Ivan Kostov

    • Kostov hides CorpBank secret

      Kostov hides CorpBank secret

      Oligarch Ivo Prokopiev has outed Tsvetan Vassilev as a seasoned Russian lobbyist. Instead of doing a favour to the financial fraudster responsible for the biggest theft (between BGN 5bn and BGN 6bn) in Bulgaria’s modern history, Prokopiev’s Anti-Corruption Fund achieved quite the opposite.

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    • Prokopiev and Kostov’s mouthpiece team up to hit a bank using fake about Peevski

      Prokopiev and Kostov’s mouthpiece team up to hit a bank using fake about Peevski

      The indicted oligarch Ivo Prokopiev met the quota of his own edition Capital publishing once again a fake targeting lawmaker and publisher of Telegraph Media Delyan Peevski. Quite expectedly, it was readily copied by another key cog in the oligarchic Fake News Factory, namely Mediapool run by Stoyana Georgieva – spokesperson for ex-premier and mentor of the behind-the-scenes clique in Bulgaria, Ivan Kostov.

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    • Peevski, mimicry of agent Sasho and Pavlov’s dog

      Peevski, mimicry of agent Sasho and Pavlov’s dog

      Incredible, but true - the works of Karl Marx apparently were not the only bed-side books of the communist State Security agents. The favourite work of tyrants – The Prince by Machiavelli was for sure among the books which they learnt by rote. At the present day they continue to apply his postulates to practice, especially one of them “if you want to achieve your goals, don’t disclose them.”

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    • Gebrev and Noev use military intelligence for personal benefit

      Gebrev and Noev use military intelligence for personal benefit

      The fugitive banker Tsvetan Vassilev’s pawns – indicted arms dealer Emiliyan Gebrev and pseudo-diplomat Boyko Noev – have used the resources of the agency Military Information (MI) for personal benefit. Thanks to pressure exerted by Vassilev, who is indicted for the engineered failure of CorpBank and is hiding in Serbia, the two businessmen made use of all MI resources. That included both the agency’s access to highly classified NATO information and using its intelligence officers as brokers in arms deals. These are all “NATO services” invaluable to Vassilev and company, who have serious Russian ties.

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    • Peevski dragged into Bulgarian EU commissioner intrigue

      Peevski dragged into Bulgarian EU commissioner intrigue

      On 2 September the daily newspaper Sega published a critical analysis about Bulgaria’s EU Commissioner Mariya Gabriel, which has been nominated for a second term by the government in Sofia. The author of the piece, Svetoslav Terziev, opines that it is irrelevant what area the country is put in charge of via its spot on the European Commission, insinuating that Mariya Gabriel is unfit to do the job.

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    • Agent Academician laments Kostov’s money. “Peevski is to blame” sounds again

      Agent Academician laments Kostov’s money. “Peevski is to blame” sounds again

      Agent Academician seems delirious again; and they say that the African swine fever is not dangerous for people. In a political “analysis” full of pathos, published on his obliging website, Ognyan Stefanov stirs up a classical hodgepodge of fake news. The old State Security operative laments the fact that authorities are investigating a suspicious half a million levs of Ivan Kostov’s finances and likens the former PM to a tall tree buffeted by hurricanes whereas the bushes survive just fine low to the ground.

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    • NRA incriminates godfather of Bulgarian mafia, Kostov, in illegal BGN 500,000

      NRA incriminates godfather of Bulgarian mafia, Kostov, in illegal BGN 500,000

      The godfather of the Bulgarian mafia and behind-the-scenes clique Ivan Kostov, aka the Commander, has been busted much like Al Capone was after tax authorities reveled an illegal half a million of levs. The huge sum with unknown source was discovered during audits launched 2-3 years ago, while the news itself came from Kostov, who, in a highly-produced interview for bTV, tried to secure a media shield for himself against future actions of the Bulgarian investigators.

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    • Oligarchy calls for revolt against the state

      Oligarchy calls for revolt against the state

      With rallying cries for daily protests in the autumn and demands for the Cabinet and the National Assembly to step down, the protégés of the oligarchic circles in Bulgaria took to the streets for a second time, scared by Ivan Geshev’s candidacy for prosecutor general.

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    • Delyan Peevski and the first seven years of Capital circle

      Delyan Peevski and the first seven years of Capital circle

      “The next seven years” – this is the title of an attempted analysis published in the latest issue of the weekly sustained by oligarch Ivo Prokopiev. Already from the first passage it becomes clear that the talking points this time have hit the rock bottom. What is the most important choice of the Bulgarian citizens?

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