Supreme Judicial Council

Bulgaria’s Prosecutor General tore off his Resignation and claimed Borissov wanted to Shut him Up

Chief Prosecutor Ivan Geshev announced today that he is resigning. After which he tore off his resignation letter and announced that he was not afraid. He did this in the Sofia Courthouse at a special briefing, his deputies were next to him, without Borislav Sarafov.

Bulgaria: GERB and Mariya Gabriel offer an Expert Cabinet with a Term of 1 year

"The next talks about a government exclude a coalition, it can only be expert", stated the candidate for prime minister of GERB-SDS Mariya Gabriel. "Tomorrow morning I plan to propose that the talks continue for the formation of an expert government, with a term of one year, based on priorities", she said at a briefing at the GERB headquarters.

Bulgaria: Members of the Prosecutor's Collegium suggest the Removal of Ivan Geshev

Six of the members of the prosecutor's collegium of the Supreme Judicial Council (SJC) propose the early release of the chief prosecutor Ivan Geshev due to a serious breach of official duties. This is stated in a message of the collegium uploaded on the website of the council.

Bulgaria’s President is Suspicious of GERB’s sudden urge to remove the Prosecutor General

President Rumen Radev announced that before him is the question of whether the request of the prime minister candidate of the GERB-SDS Mariya Gabriel for the removal of the chief prosecutor is the result of hidden interests.

The head of state made his first comment on Gabriel's proposal from Pretoria, where he is on an official visit.

Brussels asks Bulgaria where are the Corruption Convictions on Senior Officials

The European Commission presented today the second annual report on the rule of law in the EU, this time making recommendations to individual countries. The EC recommends that the anti-corruption commission take consistent action to reach final verdicts in cases where senior officials are held accountable.

Bulgaria: Ivan Geshev remains Prosecutor General with only 2 Votes "In Favor" of his Removal

The Supreme Judicial Council (SJC) refused to prematurely terminate the mandate of the Prosecutor General. Only two of the members of the Supreme Court - Atanaska Disheva and Olga Kerelska - were "in favor" of the removal of Ivan Geshev, all the other 16 voted "against" and so he remains in his post. The Prosecutor General did not participate in the vote.

Bulgaria Govt Moves Towards Removing Controversial Chief Prosecutor

The Bulgarian Constitutional Court's decision to allow the justice minister to request the dismissal of Chief Prosecutor Ivan Geshev came into force on Tuesday - a step forward for the government's aim of removing the man it sees as an obstacle to the reform of the justice system and the implementation of anti-corruption measures.

Bulgarian Constitutional Court Decided: The Minister of Justice may Demand the Resignation of the Prosecutor General

The Minister of Justice may make a proposal to the Supreme Judicial Council for the early release of the Prosecutor General, as well as to the chairmen of the Supreme Court of Cassation and the Supreme Administrative Court. This was ruled by the Constitutional Court on Tuesday. The decision was taken unanimously - with 10 votes in favor.