Seven EU ambassadors sign joint letter calling for judicial reform

Seven ambassadors of European Union countries to Bulgaria have signed a joint letter calling for reforms in the judiciary and saying that Bulgaria would have their support for the start of these reforms.

The letter is signed by Austrian ambassador Roland Hauser, Belgian ambassador Anick Van Calster, Danish ambassador Christian Konigsfeldt, British ambassador Jonathan Allen, the ambassador of the Netherlands, Tom Van Oorschot, Finnish ambassador Harri Salmi and French ambassador Xavier Lapeyre de Cabanes.

On December 5, the French ambassador spoke in a television interview about “rotten apples” in the Bulgarian judicial system, highlighting the handling by Sofia City Court Judge Roumyana Chenalova of a bankruptcy application against two Bulgarian subsidiaries of a French company. Chenalova denies wrongdoing.

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