Bulgaria Requests from US Additional Info on Persons Sanctioned under Magnitski Act

Bulgaria's Supreme Prosecutor's Office of Cassation requested from the US Department of State additional information on the case of imposing sanctions on three Bulgarian nationals under the Magnitsky Act, BTA learned on Thursday from  the prosecuting magistracy.

Bulgarian Politics Shaken by Unprecedented US Sanctions

Bulgarian media mogul and MP from the centrist Movement for Rights and Freedoms, Delyan Peevski, during a meeting at parliament in Sofia, May 2013. Photo: EPA/STR.

The first man named is oligarch-in-exile, art dealer and former football and gambling boss Vassil Bojkov, alias The Skull, who fled the country to Dubai in January 2020 amid numerous charges.

US Put Sanctions on 3 Bulgarians including Gambling Boss Vassil Bozhkov and Former MP Delyan Peevski

The U.S. Department of the Treasury's Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC) sanctioned three Bulgarian individuals for their extensive roles in corruption in Bulgaria, as well as their networks encompassing 64 entities, the US Embassy in Bulgaria announced on June 2.

PM Boyko Borissov and The Mayor Fandakova Inspected the Third Metro Iine in Sofia

Prime Minister Boyko Borissov inspected the third metro line in Sofia, which will be launched by the end of the summer.

He was accompanied by Sofia Mayor Yordanka Fandakova, Finance Minister Vladislav Goranov and Transport Minister Rosen Zhelyazkov, together with Metropolitan Executive Director Eng. Stoyan Bratoev


Minister Rosen Zhelyazkov: In 2020 there Will Be "Smart" Cities in Bulgaria

In 2020, there will be "smart" cities in Bulgaria with fifth generation mobile networks. This was stated by Minister of Transport, Information Technology and Communications Rosen Zhelyazkov during a discussion on 5G: smart transformation and growth, MTITC reported.

Bulgaria and Georgia Restore Direct Airline

Bulgaria and Georgia to re-open Sofia-Tbilisi direct flight. This was made clear after a meeting between Transport Minister Rosen Zhelyazkov and Georgian Prime Minister Georgy Gakharia. The Transport Minister participated in the Silk Road forum, which brought together ministers, business representatives and experts in the Georgian capital, Tbilisi.

Rosen Zhelyazkov Discusses Mobility Package with EU Ministers in Brussels

EU Transport Ministers Council meets in Brussels today. Bulgarian Minister Rosen Zhelyazkov discusses with his colleagues the Mobility Package and the possible further actions of Bulgaria. The battle for reform in the Mobility Package has not been lost. This was announced by the Executive Director of the Union of International Carriers Yordan Arabadzhiev on BNT.