Krum Zarkov, the acting prime minister of justice, stated that Bulgaria is ready to enter Bulgaria, and it’s our right as the nation meets every requirement to enter the Schengen region. The Eu has approved Bulgaria to join Schengen, but some council of ministers blocked it due to ongoing corruption and organised crime concerns.
Zarkov added, ” We have the support of the member states and the European Commission, and the European Parliament is now likely to pass a robust resolution; Bulgarians should have the same rights as Europeans.”
“We abide by the Recovery and Resilience Plan, adopt laws, and accept the recommendations of the European Commission, but we also demand the same in return. We shouldn’t be stopped for political reasons once we have met all the requirements for our part. Bulgaria cannot take all responsibilities resulting from membership in the EU, nor can its citizens have access to all rights.”
He claimed that because these committees are meant to be cooperative, the committee chairman is not given much attention in the Anti-Corruption Commission reform law. Zarkov suggested creating an investigative organisation that would actively combat corruption at the highest levels of authority, and the chairperson should be replaced every year. In addition, Bulgaria is putting forward a scenario where one of the committee members will be the president’s proposal, but the final decision remains with the deputies.
Zarkov stressed, “The rule of law cannot survive even if one guy is above the law. One significant aspect of this statute is the potential for judicial oversight of the prosecutor’s office to begin pre-trial proceedings. The Minister of Justice indicated that if you report a crime to the prosecutor’s office and they tell you there isn’t enough information about it, you should contact another body, and they’ll look into it”.
He expressed his faith that it would be accomplished because the ideas now came from a caretaker government independent of political influences.