Bulgaria

Bulgaria

The Bulgarian Desk is headed by Ivanka Kotorova, who is the National Member for Bulgaria since February 2018.

In 2021, the Bulgarian Desk was involved in 370 new cases, 22 coordination meetings, 8 coordination centres, and 7 joint investigation teams.

National Member

Deputy National Member

Mrs Elka Vaklinova was appointed Deputy National Member for Bulgaria on 12 February 2022. She has over 20 years’ experience as a Public Prosecutor on various levels of the prosecution service in Bulgaria dealing with a wide range of crimes such as thefts, robberies, grievous bodily injuries, sexual abuse and sexual exploitation, human trafficking, etc. From mid-2006 until her appointment at Eurojust, Mrs Vaklinova held the position of a Public Prosecutor at the International Department of Sofia City Public Prosecutor’s Office.  As such, she dealt with Extraditions, European Arrest Warrants, European Investigation Orders, Mutual Legal Assistance requests, execution of punishments, as well as procedures for mutual recognition of convictions, mutual recognition and enforcement of financial penalties, among others.  She was also responsible for reviewing EAW alerts in SIS II storage of the Ministry of Interior of Bulgaria. Since 2006 Mrs. Vaklinova has been a member of the National Prosecutors' Network in Bulgaria, which is affiliated with the European Judicial Network in Criminal Matters. In 2018 Mrs Vaklinova completed a 4-month EJTN traineeship at the Bulgarian National Desk at Eurojust. 

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Casework

  2017 2018 2019 2020 2021
New cases (total)
- of which initiating
- of which participating
217
107
110
269
149
120
337
160
177
313
143
170
370
146
224
Coordination meetings (initiating and/or participating) 21 25 21 19 22
Coordination centres (organising and/or participating) 2 3 4 3 8
Joint investigation teams (newly signed and/or ongoing) 6 18 8 4 7

Case examples

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Documents

20 December 2021|DOCUMENT
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15 February 2021|DOCUMENT
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08 January 2021|DOCUMENT
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