RiskMonitor in the Media

Markovska Pushed GERB to the Cliff 20.11.2012

The chaos created by the nomination of Veneta Markovska to the Constitutional Court illustrates how procedural rules are handled in Bulgaria: as stage props for decisions made by someone else. The rift between procedures and transparency, until recently visible only to the trained observers, has in the past year become self-evident for everyone. The rules and regulations, intended to secure and gu...

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Poor Performance at the Election of Constitutional Court Judges May Impair the Authority of the Institution 04.11.2012

Rada Smedovska-Toneva in mediapool.bg The election of the two Constitutional Court judges from the Parliament dealt a serious blow to the prestige of this important organ called to guarantee constitutional order. Transparency of the decision was reduced to a formal game of procedures. A negative reaction from the European Commission followed. Urgent reforms such as the election of the jud...

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On Prostitution and the Problems of Justice 13.08.2012

Yonko Grozev in Trud Daily, 13 August 2012 "The truth is that the police can not claim efficiency at operational level. They do not need a law banning prostitution totally in order to catch its bosses "..."Public innterests require reduction of prostitution while Ministry of Interior is doing its regular duties - prosecuting organized crime at high levels." "All key appointments in the judi...

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Sex made in BG: Cheap and Easy 08.08.2012

Deutsche Welle presents data from the study "Sexual Еxploitation in Bulgaria: Myths and Reality". The research is carried out by Georgi Petrunov, Antoaneta Vassileva, Vassil Mihov, Iva Pushkarova, Yonko Grozev and Natasha Dobreva. Around 8000-12000 Bulgarians work on the international sex-market. Annually they earn 1 billion Euro for the organized criminal groups. The richest local market is at t...

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