Bulgaria’s PM Optimistic about Judicial Reform Vote on Friday

Politics » DOMESTIC | July 19, 2015, Sunday // 14:56
Bulgaria: Bulgaria’s PM Optimistic about Judicial Reform Vote on Friday Bulgaria's Prime Minister Boyko Borisov, photo by BGNES

Bulgarian Prime Minister Boyko Borisov is convinced that the judicial reform proposal will pass first reading in Parliament next Friday.

Speaking Sunday in Krichim, he commented that the judicial reform strategy had been approved by a large majority of MPs.
Borisov made clear that he would meet leaders of political parties on Monday and Tuesday over the upcoming vote.

He said that he was hoping that the talks would pave the way for a trouble-free vote on Friday on amending the Constitution on three major points.

Borisov, as cited by the Bulgarian Telegraph Agency, underscored that it was a very important step for Bulgaria and the EU.

He also announced that the main points in the judiciary reform proposal were the establishment of two colleges within the Supreme Judicial Council (VSS), one of judges and one of prosecutors, the introduction of appointment of judges and prosecutors by a majority vote, and the strengthening of the role of the judicial inspectorate at VSS.

Bulgaria’s Prime Minister told journalists that he was striving to complete the judicial reform with the joint efforts of ruling parties and the opposition.

He specified that he would meet with representatives of center-left party Alternative for Bulgarian Revival (ABV) and with representatives of liberal party Movement for Rights and Freedoms (DPS) on Tuesday, adding that he was ready to meet once again with Parliament Speaker Mihail Mikov, despite the fact that they had already discussed the matter on several occasions.

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