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EP democracy monitoring group invites Bulgarian institutions to a hearing

The European Parliament’s LIBE Democracy, Rule of Law and Fundamental Rights Monitoring Group is organizing a hearing on the situation in Bulgaria on 27 January, 2022 in Brussels, Bulgarian MEP Elena Yoncheva announced on Facebook. The..

18.01.22 15:54 |

The United States support the priorities of the new Bulgarian government

Bulgaria's Prime Minister Kiril Petkov held a telephone conversation with US Secretary of State Antony Blinken . He congratulated Petkov on the successful formation of the new government. Blinken expressed US support for the priorities of the new..

17.12.21 09:25 |
US Ambassador Herro Mustafa

US Ambassador Mustafa: Bulgaria needs investment, innovation and integration

Despite the pandemic and the decline in 2020 by 11 percent in trade between Bulgaria and the United States, in 2021 it has seen an increase by 25%. The United States has invested $ 2.5 billion in Bulgaria and created 30,000 jobs, US Ambassador to Sofia..

15.12.21 12:48 |
MEP Elena Yoncheva

MEPs meet in Sofia to monitor the rule of law in Bulgaria

The monitoring group is not an investigative body. Our goal is to gather information and provoke debate, to acquaint the European Parliament with the real problems in Bulgaria and to find tools for solving them. This was said to BNR by Bulgarian MEP..

24.09.21 09:20 |
Elena Yoncheva

MEPs to investigate police brutality during anti-government protests in Bulgaria

Members of the European Parliament LIBE Democracy, Rule of Law and Fundamental Rights Monitoring Group are to come to Bulgaria at the end of September to investigate the police brutality against protesters during last year’s anti-government protests..

15.08.21 16:31 |

Bulgaria’s Constitutional Court annuls amendments to Obligations and Contracts Act

Bulgaria’s Constitutional Court has annulled the amendment to the Obligations and Contracts Act (article 112), by which the previous National Assembly enforced a ten-year limitation period for obligations of natural persons. 10 magistrates voted in..

20.04.21 14:29 |
Bob Menandez (left) and Jim Risch

Bulgarian President agrees with US senators in their "devastating criticism" of corruption in Bulgaria

U.S. Senators Bob Menendez ( U.S. Senate Foreign Relations Committee Chairman ) and Jim Risch (member of the committee), have published  a joint statement  on the Bulgaria-US relations at the start of the official campaigning period for the..

05.03.21 13:50 |
Elena Yoncheva

MEP Elena Yoncheva: EP is discussing sending a mission to Bulgaria

“The European Parliament’s democracy monitoring group  is discussing, on 5 February, whether to organize a mission at the end of summer to look into corruption and the rule of law in Bulgaria,” Bulgarian Progressive Alliance of Socialists and..

05.02.21 12:54 |

Specially designated prosecutor will have authority to investigate Bulgaria's prosecutor general

A special prosecutor will have the capacity to investigate the activities of Bulgaria's chief prosecutor. This was finally decided by the majority in the National Assembly. All members of the Supreme Judicial Council will be able to make nominations..

29.01.21 13:38 |

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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