Bulgaria’s National Assembly adopted at first reading amendments to the Criminal Code related to the introduction of severe punishment for migrant smuggling and human trafficking. According to the amendments, those who help foreign nationals stay illegally in Bulgaria or cross illegally that country are to face severe punishments. The amendments were proposed by ABV party in connection with the increased migration flow through Bulgaria’s state borders. GERB, the Patriotic Front, Ataka and the Movement for Rights and Freedoms voted in favor of those amendments.
The Border Police Directorate-General will from now on be able to investigate crimes within their competence on the entire territory of the country under amendments to the Ministry of the Interior Act, adopted at first reading. According to the..
Carrying out a judicial reform in Bulgaria and the aspirations of this country to join the Schengen Area have been central to the talks of Bulgarian President Rumen Radev and Dutch Prime Minister Mark Rutte held in USA. The Dutch prime..
Deputy Prime Minister for judicial reform and Minister of Foreign Affairs Ekaterina Zaharieva met with Elisabeth Millard, Deputy Executive Secretary of the US Department of State and with the foreign ministers of Armenia and of Lebanon Edward..