Bulgaria’s Justice Minister Desislava Akhladova and the ruling GERB party described the European Commission’s report as “positive and objective”, despite it stating that there are no solid results in the fight against corruption and that most Bulgarian media outlets serve the government.
“This is perhaps the first report, which, in addition to being objective, is also quite positive, because the European Commission focuses on everything that the Bulgarian state has achieved, not only the Bulgarian government,” commented the chairwoman of the GERB parliamentary group, Daniela Daritkova. Prime Minister Boyko Borissov did not comment on the report.
By comparison, the country’s largest opposition party, the BSP, said the report described a country that was corrupt and out of control. “The European Commission sees the problems in Bulgaria, but remains silent about the consequences,” said Hristo Ivanov of Democratic Bulgaria.