"Every person can decide who to trust” – this was the comment of Panov concerning the distrust of the PM. He denied that h has ever spoken as a politician – in his point of view the law does not let him dabble in politics. “My statements are not political – they are told by a magistrate who sees no reform of the judicature”, said Panov in his defense concerning his entreaty to the European Commission that the CVM benchmark on judiciary should not be closed. "When I insist on that, this is not a political position but the opinion of a person who is part of the judicature”.
After an hour of discussions with the president Rumen Radev, the head of the SCC held just the contrary position of Sotir Tsatsarov, who met with the president the day before that. According to Lozan Panov the consultations on the criteria for a new prosecutor started just on time. Tsatsarov, on the other hand, said that they started too early as the process of choice can start no earlier than July.
The president of SCC remained silent when it came to the insistence of members of the Parliament for his resignation. But it was clear that he has no intentions of doing this.
Once again Panov attacked the prosecutor’s office for his requisition for specific instruments for control and investigation of the three most important figures in the judicature– the prosecutor, the head of the Supreme Court of Cassation (SCC) and the head of the Supreme Administrative Court (SAC).In Panov’s opinion the high judges cannot affect the legal procedure, but the prosecutor could do this.
Together with the stricter control and investigation only for the prosecutor, he required also changes in the Constitution regarding the authority of the prosecutor.
In his words the president does not share his thesis for taking the prosecutors out of the judicature with the argument that there will be a high chance that the politics affect the prosecutors. But this isn’t what Panov believes.