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Justice Minister Nadezhda Yordanova

Supreme Judicial Council postpones decision for dismissing Bulgaria's Prosecutor General for May 4

The Supreme Judicial Council has postponed until May 4 the review of the proposal for early release of Bulgaria's Chief Prosecutor Ivan Geshev from his post, made by the Minister of Justice Nadezhda Yordanova , BTA reported.  Supreme Judicial..

12.04.22 13:41 |
Prosecutor General Ivan Geshev

Supreme Judicial Council to make decision about possible early dismissal of Ivan Geshev on April 12

On April 12, the Supreme Judicial Council will decide whether to terminate the term of office of Chief Prosecutor Ivan Geshev, it has become clear at a meeting of the institution. The SJC accepted as admissible five of the grounds cited by..

04.04.22 17:38 |
Prosecutor General Ivan Geshev

Procedure for the dismissal of Prosecutor General Ivan Geshev postponed

The Supreme Judicial Council, SJC, has postponed the examination of the application by Justice Minister Nadezhda Yordanova for the early termination of the powers of Prosecutor General Ivan Geshev. The judges ruled to draw up special procedure..

10.03.22 12:34 |
Justice Minister Nadezhda Yordanova

Justice Minister Yordanova files proposal for dimissal of Bulgaria's prosecutor general

Bulgaria's Minister of Justice Nadezhda Yordanova has submitted to the Supreme Judicial Council a proposal for the release of the Chief Prosecutor Ivan Geshev from his post . She points to nine new circumstances, including police violence during..

02.03.22 18:55 |
Prosecutor General Ivan Geshev

Council of Europe calls for reducing the influence of the Prosecutor General

The Committee of Ministers of the Council of Europe has urged the authorities in Bulgaria to urgently take measures to reduce the influence of the Prosecutor General on the Supreme Judicial Council and the Prosecutors’ College, and for the..

03.12.21 15:30 |
Minister of Justice Ivan Demerdzhiev

Caretaker cabinet vows to EC to put through judicial reforms

“The European Commission has raised the issue, with particular poignancy, of the liability of the prosecutor general and of public scrutiny of his acts,” caretaker Minister of Justice Ivan Demerdzhiev said for BNT. The caretaker government has..

04.11.21 10:07 |
Prosecutor General Ivan Geshev

Supreme Judicial Council is discussing dismissal of Prosecutor General Ivan Geshev

For the first time the Supreme Judicial Council (SJC) – the highest judicial body – is discussing the early termination of the powers of a prosecutor general. The request for the dismissal of Ivan Geshev was referred to the SJC a week ago by..

22.07.21 14:46 |
Participants in the discussion dedicated to the 30th anniversary of the new Bulgarian constitution, among them caretaker Justice Minister Yanaki Stoilov (second from the left)

Fewer MPs and shorter term of office for prosecutor general are most desired constitutional changes: survey

In a survey regarding the most desired changes to the constitution, the greatest number of respondents say they want fewer MPs, no more than two terms of office for the prime minister and a shorter term of office for the prosecutor general (currently..

14.05.21 18:23 |

Parliament rejects presidential veto, supports introduction of special prosecutor to investigate prosecutor general

The National Assembly rejected the presidential veto on introducing the figure of a special prosecutor to investigate the prosecutor general and deputy prosecutor general.   President Rumen Radev vetoed the bill on grounds that the change does..

17.02.21 12:09 |

Venice Commission: There is no world practice of a prosecutor investigating the prosecutor general

The approval, at first reading in parliament, of the creation of the figure of a prosecutor to investigate the Prosecutor General of Bulgaria took the European Commission for Democracy through Law (Venice Commission) by surprise. This is what..

08.01.21 15:49 |
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