Borisov Govt Ok on Corruption, Bad at Efficiency - AnalystsDomestic | December 29, 2010, Wednesday // 10:52| views
Ognyan Minchev believes the Interior Ministry served organized crime in the past 20 years. Photo by vmro.org
The major problem of Bulgaria's Borisov Cabinet is its low efficiency, according to political analysts.
"The corruption and abuse of power are no longer a problem of such a great extent as they used to be," political analyst Ognyan Minchev stated on bTV Wednesday.
Sociologist Tsvetozar Tomov in turn agreed that the government is bound to fail unless it manages to increase the budget revenue and to find efficient solutions of major public problems.
Tomov said the large number of public scandals in the past year was not necessarily a problem but that the government needs to finally start dealing with things more strategically.
"It is very hard for law to make way in Bulgaria. The behavior of public figures is in a terrible condition," Minchev stated.
He commended the Prime Minister for dismissing anybody who is found to have committed moral violations but said that is not enough as what the state really needs is actual legal and practical guarantees to prevent any such violations.
"We have a problem with the bad functioning of the institutions, in which it is already hard to distinguish between legitimate and illegitimate behavior," he argued.
Both Tomov and Minchev believe that the birth of a strong civil society that can put the authorities under pressure would resolve these problems to a great extent; however, it is absent for the time being.
The analysts slammed the Interior Ministry for failing to execute properly its short-term tasks. Minchev argued that the institutions do not have the capacity to crack down on organized crime, and that in the past 20 years the Interior has in fact served as a coordination center for organized crime.
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