Believe it or not, many foreign scholars and civil society members are also interested in the abuses of Bulgaria’s General Prosecutor Ivan Geshev. The mass protests against him and Borissov’s third government in 2020 made more people aware of the rule of law decay in Bulgaria.
Unsurprisingly, when the 45th Bulgarian National Assembly started functioning in April 2021, I received an email from a colleague asking me if it were true that Ivan Geshev would be removed from office.
To answer her properly, I wrote an article for the Verfassungsblog. You can read ‘Short but Sweet: Bulgaria’s Short-Lived 45th National Assembly as a First Step towards Reforms’ here.
If interested in the abuses by Bulgaria’s Prosecutor’s Office, you can read more here:
- ‘Spectacular Televised Arrests, Media Trials, and Abuse of Process: The Presumption of Guilt in Bulgaria’
- ‘How to Harass Inconvenient Opponents of the Government: Bulgaria’s Playbook’
- ‘The Struggle for the Rule of Law in Bulgaria: My Interview for the Global Liberty Alliance’