• Delyan Peevski attends iftar in a village near Velingrad

      Delyan Peevski attends iftar in a village near Velingrad

      One more time the regional management of the Movement for Rights and Freedoms (MRF) in Pazardzhik has organised a free dinner for the residents of the village of Pashovi, near the town of Velingrad. Part of iftar, the Muslim tradition of having an evening meal to break fast at sunset during the month of Ramadan, the event was attended by lawmaker and MEP candidate Delyan Peevski. The news was reported by the local newspaper Videlina, which notes that this is far from the first time that Peevski has honoured the meal and greeted the villagers.

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    • Prokopiev lobbied for EVN shares sale

      Prokopiev lobbied for EVN shares sale

      Oligarch Ivo Prokopiev lobbied the National Council for Tripartite Cooperation (NCTC) to support the idea of the state selling its remaining shares in the electricity distribution companies, arguing that it was not a good owner. The Council of Ministers, however, never made a decision on the matter specifically.

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    • Prosecutor General to check up top officials' offshore assets

      Prosecutor General to check up top officials' offshore assets

      Sotir Tsatsarov, Bulgaria’s Prosecutor General paid special attention to the real property and bank accounts of the powers that be. The No.1 Prosecutor has sent a letter to the chief of the State Agency of National Security (DANS) Dimiter Georgiev in which he requests the entire body of information on the theme, the press release of the Prosecutor’s Office reads

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    • Former ambassador with outrageous interference in EP elections in Bulgaria

      Former ambassador with outrageous interference in EP elections in Bulgaria

      A shameless interference in the run-up to the European Parliament elections in Bulgaria has been committed by former ambassador of France to Bulgaria Xavier Lapper de Caban. Contrary to every diplomatic, public and ethics norm of conduct there is, he posted an outrageous message on his Facebook page, in which he not only campaigns in favour of an MEP candidate representing a political coalition with ties to the oligarchy, but also calls for a party currently in the Bulgarian National Assembly to be ejected from the European alliance it is a member of.

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    • Ahmed Dogan to functionaries: EP elections are crucial to MRF

      Ahmed Dogan to functionaries: EP elections are crucial to MRF

      These European Parliament elections are of crucial importance to the Movement for Rights and Freedoms (MRF) because they pave the way for the party’s successful showing at the next local and general elections in Bulgaria. This was the message sent by the MRF’s honorary chairman Ahmed Dogan in an address to the party’s members and supporters on the eve of the EP vote, the MRF announced. Dogan draws attention to the fact that the MRF has always bet on youth and the future and that is why he asks those who may feel slighted for forgiveness.  

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    • US ambassador: Bulgaria will get F-16 at the best possible price

      US ambassador: Bulgaria will get F-16 at the best possible price

      Bulgaria will get the world’s most modern combat plane at the best possible price, assured US ambassador to Sofia H.E. Eric Rubin in relation to the potential purchase of F-16 aircrafts that Bulgaria is currently negotiating with the US on behalf of its Air Force. Ambassador Rubin took part in The Policies of Bulgaria in the Euro-Atlantic Reality Conference, which was held on 7 May in Sofia.

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    • Bavaria backs Bulgaria's Schengen accession

      Bavaria backs Bulgaria's Schengen accession

      "We support Bulgaria for Schengen," Bavarian Minister President Markus Soeder told a news conference after a one-to-one session with Bulgarian Prime Minister Boyko Borissov at the Council of Ministers here on Thursday. In his opinion, Bulgaria guards Europe's external borders remarkably and has achieved a lot for the European Union. Soeder is visiting Bulgaria at Borissov's invitation. They discussed bilateral cooperation in home affairs, security, economy and finance, as well as other issues on the European agenda.

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    • CEC: Peevski meets all eligibility requirements for MEP

      CEC: Peevski meets all eligibility requirements for MEP

      The Central Electoral Committee (CEC) came out with a decision that the candidature of the MP and publisher of Telegraph Media meets all the eligibility requirements. The checkup was provoked by an alarm signal sent by Boets NGO associated with the fugitive banker Tsvetan Vassilev who is hiding from justice in Serbia. It is namely Boets that sent a warning against Peevski to CEC.

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    • Some 19 candidates vie for one seat

      Some 19 candidates vie for one seat

      An average number of 19 candidates will vie for each of the 17 Bulgarian seats in the new European Parliament. A total of 318 candidates are registered to participate in the EP elections to be held on 26 May, the Central Election Commission (CEC) announced. The deadline for parties and coalitions to register their lists of MEP nominees and for political action committees to file their lists of signatures in support of independent candidates’ nominations was 23 April.

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