A MOVE.BG discussion in light of the EU-Western Balkans Summit
The event will put emphasis on the role and the effectiveness of the cooperation and verification mechanism at its current format, on Romania’s progress compared to Bulgaria’s, and also on the immediate tasks in the fight against corruption. We will pay special attention to the judicial reform strategy in the context of the report’s recommendations, the current problems and the envisaged measures and solutions.
The discussion will begin with a keynote by the Minister of Justice Hristo Ivanov. Together with representatives of the judicial power, the non-governmental sector, the academic and the expert community we will try to identify the message and the response of the Commission’s report on the progress of Bulgaria as well as the necessary institutional and civic actions to be taken in order to achieve real results.
Here are some of the key questions to be addressed:
- What are the real problems in justice? An internal and external point of view
- Can the judicial reform solve the problems of the judicial system and how?
- Is the cooperation and verification mechanism effective at its current format?
- What is Romania’s progress in comparison to Bulgaria’s?
- Which are the immediate tasks in the fight against corruption?
Borislav Belazelkov, President of the Bulgarian Judges Association and Judge of the Supreme Court of Cassation, Tihomir Belzov, Senior Analyst in the Center for the Study of Democracy, Dr. Hristo Hristev, lecturer at the Sofia University, Dr. Linka Toneva, Doctor of Political Science at the Sofia University, Rosen Bosev, Journalist at “Capital” journal and others will participate in the discussion.
The event is organized in collaboration with blEUprint.