Bulgaria Will Back Laura Kovesi for European Chief Prosecutor
ESD 16:19:31 20-07-2019
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Bulgaria Will Back
for European Chief Prosecutor
Sofia, July 20 (BTA) - Bulgaria will support Romania's Laura Kovesi in her bid to become European Chief Prosecutor, Prime Minister Boyko Borissov told "24 Chassa"
Borissov said: "Kovesi has our support but it was unnecessary to declare it in advance as the opposition does."
Bulgaria has waited for EPP's decision on a common candidate to back, which is why it did not announce formally its favourite.
Kovesi is the favourite for the post despite the opposition on behalf of Romania.
The other contender is France's Jean Francois Bonhert. Neither succeeded in winning a decisive majority in the current European Parliament and the choice will be up to the new MPs
The European Public Prosecutor's Office should be launched in 2020. LN/PP