Tsvetan Vassilev

    • Soviet fashion: Radio Free Europe attacking Peevski once again

      Soviet fashion: Radio Free Europe attacking Peevski once again

      A true Soviet-style nefarious operation against Delyan Peevski, lawmaker of the opposition party Movement for Rights and Freedoms (MRF) and Telegraph Media publisher, was carried out recently by the Bulgarian desk of Radio Free Europe. The Bulgarian branch of the otherwise highly-regarded radio station yet again showed that it has not completely severed the umbilical cord with its former employers and still has propensity to execute their orders; to the detriment of Peevski, of course.

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    • Delyan Peevski puts the backstage clique on edge

      Delyan Peevski puts the backstage clique on edge

      For several days now the bog of the behind-the-scenes clique has been seized by panic. The sworn enemy of the oligarchs and their servitorial staff, the MP of the opposition Movement for Rights and Freedoms and publisher of Telegraph Media Delyan Peevski has garnered the larger part of the nominations from the party structures and is already a part of the candidates’ list for MEPs from the Movement. This news has virtually made the bog’s inhabitants go around in a circle trying to find ways to cast slur on Peevski.

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    • Production line for lies against Peevski

      Production line for lies against Peevski

      The Fake News Factory once again hit a writer’s block recently and thus found itself resorting to yet another fake news item about lawmaker and Telegraph Media publisher Delyan Peevski. In an article entitled “Commission for taking down the competition”, the Factory’s flagship – the weekly newspaper Capital owned by indicted publisher from the town of Razgrad Ivo Prokopiev – includes Peevski’s name without clear connection or reason.

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    • WEEKLY DIGEST: Week of fake news and fake reports

      WEEKLY DIGEST: Week of fake news and fake reports

      Eh, is there any other journalist association that, on the one hand, is fighting for the freedom of speech and transparent media but, on the other – is using fake news and still faker information sources? Naturally, we are talking about the Reporters without Borders (RSF), their favourite World Press Freedom Index and their good friends from Economedia sustained by the indicted oligarch Ivo Prokopiev.

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    • Reporters without Borders in the oligarchy’s looking glass world

      Reporters without Borders in the oligarchy’s looking glass world

      On 18 April, Reporters without Borders (RSF), an organisation based in France, released its 2018 World Press Freedom Index where Bulgaria for the next year in a row ranks 111th out a total of 179 positions in the ranking. This ranking, however, for years has been criticised for obscure points of reference for countries‘selection and superficial propaganda used for the purpose. 

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    • Lozan Panov and Boets team up against inconvenient media

      Lozan Panov and Boets team up against inconvenient media

      The infamous head of the Supreme Court of Cassation (SCC) Lozan Panov and the NGO Boets, which is controlled by the fugitive banker hiding from the Bulgarian judicial system Tsvetan Vassilev, recently teamed up publicly against the “inconvenient media”. The unpalatable scene unfolded at a conference held under the slogan “Independent court – free state. On the legal system and justice”. The event was co-organised by the NGO serving the political aspirations of Hristo Ivanov, failed former minister of justice and current leader of the political organisation Yes, Bulgaria.  

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    • Ivan Geshev reveals: BGN 5-6bn embezzled from CorpBank

      Ivan Geshev reveals: BGN 5-6bn embezzled from CorpBank

      “The damages caused in the CorpBank case amount to about BGN 3bn and I believe that between BGN 5bn and BGN 6bn have been embezzled, which is the equivalent of percentages of the country’s gross domestic product,” said Deputy Prosecutor General Ivan Geshev ahead of the latest hearing in the case against Tsvetan Vassilev and 17 other defendants for the engineered financial collapse of the lender.

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    • Former top FBI agent: The Bureau does not conduct investigations in foreign countries

      Former top FBI agent: The Bureau does not conduct investigations in foreign countries

      “The United States’ Federal Bureau of Investigation does not conduct on-the-ground investigations in foreign countries, except in cases of terrorist attacks involving Americans. FBI agents do liaise – or consult with – foreign law enforcement agencies on criminal matters of mutual interest. But in noncriminal lawsuits like the ones discussed recently in the Bulgarian media, the FBI would not be involved,” said Managing Director of BGR Government Affairs Tom Locke, who is a former executive with the FBI.

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    • WEEKLY DIGEST: Anti-Peevski fakes: If not Bulgartabac it will be CorpBank

      WEEKLY DIGEST: Anti-Peevski fakes: If not Bulgartabac it will be CorpBank

      It is common knowledge that repetition is the mother of learning. According to Goebbels, repetition is the mother of propaganda. As regards the oligarchic media in Bulgaria, repetition is not just propaganda. It means lies stored in archives of files whose content are the talking points which are taken out of mothballs every time when the previous one becomes too worn-out.

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    • In a new interview in absentia: Vassilev piles fake news on Peevski

      In a new interview in absentia: Vassilev piles fake news on Peevski

      Four and a half years – this is how long the fugitive banker Tsvetan Vassilev has been hiding from the Bulgarian judicial system. The situation is pretty clear – here is a person for whom we have incriminating evidence that he stole billions of levs from CorpBank depositors’ money and then fled the country with a significant portion of the funds.

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