Bulgaria Expands Secret Agent-Turned-Minister Clout

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Bulgaria: Bulgaria Expands Secret Agent-Turned-Minister Clout Bozhidar Dimitrov triggered a storm on the home front and abroad after accepting to be minister without portfolio in charge of Bulgarians living abroad. Photo by BGNES

Bozhidar Dimitrov, the Director of the National History Museum and former collaborator of the secret services, who triggered a political storm after being proposed for minister in charge of Bulgarians abroad, has been given more power.

Dimitrov will also be in charge of the archives and ecclesiastical matters under a decree of the Prime Minister Boyko Borisov.

Bozhidar Dimitrov, who was tipped to head the parliamentary culture commission, entered the cabinet of GERB leader Boyko Borisov shortly after it was decided that MPs who were collaborators of the so called State Security, the intelligence and secret police during the communist regime, will be banned from leading parliamentary commission.

Dimitrov has repeatedly said he has no regrets and these are not double standards.

Meanwhile Bulgaria's Prime Minister Boyko Borisov vehemently supported Dimitrov's nomination. He even approached the parliament, where his party GERB holds a majority, with a request to approve the full declassification of the files as quickly as possible.

The files of the former Committee for State Security are a thorny issue in Bulgaria, especially when it comes to the past of high-ranking officials.

Bulgaria's communist-era security service is believed to have remained potent after the fall of communism with the ex-operatives closely linked to the political and business establishment.


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Buddy - 8 Aug 2009 // 14:27:43

The Editor in Chief of Sofia News is obviously an supporter of fundamental Islam and for spreading the rule of the Sharia not only over the middle, near East and West Africa but obviously also to BUlgaria. I wonder how the publisher continuos to pay salary to a men who only pretends to have been to the US to have seen Mr. Obama, but obviously has lerned nothing on real state of Affairs. This Editor in Chief is typical for an Gestapo LIke journalist, who like theire Teacher Goebbels, repat a lie 100 times until it becomes the truth. So for now at least some people will now where to look when it comes to the recent Editor in Chief of Sofia News, namely in the annals of the BUlgarian Fascist State and the ruling Families of those Hitler friendly governments, which together with Boris Coburg GOtha, governt Bulgaria for quite a time.
Its high time that people with knowledge govern the archiives of a state, If you go to the Library of Congress for instance, only a few are permitted to get into the debth labyrinth of recent history!!!! Among those few, thanks god, is neither the editor in chief of the directorate Sofia News, nor the publisher of that internet newsservice, neither
a member of the BUlgarian Government. So its good to know that for the Time beeing archives will be treated at least in the American way.... with the necessary observation of certain norms and practices. Congratulation to Mr. Bozhidar Dimitrov to the new posting he got, and thanks to him that he showed his real Face when the Istoriya Slavyanobalgarska from Paisi Hilendarski, had to be returned to Greece. Thank you that you protected the liberation spirit of those who fell for the Liberty of BUlgaria Mr. Dimitrov, Keep on tracking!!!

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