Monitor News Agency (324)

  • About the honour of certain “independent” media outlets

    About the honour of certain “independent” media outlets

    Once upon a time, there was Radio Free Europe (RFE)… It is back, actually, financed by the US Congress. However, the American taxpayers have little idea that their money is being used to serve the oligarchy in Bulgaria. The Bulgarian desk of this otherwise credible radio station does exactly this – it helps oligarchs dreaming of submitting all three branches of power to their will, cleans up their reputations and points a finger at the independent outlets that hamper these individuals from executing their plans. It also manipulates public opinion.

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  • James Robinson: The first F-16s are scheduled to arrive in early 2023

    James Robinson: The first F-16s are scheduled to arrive in early 2023

    The first F-16 fighter planes for the Bulgarian Air Force, out of the eight new aircrafts agreed under contracts signed with the US, are scheduled to arrive in Bulgaria in early 2023, James Robinson, International Business Development Senior Manager at the aircraft-maker Lockheed Martin, said in an interview for Monitor News Agency. Earlier, he and US Chargé d'Affaires in Bulgaria Justin Friedman commented on the deal during a Sofia press conference.

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  • Prosecutors’ association accuses an Ivo Prokopiev media outlet in attempting to discredit the Prosecutor’s Office

    Prosecutors’ association accuses an Ivo Prokopiev media outlet in attempting to discredit the Prosecutor’s Office

    The Association of Bulgarian Prosecutors (ABP) recently came out with a statement in defence of Specialised Prosecutor’s Office member Silvia Solkolova, who became the target of manipulative claims in an article published in a media outlet owned by the indicted businessmen Ivo Prokopiev. Said article, published in the weekly newspaper Capital, cites a comment made by Prosecutor Sokolova six years ago, taking it out of context in a bid to discredit the support that the employees of the two specialised prosecutor’s offices expressed for the nomination of Deputy Prosecutor General Ivan Geshev to take over the soon-to-be-vacated top position.

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  • White shark sensation: Oligarchy’s pawns have delirious dreams about Peevski

    White shark sensation: Oligarchy’s pawns have delirious dreams about Peevski

    When thermometers start hitting 30℃ many have their brains turn to mush. This phenomenon has manifested itself in the past few days on familiar and obscure Bulgarian websites openly serving the interests of indicted oligarchs. Buckling under the heath and the stress, the oligarchy’s scribblers rolled up their sleeves and got down to slandering the sworn enemy of the behind-the-scenes clique in Bulgaria – lawmaker of the opposition party MRF and Telegraph Media publisher Delyan Peevski.

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  • No worries, doctor! Knock a drink back for Peevski and you will be fine

    No worries, doctor! Knock a drink back for Peevski and you will be fine

    It is scary stuff what an inebriated mind can come up with. It is even scarier that the hangover drags for days after that. Have no worries, Dr Popkutuev! Knock a drink back, raise a glass for Peevski and proceed to curse your heart out. You did this two days ago and what happened? You disgorged some hog-wash on the Frognews website entitled by your sober editor “Dictatorship in the Prosecutor’s Office? There is such a thing”. Hic!

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  • Oligarchy engineers scandal with the PICs of Borissov, Tsatsarov and Peevski

    Oligarchy engineers scandal with the PICs of Borissov, Tsatsarov and Peevski

    The entire plethora of websites gravitating towards the oligarchic circle of friends of Ivo Prokopiev, led by the flagship website Dnevnik, has cleverly engineered a scandal surrounding the Personal Identification Codes (PIC) of Prime Minister Boyko Borissov, Prosecutor General Sotir Tsatsarov and lawmaker and Telegraph Media publisher Delyan Peevski. Following their inept and unconvincing gossiping against Peevski, this time around Prokopiev, Tsvetan Vassilev and company played their cards extremely perfidiously.

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  • The 2014 babbling of The Lighter stirs “new” manipulation against Peevski

    The 2014 babbling of The Lighter stirs “new” manipulation against Peevski

    The website Fakti.bg finally got Prokopiev’s media battering rams on the board after several days of them failing to invent some type of manipulation about lawmaker and Telegraph Media publisher Delyan Peevski. A bit sloppily, the website in question regurgitated the news about the new head of the Regional Directorate of the Ministry of Interior in Plovdiv Yordan Rogachev. In doing the bidding of the tandem of Tsvetan Vassilev and Ivo Prokopiev, it reported out of the blue that “according to Ministry of Interior sources Rogachev is considered to be close with MRF lawmaker from the region Delyan Peevski”.

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  • Peevski, the media and the distortion mirror of Reporters Without Borders

    Peevski, the media and the distortion mirror of Reporters Without Borders

    Do you know the Italian version of the Bulgarian idiom meaning “to talk incessantly about the same thing”? It is literally translated as “still the same soup”. Pauline Adès-Mével, head of Reporters Without Borders’s (RSF) eastern Europe and Balkans desk since 2017, may be French-born but she acts equally Italian and Bulgarian when it comes to those two phrases, as she is regurgitating the same talking points and eating “the same soup” courtesy of the chef of the Capital circle – indicted oligarch Ivo Prokopiev.

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  • Profession: Complainer about and against Peevski

    Profession: Complainer about and against Peevski

    The court journalism exhibited by the website Dnevnik owned by oligarch Ivo Prokopiev is once again lamenting. This time around, the mournful occasion is the new head of the Specialised Prosecutor’s Office Dimitar Frantishek Petrov. In a bid to suck up to her publisher, Petya Vladimirova, the resident complainer about and against everything Peevski, does not even bother to ask questions, the answers to which she does not care about finding.

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