Resolution on rule of law and fundamental rights in Bulgaria 

MEPs will discuss on Monday with Council and Commission representatives the ongoing protests in Bulgaria, with a resolution following on Thursday.

Protests in Bulgaria erupted on 9 July, with demonstrators calling for Prime Minister Boyko Borissov and chief prosecutor Ivan Geshev to resign, based on allegations of corruption and state capture. Citizens took to the streets following two incidents that have added to the public’s growing frustration over systemic political corruption.

A draft resolution by rapporteur Juan Fernando López Aguilar (S&D, ES) has been tabled in the Civil Liberties Committee and is expected to be put to the vote during the upcoming plenary session.

Vote: Wednesday, 7 October (amendments) and Thursday, 8 October (final text)

Procedure: Non-legislative resolution