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Bulgarian Justice Minister: EC Report Objective, Clear

Politics » BULGARIA IN EU | January 22, 2014, Wednesday // 13:05| Views: 834 | Comments: 3
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Bulgaria: Bulgarian Justice Minister: EC Report Objective, Clear Bulgarian Justice Minister Zinaida Zlatanova. Photo by BGNES

Bulgaria's Justice Minister Zinaida Zlatanova believes the European Commission's latest monitoring report on Bulgaria is objective and clear, without politicizing the problems.

The report, under the Cooperation and Verification Mechanism (CVM) was presented on Wednesday, analyzing the steps Bulgaria has taken over the past 18 months in fighting corruption and organized crime, as well as judicial reforms.

"I am very satisfied with what I see in the report. It is very clear and will serve to formulate our next action plan, which we will start drafting immediately", said Zlatanova at the press conference following the report's presentation.

"We must note that the report points out the lack of interference of the executive branch with the legislative. This is an attestation that the current government has improved a lot of things in this respect", added the Justice Minister.

Zlatanova stressed that some of the recommendations in the latest report were also present in the July 2012 report.

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Tania Oz - 23 Jan 2014 // 02:32:52

"I am very satisfied with what I see in the report. It is very clear and will serve to formulate our next action plan, which we will start drafting immediately", said Zlatanova"...............................

If she is "very satisfied" with this report, it clearly shows that she is mindlessly stupid, incompetent and inadequate in her work and role as Justice Minister, Deputy PM and as a Lawyer and previously as a Commissioner with the EU. She should clearly know by now, if she has any credibility and as a Bulgarian, exactly what the problems and issues in Bulgaria are, even without the current CVM report.

And what is the point of drafting ANOTHER "action plan" when all previous plans and recommendations have not been executed or followed through? Drafting, drafting, drafting, isn't going to make one iota of difference to the IDIOTIC and ingrained system in Bulgaria. Alot of "lip service", much ado about nothing, and business as usual, ie: nothing ever changes.

Zlatanova like many others in High Office in BG (all previous and current governments) are all absolutely useless; and with their combined mentality and incompetence, are all completely out of their depth to offer "real" solutions and leadership for proper functionality and transparence in governing, justice and long awaited reforms of any nature. That's why the CVM will be enforced indefinitely, and civil society in BG rightfully deserves that someone is doing this on their behalf. Also, Bulgaria cannot get things right WITH monitoring, so imagine how much worse things would be WITHOUT monitoring.

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Agent Piccadilly - 22 Jan 2014 // 19:50:24

Just who do the EU think they are? This is disgraceful anti-Bulgarian, counter revolutionary prejudice peddled by reactionary cockroaches who will try anything to stop us maintaining our position as the leading nation in Europe. Premier Olisharksy should mobilize the army, annexe Brussels and put these capitalist dogs to the sword.

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Philippe - 22 Jan 2014 // 18:40:29

Sorry, but these first comments of Minister Zlatanova are shameful, disgraceful and outrageous! She should admit that this is the worst day in her life and make her conclusions: offer her resignation to the BG people (who can always ask her to continue...)

"(the report) will serve to formulate our next action plan, which we will start drafting immediately"

Novinite readers, this woman worked 5 years for Barroso as head of the commission delegation in Sofia. SHE WAS THE ONE WHO DRAFTED THE PREVIOUS REPORTS! And now, after 8 months in charge of the Justice Dept, she had to see the newest report in order to start a action plan?

"We must note that the report points out the lack of interference of the executive branch with the legislative. This is an attestation that the current government has improved a lot of things in this respect"

"Legislative"? NOVINITE, another lapsus: the woman said "judiciary" (Maxim, time to change some editors)

Does she understand the content of this report? Indeed, on page 2 we read: "In the second half of 2013, there
were no frontal attacks from the executive on the judiciary.(no police actions named after judges...:-) )

BUT! Page 3 and 4 (25% of the total text!) is full of examples of interference between the government and Justice. Or... is the Peevski case long forgotten?

This minister - who has probably the best skills and intentions from the whole government - should have resigned the day that the Peevski case exploded. She cannot be successful in a particracy system. She could come back in all her glory in a new government, with all BG citizens behind her.

It is still not too late.

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