Monitor News Agency (341)

  • State Fund of Oman withdraws claims against Bulgaria over CorpBank

    State Fund of Oman withdraws claims against Bulgaria over CorpBank

    Evidence against Tsvetan Vassilev in the CorpBank case contributed to taking the decision of great importance to the state – it is related to the financial pyramid which collapsed owing to the fugitive “pharaoh”. The Court of Arbitration in Washington has finally settled the dispute between Bulgaria and the Omani fund and on 13 August ruled on the international arbitration case No. ARB/15/43 filed by Omani State General Reserve Fund against Republic of Bulgaria with the International Center for Settling Investment Disputes in Washington, Bulgarian Ministry of Finance reported.

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  • The last train of Capital and Peevski

    The last train of Capital and Peevski

    Steam train puffs and whistles past the fields and whitewashed houses …

    That was a refrain of a children’s song accompanying a game in which kids made a line imitating a passenger train. In a similar manner, just like kids, the fosterlings of oligarch Ivo Prokopiev lined up on imaginary rails of corruption to puff out the next in a row editorial review released in the latest issue of the Capital weekly.

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  • Gas baron's pen pushers and Peevski theme as bubblegum

    Gas baron's pen pushers and Peevski theme as bubblegum

    It’s been sizzling hot in Bulgaria in recent days. The blistering temperatures seem to melt even stone but in air-conditioned and quiet editorial offices of the media outlets sustained by natural gas baron Sasho Donchev the staffers are broiling on a different fire. It’s August, but the turnover of fake news about the sworn enemy of the behind-the-scenes clique Delyan Peevski must be kept at high rate.

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  • Peevski: A spoon of tar in a barrel of CorpBank honey

    Peevski: A spoon of tar in a barrel of CorpBank honey

    A certain journalist of Duma daily shows muscle to demonstrate that he is still alive and kicking. A commendable effort for a newspaper which now publishes more obituaries than opinion pieces. Commendable but not quite. Because there is a spoon of tar in a barrel of honey where the fugitive banker used to thrust his hand every day until the barrel was emptied. And this has made the analysis meaningless and turned into a fake.

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  • Frog legs kicking against Peevski

    Frog legs kicking against Peevski

    The Frognews people are in the whirl of a crazy verbal dance. They spin, twist and distort, desperately trying to justify their salaries in a vociferous tirade against lawmaker and Telegraph Media publisher Delyan Peevski.

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  • 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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