Step Forward in Archival Openness in Bulgaria

Aug 13, 2010

CWIHP is pleased to announce that its Bulgarian partner COMDOS – The Committee for Disclosing the Documents and Announcing the Affiliation of Bulgarian Citizens to the State Security and the Intelligence Services of the Bulgarian National Army – is expected to receive the archival record of the State Security Agency based on a tri-lateral agreement with the Bulgarian Ministry of the Interior and the Archives State Agency signed in April 2010.

In an interview for the weekly newspaper "Kapital" the Chairman of COMDOS Evtim Evtimov stated that by the end of this year he expects COMDOS to receive about eighty-five percent of all archival documents from the former State Security Agency, currently housed in the Ministry of the Interior.

Pursuant to the same agreement, the Bulgarian Ministry of the Interior has announced the final stage of transferring the entire state police archive from the Ministry to the Archives State Agency.

The sate police archive comprises of the archival records of the Ministry of the Interior for the time period between 1923 and September 9th, 1944. The transfer takes effect under the law on the declassification of dossiers, enacted in December 2006.

This news item is based on article published in the on-line edition of Dnevnik . The full text of the article is available in Bulgarian and can be downloaded here.
 

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