• 'Peevski bill' to restore BGN 240m to CorpBank

      'Peevski bill' to restore BGN 240m to CorpBank

      Only six months after its enactment, the 'Peevski bill' that puts to end the secondary looting of CorpBank, which was made bankrupt by fugitive banker Tsvetan Vassilev, may restore to the bank assets worth BGN 240m, said bankruptcy administrators of the lender that was declared insolvent.

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    • Entire media sector supports “Peevski Act”

      Entire media sector supports “Peevski Act”

      The entire media and NGO sectors have expressed their support for the Mandatory Deposition of Print and Other Materials Act introduced to parliament by MRF lawmakers Delyan Peevski, Yordan Tsonev, Velislava Krasteva and Hamid Hamid. The bill is intended to make ownership and financing mechanisms of not only print but the entire spectrum of media transparent.

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    • Parliament approves cabinet reshuffle

      Parliament approves cabinet reshuffle

      At its plenary sitting on Thursday, Bulgaria's National Assembly voted Cabinet changes on a motion by Prime Minister Boyko Borissov. Rossen Zhelyazkov was elected Minister of Transport, Information Technology and Communications in the place of Ivaylo Moskovski. The vote was 213 in favour and 88 against. Petya Avramova replaced Nikolai Nankov as Minister of Regional Development and Public Works supported by 205 votes. Nankov's dismissal was approved by 125 MPs, while 90 (BSP and MRF) voted against. The legislature accepted Valentin Radev's resignation as Minister of Interior by a majority of 207 to 9. In another vote, 126-90, Radev was replaced by Mladen Marinov.

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    • Borisov reshuffles the cabinet

      Borisov reshuffles the cabinet

      The Coalition Council of the ruling GERB Party and United Patriots (Ataka, NFSB and VMRO) decided on 10 September that all three ministers who resigned on August 31: Nikolai Nankov of Regional Development and Public Works, Valentin Radev of Interior, and Ivaylo Moskovski of Transport, Information Technology and Communications, will vacate office.

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    • Bulgaria opens consulate-general in Jerusalem

      Bulgaria opens consulate-general in Jerusalem

      Bulgaria has made a commitment to open a consulate-general in Jerusalem in order to assist Bulgarian and Israeli citizens travelling between the two countries as much as possible. The news was announced by Prime Minister Boyko Borisov at a joint press conference with his Israeli counterpart Benjamin Netanyahu. Borisov was on an official visit to Israel on 4-5 September.

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    • Borisov and Weber meet in Rezovo

      Borisov and Weber meet in Rezovo

      Bulgaria is an exemplary state that keeps good neighbourly relations with Turkey, said Prime Minister Boyko Borisov. On 23 August, the Premier, along with the Leader of the European People’s Party in the European Parliament Manfred Weber, visited the village of Rezovo at the Bulgarian-Turkish border.

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    • CPC sustains draft bill on media transparency

      CPC sustains draft bill on media transparency

      Bulgaria's Commission for Protection of Competition (CPC) has supported the draft bill aimed at ensuring more transparency in media business introduced by our publisher MP Delyan Peevski and his colleagues from the Movement for Rights and Freedoms (MRF) Yordan Tsonev, Velislava Krasteva and Hamid Hamid. The stand of the regulatory body was voted 2 August, but posted on the official website of the CPC on 6 August.

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    • Bulgaria and Macedonia commemorate historical date together

      Bulgaria and Macedonia commemorate historical date together

      Bulgarian PM Boyko Borisov and his Macedonian counterpart Zoran Zaev celebrate together the anniversary of the Ilinden-Preobrazhenie uprising. The uprising started on 2 August 115 years ago. It is the most heroic attempt by the Bulgarians of Macedonia and Thrace who remained under the Ottoman rule after the Berlin Congress to win their freedom.

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