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…

Agriculture Fund tumor

A deputy executive director of the State Agriculture Fund and a deputy minister who was for a short time a ministerial nominee. These are the main characters in the guest-house saga involving misuse of European funds. The latest series featured the deputy executive director of…

Cynicism subsidized with millions

The state subsidies for political parties were introduced to safeguard them against business influence. That turned out a ridiculous move – politics itself is a business. At least it is in Bulgaria.   Subsidizing parties from the general government budget is the most important of…

Golden Age of greedy politicians

    By Evelina Gecheva Published on 5 April 2019   Never before Boyko Borisov’s serial government have there been so glaring scandals involving politicians greedy for property. At the dawn of the democratic parliament journalists put a strong focus on the rent-free apartments used…

How Borisov set Bulgaria in blackmailing war between Russia and Ukraine

Using talking points, fueling myths, lack of concreteness, financial commitments on the part of Bulgaria only and deep diving in the blackmailing war between Russia and Ukraine. That is the summary result of Russian prime minister Dmitry Medvedev’s visit to Bulgaria and his meeting with…

Borisov, dream investment and post-truth

The word “post-truth”, strange as it may seem at first, was declared Word of the Year 2016 by the Oxford Dictionaries. According to the authors of the dictionary, post-truth is defined as “relating to or denoting circumstances in which objective facts are less influential in…

This parliament is farce. But what parliament do we want?

    By Evelina Gecheva Published on 22 February 2019   This parliament is a farce. Some clowns are pretending to be politicians and earning their living with that. That has continued for 20 years. We cannot speak of policy or lobbyism, because that is…

I know what you did in 2015

The attempt on Emilian Gebrev’s life was most probably the doing of an officer of the Main Intelligence Directorate of the Russian Armed Forces (GRU), who was connected with the use of Novichok against Sergei Skripal in the United Kingdom. That discovery of the investigative…

What are Sotir Tsatsarov and Mladen Marinov doing in the Emirates

  “Prosecutor general Sotir Tsatsarov and minister of interior Mladen Marinov are on a working visit to the United Arab Emirates at the invitation of UAE attorney general Dr Hamad Saif bin Musallam Al Shamsi. The aim of the visit is to discuss possibilities for…

Lyubomir Kyuchukov: In case of no-deal Brexit, the rules will be formulated on the move

  By Evelina Gecheva Published on 24 January 2019   Lyubomir Kyuchukov is a career diplomat. He was member of the European Integration Council at the Council of Ministers (1996-97), the European and Euro-Atlantic Integration Council with the President of Bulgaria (2001-05) and ambassador to…