• Pseudo sociologists – oligarchs’ mail boxes

      Pseudo sociologists – oligarchs’ mail boxes

      The scent of money ahead of the looming elections for the European Parliament and the local elections in Bulgaria has woken up Andrey Raychev and Kancho Stoychev. This duo for years has been playing the role of a mail box of the Bulgarian oligarchs. As soon as the oligarchs decide that they want to change the system, they set in motion Raychev and Stoychev, bring them to the fore and give them the floor on their usual platforms.

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    • Who took what for Gripen campaign?

      Who took what for Gripen campaign?

      The lobby of the Swedish company Saab switched to a higher gear in Bulgaria around Christmas. This came after the interdepartmental commission tasked with selecting the best bid for a fighter plane contract with the Bulgarian Air Force picked the US F-16 Block 70. Now the Council of Ministers is expected to advise the National Assembly that it purchase eight of these fighter aircraft.

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    • French company to create 1,200 jobs in Varna

      French company to create 1,200 jobs in Varna

      Somfy, the international group which is a world leader in automatic systems for control of opening and closing of homes and buildings, is pondering investment in their first plant in Bulgaria. The company plans to build a high-tech base for assembling electric motors and electrical drive mechanisms in the district of Varna, Bulgarian National Radio reports.

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    • Sofia to head BSEC under 'Sea of opportunities' slogan

      Sofia to head BSEC under 'Sea of opportunities' slogan

      Bulgaria is taking over the leadership of the Black Sea Economic Cooperation (BSEC) under the slogan “Sea of opportunities”, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs has announced. The country is assuming the rotating chairmanship of the organisation for the first six months of 2019. The Bulgarian chairmanship-in-office vows to work for the development of BSEC as a project-oriented organisation. Cooperation in the fields of culture, transport and environmental protection will be a priority.

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    • Borissov: We proved capable of leading the region

      Borissov: We proved capable of leading the region

      Bulgaria has proven that it can be a leader in the region, concluded Prime Minister Boyko Borissov in a New Year's Eve address to the Bulgarian public, welcoming 2019. The premier wished a happy new year to all Bulgarians with a Facebook post uploaded at exactly 0.00am that read: “A difficult year filled with challenges is now behind us.

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    • Bulgarian Madoff’s mouthpieces concoct classic fake news about Peevski

      Bulgarian Madoff’s mouthpieces concoct classic fake news about Peevski

      We, the Citizens, the NGO doing fugitive banker Tsvetan Vassilev’s bidding, has concocted a classical fake news item in relation to the amendments to the Anti-Corruption Act. The negligible website Frognews, which takes its orders from the Bulgarian Madoff, is the one that provided platform for the disinformation, in which the name of MRF lawmaker and our publisher Delyan Peevski is thrown with the sole purpose of indexing it for future Google searches. The website is owned by Ognyan Stefanov, also known as former Agent Academician of the State Security.

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    • Anti-corruption law with no retroactive effect

      Anti-corruption law with no retroactive effect

      The Anti-Corruption and Illegal Assets Forfeiture Act will not have a retroactive effect, the National Assembly’s Committee on Legal Affairs decided with overwhelming majority during the second-reading vote of the proposed amendments. This change to the regulatory act came following a Supreme Court of Cassation (SCC) interpretive ruling engineered by the court’s chairperson Lozan Panov, who was aided by some of his colleagues. The ruling essentially blocked the work of the Anti-Corruption Commission for Illegal Assets Forfeiture (ACCIAF) and threatened to create grounds for the termination of numerous illegal assets forfeiture cases.

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    • Fosterling of Bulgarian Madoff befriends Lozan Panov

      Fosterling of Bulgarian Madoff befriends Lozan Panov

      PR expert Sonya Koltuklieva, ill-famed for the fact that she was paid cash by the fugitive banker Tsvetan Vassilev, has retrained and became an expert in civil forfeiture. In recent days, she has shown enviable alertness on the issue, while her links on Facebook betray her favourable regard for Lozan Panov, president of the Supreme Court of Cassation who is now trying to block the work of the so-called Anti-Corruption and Illegal Assets Forfeiture Commission (ACCIAF) via an interpretative ruling.

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    • Claim against Peevski not considered by US government

      Claim against Peevski not considered by US government

      The contrived case filed by fugitive banker Tsvetan Vassilev against lawmaker and owner of Telegraph Media Delyan Peevski under the Global Magnitsky Act has not been considered by the American authorities. Any assertions to the contrary, spread mostly by the Vassilev-funded website Frognews, are a fabrication designed to defame Peevski, the number one enemy of Vassilev and his oligarchic cronies. This was made clear in a statement by Thomas Locke, former senior FBI official, currently managing director of the Washington-based BGR Public Affairs.

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