European elections

    • 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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    • EC Presidency candidates ready for debate

      EC Presidency candidates ready for debate

      Candidates to become the next head of the European Commission will take the stage on 15 May evening in the EP’s plenary chamber in Brussels. The “Debate of the candidates to the presidency of the Commission – EU Elections 2019" will be approximately hour and a half long and will be followed by press statements by the candidates. This debate will be the only one to bring together all the lead candidates vying to be the next president of the European Commission.

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    • Candidacy that strikes fear in the heart of oligarchy

      Candidacy that strikes fear in the heart of oligarchy

      In the grips of fear and pre-election exultation, the oligarchy in Bulgaria is furiously producing fake news. One of its prominent mouthpieces Ivan Bedrov, who as a head of the Bulgarian desk of the otherwise highly-regarded Radio Free Europe (RFE) took under his wing former employees of the indicted oligarchs Ivo Prokopiev and Ognyan Donev, recently conducted himself as a veritable internet troll.

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    • Italy's far-right League loses momentum before EU elections

      Italy's far-right League loses momentum before EU elections

      Support for Italy’s far-right League has fallen following weeks of feuding with its coalition partner the 5-Star Movement, opinion polls showed on Friday in the run-up to elections for the European Parliament in late May. With backing for 5-Star holding steady, the League appeared to be paying the price for the constant cabinet tensions, which culminated this week in a junior League minister being turfed out of government after being engulfed in a corruption scandal.

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    • WEEKLY DIGEST: Peevski: Seven days of “Oligarchs of the world, unite!”

      WEEKLY DIGEST: Peevski: Seven days of “Oligarchs of the world, unite!”

      “Oligarchs of the world, unite!” is the slogan under which the past seven days in Bulgaria went by. Indicted “businessmen” in the country and fugitive individuals holed up abroad rolled up their sleeves and got down to attacking their sworn enemy – lawmaker of the opposition party Movement for Rights and Freedoms and Telegraph Media publisher Delyan Peevski – seemingly trying to squeeze an entire five-year plan of fake news into a week.

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    • SAC ruling on Peevski case throws behind-the-scenes clique in panic

      SAC ruling on Peevski case throws behind-the-scenes clique in panic

      The Supreme Administrative Court (SAC) has finally struck down the claim of the quasi-NGO Boets which was filed to shut out the lawmaker and publisher of Telegraph Media from running for MEP. The motives of this fake NGO for opposing Peevski’s candidature is the ill-disguised hypothetical suggestion concerning his permanent place of residence, i.e. whether the MP is living in Bulgaria or not.

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    • All (the oligarchic media) against Peevski (SUMMARY)

      All (the oligarchic media) against Peevski (SUMMARY)

      During the Easter holidays, some indulge in Easter bread and lamb dishes and others – in fake news. The media outlets of oligarchic publishers Ivo Prokopiev, Ognyan Donev, Sasho Donchev and Tsvetan Vassilev offered their small readership an alternative Easter menu. Vassilev is not officially a publisher, but funds a well-paid press office team of puppet journalists behind the scenes with money he stole from CorpBank. This entire gang has a common enemy – lawmaker of the opposition party Movement for Rights and Freedoms (MRF) and Telegraph Media publisher Delyan Peevski – whom its media showers with fake-news concoctions on command.

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    • Disinformation under the shadow of fake Russian ties

      Disinformation under the shadow of fake Russian ties

      The MEP candidacy of Delyan Peevski, a lawmaker of the opposition party Movement for Rights and Freedoms (MRF) and Telegraph Media publisher, set off a true cannonade of smear campaign operations against him last week. It ranged from the already disproven fake news items about how the ALDE supposedly did not want Peevski in Brussels to the old refrain (also disproven dozens of times) about Russian ties of the lawmaker.

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    • BOEC comes into action, sends warnings against Peevski to CEC

      BOEC comes into action, sends warnings against Peevski to CEC

      While some of the pawns from the oligarchic chessboard formation play their games abroad, in Bulgaria one of the oligarchs’ battering rams against Delyan Peevski, namely BOEC NGO, was activated for attacking the lawmaker. The NGO which openly demonstrates its close connections with the fugitive banker Tsvetan Vassilev was used to send reports against Peevski to the Central Electoral Commission (CEC).

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