Wed, May 22 2013
A programme adopted by Bulgaria's Cabinet against domestic violence provides for the setting up of a police emergency hotline for victims of domestic violence.
The line would operate 24 hours a day, Darik Radio reported.
The Cabinet had provided 270 000 leva for shelters for domestic violence victims. These shelters would be opened in every regional centre, Darik said.
Bulgaria's Interior Ministry would publish a handbook against domestic violence.
The Cabinet also provided for legislative changes. Disobeying court orders issued to protect victims of domestic violence would become a criminal offence, Darik said.
Men are the perpetrators of 92 per cent of cases of domestic violence, with lack of money, drunkenness and childhood psychological trauma as causal factors, researchers suggest, in a media report two days before March 8, International Women’s Day.
The funding is provided under the foreign military sales programme of the US army's Program Executive Office of Simulation, Training and Instrumentation.
The UK nationals were arrested after throwing beer bottles at people after being refused entry to a restaurant that had closed for the night.
Restoration and development projects include Madara Horseman, Arbanassi fortress, Magura cave.
Simeon Saxe-Coburg and his spouse Margarita opened a new heating and insulation system at the Tsar Ferdinand Hospital for Pulmonary Diseases in Iskrets, a project implemented thanks to the Embassy of the Sovereign Order of Malta in Sofia and the Nando Peretti Foundation.
According to the law's provisions, the commission will have the power to investigate individuals without prior notification and would not require a criminal conviction in order to launch an investigation.