Bulgarian Parliament Refuses to Discuss PM's Alleged Murky Past

February 13, 2013, Wednesday // 11:21
Bulgaria: Bulgarian Parliament Refuses to Discuss PM's Alleged Murky Past
Bulgarian Prime Minister Boyko Borisov. Photo by BGNES

The Bulgarian Parliament expectedly refused to create an ad-hoc committee of inquiry that would discuss Prime Minister Boyko Borisov's alleged past as a secret informant for the country's anti-mafia unit back in the 1990s.

The proposal for the establishment of an ad-hoc committee on Borisov's alleged mafia past was made by the left-wing Bulgarian Socialist Party and was backed by other oppositional formations. However, it was rejected by the ruling centrist-right GERB, which has a majority in Parliament.

A leaked document, recently released by the site for investigative journalism Bivol.bg revealed that current Prime Minister, Boyko Borisov, has been recruited in the past as a secret agent of the Central Services for Combatting Organized Crime, CSBOP. Borisov's codename was Buddha.

Borisov was, allegedly, recruited as informant over his ties with the mafia.

Several more documents later released by Bivol.bg showed that Borisov was likely under surveillance due to his alleged mafia ties.

The plan for Borisov's surveillance required establishing "Borisov's associations with powerful business organizations, the influence of these organizations, and the source of their capital; clarifying connections of the subject with people and businesses linked to criminal activities."


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