WWC MP leaks recordings of meetings
Radostin Vasilev, a MP from WCC-DB, released a recording that he claimed was from an online meeting of the party's National Council last Sunday in which senior party members exchange sensitive information.
The recording contains voices, believed to be those of the co-chairmen of WCC Kiril Petkov and Assen Vasilev, discussing the filling of posts, the removal of parliamentary immunities and even circumventing rules for Eurozone entry.
Vasilev repeatedly said that the recording was not manipulated, insisting the released summary of 5-6 minutes contained highlights from a five-hour meeting. He said he was leaving WCC, accused his colleagues of betrayal and compared himself to Giovanni Falcone (the popular Italian magistrate fighter against the mafia)l.
Petkov claimed the recordings were part of an "active campaign" to derail prospects of a regular government being formed.
Security expert: "Kamenov's murder not typical of Bulgarian crime"
Yesterday's shooting of Krasimir Kamenov - Kuro, in South Africa, does not bear the traditional hallmarks of Bulgarian crime, claims security expert Tihomir Bezlov.
Four people of Bulgarian origin, apparently aged between 40 and 50 years, were shot dead in Cape Town, according to local sources. The BBC reported that these were Kamenov, his wife, a security guard and a housekeeper.
Bezlov stated that the reason for the killing was not clear. "Very little is known about the case. There is very limited cooperation in South Africa." He said that the murder could be explained by Kuro's involvement in local cocaine rings in Cape Town, as there were suspicions that he was an informant for the South African police.
Dairy market sees mergers
This year has seen major transformations within the country's dairy market, usually a stable sector. First, the Greek owner of the Sliven dairy Tirbul bought OMK and thus created a local giant with a turnover of BGN 200 million. Now a new merger of two producers with total sales of BGN 100 million is underway.
A Lebanese entrepreneur and Bulgarian passport holder, Joseph Maurice Jabra, will buy the local division of the American Schreiber Foods - Schreiber Foods Bulgaria. The company being sold is actually the former Serdika - Sofia, which was privatized by Danone, and which a decade ago was bought by the American group.