession to the EU.  I believe it is appropriate time to look at the issues raised there from a somewhat different perspective.

Should Bulgaria and Romania be allowed to join the EU in 2007? Or should their accession be postponed by a year?

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