Bulgarian Deputy PM: Anticorruption, Judicial Reform Are Two Sides of Same Coin
Bulgaria's Deputy Prime Minister Meglena Kuneva said on Tuesday that the fight against corruption and the judicial reform represented the two sides of the same coin.
Kuneva stated this at a roundtable discussion organised by the Centre for the Study of Democracy, daily Sega reports.
According to her, without an effective and independent judicial system, there could be no efficient fight against corruption.
At the same time, without good anti-corruption policies, no good judicial system could exist, Kuneva added.
The deputy prime minister revealed that this week the parliament has to vote at first reading the law on preventing corruption among high-level officials.
In her words, in order for the state to retain confidence in itself, it has to demonstrate that legislation is applied equally to all.
Kuneva highlighted that the measures against corruption have to be complex and the anti-corruption law has to be supported by measures in the area of public procurement and electronic government.
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