European elections

    • Pieter Cleppe: The Commission has to be a neutral arbiter

      Pieter Cleppe: The Commission has to be a neutral arbiter

      Spitzenkandidat process is something that is taking place in the Brussels bubble, it is not really felt on the ground. People don't know who the “Spitzenkandidaten” are. It's not because they vote for the French centre-right EPP that they necessarily support Manfred Weber as Commission President. There is no real pan-European demos, so politics is national, says Pieter Cleppe, Head of the Brussels office of Open Europe, an independent policy think tank, in an interview to Europost.

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    • Big battle for EU top jobs kicks off

      Big battle for EU top jobs kicks off

      Behind closed doors and under extraordinary measures against leaking of 'inside' information from the meeting room, the EU heads of state or government held in Brussels, on 28 May, shortly after the EU elections, their informal dinner dedicated to the election of the EU top jobs for the next mandate.

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    • Europe votes for its future

      Europe votes for its future

      Europeans started voting on 23 May to elect the next European Parliament in an election considered as the most important in the EU's history so far. According to analysts, the outcome will influence not only what happens in Brussels' institutions during the next five years, but the very future of the European project as a whole.

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    • 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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    • Old anti-Peevski fake news for rainy days

      Old anti-Peevski fake news for rainy days

      The cohort of scribblers paid by the oligarchs has found a new method of defaming the behind-the-scenes clique’s eternal enemy – lawmaker of the opposition party Movement for Rights and Freedoms (MRF) and Telegraph Media publisher Delyan Peevski. Running out of talking points in the hectic run-up to the European Parliament elections in Bulgaria, the puppet journalists decided to throw old fake news at Peevski.

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    • Dnevnik turns Peevski into… tourist attraction

      Dnevnik turns Peevski into… tourist attraction

      The website Dnevnik would have you believe that Delyan Peevski is some sort of tourist attraction connected to one of the tiniest streets in Sofia – Malko Tarnovo Str. The publication’s unhealthy obsession with lawmaker and Telegraph Media publisher Delyan Peevski has reached new heights. The flagship media outlet of the Razgrad oligarch Ivo Prokopiev sees the “long hand” of Peevski absolutely everywhere, to the point of being ridiculous.

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    • Another serving of Deutsche Lüge against Peevski*

      Another serving of Deutsche Lüge against Peevski*

      The Bulgarian desk of Deutsche Welle, lured to the dark side by oligarch Ivo Prokopiev’s media machine, is not particularly popular among readers in Bulgaria. But it is, nevertheless, an important cog in the Fake News Factory because it constantly spews insinuations, suggestions and provocations. The facts, of course, are of no importance.

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    • All (oligarchs) against Peevski

      All (oligarchs) against Peevski

      These days, the minions of various indicted oligarchs are working overtime, churning out one text after the other – about non-existent gold (caricature) masks, rhinoceroses, letters to the Church, and a tonne more nonsense. All these masterpieces of thought are aimed at the same person – lawmaker of the civil quota of the opposition party Movement for Rights and Freedoms (MRF) and Telegraph Media publisher Delyan Peevski.

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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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