Bulgarian Govt Fires Head of Agrarian Academy, Opposition Cries Foul

Society » EDUCATION | June 28, 2011, Tuesday // 17:55
Bulgaria: Bulgarian Govt Fires Head of Agrarian Academy, Opposition Cries Foul Fired Bulgarian Agrarian Institute president Prof. Svetla Bachvarova. Photo by BGNES

Bulgaria's PM Boyko Borisov released the president of the national Agrarian Academy, Prof. Svetla Bachvarova, from her duties Tuesday over suspicions of mismanagement.

A National Audit Office study of the Academy allegedly found a number of illegularities and fraudulent practices in the management of the educational institution.

Bachvarova is temporarily replaced by Bulgarian Vice-Minister of Agriculture Georgi Kostov, who will have to organize elections for a regular president.

At the same time, representatives of the opposition Bulgarian Socialist Party have claimed that the intention lying behind PM Borisov's and Agriculture Minister Miroslav Naydenov's actions is a plan to take over the Academy's assets.

Socialist have claimed that sources from the Agrarian Academy are also viewing vice-minister Kostov as a liquidator of the institution.

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Tags: Agrarian Academy, Boyko Borisov, Georgi Kostov, Miroslav Naydenov, Bulgarian Socialist Party, National Audit Office
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