The government has appointed former chairman of the Commission for Combating Corruption and Confiscation of Illegal Acquisition Plamen Georgiev as Consul General of Bulgaria in the Spanish city of Valencia, according to a government information system. The decision of the Council of Ministers was taken in closed session on August 9th. The same decision dismissed the current consul in Valencia – Tsvetelin Tsolov.
Plamen Georgiev resigned as head of the anti-corruption commission on the last day of July, and the same day his resignation was approved by the National Assembly. He explained his decision with the scandal with the terrace of his apartment in Sofia, on which illegal buildings were built, according to the Sofia Municipality. An NRA check showed that everything around the income and acquisition of Georgiev’s property was clear, he announced.
In early August, the Supreme Judicial Council’s prosecutorial board met in extraordinary session to reinstate him as a prosecutor in the Special Prosecutor’s Office. His appointment was set from August 1st. Plamen Georgiev was deputy chief of the Specialized Prosecutor’s Office before heading the anti-corruption commission.