Bulgarian deputy minister named as communist-era State Security collaborator

Bulgarian deputy minister named as communist-era State Security collaborator

 

Bulgaria’s Dossier Commission, the body charged with identifying former agents and collaborators with the country’s communist-era State Security and military intelligence, has announced that Deputy Minister of Economy and Energy Boyan Stoyanov is the only current caretaker government figure who worked for State Security.

But the Economy and Energy Ministry responded that Stoyanov had been checked in 2008 by the Dossier Commission and at the time the commission had said that there was no evidence that he had been a full-time or part-time employee or secret collaborator with State Security or the Bulgarian People’s Army military intelligence.