Where is all this "foreign investment" coming from? Top countries for "inward investment" in BG during the boom years: Luxemourg, Cyprus and Greece.
Questions for current affairs specialists: Which EU state hosts some of the world's most secretive banks? Which other EU state hosts a large Russian community, and has a porous, semi-legal border with Turkey? Which Balkan EU state was dubbed "Europe's fraudster"?
Questions for historians of economics: Where did the billions of missing funds from the former Communist republic of Bulgaria disappear to during the period 1989-91? How were the proceeds from smuggling petrol/weapons/people/narcotics to Yugoslavia across Serbian border made "clean"? How were they "invested" in "legitimate" projects?
Questions for stock market gurus: Why do so many of the "foreign" companies investing in BG have majority Bulgarian participation in their boards of directors?
Answers on postcards please to Mr. S. Djankov, usual address.
Oh those poor agents, I feel so sorry for them! As if they are not already part of a "murky structure"! Ha!
Oh Bulgaria! Your problems will never come to an end.
It's a shame that these poor tourists get scammed by cops on their last day in BG. But, yes, they should learn a little Bulgarian, and how to read Cyrillic script, when holidaying here! Then this little problem could be avoided...
Nelka: "Bulgaria has been doing nothing if not "hosting" various nations since the dawn of civilization, pork chop! "
More like "hostess", you know, an old-fashioned euphemism for certain personal services, available for a modest fee.
And BG today? Nothing much has changed. Sure, she is "independent", but who is her pimp?
Even if the police do their job sometimes, what about the courts?
Unless some criminals are actually punished, then it is business as usual...
Why is the photo showing police outside Kremikovtsi? Is Tomov involved in this scandal too? Or were the child traders employed at those munition dumps which blew up? I think we should be told!
Long commute from Pleven, hah?
"The man, reportedly, hung himself on a wind generator in the yard of a private company in the village of Saraya.
Before committing suicide, the Brit, who had lived in the village for several months, set on fire two cars and attempted to burn down a building belonging to the company."
Hmmm. Anyone else see things add up rather differently than the official account?
Another mysterious "suicide" in Bulgaria! Like the Turkish guy who "shot himself" in Dogan's garden, or the forensics expert who "hung himself" in a children's playground?
It's all a far cry from poison-tipped umbrellas, for sure.
"We love the people and we do everything in their best interest, and people everywhere in Europe love us."
Ha ha ha! Oh Boyko, do you really believe this crap you spout?
The officials are too busy stealing the money. What? They are supposed to actually spend the money on legitimate government functions, not on hookers, casinos and Mercedes???
Deputy farm minister could be under investigation
BulgariaвЂ™s deputy farming minister Dimitar Peychev is being investigated by the Sofia City Prosecutor's Office for alleged conflict of interest in farming subsidies and public procurements worth millions of levs awarded to companies of his wife and daughter, business weekly Banker reported.
Roman Vassilev did not confirm but also did not reject the reports. Speaking to Dnevnik yesterday, he said that he has not been informed of such an investigation and promised to make a check on Monday.
The first reports about approved farming projects of PeychevвЂ™s daughter, Galina Dimitrova Peycheva-Miteva, were published back in April, when figures by the rural development programme revealed she had been granted BGN 1.3 million for the purchase of farming equipment. She is listed under number 149 on the website of state fund Agriculture, which means she has leapfrogged many other candidates, according to experts. Approval on the projects under this measure was delayed by almost a year, with nearly 3,000 farmers lined up for European aid in April.
Banker newspaper also reminds that in April PeychevвЂ™s family business Trakia-RM, managed by his wife, Halina Maletska-Peycheva, was declared one of the largest beneficiaries of direct subsidies per land in 2008, having pocketed just over BGN 1.6 million. This prompted Meglena Plugchieva, BulgariaвЂ™s deputy prime minister in charge of EU absorption, to refer the case to the Chief Inspectorate of the Council of Minister to investigate Peychev on suspicions of abuse of office.
Approached by Dnevnik for comment, Peychev brushed aside the reports he has been contacted by the prosecution or the inspectorate, refusing to comment on the media publication.
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