Nikolay Nenchev

140 of the Upper Echelons - Ministers, Deputies, Mayors, Investigated for Corruption

140 senior officials, including deputies, ministers, deputy ministers, mayors, agency heads, agents of DANS (State Agency for National Security), police officers, tax and customs officers, are being investigated for corruption in Bulgaria.

The cases against 101 of them are at pre-trial stage, and there is an indictment filed in court against 39 of them.

Bulgarian President: 'Minister Nenchev ''landed'' Aviation on Ground

''Minister Nenchev and Tsvetan Tsvetanov ''landed'' the aviation on the ground'', President Rumen Radev told journalists during the talks for the technical condition of the military planes, reported bTV.

He spoke in front of the Court Palace in connection with the lawsuit against former defence minister Nikolay Nenchev.

Agrarian Union Rejects Leadership's Attempt to Resign

Bulgarian Agrarian National Union (BANU) Chairman and former defence minister Nikolay Nenchev and the entire party leadership tendered their resignations on Sunday but the BANU Governing Council turned them down, BNR said.

 The party adopted a declaration calling on the democratic community to unite and slamming what they see as a "retaliatory policy" of the caretaker government.

Bulgarian Court Initiates Trial Against Former Defence Minister

Sofia City Court has given the go ahead for one of the trials against former Defence Minister Nikolay Nenchev - the case for the MiG-29 fighter aircraft.

Nenchev's lawyer Petar Bozhkov stated that Nenchev is registered as a candidate-deputy and is the leader of a party due to which the trial may not start until the campaign is over.

Bulgaria's Defense Minister Summoned to Sofia Investigation Office

Outgoing Defense Minister Nikolay Nenchev received a new summons to the Sofia Investigation Office late in December, his institution says.

No reason has been mentioned in the Defense Ministry's statement.

However, in just over a month the minister in resignation has been handed two indictments on two separate charges.