• 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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    • A bit of history in the heart of Dobrudzha

      A bit of history in the heart of Dobrudzha

      At the heart of the present-day town of Dobrich, where the Odun Carsi market once stood, lies the Old Dobrich ethnographic museum. The architectural and ethnographic compound is an open-air museum created in the 1980s so that people can immerse themselves in the atmosphere of the past and get close to traditional crafts from the National Revival period (late 18th-19th century) from the northeastern Bulgaria's region of Dobrudzha.

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    • Supreme court justice gives political speeches abroad

      Supreme court justice gives political speeches abroad

      The Chairperson of the Supreme Court of Cassation (SCC) Lozan Panov has been giving political speeches, in breach of the constitutional provision prohibiting such statements from members of the justice system, not only in Bulgaria but abroad too. This was revealed during a session of the judges’ college of the Supreme Judicial Council (SJC). At this meeting, the members of the college attempted, for a second time, to ascertain in conversation with Panov the reason why he is violating the country’s main set of laws and tarnishing the justice system’s image. Alas, just as the week before, he ran away from the questions again.

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    • Indicted bosses whitewash their image with made-to-order reports about mafia

      Indicted bosses whitewash their image with made-to-order reports about mafia

      A synchronous attack launched in compliance with the secret services’ lege artis was carried out by the indicted bosses masked as Bulgarian publishers. In an attempt to whitewash their image they managed to publish two reports by the organisations which at first sight have nothing in common – the Center for Media Pluralism and Media Freedom (CMPF) and Reporters without Borders (RSF). Seemingly, the analyses target the mafia but there is not a word about it in these materials.

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    • Stronghold of faith for centuries

      Stronghold of faith for centuries

      The cloister of Chiprovtsi, dedicated to St. John of Rila, is a significant centre of Bulgarian spiritual life and national enlightenment. The monastery was founded in the 10th century at the foot of the Western Balkan range, close to the town of Chiprovtsi - famous for its beautiful carpets and skilful goldsmiths. During its long history, the monastery has been razed and reconstructed multiple times.

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