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European Parliament monitoring group urges European Commission to tighten monitoring of Bulgaria

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The European Parliament LIBE Democracy, Rule of Law and Fundamental Rights Monitoring Group has called on the European Commission to tighten the monitoring and the audit of EU funds including of the Recovery and Resilience Facility, according to a statement by the delegation’s leader Sophie in 't Veld after the visit by the MEPs in Sofia.

“We recognise the limited powers of the caretaker government to address the numerous challenges but are encouraged by its commitment to effectively use the tools at its disposal. (…) The worrying situation of media freedom and pluralism in Bulgaria persists. (…) The Democracy, rule of law and fundamental rights monitoring group in the European Parliament will stay vigilant and continue to monitor the developments in Bulgaria closely in the future and is confident that there is enough determination in the Bulgarian society to find solutions.”

We have a long-term commitment and will follow events closely, Sophie in 't Veld writes.

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