Ivan Kostov

    • The oligarchy’s court attacks Peevski's media

      The oligarchy’s court attacks Peevski's media

      Oligarch Ivo Prokopiev and his mentor, former PM Ivan Kostov, are pulling the strings of the court system through their puppet judge Lozan Panov. This much was revealed by the shameful decision of an oligarchy-controlled court controlled, which washed clean the scandalous past of Elisaveta Panova. The ruling of the Sofia City Court effectively puts an end to the illusion of rule of law in Bulgaria with the sole purpose of serving the behind-the-scene clique’s interests.

    • Only one above Prokopiev is… Kostov

      Only one above Prokopiev is… Kostov

      There can hardly be anything more pathetic in this world than being an oligarch on strings. Supposedly a millionaire, you do not have control over your own money. Supposedly a master of a bunch of “smart and beautiful” servants, you are someone’s servant yourself and you stand at attention and do what you are told whenever that “important phone number” calls. Even basic everyday stuff like what to eat and where to live are not your own choice. If the boss says “your meals will consist of rocket and other pretentious vegan items” or “go catch a flight to Singapore”, his word is gospel.

    • Radan’s wet dreams

      Radan’s wet dreams

      The gods must be crazy! Bushman Radan Kanev and his tribal leader Ivan Kostov rose in arms against the idea of introducing the US model for parties’ funding in Europe. Purportedly concerned, the newly elected MEP Radan Kanev showed up at the bTV studio just to cover the idea with spittle.

    • CorpBank affair, 5 years later

      CorpBank affair, 5 years later

      Five years after the most massive heist in the Bulgaria’s modern history – the collapse of the CorpBank pyramid – fugitive banker Tsvetan Vassilev is still keeping at his disposal about BGN 5 to 6bn. He squanders the money of the defrauded depositors on lavish life in Belgrade and generous fees paid to lawyers, judges of the oligarchy and, of course, the media and expensive journalists who run his talking points and try to present him as a “victim” of robbery, while they themselves are the real victim.

    • Stoyana defends Kostov with fake news about Peevski

      Stoyana defends Kostov with fake news about Peevski

      Stoyana Georgieva, the one-time spokesperson for former PM Ivan Kostov who must be hoarse from shouting out all those lies from the rooftops, seems to have suffered a heatstroke. And understandably so – the temperatures out there are in the 30s, people get muddled by the scorching heat. Stoyana must have stood too long in the sun because she has gotten completely tangled up in her own fables in her bid to defend her guru Kostov with the latest fake news about lawmaker Delyan Peevski.

    • From the secret diary of a Sorosoid (counter-rubric for budding satirists)

      From the secret diary of a Sorosoid (counter-rubric for budding satirists)

      Dear Diary,

      This evening, while I was trying to concentrate on the latest part-finished text intended to target the reputation of the bad Delyan Peevski, antipode of the saintly Ivan Kostov, a genius thought occurred to me. I decided to change my clothes. You might wonder what is so genius about this. Nothing, of course. It is a daily routine for some people, but vanity is foreign to me. I put on the first thing that crosses my vision. I do not own a single mirror anyway. I bask in the love of people like me, who recognise me on the streets and shower me with attention. Once, at an LGBT demonstration, several people stopped me to tell me I was unique. They even thought I was talented.

    • Kostov admits to receiving money from CorpBank

      Kostov admits to receiving money from CorpBank

      Former Prime Minister Ivan Kostov, widely viewed as the founding father of the Bulgarian oligarchy, has admitted to receiving hefty sums from the now failed CorpBank. The lender was drained financially by one of his protégées – Tsvetan Vassilev, who is currently hiding from the Bulgarian judicial system in Serbia.