Politics


    • Bulgarian Madoff's bluff to block cases in Europe too

      Bulgarian Madoff's bluff to block cases in Europe too

      The move that the fugitive banker Tsvetan Vassilev is using to fake out the Bulgarian justice system could block other cases in Europe too. This opinion was expressed by Plamen Georgiev, head of the Anti-Corruption Commission for Illegal Assets Forfeiture (ACCIAF), in an interview with Nova Television.

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    • Borissov: US values Bulgaria's anti-drug efforts

      Borissov: US values Bulgaria's anti-drug efforts

      Bulgaria and its law enforcement agencies are held in high regard by the US, commented Bulgarian Prime Minister Boyko Borissov in New York, where he participated in the Global Call to Action on the World Drug Problem event. The forum held at the United Nations Headquarters in New York was organised by US President Donald Trump. Bulgaria is one of 31 co-host countries.

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    • '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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