Delyan Peevski

Caretaker Minister of Economy Will Initiate Inspection of State-owned Bulgarian Development Bank

A special commission will inspect  Bulgarian Development Bank (BDB) to see why it has financed eight persons, 4 of whom may be indirectly linked to famous businessman and former MP Delyan Peevski.

This was announced by the caretaker Minister of Economy Kiril Petkov in an interview with BTV.

Bulgarian Prime Minister Clashes With President Over Elections

Bulgaria's Prime Minister Boyko Borissov arrives at the EU summit in Brussels, October 2, 2020. EPA-EFE/Olivier Matthys / POOL

Borissov criticized Radev's decision, saying it was hard to know how the pandemic would unfold by late March and implying that elections should be delayed.

Bulgaria's Record in Protecting Investigative Journalists 'Shameful', RSF

The international media watchdog, Reporters Without Borders, RSF, in a new report published on Thursday, says investigative journalism still faces serious obstacles in Bulgaria.

The report comes just weeks after Bulgaria's parliament backed controversial amendments to print publishing legislation that obliges media outlets to reveal the sources of their income.

Bulgaria MPs Back Media Law Changes Pushed by Mogul

With 92 votes in favour, 12 against and 28 abstentions, lawmakers in Bulgaria's parliament on Wednesday, on a first reading,voted in favour of amendments to the Law for the Compulsory Depositing of Print Media.

MPs now have four weeks to potentially amend the proposal, ahead of the second reading, after which the law would be officially amended.