This is VERY bad publicity for the EU. Bulgaria is a poor ex-Soviet country – but it was included into the EU – now citizens are fleeing the country EN MASS to the WEST out of poverty – and become prostitutes of capitalism.
congratulations all involved. Now the next scandal: If you are a journalist in ex-soviet countries – better watch what you say:
“Meanwhile, demands are being made to send a Delegation of the EU Parliament to Bulgaria. This was suggested by Green MP Sven Giegold:
“The cruel murder of Victoria Marinova is a matter whole of Europe.
First Malta, then Slovakia, now Bulgaria: it is unacceptable for Europe that journalists are murdered in Europe.
The EU Parliament must now send an Ad hoc Delegation to Bulgaria.
We need quick clarification as to whether the murder is related to Marinova’s research on the embezzlement of EU funds.
A Delegation of the EU Parliament should gather facts on the ground as soon as possible.”
My opinion: Kick Bulgaria out of the European Union – they are not ready for it – same goes for Turkey out of NATO.
Rumanian Murder Suspect fled and arrested in Germany: “The arrests and inquiry follow enormous international pressure on the Bulgarian authorities. It built up after the news broke that Marinova was killed just after she had presented “Detector”, her TV show on investigative journalism.
She had presented the case of GPGate, an investigation into EU funds fraud in Bulgaria (Investigated by Journalist Dimitar Stoyanov of Bivol and Attila Biro of Rise Romania).
This cross-border investigative reporting project is financed by the ECPMF’s IJ4EU fund.
The Interior Ministry has now announced that prosecutors have opened an investigation into the suspected GP Group, the building company alleged to have misused the EU money, and have frozen 14 million euros of its assets. Bivol reported on the case already a month ago, but then nothing happened, Bivol’s editor-in-chief, Atanas Tchobanov told the ECPMF.” (src)
… is massively clashing with the long tradition of corruption in those countries.
Every country needs to learn and evolve – you can’t treat them all as “equal” EU union members and call them “Europe”.
Unless you see “Europe” as a purely financial institution and not a union of values.
Atanas Tchobanov: Dimitar Stoyanov from Bivol.bg and Attila Biro from Rise Romania were working on a massive EU funds fraud case. The first part of the investigation was published Wednesday morning.*
The case is linking high profile oligarchs and political persons to corruption. After we published, we got the information that documents and computers are taken away from the offices of the companies exposed in our investigation. We alerted the Anti-Mafia Police immediately on Wednesday. ” (src)
“It is particularly piquant because Marinova is already the third journalist murdered in the EU within a year.
In October 2017, the Maltese investigative journalist Daphne Caruana Galizia was killed in a bombing. In February, the murder of the Slovak journalist Jan Kuciak and his fiancée caused horror.
The journalist organisation Reporters Without Borders spoke of a “frightening Trend”:” more and more journalists are murdered in the European Union because they are addressing unpleasant topics, ” explained Christian Mihr in Berlin. “The EU must not look away.”The deputy president of the European Commission, Frans Timmermans was sent via Twitter. A committed Journalist, had been killed in the fight for truth and against corruption.
Translated excerpt from https://www.euractiv.de/section/europakompakt/news/bulgarien-nach-mord-an-journalistin-unter-druck/
“Derweil werden Forderungen laut, eine Delegation des EU-Parlaments nach Bulgarien zu entsenden. Dies schlug etwa der grüne Abgeordnete Sven Giegold vor:
“Der grausame Mord an Victoria Marinova geht ganz Europa etwas an.
Erst Malta, dann Slowakei, jetzt Bulgarien: Es ist nicht hinnehmbar, dass in Europa wieder Journalisten ermordet werden.
Das EU-Parlament muss jetzt eine Ad-hoc Delegation nach Bulgarien schicken. Wir brauchen schnelle Aufklärung, ob der Mord in Zusammenhang mit Marinovas Recherchen über die Veruntreuung von EU-Geldern steht.
Eine Delegation des EU-Parlaments sollte vor Ort schnellstmöglich Fakten sammeln.”
Besonders pikant ist der Fall auch, weil Marinowa bereits die dritte Journalistin ist, die innerhalb eines Jahres in der EU ermordet wurde. Im Oktober 2017 wurde die maltesische Investigativjournalistin Daphne Caruana Galizia bei einem Bombenanschlag getötet. Im Februar sorgte die Ermordung des slowakischen Journalisten Jan Kuciak und seiner Verlobten für Entsetzen.
Die Journalistenorganisation Reporter Ohne Grenzen sprach von einem „erschreckenden Trend“: „Immer häufiger werden auch in der Europäischen Union Journalistinnen und Journalisten ermordet, weil sie unangenehme Themen ansprechen“, erklärte Christian Mihr in Berlin. „Die EU darf nicht wegschauen.“ Der stellvertretende Präsident der EU-Kommission, Frans Timmermans zeigte sich via Twitter schickiert. Wieder sei ein engagierter Journalist beim Kampf für Wahrheit und gegen Korruption getötet worden.
Death: raped and beaten
On the afternoon of October 7, 2018, Marinova’s body was found in a riverside park in Ruse. She had been beaten and raped prior to being murdered, which the authorities believe happened during daylight. Marinova was the third journalist killed in the European Union in less than a year, after Daphne Caruana Galizia from Malta, and Jan Kuciak and his girlfriend from Slovakia.
This is SATANIC!
Victoria Marinova – friends and colleagues