The Minister of Justice believes that within the day MPs will adopt the law to reform the Anti-Corruption Commission. This was stated by Atanas SlavovAtanas Slavov is a lawyer-constitutionalist. On June 6, 2023, he was elected Minister of Justice in the studio of "Hello, Bulgaria" on Nova TV.
"We have never created such a body before. Officers with investigative functions are either in the police, i.e. under the control of the executive, or in the judiciary. We are doing something different – an independent body with investigative functions, "explained the line minister and added that he expects this to work. "We are creating sufficient incentives in the system to have an effective investigation and punishment of corruption," he said.
Slavov also commented on the topic of the powers of the Prosecutor General. The ministry did not support the long mandates of the three big ones in justice. However, instead of the current one term of 7 years, prosecutor number one can be elected for two out of 5 years. "I hope this proposal will not be supported," Slavov said.
Minister of Justice with important details about the constitutional changes
Bulgaria's Schengen membership was also affected by the justice minister. "The abolition of the Cooperation and Verification Mechanism is an important event because it shows that the efforts made by the majority and the government make sense", Atanas Slavov is adamant. On June 6, 2023, he was elected Minister of Justice. In his words, the debate on Schengen in Austria is domestic political and this makes the process very difficult.