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.
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