Radev vetoes bill on the creation of an anti-corruption body

Radev vetoes bill on the creation of an anti-corruption body
Bulgarian President Roumen Radev vetoed on January 2 the new law that envisions the creation of a single body to oversee the fight against corruption, taking the unusual step of challenging the bill in its entirety, rather than just some of its provisions.

In a statement, the president's office said that corruption had "multi-faceted dimensions" and fighting graft could not be limited only to the measures included in the new law. "These measures, albeit necessary, are insufficient to effectively counteract of corruption, as society expects it to be," the statement said.

The presidency's lengthy motives explaining the reasoning for the veto argues that the bill falls short of its stated goal of fighting corruption, while at the same time "deviating from the fundamental tenets of the constitution and international treaties that Bulgaria is party to," according to the statement.../IBNA

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