The Sofia City Court (SSC) has closed a money-laundering case against Hristo Bisserov, former Bulgarian Deputy Speaker of the Parliament and long-time lawmaker.
The Bulgarian Ministry of Foreign Affairs has nominated Irina Bokova, currently Director-General of the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO), as a candidate for the post of United Nations Secretary-General, according to a news release by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs on Feb. 9.
Four Ukrainian citizens have been charged with the attempted murder of Alexey Petrov, a former employee of the Bulgarian National Security Agency and controversial businessman.
As the internet becomes more central to our lives, the question grows more urgent: who owns it? OCCRP, in partnership with RISE Project and EurActiv.ro, set out to find out in the Internet Ownership Project.
Irina Bokova, Director General of the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO), owns property in Manhattan worth more than US$ 3 million, reported the Bulgarian website and OCCRP partner Bivol.
Police are investigating possible financial motives in the shooting death of Bulgarian businessman and alleged former mobster Vesselin “Fat Vesko” Stoimenov, who was killed in a Sofia suburb in the evening of Jan. 7 by unknown assailants.
On Dec. 30, Bulgaria’s last workday for 2015, the government closed the customs unit in the border town of Svilengrad, which over the years had become a symbol of corruption.
Two men were shot in the legs in the Bulgarian capital Sofia on Monday when police say a security guard opened fire near a busy thoroughfare. The two victims were treated at a hospital and are expected to survive.
A classmate of Desislava Taneva, Bulgaria’s Minister of Agriculture and Food, may have won all public bids for supplying the state forest enterprises with four high-end sports utility vehicles (SUVs), according to a Bulgarian media investigation.
Two people were arrested Sunday when Serbian police found more than 16 kilograms of heroin hidden in a truck crossing into the country at its border with Bulgaria.
The former deputy speaker of Bulgaria’s Parliament, Hristo Bisserov, has been found innocent of charges including tax evasion, breaking the law on foreign currency transactions, and submitting incorrect information to the National Audit Office.
By Maria Guineva
Bulgarian businessman Spas Roussev has purchased Vivacom, the country’s largest telecom, according to Bulgarian media reports.
Leaked recordings that appear to feature two senior Bulgarian magistrates have once again drawn attention to the country’s judiciary, lack of separation of powers, and questionable adherence to rule of law.
The founder and leader of Bulgaria’s ultranationalist party Ataka (Attack), Volen Siderov, and a fellow legislator from the same party were arrested Tuesday in an unprecedented move by the country’s law enforcement.
The Kalashnikov machine guns used in the terror attacks in Paris last Friday were manufactured in Bulgaria, reports Bulgarian National Television (BNT).
The Committee to Protect Journalists (CPJ) has issued a call to the Bulgarian Prime Minister to protect reporters at investigative journalism center Bivol, an OCCRP partner based in Sofia, Bulgaria.
Bulgaria’s biggest cities and major thoroughfares have been blocked every day this week by rallies of police employees protesting proposed cuts to their social benefits.
Australian authorities have arrested two men in Brisbane for an alleged attempt to transfer money stolen from Australian cash machines to Bulgaria.
Chaos reigned this week in the aftermath of two key polls in Bulgaria in which senior politicians alleged widespread foul play and vote-counters complained of being held hostage for up to 48 hours.
Explosions and loud gunfire rocked a neighborhood in the Bulgarian capital Sofia on Thursday morning, close to the city’s downtown area.
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