The majority shareholder
in Ciela Norma AD – att. Ivan Todorov confirmed in a TV show about the case against the CEC, but misled viewers that the case is only for BGN 16,000. After our publication
about the case of Ciela against the CEC and the huge fee of CEC lawyer Valya Gigova, the Supreme Bar Council wagged a finger against BIRD and the media that covered the news. This happened with a special “position” published on the website of BAdS.
Ivan Todorov was invited to the
The “questions” on TV1 in his capacity as “lecturer in administrative law” to comment on voting machines and election rules. Asked whether Ciela is pursuing cases against the CEC, the following chatter occurred:
“- Are you suing the CEC for the payment of …?
There are cases that are about 16 thousand leva for… about… currently
– Only 16,000? There’s talk of $20 million.
– So, 20 million can be talked about only when the results of these cases become clear. But whether it will come to this at all is not at all clear. That is what the court decides. By the way, we work very well with the CEC, we get along very well. If we have disputes… We turn to the court and the Bulgarian court decides things accordingly. In other words, there is absolutely no problem in any respect. Everything develops strictly according to the law that operates in Bulgaria.”
In response to these allegations, we publish part of the front page of Ciela’s claim against the CEC, from which it is clear how much the case is for – BGN 43.2 million, and how much is the partial claim – BGN 26,000.
If the court upholds the partial claim, the Central Election Commission will owe the full amount and this is because there is an interpretative decision of the SCC.
VAdS: No conflict of interest
Meanwhile, the Supreme Bar Council (BAdS) came up with a position in which it denies that the CEC’s lawyer Valya Gigova is in a position of conflict of interest as she has proposed and defended before the Supreme Administrative Court a change in Ordinance 1 on minimum lawyers’ fees.
The suggestions made in the public domain about the existence of a conflict of interest regarding the Deputy Chairman of the Supreme Bar Council during the discussion and adoption of the draft amendment and supplement to Ordinance No 1 of 9.07.2004 on the minimum amounts of lawyers’ fees, because she proposed the draft amendment to the ordinance, are false and are based on incorrect and manipulative interpretation of statements, extracted from the minutes of meetings of the Supreme Bar Council when discussing completely different issues, as well as the misunderstanding of the nature and powers of the Supreme Bar Council as a collective body. – says in the position.
The Supreme Bar Council strongly opposes such abuse of freedom of speech – the amendments to the ordinance reflect the collective general will of the Supreme Bar Council and any suggestions that the adoption of this ordinance promotes “lobbying interests” and that the Deputy Chairman at the time of its adoption was “in conflict of interest” are completely groundless and do not find any normative, Nor a life support.
However, our publication is based on irrefutable facts. In the minutes of the meetings of BAdS, which we have, we can clearly follow the position of Atty. Valya Gigova. It should not offer such a text at all and participate in the debates, since the amendment serves its economic interests. At the time of the discussion of the lawyer’s fees, the Deputy Chairman of BAdS Valya Gigova is a lawyer in a case for a record amount against a state institution, but brought with a very modest partial claim. Elementary ethics requires it to recuse itself because of the hypothesis of conflict of interest.
The Lobbyist of the Banks
Adv. This is not the first time Gigova has been implicated in a conflict of interest. There is a disciplinary case against her on a complaint by Atty. Svetlozar Nikolov from the Varna Bar Association for drafting opinions on behalf of the entire BAdS that serve her worldview.
Hyaĸolĸo human – the members of the ceat, a nd of the same as, and of the same things of the Bishop of the Institute, the same as the same as the same, such as the same, such as the same matter of BAdC and of the same people, have grown up the money of the BAdC and of the same parties, have grown up the fınĸciites of the Sethanovishta. As far as these things would be reduced to the general intepec. Te obaçe oблyzhvat алĸa гpyпа адвоĸати и адвоатcĸи дпѸїатваи с ппелаи ĸopпапаи ѸпѸговаи адѸатии и ĸонĸецѸи адвоĸатсĸаци и апѸати адвoĸатcĸи джжectва, вапононачecĸи и ĸopпапаи – writes adv. Nikolov in a publication on the legal site “DeFacto”.
Adv. Nikolov recalls another scandalous fact about Gigova.
A total of elaborations has been made. Liberation of the Association of the Banks in Bulgaria and the Bank of Bulgaria and the Faith of the Library for the Purpose of the Year and the Fulfillment of the Board. Πpи изгопаи пианѸанопанопаата оапоаи имо наачектва ĸонфиĸт натepecи пppyamo Balya Gigova в ĸačecтво й наам. On the basis and art of BAdC and the long term of the Association of the Association, the BHB and the UBB.
On the basis of this, we assume that the published opinion against the publication of BIRD does not reflect the view of the entire bar association, but of a “cast iron majority” in the VADC, which, similar to the majority in the SJC, serves “additional and ĸoppative ĸpāvisiĸs”, not to say other circles, which are customary to be called “Backstage”.
Щом сте стигнали дотук, вероятно вече си задавате въпроса как се финансира този журналистически проект.
От създаването си BIRD се финансираше от подаяния в нашето журналистическо чекмедже.
Но на чекмеджето му мина времето. Даже прокуратурата затвори онова Чекмедже, знаете кое…
Нашето финансиране влиза в крак с епохата. Фондонабиращата ни кампания вече се казва
Дарявай за BIRD и мятай павета в блатото с корумпирани политици и други тарикати.
Те тайно премятат пари от твоя джоб в своя. Те размятат безнаказано лукса си пред очите на всички. Няма кой да ги накаже ако се надяваш на държавата.
Мятай, за да ги накажеш ти. Да дариш за разследващите журналисти е гаранция, че гадостите, с които силните на деня те замерят, ще им се върнат.
Можеш да метнеш веднъж, за да ти олекне!
Но по-добре е да мяташ редовно всеки месец и да се чувстваш трайно удовлетворен.
А най-добре е да доведеш приятели и да мятаме редовно заедно в екип. С мощен залп!
*За кръстник на новата ни фондонабираща кампания избрахме другарката Ваня. Благодарим й за вдъхновението!
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