Supreme Judicial Council

Bulgaria: Geshev applied to be Reinstated as a Prosecutor in the Supreme Cassation Prosecutor's Office

Ivan Geshev has submitted a request to be reinstated to the position of "Prosecutor in the Supreme Cassation Prosecutor's Office", reports the Supreme Judicial Council.

This happens just a day after President Rumen Radev signed a decree releasing Ivan Geshev from the post of chief prosecutor.

Finally: Bulgaria’s President issued a Decree for the Release of Prosecutor General Ivan Geshev

With its decree on the basis of Art. 129, paragraph 3, item 5 of the Constitution, President Rumen Radev dismissed Ivan Geshev from the position of Chief Prosecutor of the Republic of Bulgaria.

This was announced by the press office of the head of state.

Bulgaria’s Prosecutor General involved Peevski and Borissov in the Debate about his Removal

For the first time since the beginning of the procedure for his removal, the prosecutor general also included the name of the MP from the Movement for Rights and Freedoms (DPS) Delyan Peevski. This happened before the beginning of the session of the Supreme Judicial Council, where the discussion of the request for the early termination of his mandate continues.

Bulgarian Chief Prosecutor: My Goal from now on is Real Judicial Reform

"A totalitarian coup is taking place in the judiciary, the separation of powers is not respected. They want to subjugate prosecutors, judges and investigators to illegitimate oligarchic interests. At the moment they want the judicial system, soon they will also want the president, who they now call different names.

Bulgaria’s Prosecutor General has Threatened to reveal Political Influence in the Judicial System

"I declare very clearly that from this there will be great shame for a large part of the members - or some part of the members of the SJC! Which shame will not be for the Prosecutor General and the prosecution. Fortunately, it will not be for the entire SJC.

Bulgaria’s Prosecutor General Ivan Geshev is on Leave for Personal Reasons

Prosecutor General Ivan Geshev announced that he is going on leave for personal reasons. He stated this during the meeting of the Plenum of the Supreme Judicial Council (SJC).

On it, council member Atanaska Disheva suggested that the body discuss the report of Geshev's deputy and head of the National Investigation Service, Borislav Sarafov.

Bulgaria: Mariya Gabriel and GERB will try and Fulfil the First Mandate by offering an Expert Cabinet

Prime Minister nominee Mariya Gabriel stated in the National Assembly that she will fulfill the first exploratory mandate and return the folder with the structure and composition of the government to the head of state on Monday.

Bulgaria: The Prosecutor General submitted a proposal for Disciplinary Proceedings against his Deputy

A proposal by the chief prosecutor Ivan Geshev to initiate disciplinary proceedings against Borislav Sarafov, director of the National Investigative Service (NSI) and deputy chief prosecutor for the investigation, was submitted to the registry of the Supreme Judicial Council.

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