Bulgaria MPs to Debate on Anti-Corruption Bill

Politics » DOMESTIC | June 30, 2016, Thursday // 09:41
Bulgaria: Bulgaria MPs to Debate on Anti-Corruption Bill File photo, BGNES

Parliament is set to hold a debate on the latest version of a bill aimed at cracking down on graft.

This is a new version of a draft put forward by Deputy Prime Minister Meglena Kuneva which was previously turned down.

Kuneva's proposals includes the creation of a National Anti-Corruption Bureau.

Additionally, the scope of people who will have to submit statements on newly acquired assets will be expanded to include municipal councilors, chief architects, heads of state-owned universities and others.

The EU has repeatedly called on Parliament ot pass the bill, arguing its rejection last year raises serious concern about commitment to reform.

However, MPs remain divided over the newest version as well. The bone of contention is a proposal to allow the submission of anonymous anti-corruption alerts to authorities.

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