Media Coverage of Coalition 2000 Activities

I. Publications in National Newspapers

24 Chassa daily

November 16, 1998 - Corruption Can Erode Even the Eiffel Tower

Interview with Nelly Koutzkova, Chair of Sofia District Court and a member of the Coalition 2000 Steering Committee, in which she discusses corruption in the judiciary and the need to create a register for the assets of magistrates.

Pari daily

November 20, 1998 - The Anti-Corruption Wave Reached Bulgaria

A comment by the economist, Ivo Kovachev, on the effect that the anti-corruption plan of Coalition 2000 can have on Bulgarian economy.

Pari daily

November 30, 1998 - The Present Bulgarian Rulers Are amongst the Most Corrupted in Recent History

In this interview the former secretary of the Bulgarian Ministry of the Interior, Colonel Tzviatko Tzvetkov, claims that corruption is the most serious problem facing Bulgarian rulers. Colonel Tzvetkov expresses the view that anti-corruption initiatives, such as Coalition 2000, can have only a limited effect as a remedy against corruption.

Sega daily

November 30, 1998 - Americans are Studying Corruption among Bulgarian Politicians

The article quotes an analysis by the American Center for International Private Enterprise (CIPE) of the results from the corruption monitoring surveys conducted by the Center for the Study of Democracy within the framework of Coalition 2000.

Sega magazine

November 19-25, 1998 - Review of the Week

An analysis of the role that a group of non-governmental organizations, such as Coalition 2000, can play in the fight against corruption in Bulgarian society.

VIK magazine

November 1998 - People Expect from Their Governments an Active Fight against Corruption

The article makes a review of Coalition 2000 and its anti-corruption efforts so far. The author links them to some of the international anti-corruption initiatives.

II. Publications in Regional Newspapers

Pautalia - Kyustendil

November 17, 1998 - Coalition 2000 Started a Crusade against Corruption

Morski Trud - Bourgas

November 19, 1998 - Corruption Drains Resources from Everyone of Us

In this interview the coordinator of Coalition 2000, Emil Georgiev, talks about the economic cost of corruption and its adverse effect on economic growth. Mr. Georgiev also describes the Anti-Corruption Action Plan developed by Coalition 2000 and the specific measures it proposes to limit corruption among public officials.