The Parliament approved at first reading the appointment of a new figure of an investigative prosecutor who will investigate the Prosecutor General, with an appendix to the Criminal Procedure Code (NPC) submitted by Krasimir Tsipov of GERB. 100 MPs voted in favor, 46 were against (mainly of the Bulgarian Socialist Party) and 10 abstained, BTA reported.
The Prime Minister sleeps with a gun by his bedside and keeps thousands of euros in cash and gold bars on his bedside table. Daily protests have been going on in the streets for almost three months. This is a last summer postcard from Bulgaria.
The lawmakers have dampened the ambitions of the ruling majority to initiate the convention of the Grand National Assembly which would prepare and adopt the new Constitution of the Republic of Bulgaria, BGNES reports. Quite expected, the majority failed to garner the necessary 160 votes, equivalent to two-thirds of all MPs.
Reactions started pouring in after MEPs received a shocking video in which Angel Dzhambazki from the nationalist party VMRO (ECR-affiliated) is seen aggressing protesters during an anti-government demonstration in front of the VMRO headquarters in Sofia last week.
Under this title Financial Times published an article of the political corruption and growing populist nationalism in Bulgaria under the government of PM Borisov and his ruling party – GERB. “EU funds have increased the corruption in Bulgaria.
The MPs of the ruling party GERB announced a new legislative initiative offering the creation of a new figure in the judicial system – a prosecutor investigating the Prosecutor General, reports BGNES. The legislative initiative is related to changes in the Criminal Procedure Code and the Judicial System Act, explained lawyer of the ruling party Desislava Atanasova, the smaller coalition partner “United Patriots” will participate in it.
The parliamentary elections in Bulgaria should be on March 28, President Rumen Radev said. “Elections must be held in due course with delivered and licensed voting machines and with all measures needed to guarantee the right of every Bulgarian to vote,” the president added.
Bulgarian MEP Alexander Yordanov (EPP) insulted well-known radio journalist Silvia Velikova, calling her a “neighbourhood gossip girl” for having asked “dumb questions” during Sunday’s interview on the programme “Politically Incorrect”.