The European mission for independent analysis and assessment of the work of the Bulgarian prosecutor's office is expected to officially begin on Monday.
The mission is in implementation of the decision for European analysis of the prosecution which was recommended in the last report under the Cooperation and Verification Mechanism (CVM) released in January.
In the next six months, European magistrates and experts are expected to prepare analysis and issue recommendations which will be included in the next CVM report that is due to come out at the beginning of next year.
The first mission will last for five days, with the independent external analysis planned to continue for a total of six months. The number of follow-up missions and their length have not been disclosed.
Five magistrates from the UK, Germany, Spain, the Netherlands as well as two officials of the Structural Reform Support Service of the European Commission will examine the activities of the Bulgarian prosecution. Their findings will appear in a report which will be ready at the end of the year.
On Monday, the European magistrates and experts will first hold a meeting with Bulgarian Justice Minister Ekaterina Zaharieva and later with Chief Prosecutor Sotir Tsatsarov.
Sofia News Agency