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Plamen Georgiev: I will use all my administrative experience to make the anti-corruption unit work effectively

Plamen Georgiev: I will use all my administrative experience to make the anti-corruption unit work effectively

6 March 2018 | 15:58 | FOCUS News Agency
Sofia. I will use all my administrative experience to make the anti-corruption unit function effectively, Plamen Georgiev Dimitrov, nominated by GERB and United Patriots to chair the unit, told the Parliament’s committee dealing with corruption, conflict of interest and ethics, FOCUS News Agency reported. If elected, Georgiev is planning periodic assessment of all adopted legislation every six months or every year. He is also planning periodic tests and training for the staff. “Our objective is to develop a model guaranteeing that there will be no witch hunt,” he said. He added that the work of the anti-corruption authority must be fully transparent.
GERB MPs Krasimir Velchev and Danail Kirilov presented the candidate as a jurist with proved skills who assisted in improving legislation in the 43rd and 44th National Assembly. Since 2013, Georgiev has led the Commission for Forfeiture of Illegally Acquired Assets.
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Nikolay Nikolov: Anyone who breaks anti-corruption rules will be held responsible with the full severity of the law

Nikolay Nikolov: Anyone who breaks anti-corruption rules will be held responsible with the full severity of the law

6 March 2018 | 14:46 | FOCUS News Agency
Sofia. Anyone who violates the anti-corruption rules will be held responsible in accordance with the full severity of the law, Nikolay Nikolov, nominated by BSP to lead the anti-corruption unit, told the Parliament’s committee dealing with corruption, conflict of interest and ethics, FOCUS News Agency reported. He said the unit must be independent, with a focus on prevention of corruption. “The most important aspect of the fight against corruption is a preventive public and institutional environment that blocks all channels of corruption,” he stated, adding that he sees his role as the first among equals. “I will defend my right to have an independent opinion to the last. Each detail (of the work) must be done accurately and deadlines must be respected,” Nikolay Nikolov stressed. He said that the external experts in public procurements should not be selected by the contracting authority as it is now.
BSP MP Krum Zarkov stressed on the candidate’s expertise, experience in similar institutions and integrity.
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