We know who got the loans but we do not know on what conditions. The management continues to withhold this information.

Economy Minister Kiril Petkov on the state-owned Bulgarian Development Bank, which was supposed to finance small and mid-size businesses but lent 3 billion leva to only 20 people

The refusal of the General Prosecutor's Office to disclose which cases it has referred to the European Public Prosecutor's Office is strange.

Mon, 06/28/2021 - 16:49


Transparent elections will be possible only if Borisov's shadow state is dismantled.

Atanas Atanasov, Democrats for Strong Bulgaria

The criteria are problematic and should be revised. We are trying to create mechanisms to prevent this from happening in the future.

Atanas Pekanov, caretaker Deputy Prime Minister on the plan for Bulgaria's recovery from the Covid-19 pandemic prepared by Boyko Borisov's government

Mon, 05/31/2021 - 11:25


GERB are tired of ruling and the people are tired of being ruled by GERB.

Mihail Mikov, MP from BSP

Your mission is to revive parliamentary democracy in this country.

President Rumen Radev addresses the new parliament

PCR tests should be much cheaper, but this is what you get when healthcare becomes a business.

Professor Todor Kantardzhiev

We have ordered enough vaccines for two Bulgarias.

Thu, 04/29/2021 - 17:25


No idea what the prime minister meant. Development of a Bulgarian Covid-19 vaccine is in its early stages.

Dr Angel Kunchev, Chief Health Inspector

A large facility indeed, but it will make veterinary vaccines... that have nothing to do with Covid-19.

Academic Bogdan Petrunov, immunologist

In Bulgaria freedom of speech is so free (sic) that it is incomparable to that in other countries.

Prime Minister Boyko Borisov

Thu, 04/01/2021 - 11:25


The peak of the pandmeic will come just ahead of the 4 April general election.

Chief State Health Inspector Angel Kunchev

The prime minister is a man who puts down all fires in Bulgaria.

Nasko Sirakov, owner of Levski football club, on his request for state funding of new construction on the club's stadium

The world looks different when one's onboard Boyko Borisov's 4WD.

Thu, 02/25/2021 - 18:42


In the implementation of the Covid-19 measures you will see the total power of the state.

Health Minister Kostadin Angelov

They marked the 40th anniversary of dictator Tito's death. It's as if Berlin were to mark the anniversary of Hitler's expiry.

Foreign Minister Ekaterina Zaharieva in an attempt to explain Bulgaria's suspension of North Macedonia's bid to join the EU

Thu, 12/31/2020 - 12:35


I am so powerful I can stand in for a snow plough.

Heavyweight boxer Kubrat Pulev before his 12 December match with Anthony Joshua

In short, I am a patriotic Christian Socialist.

Chief Prosecutor Ivan Geshev

The (North) Macedonians' megalomania is a proof of their Bulgarian origin.

Professor of history Andrey Pantev 

Mon, 11/30/2020 - 11:34


"If they dislike Boyko Borisov's highways and underground, let them walk."

GERB Speaker of Parliament Tsveta Karayancheva

"Many journalists believe that they should be untouchable."

Betina Zhoteva, chairwoman of the Electronic Media Council

"GERB consists of women only. Even the few men in the party are women."

Prime Minister Boyko Borisov on equality

Fri, 10/30/2020 - 12:02


The danger comes when a sheep flock decides to become a wolf pack. Then comes the time for the shepherd to raise his stick and force the flock back into the pen.

Valentin Kasabov, MP for National Front for Salvation of Bulgaria, about the antigovernment protests

Borisov behaves like a karate player at a chess game. You move the figures and he kicks the board.

Slavi Trifonov, TV anchor and leader of the There is Such a People party

Thu, 09/03/2020 - 07:56


We do not cling to power like monkeys to a palm.

Valeri Simeonov, Chairman of junior government partner National Front for the Salvation of Bulgaria

Now we have days without a single stolen car reported to the police.

Chief Prosecutor Ivan Geshev

Without contacts in high offices in Bulgaria you are doomed.

Entrepreneur Plamen Bobokov

Tue, 08/04/2020 - 11:55


The reduced VAT on baby food will, pray God, stimulate people to have more children.

Economy Minister Emil Karanikolov

The General Prosecution Office's reluctance to take in the many flagrant scandals and signals for huge corruption and theft of public money is a sign of fear and dependencies.

President Rumen Radev

Democracy is for disciplined people.

Prime Minister Boyko Borisov

Fri, 07/03/2020 - 11:08


The Prime Minister told me: 'If I were a woman, I would knock it off with you'.

Epidemiologist Dr Atanas Mangarov, who has opposed the lockdown measures

Culture is a whim of luxury. When the world has stopped working, how can we be concerned with culture?

Vezhdi Rashidov, former GERB culture minister

You have the rare chance to be governed by us. Under President Radev, people would have been dying.

Tue, 06/02/2020 - 16:59


I think of myself as a tool in the hands of God.

Chief Prosecutor Ivan Geshev

Current punishment is severe, but we will make it more severe.

Justice Minister Daniel Kirilov on changes in Penalty Law for DUI

We cannot just start throwing money out of a helicopter over Central Sofia.

Finance Minister Vladislav Goranov

For some time we can go without freedom of speech.

Thu, 04/30/2020 - 09:13


Anarcho-liberal circles claim that the Bulgarian chief prosecutor is omnipotent and controls everything. This is not true. This is propaganda.

Chief Prosecutor Ivan Geshev

Buying 50 kg of sugar will not boost your immunity.

Deputy Prime Minister Tomislav Donchev

The most polite policemen possible will patrol the hospitals.

Prime Minister Boyko Borisov

This is not the time to talk about democracy.

Tue, 03/31/2020 - 08:08


Traffic rules are the same for both millionaires and honest citizens. 

Ivaylo Ivanov, General Secretary of the Interior Ministry

Last week in Sofia we had a London type of fog while in summertime we get a Los Angeles type of smog.

Georgi Rachev, climatologist


Mon, 12/23/2019 - 09:46


We lost in the places where we did not win.

Finance Minister Vladislav Goranov on the local elections

GERB is like your own spouse. You get fed up with them, for a moment someone younger and blonder looks more appealing, but then you realise that your old partner is good enough, so you return home and you keep quiet.

Prime Minister Boyko Borisov on GERB voters

Wed, 11/27/2019 - 15:40


Is there a prime minister who is closer to the people, who is more approachable?

Daniela Daritkova, chairwoman of the GERB parliamentary group

It is hard to establish who pollutes the air because air is everywhere.

Environment Minister Neno Dimov

Wed, 10/30/2019 - 13:59


Of course I know computers! I have certificate for basic computer literacy.

Deputy Prime Minister Mariana Nikolova on her appointment as head of the Cybersecurity Council

We want our EU commissioner to be responsible for something modern, like cybersecurity or management of IT technologies.

Prime Minister Boyko Borisov

Tue, 09/03/2019 - 09:31


Unemployed IT specialists? There is a high demand for shepherds in this country.

Prime Minister Boyko Borisov in 2011

The hackers have to be recruited to work for the state as they have unique brains.

Prime Minister Boyko Borisov in 2019

Mr Borisov takes care of the whole country.

Borislav Mihaylov, President of the Bulgarian Football Union


Thu, 08/01/2019 - 11:44


It is clear what has to be done and it is also clear that will not be done.

Decho Dechev, Manager of the National Health Fund, on the healthcare reform

The state believes that power can be won and kept through the media.

Media Professor Neli Ognyanova

With authoritarianism taking over, having a strong opposition is vital.

President Rumen Radev

Tue, 07/02/2019 - 10:26