Hundreds of members of the European Parliament are potentially misusing EU funds meant to pay for offices in their home country, but at least 249 of these offices either do not exist or are nowhere to be found, according to an investigation by 'Journalists of the MEPs Project' published Wednesday.
Authorities across Bulgaria, Turkey and France have arrested 22 people for illegally excavating ancient antiques and trafficking them into Western Europe, Bulgarian authorities said Friday.
Hungary indicted on Thursday 11 suspected people-smugglers for the death of 71 refugees whose bodies were found two years ago in a truck in Austria during the peak of Europe’s migration crisis.
Bulgaria halted Wednesday the distribution of a book that slammed several journalists, activists and politicians as "foreign mercenaries" who want to take control of the country with the help of philanthropist George Soros.
Prosecutors in Bulgaria have opened an investigation after munitions produced in the Balkan country were reportedly found in Syria.
Media freedom watchdog Reporters Without Borders (RSF) has called on Bulgaria to protect Dimitar Stoyanov, a journalist with OCCRP's Bulgarian partner Bivol, after more than a year of threats prompted by his reporting.
Bulgaria's economy minister has defended the country’s arms exports to the Middle East, following an investigation by the Organized Crime and Corruption Reporting Project (OCCRP) and the Balkan Investigative Reporting Network (BIRN) that revealed Central and Eastern European countries had approved at least €1.2 billion (US$ 1.36 billion) in arms sales to the region.
Spanish police said Wednesday they had dismantled an Albanian-Bulgarian network smuggling heroin and other drugs from the Balkans and Turkey to the cities of Barcelona and Tarragona, arresting seven members of the group.
The chief of Bulgaria’s border police and his deputy have resigned after reports that the police had granted a contract for transporting migrants to a company linked to a suspected people smuggler.
Bulgarian president Rosen Plevneliev said on Monday that the energy sector is the country’s most susceptible to corrupt practices during the Twelfth Anti-Corruption Policy Forum, held by the Centre for the Study of Democracy (CSD).
Bulgarian Deputy Minister of Transport and Communications Anton Ginev resigned on Tuesday after the prosecutor's office pressed charges against him for large-scale deliberate mismanagement of state funds between 2006 and 2009.
A mayor who was said to have treated the northwest village of Galiche like a feudal domain was charged by Bulgarian authorities with controlling an organized crime gang, Balkan Insight reported.
A Bulgarian court ordered five members of a group prosecutors suspect of loansharking, blackmailing, racketeering, property fraud, trafficking and harboring illegal immigrants, into pretrial detention Sunday. Their leader is allegedly a prominent member of the Bulgarian Euroroma party.
Bulgarian state banker Bilian Balev registered an offshore company in the British Virgin Islands in 2015 to manage his yacht in Monaco.
Agriculture official Yanaki Chevenyakov was dismissed from his post as head of contracting for the Bulgarian State Fund for Agriculture (SFA) after an investigation by Bivol (an OCCRP partner) exposed his lavish lifestyle.
Counterfeit Euro notes seized during the crackdown on an illegal workshop in Northern Bulgaria are of extremely high quality, according to Bulgarian prosecutors and experts from Europe's joint police force (Europol).
For the first time in the country’s recent history, a judge has been sent to prison for bribery in Bulgaria.
US authorities have charged Bulgarian resident Nedko Nedev with six counts of fraud and two counts of aggravated identity theft, according to the US Attorney’s Office of the Southern District of New York.
А Bulgarian crime group is accused of orchestrating the theft of AU$ 387,000 (US$ 285,523) from Australian ATMs, according to The Age, a publication based in Victoria and cited by Bulgarian media.
The Bulgarian Prosecutor’s Office has a special unit of investigators set up to pressure and blackmail top politicians and business people, according to investigator Boyko Atanasov.
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