Paid “objectivity” or how much did Stara Zagora spend on media services?

9:00, 11 Jun 19
Venelina Popova

The mayor of the city has concluded contracts for media services with sole decisions and without sanction of the Municipal Council. Prime Minister Borisov announced his decision to reduce the party subsidy from BGN 11 to BGN 1 per vote, with the threat: “Let’s see how the parties will then pay for journalists, sociologists and […] Read more »

Corruption and monopoly in the sector of Municipal logging brings 18 companies from the sector in Sevlievo to protest

9:00, 19 Apr 19
Emiliya Dimitrova

Four cases in recent years give clear signals that logging in the area is victim of a scheme involving one company, a municipal enterprise and several familiar faces. Owners and employees of 18 logging companies in Sevlievo are protesting with demand to counteract corruption in the sector. The event is scheduled for April 23rd, the […] Read more »

“Circumstances for possible crime”, or how to loose of stubbornness

9:00, 22 Feb 19
Emiliya Dimitrova

On February 13th, the District Prosecutor's Office - Gabrovo sent to the Specialized Prosecutor's Office a case file containing "circumstances for possible crime" under Art. 219 of the Criminal Code, performed by the Mayor of Dryanovo Miroslav Semov. The text indicated, refers to abeyance of official that is leading to dissolution of property and lack of control over the work of employees responsible for public property. The punishment provided for in these cases is imprisonment of two to eight years or fine of up to BGN 5,000. Read more »

Money for nothing, or how Stara Zagora runs a project for BGN 14.7 million

9:00, 4 Feb 19
Venelina Popova

Stara Zagora together with Plovdiv, Varna, Rousse and Pleven absorb BGN 196 million from the EU Regional Development Operational Program for modernization of urban transport. The funds are allocated between them on the basis of the number of inhabitants, the population that uses public transport and the tourist flow. Read more »

How officials from four municipalities have absorbed BGN 700,000 on EU projects

9:00, 3 Jan 19
Emiliya Dimitrova

Municipal employees in the four municipalities of Gabrovo District, who participated in project management teams with European and national funding, have earned nearly BGN 700,000 over their salaries. The report is for a three-year period - from the beginning of 2015 to the autumn of 2018. In some cases the bonuses are tens of thousands of BGN and their size is not proportional to the value of the projects. Read more »