Supreme Judicial Council

The Procedure for the Election of a new Chief Prosecutor Starts

The Plenum of the Supreme Judicial Council will hold a sitting today, July 15, when the procedure for election of the Chief Prosecutor will be opened.

The July Session of the SJC will hold four sessions for the submission of proposals for candidates for the Chief Prosecutor. Proposals can be made by at least three of the members of the Prosecutor's Office and the Minister of Justice.

European Court Organizes Round Table on Effective Investigations into Killings and ill-treatment in Sofia, Bulgaria

On 20 and 21 June the Department for the Execution of the European Court's Judgments is organising a round table in Sofia on the Strasbourg Court's judgments against Bulgaria concerning ineffective investigations into violations of the right to life and the prohibition of torture and other forms of ill-treatment, including the need to ensure that investigations targeting a Chief Prosecutor are

The New Chief Prosecutor Will Be Elected Days Before the Local Elections

The new Chief Prosecutor will be elected days before the local elections. The Plenum of the Supreme Judicial Council decided that the election will take place on October 24th, adjusting the date of November 14th, as Sotir Tsatsarov proposed. Nominations for candidates will be made no later than July 29th, and the start of the procedure will be on July 15th.

Bulgarian President Rumen Radev will Meet with the SJC Representative

President Rumen Radev will talk to the representative of the Supreme Judicial Council Boyan Magdalinchev.

The conversation is part of a series of meetings that the head of state has initiated in connection with the selection criteria and the powers of the next Chief Prosecutor.

President Radev Launches a Series of Meetings For the Election of a Next Chief Prosecutor

The two will discuss the criteria for choosing the next head of state prosecution and its future powers. 

The term of office of the current Chief Prosecutor expires in January 2020, and the procedure for choosing his successor is open between 4 and 6 months earlier.

Bulgaria's Chief Prosecutor Orders New Checks into Property Acquisitions by Top Officials

Bulgaria's Chief Prosecutor Sotir Tsatsarov has ordered checks into property acquisitions by the Head of the anti-corruption commission, Plamen Georgiev, the son of the National Investigation Service director Borislav Sarafov and the wife of Supreme Court of Cassation head Lozan Panov, reports BNT. 

Wages in the Bulgarian Judiciary are Increasing Equally for all by 10 Percent

The wages of all judges, prosecutors and investigators will increase by 10% in 2019. The same increase also applies to all employees of the judiciary, reports Dnevnik. 

This was voted unanimously by the Plenum of the Supreme Judicial Council, only the chairman of the Supreme Court of Cassation Lozan Panov was absent.