Bulgaria Sets Up Anti-Corruption Unit, Vows Transparency

Bulgaria Sets Up Anti-Corruption Unit, Vows Transparency

The newly established Center for Prevention of Organized Crime and Corruption (BORKOR) will be transparent and trusted, the prime minister has said.

The center will work together with similar units in the police and the State Agency for National Security, which is the equivalent of the US Federal Bureau of Investigation, Boyko Borisov told reporters in Sofia on Thursday.

The unit will be headed by Rumen Milanov, Borisov's security adviser. The former Director of the State Agency for National Security (DANS), under the term of the previous, Socialist-led cabinet, Petko Sertov, will be Milanov's assistant together with Eleonora Nikolova. The center will operate analytically, but will not have operational functions, according to Eleonora Nikolova.

The new unit will deal with discovering and countering cases of corruption at all levels of local, executive and legislative power. BORKOR would not be a double of DANS and is using a German model with the help of German experts. Sourse Sofia News Agency

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