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    • Austria files charges against Turkish spy

      Austria files charges against Turkish spy

      Austria will file charges against a person who has confessed to spying for Turkey’s secret service, Interior Minister Karl Nehammer said, warning Turkey this would not be tolerated. “This is about an exertion of influence by a foreign power in Austria and this will in no way be accepted,” he told a news conference on Tuesday. Authorities are investigating more suspected espionage activities.

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    • Serbia stalling about Tsvetan Vassilev again

      Serbia stalling about Tsvetan Vassilev again

      For nearly six years now, Serbia has been dragging its feet on the extradition of fugitive banker Tsvetan Vassilev, with the latest excuse being that there is an ingoing case on the matter. Twice the court in Belgrade has refused to return to Sofia the Bulgarian Madoff, who defrauded CorpBank depositors of BGN 5-6bn. It has been exactly five years and six months since the Bulgarian state sent its first request for the extradition of the financial fraudster and four years and eight months since the second one.

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    • US congratulated Bulgaria’s government on actions against Russian interference

      US congratulated Bulgaria’s government on actions against Russian interference

      “The US Embassy commends recent actions of the Bulgarian government to defend the country’s independence and sovereignty from malign influence, including the January 24 announcement of the expulsion of two Russian Embassy officers for espionage and the January 23 announcement of charges against three Russian citizens for attempted murder,” reads a special statement of the US Embassy in Bulgaria published on its internet page.

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    • First secretary of Russian embassy in Sofia investigated for espionage

      First secretary of Russian embassy in Sofia investigated for espionage

      The first secretary of the Embassy of the Russian Federation in Sofia has been incriminated in espionage, the Prosecutor’s Office has announced. Following a report received by the State Agency for National Security (SANS), the Specialised Prosecutor’s Office opened pretrial proceedings looking into a possible crime against the republic – namely, it is believed that, since September 2018, a foreign individual has allegedly been operating on the territory of Bulgaria to gather information representing state secret with the purpose of handing it to another state.

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    • Dunarit theft emerges from spy scandal too

      Dunarit theft emerges from spy scandal too

      The whole scheme devised by the criminal duo Tsvetan Vassilev and Emiliyan Gebrev to steal Dunarit is among the revelations that have come out of the espionage scandal that has rocked Bulgaria over the past few days. A one-page report entitled “Gaining control over Dunarit AD by EMKO EOOD” emerged from the documents seized by the Prosecutor’s Office as part of the investigation that has resulted in the indictment of Nikolay Malinov, former Bulgarian Socialist Party lawmaker and publisher of the newspaper Duma and current head of the National Movement “Russophiles”.

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