Deputy Prime Minister and Foreign Minister Ekaterina Zaharieva on Friday met with representatives of the foreign chambers of commerce in Bulgaria, her Ministry said.
Zaharieva thanked the foreign chambers of commerce for supporting the government's will for judicial reform. "We have always sought the public's opinion on our proposals and I believe the business community will continue helping us in this," she said.
The meeting was held on Zaharieva's initiative and was prompted by a letter in which the chambers of commerce urged the Bulgarian institutions to reform the judiciary as recommended by the European Commission. The government's initiatives in the area of justice were discussed at the meeting.
The government is implementing the recommendations of the European Commission's report under the Cooperation and Verification Mechanism, which looks back on the 10-year period since Bulgaria joined the EU. It is also implementing an independent analysis of the structural and functional model of the prosecution service prepared by five prosecutors from Western Europe with the help of the Commission's Structural Reform Support Service, said Zaharieva.