PUBLIC RESPONSIBILITIES, PRIVATE GAINS How a governmental agency created a profitable private enterprise

During the last day of the first government of Boyko Borisov, the Bulgarian Food Safety Agency signed a contract with the private company P.F.C. EOOD, authorising it to collect fees for disinfection at two border crossing points between Bulgari...

FEAST IN TIMES OF PLAGUE How the Bulgarian Food Safety Agency gave away millions for animal carcass disposal

The Anti-Corruption Fund (ACF) has filed a report to the Public Financial Inspection Agency regarding a procurement procedure for the disposal of animal carcasses, an activity which is directly linked to public health and has serious economic implica...

Crony Capitalism and political influence threaten energy security in Bulgaria. How two Bulgarian politicians became key players in the energy sector

The management boards of state-owned power plants are often dominated by political appointees and/or private interest networks which extract public resources via dubious public procurement tenders.2 The biggest thermal power plant (TPP) in Bulgaria i...