Cabinet names new head of State Agency for Bulgarians Abroad after short-lived controversial appointment

Bulgaria’s caretaker cabinet has appointed another new head of the State Agency for Bulgarians Abroad after the previous appointee stepped down after just five days amid controversy about her having been given the job.

This is the latest twist in the saga of the agency which is under official investigation in connection with alleged corruption and maladministration.

After media reports detailing prosecutors’ findings regarding irregularities in issuing certificates of Bulgarian origin to foreigners, an essential step towards citizenship of the EU country, the caretaker cabinet fired Yordan Yanev, who as deputy head had been acting chief of the agency for several months.

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