Kalin Georgiev to Become Bulgaria's Interior Chief Secretary
Kalin Georgiev, General Commissar of Bulgaria's Interior Ministry has been nominated to become the institution's Chief Secretary.
The nomination of the cabinet has been submitted to President, Georgi Parvanov, the Council of Ministers press center informs Wednesday.
The nomination became necessary after the post was reinstated with the amendments in the Interior Affairs Act. The post has been previously held by now Prime Minister, Boyko Borisov.
Kalin Georgiev was born in 1969 and is a graduate of the Plovdiv University with a major in Russian Language and Literature. He had specialized at the Interior Ministry Academy and the US National FBI Academy in Quantico, Virginia. Georgiev began working at the Interior in 1996 as a secret agent in the “International Terrorist Organizations” department to be later promoted inspector and head of the “Countering of International and Internal Terrorism and Illegal Migration” department. Georgiev also served as Head of the “Contraband and White Collar Crime” department. In September 2008 he was appointed Chief of the Sofia City “Criminal Police” Directorate. Georgiev became General Commissar of the Interior in August, 2009 with the appointment of the new cabinet of the Citizens for European Development of Bulgaria (GERB) party.
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An intelligent,noncorrupt and ambitious policeman gets a deserved position. We can only hope he will live up to FBI ethics and serve and protect the public, and not become a handy tool for the politicians. He has made a remarkable career since he left Plovdiv as head of the organized crime unit, but his success might come at a political price and his ambitions made him "blind".
But what is exactly an Interior Chief Secretary ? A political position ? If so, he should not accept but keep on doing excellent policework instead of being intimidated by his superiors. Is he simply to good and has become a threat to the corrupted Bulgarian establishment ?