Bulgarian PM Pleased with US State Department Praise

Bulgarian PM Pleased with US State Department Praise

Bulgaria never had a better assessment in a report of the US State Department, Prime Minister, Boyko Borisov, declared Saturday.

Borisov gave a special press conference together with Deputy PM and Interior Minister, Tsvetan Tsvetanov, the US Ambassador to Sofia, James Warlick, Foreign Affairs Minister, Nikolay Mladenov, and the Director of the Customs Agency, Vanyo Tanov, in connection with the annual report of the US State Department.

The US Ambassador voiced hope Bulgaria will pass strong legislation for the confiscation or properties and assets acquired through criminal activities.

Borisov promised that by the summer the country will have an Illegal Property Confiscation Act.

The press conference comes on the heels of announcements, the US Department of State has praised the efforts of the Bulgarian government, and specifically the Interior Ministry, to combat the international drug trafficking.

"The Bulgarian government has demonstrated political will to combat major organize crime rings and has begun prosecuting numerous cases where the defendants are high-level organized crime figures," reads the 2011 International Narcotics Control Strategy Report of the US Department of State. /Source: Sofia News Agency/

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