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European Parliament’s LIBE monitoring group to hold hearing of Prosecutor General Ivan Geshev

Prosecutor General Ivan Geshev
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Bulgaria’s Prosecutor General Ivan Geshev has been invited to take part in a hearing at the European Parliament, organized by the EP’s LIBE Democracy, Rule of Law and Fundamental Rights Monitoring Group (DRFMG)

The sitting is to take place behind closed doors on 27 January. The LIBE monitoring group, which consists of 14 people, includes representatives of every political group in the European Parliament.

At the closed-door meeting, representatives of the government in Bulgaria are expected to present their plans of reform in the judiciary and of enforcing accountability for the Prosecutor General, as well as of effective legislative changes in the fight against corruption. The meeting will also focus on media freedom and preventing the so-called SLAPP lawsuits against journalists and activists as a form of legal harassment. 

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