The Prosecutor General of the Republic of Bulgaria Ivan Geshev and the Executive Vice President of European Commission Frans Timmermans discussed the strengthening of the rule of law in the EU
On February 5th 2020 the Prosecutor General of the Republic of Bulgaria Ivan Geshev met the Executive Vice President of the European commission Frans Timmermans in Brussels.
Ivan Geshev expressed his gratitude to Frans Timmermans for his support and efforts, as First Vice President in the Juncker Commission, on adopting the decision for completion of the Cooperation and Verification Mechanism at the end of 2019.
The Prosecutor General expressed his confidence about the final completion of the Cooperation and Verification Mechanism and underlined the need to continue actions in the fight against high – level corruption and the firm determination of the Prosecutor’s Office of the Republic of Bulgaria to implement them.
Ivan Geshev and Frans Timmermans discussed also the further implementation of the rule of law mechanism in all EU member states.
The Prosecutor General intends to inform the European Commission about the actions of the Prosecutor’s Office of the Republic of Bulgaria regarding the combating corruption, organized crime and misuse of EU funds as well as about the current status of the processes, related to observing the rule of law.
Ivan Geshev emphasized that the Prosecutor’s Office is keen on open dialogue, cooperation and partnership with European institutions.
During the meeting Ivan Geshev acquainted Frans Timmermans with the recent actions of the Prosecutor’s Office on consolidation of the legal order in the country.
In relation to the provided by the Prosecutor’s Office of the Republic of Bulgaria data and in respect to the high public interest on the conducted, under the supervision of Sofia City Prosecutor’s Office (SCPO), investigation about the attempted murder by poisoning of Emiliyan Hristov Gebrev, his son Hr. Gebrev and V.T we provide the following additional information:
In relation to the ongoing investigation under the supervision of Sofia City Prosecutor’s Office /SCPO/ concerning the attempt of murdering Emilian Gebrev, Hristo Gebrev and V.T and in respect to the high public interest, the Press center of Prosecution’s Office of the Republic of Bulgaria presents the following additional information:
SCPO brought in absentia accusations against three people – the Russian citizens: SERGEY VIKTOROVICH PAVLOV, SERGEY VIACHESLAVOVICH FEDOTOV and GEORGI GORSHKOV.
The World Jewish Congress /WJC/ sent an official letter to the Prosecutor General of the Republic of Bulgaria in order to express gratitude for his efforts to combat anti-Semitism and the attempts of Bulgarian National Union Edelweiss BNU to impose hate speech in society.