Chief Prosecutor Sotir Tsatsarov signed a Memorandum of Understanding between the Prosecutor’s Office of the Republic of Bulgaria and the European Investment Bank (EIB) to strengthen and strengthen cooperation and exchange of information between the two institutions as an important tool in the fight against fraud, corruption, coercion, coercion, organized crime, blackmail, money laundering and / or terrorist financing and their impact on the national budget and projects co-financed by the EIB funds. This was announced by the press office of the Prosecutor’s Office of the Republic of Bulgaria.
The main areas of cooperation between the PRB and the EIB include the exchange of documents and information, expertise and technical assistance in accordance with the signed Memorandum in its own jurisdiction and in compliance with the legal framework and obligations related to their respective activities arising from national, European and international right. The Prosecutor’s Office of the Republic of Bulgaria, through a specialized unit at the Supreme Prosecutor’s Office of Cassation and the European Investment Bank through the Chief Inspectorate of Fraud Investigation Unit, has undertaken to exchange documents and information when the latter are needed in connection with the investigation of fraudulent and unlawful practices and related crimes. By signing the Memorandum of Understanding, the foundations for closer operational co-operation are set to achieve overall investigations (criminal and administrative) and other operational activities. Provision is made for the Prosecution and the EIB to provide technical assistance, including exchange of best practices, technical means of investigation, methods of processing and analyzing data from investigations, IT expertise or investigative equipment.