Desislava Taneva explained that after a signal from the mayor of Sofia, the Inspectorate at the Ministry of Agriculture and Food has started an inquiry into the case. “The whole procedure and all documents from 1992 until 2012 were checked. The competent authority found that there were violations throughout the procedure on the recovery. Some of the documents issued by various departments did not comply with the relevant laws and regulations at the time of their issue. The report would be sent to the prosecutor's office, "said Minister of Agriculture and Food.
Minister Taneva reminded that due to similar negligence in the work of land commissions the Law on ownership and use of agricultural land was revised in 2015. "The amendment empowered the Minister to exercise administrative control over the decisions of the commissions. The Minister may revoke a decision within three years after its enactment, "explained Taneva. She pointed out that terms for the property in Bistritsa village had been expired, so the only legal protection of the public interest was the decision to be declared null and void.
Minister of Agriculture and Food announced that a commission has been appointed to disciplinary sacked the head of the municipal land commission in Pancherevo who occupied the same position in 2012.
I her turn, the Mayor of Sofia Yordanka Fandakova thanked Minister Taneva and her team for inspection made. "We are working together towards improving the interaction between land commissions and municipal administrations," said Yordanka Fandakova and added that all departments are working very actively.