Bulgaria's Judicial Council Fails Again to Elect Sofia Appellate Court Chair

Society | April 30, 2015, Thursday // 13:08|  views

Neli Kutskova was the only candidate for the post of Sofia Appellate Court Chair. Photo by BGNES

Bulgaria’s Supreme Judicial Council (VSS) has failed in its third attempt to elect a Chair of the Sofia Appellate Court.

The only candidate for the post, Neli Kutskova, Judge at the Sofia Appellate Court, was backed by 9 VSS members, with four votes against and 6 abstentions, according to the BGNES news agency.

In order for a candidate to be elected Sofia Appellate Court Chair, the nomination needs to be backed by at least 13 VSS members.

The Sofia Appellate Court has had no Chair for over a year.

The former Chair of the court, Veselin Pengezov, was removed from office in May 2014 over a probe against him for embezzlement under the EU operational program Administrative Capacity.

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Tags: Neli Kutskova, Supreme Judicial Council, VSS, Sofia Appellate Court, Veselin Pengezov


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