Legislation – Bulgaria Anti Corruption Institutional Framework

 

Legal Framework

Constitution of the Republic of Bulgaria (EN)

Criminal Code (BG)

Penal Procedure Code (BG)

Election Code (EN)

Code of Ethical Behaviour of Bulgarian Magistrates (BG)

Code of Conduct for Public Administration (BG)

Code of Ethics for the Conduct of Civil Servants in the Ministry of Interior (EN)

Civil Servants Act (BG)

Ombudsman Act (EN)

National Audit Office Act (EN)

Public Procurement Act (BG)

Political Parties Act (BG)

Access to Public Information Act (BG)

Judiciary Act (BG)

Protection of Classified Information Act (BG)

Law on Protection of Personal Data (EN)

Law for Combating Corruption and Illegal Assets Forfeiture (BG)

Law on the Measures against Money Laundering (BG)

Rules for the structure and activity of the Commission for Counteraction to Corruption and Confiscation of illegally Acquired Property and its Administration (BG)

The National Strategy for Preventing and Countering Corruption 2015-2020 (BG)

Ordinance № 240 of September 24, 2019 for the establishment of a National Mechanism for Monitoring the Fight Against Corruption and Organized Crime, the Judicial Reform and the Rule of Law and Council for Coordination and Cooperation (BG)

Membership in the Group of States against Corruption (GRECO)

Bulgaria is GRECO Member since 1 May 1999

First Evaluation: completed:

http://rm.coe.int/CoERMPublicCommonSearchServices/DisplayDCTMContent?documentId=09000016806c49d5

Second Evaluation, completed:

https://rm.coe.int/CoERMPublicCommonSearchServices/DisplayDCTMContent?documentId=09000016806c49db

Third Round Evaluation, completed:

Theme I:

https://rm.coe.int/CoERMPublicCommonSearchServices/DisplayDCTMContent?documentId=09000016806c4e67

Theme II:

https://rm.coe.int/CoERMPublicCommonSearchServices/DisplayDCTMContent?documentId=09000016806c94ba

Fourth Round Evaluation: completed

https://rm.coe.int/CoERMPublicCommonSearchServices/DisplayDCTMContent?documentId=09000016806c983f

Fifth Round Evaluation: ongoing

Current situation with the UNCAC Reviewing process

Bulgaria signed the United Nations Convention against Corruption (UNCAC) on 10 December 2003 and ratified it on 15 August 2006

1st Cycle (Chapter III and IV): completed

https://www.unodc.org/documents/treaties/UNCAC/CountryVisitFinalReports/2013_08_06_Bulgaria_Final_Country_review_report.pdf

Cycle 2 (Chapter II and V): ongoing

OECD Working Group on Bribery in International Business Transactions

Bulgaria signed the OECD Convention on Combating Bribery of Foreign Public Officials in International Business Transactions on 17 December 1997 and ratified it on 3 June 1998

Bulgaria is Member of the Working Group since 1998

Phase 1: completed

http://www.oecd.org/daf/anti-bribery/anti-briberyconvention/2385450.pdf

Phase 2: completed

http://www.oecd.org/daf/anti-bribery/anti-briberyconvention/2790505.pdf

Phase 3: completed

http://www.oecd.org/daf/anti-bribery/anti-briberyconvention/Bulgariaphase3reportEN.pdf