Media Coverage of Coalition 2000 Activities

I. Publications in National Newspapers

Trud daily

November 10, 1998 - An Anti-Corruption Action Plan to be Adopted in Boyana Tomorrow

24 Chassa daily

November 10, 1998 - Only 12 Individuals Convicted of Corruption in 1997

November 11, 1998 - A New Weapon Against Bribery

November 11, 1998 - An Agency Will Investigate Bribery

November 11, 1998 - Clean Future Has Found a Way to Measure Corruption

November 12, 1998 - Bozhkov: There is Corruption at All Levels of Power

Standart daily

November 12, 1998 - Bulgaria Expects from the United States $2 Million for the Fight against Corruption

November 12, 1998 - Petar Stoyanov: I Welcome Coalition 2000

An excerpt from the President's address to the Policy Forum of Coalition 2000.

November 12, 1998 - Only Bad Examples Get Publicity

An excerpt from the address to the Policy Forum of Coalition 2000 by the Deputy Prime Minister, Alexander Bozhkov.

November 12, 1998 - Corruption is a Dragon with Seven Heads

In this interview Evgenii Dainov, Director of the Centre for Social Practices, which is among the founders of Coalition 2000, argues that corruption is like a dragon with seven heads and, therefore, the fight against it demands a long-term strategy and policies, such as those proposed by Coalition 2000.

Democratsia daily

November 12, 1998 - Coalition 2000 to Counter Corruption

November 13, 1998 - Corruption Always Has Specific Features

In this interview the chief secretary of the Ministry of the Interior, Bozhidar Popov, discusses the corruption problem in Bulgaria's police service and the measures that the Ministry of the Interior takes against corrupt policemen. The contribution of police authorities towards the practical implementation in society of the Anti-Corruption Action Plan of Coalition 2000 is also discussed.

Pari daily

November 11, 1998 - Corruption is an Everyday Experience for Most Bulgarians

Kontinent daily

November 10, 1998 - Coalition 2000 Proposes an Anti-Corruption Action Plan

November 12, 1998 - Coalition 2000 Puts Corruption to Sleep with Stories about Ali Baba

November 12, 1998 - We Need an Anti-Corruption Act

Interview with the MP, Naiden Zelenogorski, in which he argues that Bulgaria needs an Anti-Corruption Act in order to facilitate foreign investments and encourage economic growth.

November 12, 1998 - We Used Experience from Singapore

Interview with Nelly Koutskova, Chair of Sofia District Court, in which she claims that the fight against corruption is an issue of national integrity. One of the main objectives of Coalition 2000 is to create an atmosphere of intolerance to corrupt practices.

Sega daily

November 12, 1998 - Alexander Bozhkov Will Shed Light Over Corruption

Duma daily

November 10, 1998 - Only 12 Individuals Convicted of Corruption

November 12, 1998 - Corruption in Bulgaria Opens Iron Doors

Zemya daily

November 10, 1998 - The Deputy Prime Minister, Alexander Bozhkov, to Address an Anti-Corruption Forum

Monitor daily

November 10, 1998 - On Bribery Bulgaria Ranks 66th out of 85 States

November 12, 1998 - A Team Backed by the Speculator George Soros Takes Over Privatization. State Officials to Fight Corruption.

November 12, 1998 - George Soros: This is a Dangerous Fight

Excerpts from George Soros's answers to questions about the problem of corruption. According to Soros, corruption is the shadowy side of "open society." It, therefore, presents a serious threat to society. In his view Clean Future (the Anti-Corruption Action Plan of Coalition 2000) is the most comprehensive anti-corruption program in the countries where there are branches of the Open Society Foundation.

November 12, 1998 - Alexander Bozhkov: Corruption is a Sign of Closed Society

November 12, 1998 - Georgi Prohaski: Soros Advised Us on the Economic Development

Bulgarian Army daily

November 9, 1998 - Clean Future against Corruption

Sofiiski Novini

November 12, 1998 - Stefan Sofianski: It Is High Time for Anti-Corruption Measures

Capital Weekly

November 14-20, 1998 - Coalition 2000 Presented a Clean Future Plan

Cash Weekly

November 13-19, 1998 - Are you Fighting for A Clean Future!

A comment on the Coalition 2000 Policy Forum and the need for anti-corruption efforts in Bulgaria.

II. Information Agency Reports

Bulgarian Telegraph Agency (BTA)

November 4, 1998 - An Anti-Corruption Forum to be Held in Sofia

November 10, 1998 - Only 12 Persons Convicted of Corruption

November 12, 1998 - A 'Clean Future' Plan against Corruption Adopted in Bulgaria

REUTERS

November 12,1998 - Bulgarian NGOs Plan Action Against Corruption