The State of Bulgarian Prisons

According to the Council of Europe’s Committee for the Prevention of Torture and Inhuman or Degrading Treatment or Punishment, Bulgarian prisons continue to be substandard, including Sofia Central Prison, where Jock Palfreeman is incarcerated. In a report report released today the Committee criticises Bulgarian authorities for not doing enough to remedy …

Most Bulgarians Rate Corruption as Major Concern

The European Commission has just published the results of its survey of public sentiment in Bulgaria as part of its report into the state of affairs in the Balkan member. According to the Eurobarometer 97% of Bulgarian respondents ranked corruption as an important problem, with 96% ranking judicial shortcomings and organised crime. ttp://ec.europa.eu/public_opinion/flash/fl_406_en.pdf When …