Money Laundry Among Main EU Concerns for Bulgaria

Politics » BULGARIA IN EU | March 29, 2006, Wednesday // 00:00

Some of the main recommendations for Bulgaria's prosecution included in the latest report of the European experts are concerning money laundry in the country, Bulgarian top prosecutor Boris Velchev revealed.

He also admitted that so far there is no verdict imposed in such cases.

In the partners' check on the "Justice and Home Affairs" chapter there are common statements for the lack of opposition to organized crime and corruption, Velchev underlined.

The EU experts have also pointed out that there is tension between the Bulgarian bureau for financial investigation and the other legal institutions. The report says that corruption at high levels, organized crime and big part of the grey economy are lowering the efficiency of the system for fight against money laundry.

Bulgaria's top prosecutor also commented that the latest amendments in the Constitution establish no intervention in the work of the judiciary.

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