Novel Hearing in Bulgaria or Pulling Wool over EU Eyes?

Novinite Insider » OPINIONS | Author: Maria Guineva |September 11, 2012, Tuesday // 14:33| Views: | Comments: 0
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Novel Hearing in Bulgaria or Pulling Wool over EU Eyes?: Novel Hearing in Bulgaria or Pulling Wool over EU Eyes?

A new Supreme Judicial Council is being finally elected in Bulgaria.

It will replace a constant source of embarrassment over accusations the purported supreme emanation of justice is bending to any power, stirring corruption and influence trading scandals, and EC reports slamming again and again its misguided policies.

In an effort to polish the tarnished image, the ruling GERB vowed full transparency of the process with public hearings of candidates, questions from NGOs and all, live radio, TV, and online broadcasts with simultaneous English translation because Barroso and some Commissioners might just be watching.

The NGOs already call it a farce, complaining the thorniest questions have been scrapped and several minutes are far from enough to deliver a sound response. In the eve, pro-government media launched a smear campaign against the said NGOs.

Is this a true attempt to select the best or just the next pulling of wool over the eyes of the EU, many wonder?

Until such suspicions simmer, Bulgaria is in trouble. It will become "normal" for its own and for foreign partners when the most dignified, honest and competent take key posts not because of someone watching, but for the country's sake.

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Tags: corruption, hearings, Bulgaria, report, EC, VSS, Supreme Judicial Council, Barroso, Commisionners, EU, GERB, NGOs
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