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Bulgaria: Pro-Russian Party “Vazrazhdane” is being Investigated in relations to a Disgusting Nazi Collage

An investigation is underway against the pro-Russian party "Vazrazhdane" for a particularly vile Nazi collage published on the Telegram social network, which depicts former foreign minister of Bulgaria Solomon Passy.

Meagre Resources Leave Montenegro Exposed to Cyber Threats

Perpetrator still unknown

The attacks of August 22 last year compromised a string of public services, including the websites of the government and the Revenue and Customs Administration.

According to the Ministry of Public Administration, 17 "information systems" in 10 institutions were infected, with 150 computer directly affected.

Montenegro Sacks Police Director Over Officers’ Crime Ties

Montenegrin Special State Prosecutor Vladimir Novovic (L), Police Director Zoran Brdjanin (M) and Special Police Department Predrag Sukovic (R) in Podgorica. Photo: Government of Montenegro

The government appointed two new interim police directors, Nikola Terzic and Predrag Sukovic, who will be in charge of contact with the European police agency Europol.

North Macedonia Promised to Not Allow Incidents during the Celebration of Gotse Delchev, Bulgaria with Measures against Provocateurs

The Ministry of Internal Affairs of North Macedonia will take all necessary measures to ensure that the celebration of the anniversary of the birth of Gotse Delchev passes without incident. This was assured by the Minister of Internal Affairs of the Republic of North Macedonia Oliver Spasovski after a meeting with his Bulgarian colleague Ivan Demerdzhiev.

Bulgaria: The National Security Service removed Kiril Petkov's Security as “There is No Threat”

The National Security Service (NSS) has removed the security of former Prime Minister Kiril Petkov.

This was confirmed today by Petkov, currently an MP and co-chairman of "We Continue the Change".

The reason - a lost necessity, i.e. lack of threat to the person.

Migrants along Bulgaria’s Border with Turkey - 5 Times More than in 2021

In 2022, there is a fivefold increase in illegal migration along the Bulgarian-Turkish border compared to 2021. This was stated at a briefing by the spokesperson of the Prosecutor General - Siika Mileva. "The increase is reaching levels we haven't heard or seen since 2013," Mileva said.

In 2022, Bulgaria declared 84 Russian Officials as Persona Non Grata

In the past year 2022, Bulgaria declared 84 employees of the Russian official representations in our country as persona non grata. This was said in an interview with BTA by the chairman of the National Security Agency, Plamen Tonchev.

For comparison, in 2021, three employees of the Russian representative offices were declared persona non grata.

US opioid crisis doc wins top prize at Venice film festival

A documentary tracing an artist's campaign against the family behind the U.S. opioid drug epidemic scooped the Golden Lion, the top prize at the Venice Film Festival, on Sept. 10.

Cate Blanchett won her second Venice acting award for her performance as a predatory classical music conductor in "Tar," having won in 2008 for her unexpected turn as Bob Dylan in "I'm Not There."

Montenegro Suspects Russia for an Unprecedented Cyber Attack

The National Security Agency of Montenegro stated that several Russian agencies were behind the unprecedented cyber attack against Montenegrin institutions, BTA reported.

Montenegro's intelligence agency also said it feared the attack had not yet reached its peak and that all "key infrastructure", such as the electricity system or water supply, could be targeted.