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Without changes to the Judiciary Act, Bulgaria could lose financing under Recovery and Resilience Plan

Emil Dechev
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Bulgaria might lose hundreds of millions of euros under the Recovery and Resilience Plan, if it did not adopt changes to the Judiciary Act by June, Deputy Minister of Justice, Emil Dechev, warned on Nova News.

According to him, the introduction of a mechanism for investigating the Prosecutor General through an independent magistrate is important, but not the only one. According to him, the law proposed by the Council of Ministers would resolve a number of issues. The changes would reduce the absolute power of the Prosecutor General and would introduce the possibility of temporary suspension in the event of an intentional crime.

"At the moment, any judge, prosecutor or investigator can be temporarily suspended if they are accused of an intentional crime, but not the chief prosecutor", Emil Dechev commented.

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