Bulgaria Reported Success in the Fight Against Corruption

Bulgaria reported only success in the fight against corruption before the two representatives of the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe. Prime Minister Boyko Borisov met on Thursday morning Frank Schwabe (Germany) and Zsolt Németh (Hungary). He emphasized the fight against smuggling and the results achieved by Bulgaria in recent years, Mediapool reported.

Borisov quoted the latest study of the "Anti-Trafficking Initiative", which shows that in the second quarter of 2018 smuggling of cigarettes in Bulgaria fell to 4.7% and commented that this result places Bulgaria as one of the most active in the fight against smuggling in the EU.

The PACE rapporteurs stressed that Bulgaria has a tangible progress in terms of judicial reform and the fight against corruption.

According to Deputy Minister Evgeny Stoyanov, the country has managed to impose a function of prevention of corruption, publicity of the persons holding responsible positions and the possibility to withdraw illegally acquired property. Deputy Minister Nikolay Prodanov said that in recent years serious efforts have been made to reform the Bulgarian penal system. However, nothing was said about the two prisoners who got weapons and escaped the best-guarded prison in the country.

Speaker of Parliament Tsveta Karayacheva also met with the rapporteurs of the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe.

Image Source: Press Center of the National Assembly

Petya Petrova

Petya Petrova is a journalist, believer, and traveler.

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