• Tsvetan Vassilev’s attorney launders money for oligarch Malofeev

      Tsvetan Vassilev’s attorney launders money for oligarch Malofeev

      Law firms, among whose members is one of the attorneys for Tsvetan Vassilev’s defence, have been linked to money laundering operations for a Russian oligarch on the list of people sanctioned by the US and the European Union. The news came from Deputy Prosecutor General Ivan Geshev in an interview for bTV. According to the investigating authorities, the oligarch in question is the infamous Konstantin Malofeev. The Russian has serious ties to the Bulgarian Madoff, with a slew of evidence of their close business relations emerging publicly over the past few years.

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    • The “matriarch” of fake news gave herself away – she serves Vassilev

      The “matriarch” of fake news gave herself away – she serves Vassilev

      The publisher of Mediapool Stoyana Georgieva, also known as the “matriarch” of fake news, has inadvertently betrayed herself: she really renders services to the fugitive banker Tsvetan Vassilev.  In an emotionally charged article titled “Defence lawyer working on CorpBank case has new incrimination” the e-edition laments that one of the defence lawyers of the banker known as the Bulgarian Madoff, namely Lazar Karadaliev, is being investigated for money laundering.    

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    • Prokopiev dreams of Peevski on a sunny day

      Prokopiev dreams of Peevski on a sunny day

      The holiday spirit has not left the Fake News Factory thanks to Ivo Prokopiev’s hard-working helpers and their relentless production of fake news about our publisher, lawmaker Delyan Peevski. The wave of insinuations against him started around Christmas time, did not abate during New Year’s Eve celebrations and continued in Capital.

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    • Ancient and eternal

      Ancient and eternal

      In 2019, two emblematic cities - Bulgaria's Plovdiv and Italy's Matera - will become European capitals of culture. Selected several years ago as the Bulgarian candidate for such a capital, Plovdiv is among the few European cities which can boast both long and continuous history.

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    • 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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