Bulgaria sets up National Council on Crime Prevention

Bulgaria’s Cabinet approved on September 12 2012 the establishment of a National Council on Crime Prevention, with members drawn from various state bodies and NGOs to analyse crime trends and make recommendations on eradicating the conditions that give rise to crime.

The council will be headed by Tsvetan Tsvetanov, Deputy Prime Minister and Interior Minister.

Its members are to include the deputy ministers of justice; labour and social policy; education, youths and science; culture; physical education and sports; the chairperson of the State Agency for Child Protection; the executive director of the Social Assistance Agency; the secretary of the National Commission on Fight against Human Trafficking; secretary general of the Interior Ministry; the directors of the General Directorate of National Policy, the National Institute on Crime and Criminology at the Interior Ministry and the Health Ministry’s national centre on drug addiction; the rector of the Interior Ministry Academy; the chairperson of the management board of the National Association of Municipalities in Bulgaria.

(Photo: Nenko Lazarov)




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