Bulgarian Govt OKs Controversial Reshuffles

Domestic | August 28, 2013, Wednesday // 15:02|  views

The Socialist-led government of Prime Minister Plamen Oresharski (pictured) has made a large number of controversial reshuffles in its three terms in office. Photo by BGNES

Bulgaria's Socialist-led government of Prime Minister Plamen Oresharski voted and approved Wednesday the latest wave of dismissals and new appointments.

A female, Vanya Stefanova, was appointed Deputy Director of the State Agency for National Security, DANS. She has a legal degree from Sofia University and a long career as prosecutor, including in investigations of EU funds embezzlement. Since 2010, she was prosecutor with the Sofia City Prosecutor's Office. Stefanova was part of the team probing the notorious case with the fake ballots for the general elections in May. She has a number of awards for her professional accomplishments.

As expected, Martin Ivanov was released from the post of Chair of the State Agency Archives and was replaced by Ivan Komitski.

Tsvetan Nanov was released from the post of Deputy Chair of the National Statistics Institute, NSI, under the proposal of the NSI Chair on grounds of serious breaches of the law.

The new NSI Deputy Chair is Sergey Tsvetarski, who has worked in the State statistics between 1998 and 2008. Currently he is self-employed and works as a consultant.

The government issued a proposal to the president to release from his post of Chief of Military Police, Gen Dancho Dyakov on grounds he will be receiving an international appointment.

His proposed replacement is Colonel Borislav Sertov, who is a graduate of the Sofia Military Academy and of the National Defense University in Washington DC. His military career started in 1988. He is the current Deputy Chief of Military Police.

One day earlier, the government replaced the Head of the Road Infrastructure Agency, while the directors of the State Agency InvestBulgaria and of the State Fund Agriculture submitted their resignations.

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