Bulgaria's Government Dismisses Head Of Agency for Bulgarians Abroad

Society | October 15, 2014, Wednesday // 17:49
Bulgaria: Bulgaria's Government Dismisses Head Of Agency for Bulgarians Abroad Iliana Tsanova. Photo: BGNES

Bulgaria's caretaker PM Georgi Bliznashki dismissed the head of the State Agency for Bulgarians Abroad, Yordan Yanev, reports news.bg.

An investigation of the activities of the agency is also launched.

The request for establishing of violations of the procedures for issuing of certificates for Bulgarian origin to foreign citizens, was formally made by deputy PM Iliana Tsanova, after media publications.

According to them, in the period 2011-2013 the State Agency for Bulgarians Abroad has issued thousands of certificates for Bulgarian origin to citizens of Albania, Kosovo and Macedonia, without having received any proof of their Bulgarian origins.

This was established after an inspection was carried out by the Supreme Administrative Public Prosecutor’s Office at the request of the Ministry of Justice late last year.

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