site.btaMRF Floor Leader Peevski, PM Denkov Exchange Letters
The Movement for Rights and Freedoms (MRF) insists that the Prime Minister and the Council of Ministers understand the clear place of the executive in a parliamentary republic, and that they owe accountability to Parliament for their work, floor leader Delyan Peevski said Monday, quoted in a press release. Peevski added that the times of shady, unprincipled deals are over.
Achieving maximum publicity and transparency for the work of the Prime Minister and the Council of Ministers on the most important issues and priorities for the country is of paramount importance and responsibility to the public, Peevski further said.
On Monday MRF received a response from the Prime Minister to the requested written information on the government's actions regarding the implementation of the most important priority for the country - Bulgaria's accession to the Schengen area, the MRF floor leader said, quoted in the message.
According to Peevski, the reply contains the information on the meetings and talks held with foreign policy leaders, both by Prime Minister Nikolay Denkov and Deputy Prime Minister Mariya Gabriel and the relevant ministers. MRF has published the reply for the people's assessment of what has been done so far.
On Sunday, the MRF press centre said that Peevski would submit a written question to Prime Minister Nikolay Denkov on the agreements reached with Lukoil on Monday.
On June 2, 2021, the US Department of the Treasury’s Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC) designated Peevski for his extensive role in corruption in Bulgaria. OFAC described him as "an oligarch who previously served as a Bulgarian MP and media mogul and has regularly engaged in corruption, using influence peddling and bribes to protect himself from public scrutiny and exert control over key institutions and sectors in Bulgarian society. In September 2019, Peevski actively worked to negatively influence the Bulgarian political process in the October 27, 2019, municipal elections. Peevski negotiated with politicians to provide them with political support and positive media coverage in return for receiving protection from criminal investigations."