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Bulgaria

7 commitments


COMPLETE 0% ONGOING 42.9% UNDERWAY 14.3% NO DATA 28.6% INACTIVE 0% OVERDUE 0% DROPPED 14.3%

Accountable Repatriation

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

Country: Bulgaria

Status: ongoing

Themes: Asset recovery

Last updated: June 2018

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Legislation

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.

Country: Bulgaria

Status: ongoing

Themes: Asset recovery

Last updated: June 2018

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Open Contracting Data Standard

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

Country: Bulgaria

Status: underway

Themes: Public procurement

Last updated: June 2018

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Public Contracting

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.

Country: Bulgaria

Status: no data

Themes: Beneficial ownership

Last updated: June 2018

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Public Register

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.

Country: Bulgaria

Status: no data

Themes: Beneficial ownership

Last updated: June 2018

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Reporting Corruption

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.

Country: Bulgaria

Status: abandoned

Themes: Whistleblower/civil society space protection

Last updated: June 2018

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Transparency and Integrity

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

Country: Bulgaria

Status: ongoing

Themes: Public procurement

Last updated: June 2018

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