Plevneliev Refuses to Appear in Front Of EVN Probe Committee
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.”
Earlier in May the Parliament set up a temporary committee, to investigate “the activities of the EDCs and the concessioners and their unauthorised contacts with politicians”, mostly aimed at Plevneliev.
The Bulgarian Parliament has no legal ground to investigate into President Rosen Plevneliev's actions, Georgi Markov, a former constitutional judge, later explained.
Speaking for Bulgaria's private channel NOVA TV, Markov said that lawmakers only had the right to debate on whether the President had committed an act of high treason or infringed the Constitution and if two-thirds of MPs agreed, their allegation could be introduced to the Constitutional Court.
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