24-02-2020 09:00
Fact Finding Visit to Bulgaria: 24 - 26 February 2020

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The Committee on Petitions organised a fact-finding visit to Bulgaria in the period 24-26 February 2020. In the first part, the members of the delegation met petitioners in Sofia along with the responsible state authorities, professional associations, consumer protection organizations and the Bulgarian Ombudsman to discuss issues related to the banking system and private enforcement agents.

In the second part, the delegation addressed another topical issue: waste management. MEPs visited the landfill in the town of Montana and met with the city's mayor and the regional environmental bodies to discuss alleged shortcomings regarding access to documents in environmental matters.