On March 12th, the European Parliament contacted EU nations, including Bulgaria, to ratify the Istanbul Convention. Only 1 Bulgarian MEP had been current at the debate. And then he ended up being contrary to the treaty.
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In the eve of Overseas Women’s Day in the March 8th, the Bulgarian government, under some pressure from governmental events, the Holy Synod and Grand Mufti, sa >women and domestic physical violence to parliament for ratification. In Bulgaria, A eu user since 2007, conservative politicians and clergymen continue to influence the governmental agenda.
The Council of Europe Convention, referred to as Istanbul Convention, had been finalized last year in Istanbul. Continue reading “Bulgaria: Women’s legal rights at an increased risk”