Bulgaria Parliament Fills 3 Vacancies at Illegal Assets Commission

Politics » DOMESTIC | February 22, 2013, Friday // 11:48
Bulgaria: Bulgaria Parliament Fills 3 Vacancies at Illegal Assets Commission Parliament building in Sofia, photo by dariknews.bg

Bulgaria's Parliament has filled the three vacancies at the Commission for Establishing Property Acquired from Criminal Activity (CEPACA).

The three candidates from the parliamentary quota, Antoaneta Tsonkova, nominated by center-right party GERB, Ivo Ivanov, nominated by the ethnic Turkish party Movement for Rights and Freedoms (DPS), and Stoyanka Nikolakova, nominated by the Bulgarian Socialist Party, were elected Friday, according to reports by the Bulgarian Telegraph Agency (BTA).

Ivo Ivanov was appointed Deputy Chair of the Commission.

Tsonkova and Nikolakova have already been members of the CEPACA and Ivanov is auditor at the National Audit Office dnevnik.bg informs.

The Commission is chaired by Plamen Georgiev, former prosecutor and Deputy Minister of Justice.

Under the new illegal assets confiscation law, which was adopted in May 2012, the CEPACA consists of five members, including the Chair and Deputy Chair.

The Chair of the Commission is appointed by the Prime Minister, the Deputy Chair and two members of the Commission are appointed by Parliament, and one member of the CEPACA is appointed by the President.

The procedure for filling the vacancies at the CEPACA was fast-tracked on Thursday after Bulgaria's Parliament approved the resignation of the center-right GERB government.

The vote on the three vacancies at the Commission had initially been scheduled to take place in March.

A hearing in Parliament on Thursday of Tsonkova and Nikolakova made clear that the Commission had been snowed under with work, with over delayed 8300 inspections to be completed under the legal regime in place before May 2012.

We need your support so Novinite.com can keep delivering news and information about Bulgaria! Thank you!

Domestic » Be a reporter: Write and send your article
Tags: Bulgarian Parliament, Commission for Establishing of Property Acquired from Criminal Activity, illegal assets, Bulgarian Socialist Party, Movement for Rights and Freedoms party, DPS, GERB, GERB government
Expats.bg All Are Welcome! Join Now!
Bulgaria news Novinite.com (Sofia News Agency - www.sofianewsagency.com) is unique with being a real time news provider in English that informs its readers about the latest Bulgarian news. The editorial staff also publishes a daily online newspaper "Sofia Morning News." Novinite.com (Sofia News Agency - www.sofianewsagency.com) and Sofia Morning News publish the latest economic, political and cultural news that take place in Bulgaria. Foreign media analysis on Bulgaria and World News in Brief are also part of the web site and the online newspaper. News Bulgaria