Bulgarian government adopts plan on strategy for combating radicalisation and terrorism

The Bulgarian government adopted on March 23 its plan for a strategy for combating radicalisation and terrorism, which includes an anti-terrorism bill – that Prime Minister Boiko Borissov has ordered to be ready for presentation to the Cabinet within two weeks.

The same day, Bulgaria’s Parliament approved amendments to the law against the financing of terrorism, providing for the freezing of the funds of individuals, organisations and juristic persons on whom sanctions have been imposed for terrorism or financing terrorism, by the United Nations Security Council or a regulation of the European Parliament.

At the March 23 Cabinet session, a scheduled meeting held a day after the terrorist attacks in Brussels, Borissov ordered the anti-terrorism bill – expected to encompass measures in a draft directive being discussed at European level – ready within a fortnight.

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(Archive photo: The bus destroyed in a Hezbollah military wing terrorist attack on a group of Israeli tourists at Bulgaria’s Bourgas Airport, July 2012)