site.btaMinister Slavov: Justice Ministry Will Present Comprehensive Opinion on Draft Constitutional Amendments
The Justice Ministry will present a comprehensive opinion on the constitutional amendments after a series of discussion of jurists and members of the academic community, said Justice Minister Atanas Slavov at a meeting of the parliamentary committee for constitutional affairs with representatives of the prosecution, constitutional experts.
At a public discussion on Friday the proposal for changes to the Constitution with regard to the statute of prosecutor general were raised. The next two meetings will discuss, respectively, the proposals for changes to the structure and organization of the activities of the Supreme Judicial Council (SJC), of the SJC Inspectorate and the Constitutional Court about the individual constitutional complaint.
The Justice Minister argued that it is obvious that there can’t be two consecutive terms and a ten-year tenure for a prosecutor general and the Bulgarian society does not expect this constitutional change.
On July 28, GERB-UDF, Continue the Change-Democratic Bulgaria and the Movement for Rights and Freedoms submitted a bill to amend to the Constitution. It was backed by 161 MPs on first reading and failed to gather three quarters of the votes. It will be resubmitted no earlier than two months from October 6.