Politics


    • CEC: Peevski meets all eligibility requirements for MEP

      CEC: Peevski meets all eligibility requirements for MEP

      The Central Electoral Committee (CEC) came out with a decision that the candidature of the MP and publisher of Telegraph Media meets all the eligibility requirements. The checkup was provoked by an alarm signal sent by Boets NGO associated with the fugitive banker Tsvetan Vassilev who is hiding from justice in Serbia. It is namely Boets that sent a warning against Peevski to CEC.

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    • Some 19 candidates vie for one seat

      Some 19 candidates vie for one seat

      An average number of 19 candidates will vie for each of the 17 Bulgarian seats in the new European Parliament. A total of 318 candidates are registered to participate in the EP elections to be held on 26 May, the Central Election Commission (CEC) announced. The deadline for parties and coalitions to register their lists of MEP nominees and for political action committees to file their lists of signatures in support of independent candidates’ nominations was 23 April.

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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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    • Bulgaria, China discuss ways to step up business contacts

      Bulgaria, China discuss ways to step up business contacts

      Bulgarian Prime Minister Boyko Borissov and China's Premier Li Keqiang discussed ways to further step up business contacts as they met in Dubrovnik Thursday. "Relations between Bulgaria and China are quite dynamic and friendly, especially after the 16+1 summit in Sofia last year," Borissov said as quoted by his press office after a one-on-one meeting with Premier Li.

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    • Chief Prosecutor orders more probes over Apartmentgate

      Chief Prosecutor orders more probes over Apartmentgate

      Bulgaria’s Chief Prosecutor Sotir Tsatsarov ordered to the Supreme Prosecutor’s Office of Cassation (SPOC) to launch a probe after publications in the media concerning real property purchased by Plamen Georgiev, chairman of the Anti-Corruption and Illegal Assets Forfeiture Commission (ACCIAF), son of Borislav Sarafov, Director of the National Enforcement Investigation Agency (NEIA) and wife of Supreme Court of Cassation chairman Lozan Panov, the State Prosecutor’s Office reported.

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