President and caretaker Prime Minister commented on the EC report on the rule of law

President and caretaker Prime Minister commented on the EC report on the rule of law

Bulgariaa's President and caretaker Prime Minister commented on the EC report on the rule of law in the EU.

Among the problems mentioned are the accountability of the Prosecutor General and the composition of the Supreme Judicial Council (SJC). Brussels also estimates that the final convictions for high-level corruption remain small.

"The alarming findings from both the country and abroad about the state of justice, the fight against corruption, the media environment should lead to change. As for yesterday's comments of the special Prosecutor's office, we expect the special Prosecutor's office to handle facts, not to compose fairy tales," said President Rumen Radev.
"What has been said about the need for judicial reform is something that all Bulgarians expect and it is no coincidence that almost every year we are not surprised by the criticism in the reports coming from the EC," said caretaker Prime Minister Stefan Yanev.

Against this background, in a letter to the media from the Association of Prosecutors in Bulgaria express concern that the rule of law in the country is threatened. They commented that in recent days a number of political figures have suggested to the public the intention to remove the state prosecution from the judiciary, and that "the independent Prosecutor's office is a thorn in the side of some members of the political class”, They also describe the request submitted to the Supreme Judicial Council for the removal of the Prosecutor General from office as an attempt to destabilize the judiciary.

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