Bulgarian Parliament Long Ceded Anti-Mafia Duties to Govt - Report

Bulgarian Parliament Long Ceded Anti-Mafia Duties to Govt - Report

Bulgarian NGO Risk Monitor has accused Parliament of being too passive as regards the preparation of laws and strategies for the long-term fight against corruption and organized crime.

During Tuesday's presentation of a report titled "The Role of the National Assembly in the Fight Against Organized Crime and Corruption (2001-2011)", representatives of the public policy institute attributed the MPs' idleness to their incompetence and disinterest in the efficient resolution of these problems.

Risk Monitor experts argued that the topic was predominantly used for populist statements and for verbal attacks against political opponents.

The authors of the report, Stoycho Stoychev, Georgi Dimitrov and Rumyana Kolarova, agreed that, over the past 12 years, the Bulgarian Parliament had fully delegated its powers for drafting laws and strategies in the sphere to the executive.

To prove their point, the experts mentioned that the Parliament's website offered no strategy for combating political corruption. (Source: Sofia News Agency)

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