Ivan Kostov

    • Scandal! Failed politician to help with monitoring for Bulgaria

      Scandal! Failed politician to help with monitoring for Bulgaria

      The Bulgarian Institute for Legal Initiatives (BILI), an NGO of the failed former justice minister Hristo Ivanov, has wormed its way into the new Civil Council tasked with assisting with the monitoring of Bulgaria following the end of the Cooperation and Verification Mechanism (CVM) which the EU used to follow the country’s progress in the fields of judicial reform and home affairs.

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    • Kostov has his NBU lab's technicians and State Security agents attack Peevski

      Kostov has his NBU lab's technicians and State Security agents attack Peevski

      After the shadowy clique's pawns spread over the week their poorly concocted fake news items about lawmaker and Telegraph Media publisher Delyan Peevski, using the indicted oligarch Ivo Prokopiev's mainstream media machine, former PM Ivan Kostov, aka the Commander of Bulgaria's murky transition to democracy, took matters into his own hands. On Friday, he activated the “heavy hitters” - the “lab technicians” from his think tank with the New Bulgarian University (NBU).

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    • Stoyana, stop lying about Peevski!

      Stoyana, stop lying about Peevski!

      What is the weather outside? Look out of your window. And now visit the website of Mediapool and see what is written there. It would be no wonder if you find out that deep snow covers Bulgaria. One can expect anything of Stoyana Georgieva, the Godmother of fake news.

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    • Capital Project

      Capital Project

      Do you remember The Matrix, the hit film that at the turn of the 21st century showed a dystopian world in which people can be held captives? The first installment in the series came out in 1999 – by that year, former PM Ivan Kostov, the godfather of Bulgaria’s murky privatisation process, had already created his first oligarchs. In the real world, he had laid the foundations of a parallel state that would become his mechanism of controlling the behind-the-scenes clique for years to come. And that has continued to this day even though lack of voter support got him out of politics nearly two decades ago.

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    • Prokopiev casts his NGO net to catch BGN 100m worth of budget money

      Prokopiev casts his NGO net to catch BGN 100m worth of budget money

      NGOs affiliated with the indicted oligarch Ivo Prokopiev are going to distribute the money that the government has earmarked for promoting civil society and funding projects of significance for society as a whole. This is made obvious by the list of 14 organisations that are going to be represented on the new Council for the Development of Civil Society.

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    • Kostov’s sauna and castings of Prokopiev

      Kostov’s sauna and castings of Prokopiev

      Do you know what the origin of the word “casting” is? Its etymology is as ancient as fishing. It is derived from the old Norwegian word for casting a fishing rod. Later they started to use in the process of distributing roles in theaters. The context is clear – someone casts the rod with a bait, the other renders services and you cast him or her in the role.

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    • Oligarchs strike at donors and Delyan Peevski through Kremlin propaganda

      Oligarchs strike at donors and Delyan Peevski through Kremlin propaganda

      Nothing old has been forgotten, nothing new has been learnt. This maxim is especially true for the products of the obscurantist State Security who transformed themselves into “democrats” overnight and became millionaires just as quickly thanks to the Commander of the criminally conducted privatisation process in Bulgaria, former PM Ivan Kostov. These are the oligarchs, whose names have become painfully familiar by now.

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