Bulgaria’s mafia state and the failure of the CVM

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Vassileva, R. 2023. Bulgaria’s mafia state and the failure of the CVM.
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TitleBulgaria’s mafia state and the failure of the CVM
AuthorsVassileva, R.
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Recent events in Bulgaria have brought the true extent of its rule of law decay to the fore. The wars between the highest-ranking prosecutors in the country, public testimonies by participants in crime syndicates implicating senior magistrates and politicians, and the brutal murders of potential witnesses against organized crime demonstrate that the line between organized crime, the judiciary, and the political apparatus is increasingly difficult to draw. In this post, I argue that the current escalation of Bulgaria’s rule of law crisis lays bare the European Commission’s continued mismanagement of the Cooperation and Verification Mechanism (CVM).

Sustainable Development Goals16 Peace, justice and strong institutions
LanguageEnglish
Publication or CollectionVerfassungsblog: On Matters Constitutional
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Accepted13 Jun 2023
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