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Bulgaria Last but One in EU by Perceived Judicial Independence

Politics » BULGARIA IN EU | March 17, 2014, Monday // 16:38| Views: 1669 | Comments: 8
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Bulgaria: Bulgaria Last but One in EU by Perceived Judicial Independence Viviane Reding, Vice-President of the European Commisssion in charge of Justice gives a press conference on the 2014 EU Justice Scoreboard Towards more effective justice system in the EU, at the European Commission headquarters in Brussels, Belgium, 17 Ma

Bulgaria is last but one in the European Union by citizens' trust in the independence of the judiciary, according to the 2014 EU Justice Scoreboard.

According to the report of the European Commission, which evaluates the quality, efficiency and independence of the judicial systems in the EU on an annual basis, the level of perceived judicial independence in Bulgaria decreased over the past two years.

Only Slovakia performs worse than Bulgaria in the sphere of perceived independence of the judiciary.

Bulgaria is preceded by Romania in the ranking. Romania has improved its score in the sphere of perceived judicial independence over the past two years.

Bulgaria is also last but one in the EU by budget for courts, followed by Romania.

At the same time, Bulgaria ranks fourth by number of judges per capita.

Upon presenting the 2014 EU Justice Scoreboard, Viviane Reding, Vice-President of the European Commission Commissioner for Justice, Fundamental Rights and Citizenship, drew attention to the worrying downward trend in perceived judicial independence in some countries where reforms were ongoing.

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#8
Vladimir K. - 18 Mar 2014 // 20:03:54

"Investor"

You just described what kind of people the rest of the east doesn't want to have anything to do with.

#7
Investor - 18 Mar 2014 // 18:33:54

Bulgaria has 3 advantages for business:

1. Cheap salaries - we pay our workers 250 euro per month and they are delighted that at least we pay them on time every month, unlike BG companies.

2. Low taxes - The infrastructure is on par with many African countries but hey, at least i'm only paying 10% corporate tax. The govt might steal half of that but that's not my problem.

3. Cheap pussy - Women here are not hot like Russians or Ukrainians in fact i think they are pretty unattractive in general but at least they're cheap and when our managers come in for a site visit they leave satisfied.

Other than that this country doesn't offer much to the foreign investor. The people are real savages with low education, skills and personal hygiene but at least they're cheap and there are no duties when shipping our products to the EU.

#6
Caliguy - 18 Mar 2014 // 18:15:38

Bulgaria is the sweatshop of Europe, that's why companies relocate.

#5
St Dimityr Basarbovski - 18 Mar 2014 // 16:21:15

Behemoth is Romanian. Just ban him. Check out his comments about "Romanian" Southern Dobruja, "Macedonian" Blagoevgradska oblast and "Turkish" Ludogorie.

#4
Calm and Serene - 18 Mar 2014 // 16:16:59

Agent Piccadilly - Do you know what a fascist means or what revolutionary is?
Also, who is driving investing in Bulgaria away? Seems quite a few companies are still coming here, due to the good tax breaks and that Bulgaria is part of the EU, no?

#3
Agent Piccadilly - 17 Mar 2014 // 19:31:33

Behemoth is typical of the fascist agitators who drive investment away from Bulgaria because employers fear a return of the criminal GERB party to government.

#2
Behemoth - 17 Mar 2014 // 19:22:37

"This is typical propaganda from counter revolutionary fascists who know our judiciary is incorruptible and the envy of the world."

LMAO

#1
Agent Piccadilly - 17 Mar 2014 // 18:48:06

This is typical propaganda from counter revolutionary fascists who know our judiciary is incorruptible and the envy of the world.