EU Commissioner Georgieva’s Past, Family Ties Questioned in Think-Tank Report

EU Commissioner Georgieva's Past, Family Ties Questioned in Think-Tank Report

EU Commission Vice President Kristalina Georgieva was an informant with the State Security , the Soviet-era intelligence and counter-intelligence services of Bulgaria, according to a publication by the Foreign Policy Research Institute. The text, which claims to be the result of a month-long investigation, comes weeks after the eleventh-hour nomination of Georgieva as Bulgaria’s official candidate for the UN Secretary General office. Another allegation explored is that her family has ties to a conglomerate named Multigrup, considered by a former US ambassador, according to a 2011 Wikileaks cable, as “formerly the largest organized crime group in Bulgaria”. The author, Yves Kugelmann, quotes a former State Security officer – who wished to remain anonymous – as saying Georgieva was recruited as an informant before heading to London for post-doctoral studies in 1987. His testimony was allegedly corroborated by a former professor and mentor of Georgieva at the University of National and World Economy , who enumerates colleagues she had worked closer together with and who later all rose to prominence in society. Allegedly, her objective abroad was to penetrate “academic circles in Western universities”. It should be noted that Georgieva has never been exposed as a former agent and has repeatedly denied…

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