Bulgarian MPs on Wednesday backed changes to the Judicial System Act - proposed in June by MPs from the centre-right GERB party of Prime Minister Boyko Borissov and the nationalist United Patriots - banning the unions of judges, prosecutors and investigators from receiving any other forms of funding, apart from membership fees and donations.
Bulgaria's President, Rosen Plevneliev, has unveiled a statue of the Bulgarian dissident Georgi Markov, who was assassinated on Waterloo Bridge in London in 1978 in one of the most infamous targeted killings of the Cold War era.
Bulgaria's President Rosen Plevneliev will not appear in front of the temporary parliamentary committee set up to probe his meeting with EVN officials in Vienna earlier this year.
During a visit in the Pristoe village, Plevneliev told journalists that he “will not legitimate anti-democratic and anti-constitutional activities”. “I believe in this manner I work for government of law.”