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  • Oligarch Prokopiev threatens to take power within weeks

    Oligarch Prokopiev threatens to take power within weeks

    The indicted oligarch for criminal privatisation Ivo Prokopiev has boasted that he is "taking power in a few weeks and then will rule the country with his friends from SIC party (SIC is a former protection racket group – editor’s note)". This was announced by the former MEP and current leader of the Anti-Corruption Front Nikolay Barekov in a live Facebook post on Wednesday. A day after he tried to reach the beach occupied by Ivo Prokopiev near Budjaka area rocks, Barekov tried to land there with a catamaran.

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  • Fantasy genre journalism: Nothing for Delyan Peevski? We will make it up!

    Fantasy genre journalism: Nothing for Delyan Peevski? We will make it up!

    "Well, I don't know about the protests abroad ... but I'll make it up!" Do you remember this winged blunder of the lover of protests and indicted oligarchs - the journalist from Bozhkov TV, as bTV became known, Kanna Racheva? In fact, "I'll make it up" is not just a talk or a blunder, it is a diagnosis. Of a whole guard of court freelance journalists serving the behind-the-scenes propaganda and manipulation machine of the same indicted oligarchs. The evidence is so much that, as in the old joke about the cops, we do not longer dare to open our fridge - a former State Security agent not to jump out from there.

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  • Hristo Ivanov scandal rocks mobster minions’ ranks

    Hristo Ivanov scandal rocks mobster minions’ ranks

    The simultaneously tragic and funny Facebook live broadcasted Sunday evening by Hristo Ivanov, former justice minister placed at that position by oligarch Ivo Prokopiev and current leader of the latter’s party Yes, Bulgaria, revealed his ties to not only the oligarchy but one of the  founders of the 1990s protection racket group SIK and current businessman and banker Mladen Mihalev-Madzho. The episode sent shockwaves through both the behind-the-scenes clique itself and its minions like Ivanov.

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  • Bulgarian El Chapo to enter politics

    Bulgarian El Chapo to enter politics

    The blood-thirsty oligarch Vasil Bozhkov, aka the Bulgarian El Chapo, is preparing to enter into politics. He will be the first to sign up for his own online political platform, as the oligarch hiding in Dubai from his 19 felony charges revealed himself.

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  • Free Europe’s fabrications and Delyan Peevski’s fault

    Free Europe’s fabrications and Delyan Peevski’s fault

    Radio Free Europe’s job is not to defame public figures and institutions. It is not, but that is exactly what the Bulgarian desk of this media outlet is doing. Systematically and purposefully at that. Almost with conviction. But even the worst expectations for this (anti)Bulgarian branch of this otherwise well-respected radio station could not have foreseen the recent brutal admission of disregard for journalistic principles on its part.

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  • Radev takes more shots at government by using shadowy clique’s talking points

    Radev takes more shots at government by using shadowy clique’s talking points

    President Rumen Radev has once again taken shots at the government using the talking points of the behind-the-scenes clique. “We need to have a clear picture of the condition in which our country finds itself and then we will be able to draw up realistic strategies and plans for the future,” Radev said during the presentation of the National Strategic Document project.

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  • Dear oligarchs, get your house in order and pay your taxes before you go around advising Delyan Peevski!

    Dear oligarchs, get your house in order and pay your taxes before you go around advising Delyan Peevski!

    Some (well-known) oligarchs have been skillfully exploiting the ongoing protests as a lifejacket at sea. They have been funding protesters (by Vasil Bozhkov’s own admission) or opting for an easier and cheaper option – using Prokopiev’s mainstream media machine to run their own talking points, their distorted version of events, their defensive theses.

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