Legal Committee adopts decision that expedited proceedings should not apply to serious crimes1 October 2019 | 16:10 | FOCUS News Agency
The meeting considered a bill combining the three draft bills for changes to the Criminal Procedure Code, proposed by the opposition Bulgarian Socialist Party (BSP), minor coalition partner United Patriots and Volya, which were adopted on 25 September on first reading. According to the provisions of the draft bills, expedited proceedings should not be applied for serious crimes. They were adopted by the committee without debate, and the final decision is to be taken by the plenary.
The meeting of the committee came about after extraordinary Presidential Council of the National Assembly was convened on Friday after a motion by the BSP. According to the socialists, parliament has adopted mutually exclusive drafts, while the government says the three projects together with that developed by GERB complement each other logically, objectively and factually.
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9 October 2019 | 11:24 | FOCUS News Agencyпрочети затвори
Sofia. The National Assembly has repealed the expedited procedure for intentional homicide. The MPs adopted a provision from the Code of Criminal Procedure on second reading earlier today with 92 votes in favour, 62 against and 11 abstentions, Focus News Agency reports. The initial proposal was to also exclude grievous bodily harm with intent from the right to expedited procedure. However, between the two readings, the text has changed and, following a proposal by GERB, the expedited proedure was dropped only for intentionally caused death.Open in new tab