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The Anti-Corruption Pledge Tracker monitors the progress of the commitments made by Governments and organisations at the 2016 Anti-Corruption Summit. Scroll down to see whether the words have turned into action...

The Anti-Corruption Pledge Tracker monitors the progress of the commitments made by Governments and organisations at the 2016 Anti-Corruption Summit. Scroll down to see who has kept to their word...

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BULGARIA

A promise to provide technical assistance and expertise on asset recovery is Bulgaria’s only complete pledge. Commitments to implementing the Open Contracting Data Standard and keeping public contracting and government budgets open and transparent are underway. The remaining eight pledges are either overdue or inactive.

Nearly all of Bulgaria’s ambitious or somewhat ambitious commitments are either overdue or inactive.

Bulgaria’s most important commitment, according to Transparency International Bulgaria, was to actively investigate the link between corruption and organised crime, because seizing the profits of organised criminals and denying access to public contracts of their front companies is key to tackling corruption. However, so far no particular solution has been proposed, and a mechanism is not in place to limit the access of "dirty money" into the public governance process through the public procurement system. This commitment remains inactive.

COMPLETE
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5.3%
10.4%
UNDERWAY
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13.3%
OVERDUE
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20%
INACTIVE
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23%
COMPLETE
These pledges have been completed and are no longer running
Accountable Repatriation
Asset Recovery BULGARIA

Bulgaria commits to providing technical assistance and expertise on asset recovery and welcomes international cooperation on transparent and accountable management of returned assets.

EVIDENCE
ONGOING
THERE ARE NO ONGOING PLEDGES
UNDERWAY
These pledges are underway and on target
Transparency and Integrity
Public Procurement BULGARIA

Bulgaria commits to keeping public contracting and government budgets open and transparent to prevent and expose the theft and misuse of taxpayers’ money.

Open Contracting Data Standard
Public Procurement BULGARIA

Bulgaria commits to the implementation of the Open Contracting Data Standard as part of its new e-government procurement work.

OVERDUE
These pledges are underway but have fallen behind target
Unexplained Wealth Orders
Asset Recovery BULGARIA

Bulgaria commits to uncovering, seizing and returning the proceeds of corruption to their legitimate owners. Bulgaria’s Commission for the Withdrawal of Criminal Assets has gained strength and considerable experience in recovering and confiscating illicit proceeds and will benefit from its proposed inclusion in a new powerful Anti-corruption Bureau proposed under the Draft Corruption Prevention and Confiscation of Criminal Assets Act. The draft Law focuses on cases of unexplained wealth and allows for the reversal of burden of proof.

Reporting Corruption
Whistleblower and Civil Society Space Protection BULGARIA

Bulgaria commits to ensuring citizens are able to report incidents of corruption without fear of reprisal and with confidence that any credible information they provide will be acted on and their identity protected when necessary. Bulgaria’s Draft Corruption Prevention and Confiscation of Criminal Assets Act has detailed provisions regarding the credibility and admissibility of anonymous signals aiming to encourage citizens to report corruption while protecting their identities.

Governance
Defence and security BULGARIA

Bulgaria commits to building and maintaining security and justice sectors that are resilient to the threat of corruptiоn, both domestically and in cooperation with other security forces.

INACTIVE
These pledges are are inactive and not making any progress
Public Register
Beneficial Ownership BULGARIA

Bulgaria commits to exposing illicit financial flows through lifting the veil of secrecy over who owns and controls companies. It already has made public its registry for companies registered under its own jurisdiction and supports internationally recognised measures that ensure accurate and timely information on foreign registered beneficial ownership is made available to all those who need it.

Public Contracting
Beneficial Ownership BULGARIA

Bulgaria commits to actively investigating the link between corruption and organised crime. Organised criminals use the proceeds from illicit market activities and contraband to influence the judiciary, law-enforcement, central and local government, and the media in order to facilitate their criminal activities, launder proceeds, or win public contracts for their legal fronts. Profits from public contracts awarded to companies linked to organised crime are used to finance VAT fraud schemes or the illicit trade in excise tax goods or drugs. Seizing the profits of organised criminals and denying access to public contracts of their front companies is key to tackling corruption.

International Anti-Corruption Coordination Centre
Law Enforcement BULGARIA

Bulgaria welcomes the establishment of an International Anti-Corruption Law Centre which will work closely with relevant international organisations, Financial Intelligence Units and support countries that have suffered from grand corruption.

Institutional Partnerships
Training and Assistance BULGARIA

Bulgaria commits to establishing institutional partnerships which promote integrity. In recognition of the fact that corruption in law enforcement institutions undermines their ability to counter the threats from crime and terrorism, Afghanistan and Bulgaria will build on existing capacity building programs between their Ministries of Interior, incorporating a new focus on practitioner exchange and trainings of internal anticorruption bodies.

Audit Institutions
Public Sector Integrity BULGARIA

Bulgaria commits to strengthening the capacity of national audit institutions and welcomes external assessment of the quality and effectiveness of their work.