Football. Where state is reallocated

If a prime minister, an interior minister, a prosecutor general and a deputy prosecutor general in charge of organized crime gather together in an office, one can logically presume that the discussed topic is of special importance for the national security. It is true that…

Lozan Panov: Dark times in Bulgarian justice yet to come

“The dark times in Bulgarian justice are yet to come. The rule of law and the division of powers are highly compromised and key state institutions have been captured by private interests.” That statement was made by the chairman of the Supreme Court of Cassation…

KONPI cleans up best

“KONPI did a lot of work.” Prime minister Boyko Borisov’s words are from an interview for bTV in reply to the question whether he trusted the chairman of the Commission for Combating Corruption and the Withdrawal of Illegally Acquired Property (KPKONPI), Plamen Georgiev. In the…

Money for parties is one thing, money for politicians, another

Bulgarians are not just unwilling to support political parties – they do not want parties at all   The wide public connects the money for parties with unnecessary luxury for a parasitic class. That view has its reasons, because no matter which party comes to…

Some new ideas for cementing prosecutor general’s power

Justice minister Danail Kirilov explained in an interview for Channel 3 some of his ideas for “large-scale amendments” to the Judiciary Act.   Here is the most radical of them:   Every regular prosecutor from the Specialized Prosecutor’s Office of Appeals will be able to…

How Dobrolevo started loving MRF and Peevski

Dobrolevo is a godforsaken small village in Europe’s poorest corner: the North-West Region of Bulgaria. It is located in the municipality of Borovan. Dobrolevo has the typical profile of a north-western Bulgarian village: aging population, no means of living, no prospects. One can get a…

Three big ones, especially one of them

“The dark times in Bulgarian justice are yet to come. Prosecutor general Sotir Tsatsarov is targeting the chair of the chief judicial inspector. That institution will turn into the next center of oligarchic interests, the way it happened with the prosecution. Lists of “enemies” and…

Can president Radev stir the swamp

  A seemingly standard and innocent initiative of president Rumen Radev caused evident annoyance to prosecutor general Sotir Tsatsarov. An experience player like him is hard to be thrown off balance.   What got on Tsatsarov’s nerves At the end of last week Rumen Radev…

Stefan Tafrov: Monitoring mechanism should include prosecution too

The results from the European election will be important for both the parliamentary and the local elections   Stefan Tafrov is a person of undoubted reputation in the international circles. A diplomat with long experience, permanent representative to the United Nations, ambassador to several countries,…

House of cards

The story about the resignation of State Agriculture Fund executive director Ivanka Bagdatova-Mizova is starting to acquire the logical comic dimensions that every scandal involving the incumbents reaches. Bagdatova-Mizova had to leave her office over information that her telephone number was published on a website…