Bulgarian Justice Minister Confers with EC Secretary General Day

Brussels, July 9 (BTA Correspondent Nikolay Jeliazkov) – Bulgarian Justice Minister Hristo Ivanov was received here on
Thursday by European Commission Secretary-General Catherine Day, who is leaving office this coming autumn.
The two discussed the Cooperation and Verification Mechanism (CVM) and the judicial reform in Bulgaria.
“We are approaching an exceedingly important point at which we will take the important step towards reorganizing the judicial system management. This step is crucial for severing the systemic elements of the model that make possible corruption and influence in the court, for having a new level of responsibility in these institutions on which decision-making and working arrangements in the judicial system depends. Evidently, this is at the core of all problems,” Ivanov
commented to Bulgarian journalists in Brussels in connection with numerous publications attacking his reform efforts. More…