Bulgaria's Govt Nixes Plans to Shut Down Anti-Corruption Unit

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Bulgaria: Bulgaria's Govt Nixes Plans to Shut Down Anti-Corruption Unit Eleonora Nikolova, head of the Center for Prevention and Countering Corruption and Organized Crime (BORKOR), is pictured here at Bulgaria's Council of Ministers. Photo by BGNES

Bulgaria's Socialist-led government has stepped back on plans to transform the Center for Prevention of Organized Crime and Corruption, which was established more than two years ago by the previous cabinet.

The unit, known best with its abbreviation BORKOR, was established by the previous center-right government of Boyko Borisov, aiming to discover and counter cases of corruption at all levels of local, executive and legislative power.

It was founded using a German model with the help of German experts.

Despite the huge budget, allotted by the state budget, towering to BGN 18 M for a period of four years (2011 – 2014, including), the unit has been criticized for lack of concrete achievements and results.

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Agent Piccadilly - 21 Nov 2013 // 23:05:00

Corruption in Bulgaria has become a thing of the past since the current regime seized power. PM Olisharsky Stanishev, Mestan and Siderov have taken such a tough line on crime and corruption that it has disappeared from the country. I fully expect the EU monitoring report to confirm this and to provide significant additional funding as reward.

Optimistic - 21 Nov 2013 // 21:14:04

Perhaps corruption in Bulgaria is over stated because they have these resources and can't find any.

Maybe they should talk to idiot students who suspect corruption and want the government to resign because of suspected corruption - students must be smoking dope.

Taro - 20 Nov 2013 // 20:47:35

This is the proof, that there ist no corruption in Bulgaria.... not!

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