Bulgaria's Anti-Corruption Unit to Be Closed Down
The Center for Prevention and Countering Corruption and Organized Crime is to be dissolved as an independent agency and to become a section at the Council of Ministers.
Interior Minister Tsvetlin Yovchev told daily Standart that the unit, better known as BORKOR, had yielded "no serious results" and its present state was "not very successful", with hefty expenditure set aside from the budget in return of a "modest" record.
An official announcement is yet to be made at one of the three remaining sessions at the Council of Ministers until end-July, before an interim government is appointed.
BORKOR was created by the government of now-opposition GERB (2009-2013) and was assigned the vital task to stem the flow on a number of large-scale corruption schemes, but also instances of fraud at a local level.
Since being set up in 2011, it was allocated BGN 18 M of state budget, but has repeatedly come under fire for its inefficiency.
- » Bulgarian Socialist Presidential Candidate Hits Campaign Trail
- » Bulgaria’s ABV Party Backs Rumen Radev for President
- » Bulgaria Grants Refugee Status to 357 People in Jan-July 2016
- » Bulgarian Socialists Nominate Rumen Radev to Run in Presidential Elections 2016
- » Junior Coalition Partner Demands Explanation Why Bulgarian Govt Turned over Abdullah Buyuk to Turkey
- » Bulgaria to Set up Checkpoints on Minor Roads to Thwart Migrant Smuggling