10 June 2020

Prosecutor General, Ivan Geshev, held an expert meeting with EC representatives regarding the new Rule of Law Mechanism in EU Member States

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Prosecutor General, Ivan Geshev, held an expert meeting with EC representatives regarding the new Rule of Law Mechanism in EU Member States

Prosecutor General, Ivan Geshev, held an expert meeting with EC representatives regarding the new Rule of Law Mechanism in EU Member States

In relation to the European Commission`s Rule of Law Mechanism, applicable to all Member States, a video conference was held on 5 June 2020 between experts of the European Commission and the Prosecutor General of the Republic of Bulgaria Mr. Ivan Geshev. Deputy Prosecutors General Ms. Krasimira Filipova and Ms. Plamena Tsvetanova took part in the meeting as well.

The Prosecutor General expressed the support of the Prosecution for the horizontal approach, introduced by the European Commission, which aims at monitoring the current processes in the Member States in the field of judicial reforms and independence of the judiciary, anticorruption framework, media pluralism and other institutional issues concerning the relations between authorities. 

The Prosecutor General presented the main priorities of the Prosecution – the conventional, so called “every day” crime, detecting and proving corruption. He outlined the difficulties in achieving these priorities, among which the basic one is the need for changes in the Criminal Code and Criminal Procedure Code.

Due to the interest, expressed by the experts of European Commission, the Prosecutor General undertook to provide additional information with view to the preparation of the European Commission`s report.

Annual Report on the Rule of Law in EU will be prepared following meetings conducted with the Member States and information provided by them. The Annual Report will reflect on the present significant processes regarding the law – and institutional framework in the Member States. It will highlight good practices, positive results and new challenges.