• 'Peevski bill' to restore BGN 240m to CorpBank

      'Peevski bill' to restore BGN 240m to CorpBank

      Only six months after its enactment, the 'Peevski bill' that puts to end the secondary looting of CorpBank, which was made bankrupt by fugitive banker Tsvetan Vassilev, may restore to the bank assets worth BGN 240m, said bankruptcy administrators of the lender that was declared insolvent.

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    • Entire media sector supports “Peevski Act”

      Entire media sector supports “Peevski Act”

      The entire media and NGO sectors have expressed their support for the Mandatory Deposition of Print and Other Materials Act introduced to parliament by MRF lawmakers Delyan Peevski, Yordan Tsonev, Velislava Krasteva and Hamid Hamid. The bill is intended to make ownership and financing mechanisms of not only print but the entire spectrum of media transparent.

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    • Market share of contraband cigarettes shrinks to 4.7%

      Market share of contraband cigarettes shrinks to 4.7%

      The share of contraband cigarettes on the Bulgarian market dropped to 4.7% in the second quarter of 2018, according to a survey which looked into cigarette sales by collecting and analysing empty cigarette boxes. The findings of the survey were unveiled on 19 September by an organisation dubbed Initiative Against Illegal Trade, in the presence of Prime Minister Boyko Borissov, ministers, MPs, experts and Prosecutor General Sotir Tsatsarov.

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    • Parliament approves cabinet reshuffle

      Parliament approves cabinet reshuffle

      At its plenary sitting on Thursday, Bulgaria's National Assembly voted Cabinet changes on a motion by Prime Minister Boyko Borissov. Rossen Zhelyazkov was elected Minister of Transport, Information Technology and Communications in the place of Ivaylo Moskovski. The vote was 213 in favour and 88 against. Petya Avramova replaced Nikolai Nankov as Minister of Regional Development and Public Works supported by 205 votes. Nankov's dismissal was approved by 125 MPs, while 90 (BSP and MRF) voted against. The legislature accepted Valentin Radev's resignation as Minister of Interior by a majority of 207 to 9. In another vote, 126-90, Radev was replaced by Mladen Marinov.

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    • Gate to Mount Strandzha

      Gate to Mount Strandzha

      In the heart of Mount Strandzha lies the town of Malko Tarnovo, commonly known as the gate to Strandzha. The Thracian tribes Thyni and Asti first settled the area in the 1st millennium BC. The most fascinating relics - megalith complexes in which the mountain abounds - date back to that period.

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    • Borissov: US is key partner of Bulgaria

      Borissov: US is key partner of Bulgaria

      During a meeting with members of the American Chamber of Commerce in Bulgaria (AmCham) on 18 September, Prime Minister Boyko Borissov expressed satisfaction that the US has emerged as the sixth biggest investor in Bulgaria, which he attributed to the good business climate in the country. Borissov said that financial stability is something that is appreciated over time, and stressed that Bulgaria's foreign debt has fallen to 24% of GDP. The premier also noted the steady GDP growth and the diversification of investment in manufacturing.

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    • Borisov reshuffles the cabinet

      Borisov reshuffles the cabinet

      The Coalition Council of the ruling GERB Party and United Patriots (Ataka, NFSB and VMRO) decided on 10 September that all three ministers who resigned on August 31: Nikolai Nankov of Regional Development and Public Works, Valentin Radev of Interior, and Ivaylo Moskovski of Transport, Information Technology and Communications, will vacate office.

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    • Cloister among sand pyramids

      Cloister among sand pyramids

      The Rozhen Monastery “Nativity of the Virgin Mary” is the largest cloister in the Pirin Mountain and one of several Medieval Bulgarian sanctuaries preserved in a relatively good condition to this day. It is situated 8km east of the country's smallest town, Melnik, not far from the picturesque sand pyramids of Melnik.

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    • State Security agents spew lies about Peevski by the dozen

      State Security agents spew lies about Peevski by the dozen

      Former State Security agents have a habit of switching to another gear in the autumn and showing themselves to be active in order to keep getting their checks. This tradition has been put on display once again by the discredited media outlet of Ognyan Stefanov, a former snitch of the obscurantist communist secret services.  

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    • Fake News Factory is engaging in identity thefts now

      Fake News Factory is engaging in identity thefts now

      Do you remember the days of communist morning group exercises for students? Well, it would seem that they have not been forgotten by those working in the editorial offices of Economedia, Frognews, and other cogs of the Fake News Factory controlled by oligarch Ivo Prokopiev and his fellow members of the post-communist behind-the-scene clique in Bulgaria.

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