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CoE to Strengthen Justice Ministry’s Efforts for Effiicent Judicial Reform

During her ongoing visit to Strasbourg, Bulgarian Justice Minister Nadezhda Yordanova held meetings with Council of Europe (CoE) Secretary General Marija Buric and Director General of Human Rights and Rule of Law Christos Giakoumopoulos. On the agenda were the current and future cooperation in deepening the judicial reform in Bulgaria in conformity with the CoE’s recommendations regarding the implementation of the European Court of Human Rights’ decisions and with the recommendations of the Group of States against Corruption (GRECO) and the Venice Commission for Democracy through Law.
Outlined was the important role of justice’s digitalisation and the work of the European Commission for the Efficiency of Justice (CEPEJ) in this field in view of easing citizens’ access to justice.
Secretary General Buric expressed gratitude to Bulgaria for its support in the process of popularizing and effectively applying the Second Additional Protocol to the Council of Europe Convention on Cybercrime. The Bulgarian Justice Minister signed the document on Thursday.
Minister Yordanova and Director General Giakoumopoulos discussed the National Recovery and Resilience Plan in the context of implementing the Kolevi v. Bulgaria and S.Z. v. Bulgaria groups of cases. Yordanova presented the plan of the working group set up at the Justice Ministry under the leadership of Deputy Justice Minister Emil Dechev in relation to the cases’ implementation. 
Yordanova’s visit to Stasbourg is on the occasion of the 30th anniversary of Bulgaria’s accession to the CoE.