• Substance-induced journalism

      Substance-induced journalism

      To make people like oligarch Ivo Prokopiev and arms dealer Emiliyan Gebrev out to be victims of some kind of imaginary institutional repression is to not only show some true skill at spinning things but some serious mental glitches. The latter can only be explained with two colours – white or green (as you will find out below), or a combination thereof.

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    • Prokopiev’s parole of honour

      Prokopiev’s parole of honour

      The double standards of oligarch Prokopiev have hit the rock bottom. For several days running, his media servicing up their master, contrary to all journalistic ethical standards, have been competing in bringing it home to public that shutting down Telegraph, the most popular newspaper in Bulgaria, initiated by one presumptuous prosecutor who abused his power, was an “isolated case”.

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    • Prosecutor’s Office continues its arbitrary treatment of Telegraph

      Prosecutor’s Office continues its arbitrary treatment of Telegraph

      After the scandalous Prosecutor Todor Todorov of the Sofia District Prosecutor’s Office (SDPO) ordered the head of the Patent Office to erase the trademark of the daily newspaper Telegraph (registered back in 1999), citing as grounds the potential for misleading Bulgarian customers to assume a connection with the “world-renowned British newspaper with a long-time popularity in the country – The Telegraph”, the saga is not over yet. On the contrary – the outrage against the newspaper continues.

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    • Oligarch Prokopiev uses bTV as nose-wipe

      Oligarch Prokopiev uses bTV as nose-wipe

      Oligarch Ivo Prokopiev who stands trial for the EVN affair and is indicted for the Kaolin deals decided to switch over to “protection mode”. To this end he gave an emergency interview for the breakfast-time block of the bTV channel and virtually used the channel like a handkerchief to wipe his tears shed over the fact that in the long run the State started digging into the affairs he is implicated in. Prokopiev’s media appearance doesn’t come as a surprise having in mind that some time ago he himself admitted in the verbatim records of the ARGOgate (the authenticity of which he again himself confirmed on air – Ed.’s note) that he is dominating the mainstream in Bulgaria.

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    • UAE is important partner of Bulgaria among the Gulf States

      UAE is important partner of Bulgaria among the Gulf States

      Bulgaria’s PM Boyko Borissov met United Arab Emirates Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation Minister Sheikh Abdullah bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Government Information Service said. “After we have boosted the relations between Bulgaria and UAE we have to keep this upward momentum and keep on developing this fruitful cooperation,” Borissov said.

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    • Prosecutor’s Office countermands controversial decision to erase Telegraph trademark

      Prosecutor’s Office countermands controversial decision to erase Telegraph trademark

      The Sofia City Prosecutor’s Office (SCPO) has reversed the order issued by Prosecutor Todor Todorov of the Sofia District Prosecutor’s Office (SDPO) for the Telegraph trademark to be erased, the administrative head of the SCPO Zornitsa Taskova has announced. The decision for the order to be cancelled on the grounds of being irregular is dated 17 June. The case has been returned to the SDPO for another ruling.

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    • Supercomputer to be built in Bulgaria by 2020

      Supercomputer to be built in Bulgaria by 2020

      A supercomputer will be built in Bulgaria, said on Monday European Commissioner for Digital Economy and Digital Society Maria Gabriel during a news conference in Sofia after meeting with Prime Minister Boyko Borissov and the Director General of DG CONNECT (Directorate General of Communication, Networks, Content and Technology) at the European Commission (EC), Roberto Viola. This will make Bulgaria one of eight countries with such a European supercomputer, the Commissioner explained.

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    • US formally delivers F-16 offer to Bulgaria

      US formally delivers F-16 offer to Bulgaria

      On Monday, the US Office of Defence Cooperation in Bulgaria formally delivered to the Ministry of Defence a Letter of Offer and Acceptance encompassing a potential agreement on the acquisition by Bulgaria of eight F-16 Block 70 fighter aircraft, weapons systems, associated long-term sustainment and support systems, comprehensive training for pilots and support personnel, the US Embassy in Sofia said in an official statement.

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    • Delyan Peevski blamed for white sharks in Black Sea too

      Delyan Peevski blamed for white sharks in Black Sea too

      The summer is here, it is hot and news days are slow. The days of stifling heath have always been challenging for the information business, bringing about more than a few fake news items. One classical example, dating back to the early days of Bulgaria’s transition to democracy, is the report that white sharks were spotted in the Black Sea. Nowadays, however, this time of year is harrowing for the small but vociferous segment of pseudo-journalists which makes its living as hired pens serving the oligarchs.

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    • The hangover of Filipoff, PhD and the “irritant” Peevski

      The hangover of Filipoff, PhD and the “irritant” Peevski

      There is a certain breed of people prone to referring to themselves or even commenting on their own precious persona in third person, putting on airs. Some get to that state naturally, after a couple of drinks. Because they are self-involved to the point of not seeing further than their nose, they become larger than life in their own mind.

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