Bulgaria Anticipates EC Interim Report

Bulgaria in EU | February 18, 2011, Friday // 11:40|  views

Bulgaria's Foreign Policy Minister, Nikolay Mladenov, hopes the report will reflect the good work of the cabinet until now. Photo by BGNES

The European Commission is expected to release Friday its interim report on the judicial system and internal order for Bulgaria and Romania.

The reports are prepared under the Cooperation and Verification Mechanism.

The Commission reports under the Cooperation and Verification Mechanism every 6 months on progress with judicial reform, the fight against corruption and, concerning Bulgaria, and the fight against organized crime.

Bulgaria's Foreign Policy Minister, Nikolay Mladenov, told the Bulgarian National Radio, BNR, he hopes the report will reflect the good work of the cabinet until now.

It is expected that the report will recommend to Bulgaria's government to offer firm guarantees the use of special surveillance devices, SRS, would be legal and information from them would not be abused.

On Wednesday, the Bulgarian daily Sega (Now), citing their own sources having access to the report's draft, wrote the report will further state that possibilities to confiscate someone's property and assets over anonymous signals, as provided in a new Bill, is alarming; key appointments in the judicial system have been carried out without enough transparency; police and Customs Agency reforms have been successful.


Tags: Foreign Policy Minister, Nikolay Mladenov, EC, interim report, cooperation and verification mechanism, Sega, special surveillance devices, SRS, judicial system

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