• Prosecutor’s Office: Gebrev poisoning not related to Dunarit

      Prosecutor’s Office: Gebrev poisoning not related to Dunarit

      The attempted poisoning of arms dealer Emiliyan Gebrev, who has served as a pawn to fugitive banker Tsvetan Vassilev over the past few years, was not related to the military plant Dunarit. This was made clear in a press release by the Prosecutor’s Office, which describes in chronological order the developments of the investigation into the alleged poisoning of Gebrev, his son Hristo and the commercial director of EMKO. The Prosecutor’s Office announced that it was disclosing the information at the instruction of Prosecutor General Sotir Tsatsarov in response to certain media outlets’ speculations that no work was being done on the case.

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    • PM Borissov talks with experts from US Department of State and Department of Energy

      PM Borissov talks with experts from US Department of State and Department of Energy

      Prime Minister Boyko Borissov met with experts from the US Department of State and Department of Energy in Sofia on Tuesday, the Bulgarian government information service said. The US delegation's visit comes in implementation of agreements reached during Borissov's meeting with President Donald Trump in the White House on 25 November. The guests' aim is to get to know the local energy enterprises in greater detail. Their talks with the Prime Minister were also attended by Deputy Prime Minister Tomislav Donchev and Energy Minister Temenouzhka Petkova.

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    • Thief Tsvetan Vassilev churns out transparent lies about Delyan Peevski

      Thief Tsvetan Vassilev churns out transparent lies about Delyan Peevski

      There is a Bulgarian saying that literally translates as “Lies have short feet”. If we were to modernise it a bit, we would add “and thieves have prolific tongues”. That is especially true when said thieves have billions of levs stolen from CorpBank depositors behind their back. Thanks to the embezzled money, in the case of Tsvetan Vassilev the proverbial tongue is powerful enough to reach Sofia all the way from Belgrade.

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    • Guardian cloisters

      Guardian cloisters

      In the spiritual tradition of Bulgaria it was common for two monasteries to be built near or even within the same settlement - one a friary the other a nunnery. This is the case with the village of Prisovo near the town of Veliko Tarnovo. At the outskirts of the village there are two monasteries - one is a St Panteleimon nunnery and near it is the friary of St Michael the Archangel.

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    • Apparently scared by hard-hitting questions the Reporters avoided meeting with Telegraph Media

      Apparently scared by hard-hitting questions the Reporters avoided meeting with Telegraph Media

      The Reporters without Borders (RSF) have again ducked out of the meeting with the media outlets of Telegraph Media group. Following a number of letters and telephone calls to the NGO’s headquarters within the last two years in which we insisted on having a conversation with the organisation’s director general Christophe Deloire about the scandalously low and questionable 111th position of Bulgaria in the RSF press freedom ranking, on Tuesday the editors-in-chief of Monitor and Telegraph sent to him another invitation for a meeting.

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    • Are you afraid of truth, dear Reporters?

      Are you afraid of truth, dear Reporters?

      To any journalist the matter of great import is to ask questions and seek answers to the issues which society sees as essential. However, this primary postulate of our profession for years has been disregarded by people who are touring the world under the guise of free speech activists.

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    • Standard Prokopiev & Co. lies about Peevski

      Standard Prokopiev & Co. lies about Peevski

      Do you know what a vulture is? Textbooks teach us that it is a large bird of prey feeding on carcasses. Some people may be under the impression that this species can only be found in the animal kingdom. Alas, this could not be further from the truth. The difference is that while the animal vulture picks on dead meet to survive, its human counterpart greedily exploits every tragedy that strikes society to rack up points and achieve their goals, at the expense of that same society, of course.

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    • CorpBank credit files fixed post factum

      CorpBank credit files fixed post factum

      Habitually, CorpBank first extended loans to corporate borrowers controlled by Tsvetan Vassilev and only then came the justification of the money and the preparation of the loan agreements. The latter were just a formality. This was revealed by Biser Lazov, the lead witness in the case looking into CorpBank’s engineered bankruptcy, in his testimony before the Specialised Criminal Court.

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    • Western Rhodope's ethnographic oasis

      Western Rhodope's ethnographic oasis

      The village of Leshten is among Bulgaria's most attractive destinations for rural and ecotourism. It lies on a southwestern slope of the Rhodope Mountains, offering an unforgettable vista to Mount Pirin. The village attracts tourists with its authentic look and the old houses from the National Revival period (18th-19th century), which are perched like birds on the steep mountain slopes.

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