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.
Several high-profile hearings coincided with a visit to Bulgaria by the director general of the European Anti-Fraud Office (OLAF), Giovanni Kessler, who criticized the country yet again for not taking enough concrete actions to tackle corruption.
A number of Bulgarian mainstream media outlets have mounted an unusually rigorous smear campaign against investigative journalism website Bivol.bg, an OCCRP partner.
An Afghan man was shot and killed late Thursday evening on the Bulgarian-Turkish border in the first such deadly incident on a European Union (EU) border since the beginning of the refugee crisis.
Reporters Without Borders has condemned an apparent smear campaign against Atanas Chobanov, editor of the Bulgarian investigative reporting website Bivol.bg, an OCCRP partner.
Romania’s National Anticorruption Department (DNA) raided the offices of the country’s Agency for Payments and Intervention in Agriculture (APIA) this week, arresting several of its former bosses.
Bulgaria’s alleged ‘Cocaine King’ Evelin Banev, alias Brendo, has made a surprising appearance in a Sofia courtroom, dispelling media reports that he had left the country.
Bulgaria’s Interior Ministry has launched an ambitious new scheme to prevent and combat corruption in the police force through a set of wide-ranging measures from compulsory property declarations to lie detector tests and integrity testing.
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