Bulgarian justice is a litmus test for developments in society

Laura Codruţa Koveşi – the chief prosecutor of the European prosecutor’s office is lauded by the opponents of the Bulgarian chief prosecutor as his illuminated alternative (source: Wikipedia Commons)

Bulgaria’s national and international political contradictions revolve around corruption and the rule of law

Vladimir Mitev

This article was published at the English section of the Bulgarian site “The Barricade”.

Bulgarian judiciary has been at the center of political talks and clashes for more than 9 months since the protests began in the summer of 2020. They erupted after prosecutors stormed the president’s office, searching the office of an employee close to Rumen Radev. The protests had, among other things, an anti-corruption agenda and an explicit accusation against the chief prosecutor Ivan Geşev that he is acting in a corrupt way, benefiting the oligarchy, represented by the businessman from the Movement for Rights and Freedoms party Delean Peevski. Following the protests, the president demanded the resignations of Geshev and Prime Minister Boiko Borisov and initiated several talks and actions related to judicial reform. At the same time, the organization Justice for All reminded of its vision of judicial reform, which will limit the prerogatives of the chief prosecutor and strengthen the power of judges in the judiciary.

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Justiţia bulgară este un turnesol pentru dezvoltările din societate

Laura Codruţa Koveşi este prezentată de către oponenţii lui Ivan Geşev ca fiind o alternativă iluminată a procurorului-şef bulgar (sursă: Wikipedia Commons)

Contradicţiile politice naţionale şi internaţionale din Bulgaria mereu se învârt în jurul corupţiei şi statului de drept

Vladimir Mitev

Acest articol a fost publicat pe secţia românească a site-ului Baricada.

Justiţia bulgară continuă să fie în centrul discuţiilor şi confruntărilor politice timp de peste 9 luni de la începutul protestelor din vara lui 2020. Ele au izbucnit după ce procuratura a descins la oficiul preşedintelui, făcând percheziţii în cabinetul unui angajat şi apropiat al lui Rumen Radev. Protestele au avut între altele o agendă anticorupţie şi o acuzaţie explicită către procurorul-şef Ivan Geşev că acţionează într-un mod corupt, beneficiind oligarhia, reprezentată de afaceristul din partidul Mişcare pentru Dreptăți şi Libertăţi, Delean Peevski. Ca urmare a protestelor, preşedintele a cerut demisiile lui Geşev şi premierului Boiko Borisov şi a iniţiat mai multe discuţii şi acţiuni legate de reforma judiciară. În acelaşi timp, organizaţia Dreptate pentru Toţi a amintit de propunerile sale de reformă judiciară, care va limita prerogativele procurorului-șef şi va întări puterea judecătorilor din sistemul judiciar. 

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Българското правосъдие е лакмус за случващото се в обществото

Лаура Кьовеши е превъзнасяна от опонентите на Иван Гешев като негова просветена алтернатива (източник: Wikipedia Commons)

Националните и международните политически противоречия на България се въртят около корупцията и върховенството на закона

Владимир Митев

Тази статия бе публикувана на сайта “Барикада”.

Българската съдебна система е в центъра на политическите разговори и сблъсъци повече от 9 месеца, откакто протестите започнаха през лятото на 2020 г. Те избухнаха, след като прокуратурата нахлу в кабинета на президента, претърсвайки кабинета на служител, близък до Румен Радев. Протестите имаха, наред с други неща, дневен ред за борба с корупцията и обвинение срещу главния прокурор Иван Гешев, че той действа по корупционен начин, облагодетелствайки олигархията, представлявана от бизнесмена от партия Движение за права и свободи Делян Пеевски. След протестите президентът поиска оставките на Гешев и премиера Бойко Борисов и инициира няколко разговора и действия, свързани със съдебната реформа. В същото време организацията „Правосъдие за всеки“ напомни за визията си за съдебна реформа, която ще ограничи прерогативите на главния прокурор и ще засили властта на съдиите в съдебната власт.

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The geopolitical vaccine war is caused by profit-making

One of the fault line between the EU and the UK after Brexit is related to vaccines (source: Pixabay, CC0)

Vladimir Mitev

This article was published on 7 February 2021 at the English section of the site The Barricade.

The spat between the EU and the UK over the shortfall of deliveries of AstraZeneca vaccines revealed a European Commission with an ugly face. The threat to activate Article 16 of the Northern Ireland protocol, which stipulates that a customs border between Northern Ireland and the rest of the UK be established, so that no transfer of vaccines to the countries outside the EU takes place, was seen as the behaviour of a bully. The threat was withdrawn a few hours after it was made at the end of January, but it created the grounds for London and the British media to go on the offensive, with the EU depicted in the role of the abuser of the Brexit agreement and the post-Brexit arrangements, even though the possibility for customs border is part of those arrangements. The EU also introduced a ban on the export of vaccines until the end of March and had “hard talks” with the managers and representatives of the pharmaceutical companies which produce COVID-19 vaccines. 

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Rumunia: socjaldemokraci nieoczekiwanie wygrywają wybory. Ludzie nie chcieli prywatyzacji

Rumuńscy wyborcy (foto: Pixabay, CC0)

Małgorzata Kulbaczewska-Figat

Artykuł ukazał się 7 grudnia 2020 roku na polskiej stronie Strajk.eu. W dniu 8 grudnia 2020 roku premier Ludovic Orban złożył rezygnację, a rząd objął minister obrony, generał Nicolae Ciuca. Do tej pory Ciuca był niezwykle wpływowym ministrem, od którego zależało wiele decyzji. Jeśli nadal będzie premierem przyszłego rządu, będzie to prawdopodobnie znak, że Bukareszt przygotowuje się na przybycie Joe Bidena do Białego Domu, kiedy to Rumunia i Bułgaria mają stanąć na czele amerykańskich wysiłków na rzecz powstrzymania Rosji i Rosji. być może Turcja.

Działalność rumuńskich socjaldemokratów przypomina pod wieloma względami PiS: to partia reprezentująca politycznie raczej mniejsze ośrodki niż metropolie i ludzi, którzy na transformacji stracili, niż klasę średnią. Obyczajowo zajmuje stanowisko raczej konserwatywne. Podczas swoich ostatnich rządów w latach 2016-2019 PSD wprowadziła m.in. podwyżkę emerytur. Partię osłabiły jednak skandale korupcyjne; pod koniec 2019 r. musiała oddać władzę w ręce proeuropejskiej Partii Narodowo-Liberalnej (PNL), a jej lider Liviu Dragnea został skazany na więzienia za nadużycia (dopuścił się ich kilka lat wcześniej, jako prefekt, tj. wojewoda, okręgu Teleorman).

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