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  • Court in Luxembourg gives Tsvetan Vassilev a slap in the face

    Court in Luxembourg gives Tsvetan Vassilev a slap in the face

    Civil forfeiture bears no relation to the result of the criminal proceedings, reads the statement of Eleanor Sharpston, Advocate General at the Court of Justice of the European Union. The statement was made in response to the interlocutory enquiry by Judge Katerina Encheva of Sofia City Court in the case of the Commission for Anti-Corruption and Illegal Assets Forfeiture (ACCIAF) concerning the forfeiture of assets of the fugitive banker Tsvetan Vassilev who is hiding out in Serbia after he syphoned off CorpBank.

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  • Borissov and Radev met with CEO of Radio Free Europe

    Borissov and Radev met with CEO of Radio Free Europe

    Bulgaria’s PM Boyko Borissov met with CEO of Radio Free Europe Jamie Fly, the latter posted on his Facebook page. “We have discussed the current political situation in the country, talked about the importance of professional and independent journalism,” Borissov noted and added that he was very happy that this media has resumed its activity in Bulgaria and its presence in our country was another sign of good cooperation between Bulgaria and the US in all spheres.

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  • Peevski’s critics – on the wrong side of truth

    Peevski’s critics – on the wrong side of truth

    “Here’s what I don’t understand: how come any Tom, Dick and Harry think they have the right to choose the prosecutor general? Is it hereditary, some sort of genetic malformation or is it that only grant-funded people have this conviction?” This opinion in the comment section of one of oligarch Ivo Prokopiev’s media outlets tells you a lot, if not everything you need to know.

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  • Why State Security agents dislike Peevski

    Why State Security agents dislike Peevski

    A week before Halloween the State Security agents took out their fancy dresses and started to doll up in front of the mirror. On Friday, 25 October Ognyan Stefanov woke up around noon with a wicked hangover. That rakya was a bit too much yesterday. Drowsily he tried to rub the sleep out of his eyes and installed himself at a computer. He had such bottleache not once nor twice and has long learnt that one fire drives out another. Should your head feel too heavy relieve yourself and you’ll feel better.

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  • Bulgaria elects new chief prosecutor

    Bulgaria elects new chief prosecutor

    After a hearing that lasted over 10 hours Bulgaria's top judicial body, the Supreme Judicial Council (SJC), elected last Thursday Deputy Prosecutor General Ivan Geshev, the sole candidate, for the next chief prosecutor with a mandate of seven years. He got the votes of 20 of the SJC members, with only four opposing his nomination. The decision will be presented immediately to the attention of President Rumen Radev for approval.

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  • „Reds without Borders” lie about Peevski in chorus

    „Reds without Borders” lie about Peevski in chorus

    On Wednesday, Bulgaria’s PM Boyko Borissov proposed that all printed matter in Bulgaria should be distributed by the state-owned Bulgarian Posts EAD company. His proposal has stirred a commotion of the spirits among the communist nomenclature’s media outlets which roared and yelled against it in unison.

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  • It all circles back to Peevski

    It all circles back to Peevski

    The European Commission (EC) has determined that Bulgaria has made sufficient progress on implementing the recommendations made under the EU monitoring mechanism that focuses on judicial reform, corruption and organised crime and clearly believes that the mechanism should be scrapped. What is the EC thinking, acting as if it is above Hristo Ivanov and Atanas Atanasov from Yes, Bulgaria?

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  • Reporters under pressure: a relay event of asking questions about Peevski

    Reporters under pressure: a relay event of asking questions about Peevski

    A curious flash mob has been taking place in the behind-the-scenes clique’s media outlets over the past few days and weeks. Not a day goes by without some prominent reporter of that clique asking prosecutor-general candidate Ivan Geshev a question from the comforts of their own computer. The query is always the same and is passed around like a baton. The participants in this sporting event ask Geshev about Peevski. Ask and do not particularly care for an answer.

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  • 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 exposed Russian ties of the fugitive banker in a bid to implicate Peevski in South Stream affair

    Prokopiev exposed Russian ties of the fugitive banker in a bid to implicate Peevski in South Stream affair

    Oligarch Ivo Prokopiev and his fosterlings from the Anticorruption Fund have exposed the Russian ties of the indicted ex-banker Tsvetan Vassilev who is hiding out in Serbia. The awkward situation in a tandem between Prokopiev and Vassilev was caused by a film released by Capital in a bid to implicate the lawmaker of the opposition party Movement for Rights and Freedoms and publisher of Telegraph Media Delyan Peevski in the South Stream affair.

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