The monitoring group at the Committee on Civil Liberties, Justice and Home Affairs (LIBE) in the European Parliament will send its mission to Bulgaria, the European Parliament told BNR.
The decision was made yesterday at a closed-door meeting of the group and is expected to be confirmed by a written procedure today.
The Anti-Corruption Commission for Illegal Assets Forfeiture (ACCIAF) has filed a claim in court for the confiscation of BGN 158,000 from MEP Elena Yoncheva.
The claim was lodged on March 17 to the Sofia City Court, and Yoncheva became the subject of a probe by the Commission then headed by Sotir Tsatsarov after she was charged with money laundering in early 2019.
The European Parliament's Democracy Monitoring Group is today discussing the organisation of a mission to look into corruption and the rule of law in Bulgaria. This was announced by Bulgarian MEP Elena Yoncheva, who is the only Bulgarian representative in the group chaired by the Dutch MEP from "Renew Europe" Sophie in't Veld, reported BNT. The group includes 14 MEPs.
The first-reading approval of the figure of a prosecutor entitled to investigate the Prosecutor General in Bulgaria has come as a surprise for the European Commission for Democracy through Law (aka Venice Commission).
The Venice Commission announced this at today's monitoring group meeting in the European Parliament, Radio Horizont learnt from its sources.