News from Bulgaria

Galevi "Brothers" Sentenced 06.07.2011

Plamen Galev and Angel Hristov, the notorious bosses of Dupnitsa, who were acquitted by the Kyustendil District Court received convictions on the second instance of their trial. The Sofia Court of Appeals acknowledged Plamen Galev guilty in the leadership of an organized criminal group and extortion and sentenced him to seven years imprisonment, fines and confiscation. The other main culprit ...

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Bulgaria in the State Department's Report on Human Trafficking - 2011 27.06.2011

The document classifies the countries into categories depending on the extent to which they meet the minimum standards set by the Trafficking Victims Protection Act (TVPA). › Tier 1 - Countries that fully cover the minimum standards. › Tier 2 - Countries that do not fully meet the standards, but are making significant efforts in this direction. › Tier 2 - Watch List - Co...

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Changes in the Constitution? 22.06.2011

The Justice Minister Margarita Popova organized a meeting of the Public Council to her Office on Tuesday, 21.06. The media quote Mr Yonko Grozev from the Center Of Liberal Strategies, who took part in the debate. He summarized the recommendations of the participants in the discussion for complete restructuring of the management of the judiciary. It was decided to begin consultations on legislat...

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Confiscation of property, acquired from criminal activity 18.04.2011

The Commission for Establishing of Property Acquired from criminal activity (CEPACA) will give the Treasury the writ in winning a case with Dimitar Zhelyazkov (Mitio "the Eyes"). On March 23 the Supreme Court confirmed the decision of the Burgas Appellate Court, which decrees the confiscation of a property worth 2 357 883 leva in favor of the state. The investigation against Zhelyazkov started in...

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