Profile 18 Feb 16

Bulgaria Turns on its Golden Boy, Peevski

After 15 years of scaling the political and economic heights, the controversial Bulgarian politician and businessman is under fire.

Mariya Cheresheva
BIRN
Sofia

Currently Delyan Peevski is a MP in the 43rd Bulgarian National Assembly. |Photo: Todor Bozhimirov

While he likes to call himself “a young and successful man” in Bulgaria, much of Bulgarian society sees him as the symbol of corruption in politics.

Over 15 years, Delyan Peevski, who is still only 35, has scaled the dizzy heights of Bulgarian politics and business life.

But over the last two weeks, the MP from the ethnic-Turkish dominated party Movements for Rights and Freedoms, MRF, and owner of a media empire, has come under unprecedented attack. His very future in politics now looks in doubt.

“Peevski has become the personification of the mafia-oligarchic way in which Bulgaria is governed,” Ognyan Minchev, director of the Institute for Regional and International Studies, IRMI, based in Sofia, told BIRN.

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