Bulgarian protests

GERB’s Comments on ITN’s Decision: This is the First Government to Resign before Being Appointed

In a comment to BNT on July 15, GERB (the party of former PM Boyko Borissov) stated that the cabinet proposed by Slavi Trifonov's party was withdrawn with the same seriousness and responsibility as it was presented, According to them, this is the first government in history to resign before being appointed.

Amid Protests Supreme Judicial Council Elected Only Candidate for Head of Specialized Prosecution

Desptie a protest in front of the building of the Supreme Judicial Council, its prosecutors' board today unanimously elected a new head of the specialized prosecutors' office, and the only candidate for the post - Valentina Madzharova.

7 members of the prosecutors' board in the SJC voted "yes", none was against.

Caretaker Interior Minister: Top Prosecutor Covers up for Corrupt Politicians, Magistrates in Bulgaria

Bulgarian caretaker interior minister Boyko Rashkov accused on Sunday the prosecution of keeping secret a list of 38 magistrates and politicians who own undeclared property abroad.

The list was made back in 2019 when the Bulgarian authorities asked foreign countries to inform them of the property owned by Bulgarian nationals.

Bulgaria: President Radev Briefs EU, US Ambassadors on Caretaker Government Priorities

During a working meeting Wednesday with the ambassadors in Bulgaria of EU member states, Switzerland, and the United States, President Rumen Radev said, quoted by his  press secretariat, that one of the priorities of the caretaker government is increasing the transparency in the work of the institutions and winning back public trust in them.

Protest in Sofia against Prosecutor General Ivan Geshev

Many more people came tonight to another protest in front of the Sofia Court House demanding the resignation of Chief Prosecutor Ivan Geshev.

This time politicians also appeared - Hristo Ivanov and Atanas Atanasov from "Democratic Bulgaria", the caretaker Minister of Culture Prof. Velislav Minekov, Maya Manolova from "Stand up! Thugs out!"

Court Ruled All Arrests in Presidency Made Year Ago Are Unlawful

All arrests after the action in the presidency are unlawful.

This was decided by the Sofia Administrative Court, which upheld the decision of the Sofia District Court from November last year.

Among those arrested during the July 2020 operation was President's Security and Defense Adviser at the time Iliya Milushev.