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State Gazette, issue 62 /August 6th, 2019
Increased requirements for the activities of private museums provide for changes to the Law on Cultural Heritage. More->

State Gazette, issue 52 /July 2nd, 2019
Increased responsibility for the causes of environmental noise implies amendments in the law of the same name. More->

State Gazette, issue 44 /June 4th, 2019
A further acceleration of the expropriation of private property for state purposes, with the restriction of the property owners’ rights, foresees amendments to the State Property Act. More->

State Gazette, issue 37 /May 7th, 2019
Amendments to the Restoration and Restructuring Act of Credit Institutions and Investment Intermediaries introduce the requirements of Regulation (EU) No 806/2014 of the European Parliament and of the Council of 15 July 2014, More->

State Gazette, issue 28 /April 5th, 2019
The Trade Seal Protection Act regulates the terms and conditions for protection against unauthorized acquisition, use and disclosure. More->

State Gazette, issue 20 /March 8th, 2019
The Census of the Population and the Housing Fund in the Republic of Bulgaria regulates the law of the same name, which regulates the preparation, organization and carrying out of it in 2021. More->

State Gazette, issue 12 /February 8th, 2019
Enhanced supervision of the activities of pension insurance companies introduces changes in the Social Insurance Code. More->

State Gazette, issue 1 /January 3rd, 2019
Reducing the administrative burden and speed in urban development procedures foresee changes to the Spatial Planning Act. More->

State Gazette, issue 101 /December 7th, 2018
Increased transparency, better protection for users of insurance services, increased requirements for insurance brokers and brokers foresee changes in the Insurance Code, which introduce the provisions of the European Parliament and Council Directive (EC) 2016/97 of 20 January 2016 year on the distribution of insurance products. More->

State Gazette, issue 94/November 13th, 2018
The Cyber Security Act introduces the requirements of the European Parliament and Council Directive (EU) 2016/1148 of 6 July 2016 on measures for a high common level of security of networks and information systems in the Union. More->

State Gazette, issue 86/October 18th, 2018
Speeding up deadlines and increasing transparency by simplifying procedures, limiting abusive appeals and electronic switching are aimed at recent changes to the Public Procurement Act. More->

State Gazette, issue 77 /September 18th, 2018
Expansion of electronic services in the jurisdiction of some types of cases and a serious increase in state fees for cassation appeal are two of the most significant changes in the last set of amendments to the Administrative Procedure Code. More->

State Gazette, issue 64 /August 3rd , 2018
Increased transparency and competition in the sale of state property rights on them foresee changes in the Privatization and Post-privatization Control Act. More->

State Gazette, issue 60 /July 20th, 2018
Differentiated support for the integration of people with disabilities is stipulated in the amendments of the law. The monthly allowance for persons with permanent disabilities over the age of 18 will no longer be determined after an individual social assessment of their needs and capacities determined by the degree of reduced capacity to work or the type and extent of the disability. More->

State Gazette, issue 46 /June 1st, 2018
The requirements of Directive 2014/50 / EU of the European Parliament and of the Council of 16 April 2014 on minimum requirements for enhancing worker mobility between Member States by improving the taking-up and preservation of supplementary pension rights introduce amendments to the Social Code insurance. More->

State Gazette, issue 42 /May 22nd, 2018
More clarity and certainty in the lease of agricultural land are aimed at amendments in the Law on the ownership and use of agricultural land. More->

State Gazette, issue 30 /April 3rd, 2018
Ensuring the rights of parents and adopters of child-care leave provide for adjustments to the Labor Code. More->

State Gazette, issue 20 /March 6th, 2018
The ombudsman’s oversubscribed rights to protect individuals’ rights provide for amendments to the Act of the same name. More->

State Gazette, issue 15 /February 16th, 2018
A new Markets in Financial Instruments Directive (MiFID) introduces the requirements of the MiFID and the 2013/36 / EU Markets in Financial Instruments Act. More->

State Gazette, issue 2 /January 3rd, 2018
Detailed regulation of liability for tort / delict introduces the new Chapter Fifteen into the Law on Protection of Competition. More->

State Gazette, issue 96 /December 1st, 2017
A new Concessions Act introduces the requirements of Directive 2014/23 / EC of the European Parliament and of the Council of 26 February 2014 on the award of concession contracts (Concessions Directive). More->

State Gazette, issue 90 /November 10th, 2017
Changes in the rules on secondment, temporary suspension and the fixing of additional remuneration for magistrates foresee the latest changes in the Judicial System Act. More->

State Gazette, issue 81 /October 10th, 2017
The Supreme Judicial Council approved a Panel Order regulating the terms and procedure for determining the number of judges, ethical rules of conduct and organizational issues related to their activities under the Basic Code of Criminal Procedure Code. More->

State Gazette, issue 76/ September 19th, 2017
The latest amendments of the Environmental Protection Law aim fastening the large infrastructural projects through narrowing of the possibilities for abuse of law at the appellation of the ecological valuation before the court. More->

State Gazette, issue 62/August 1st, 2017
The latest amendments and additions in the Public Offering of Securities Act aims improving the security of the investitures when purchasing corporative obligations and encouraging the access of small and middle sized companies to the capital trade market. More->

State Gazette, issue 54/ July 5th, 2017
The serial amendments and additions of the Law on Road Traffic aim more effective control over the behavior of the drivers of motorcycle vehicles. More->

State Gazette, issue 49/June 20th, 2017
The Bulgarian National Bank aims strengthen supervision over the financial system with the changes of Regulation 16 from 2009 for licensing of the payment institutions, the companies for electronic money and the operators of payment systems. More->

State Gazette, issue 41/ May 23rd, 2017
The Council of Ministers passed changes at the Regulation for working time, breaks and leaves, adopted with Decree № 72 from 1986. More->

Law on Value Added Tax
A new regime for the security for deliveries of liquid fuels is introduced with the latest amendments in the Law on Value Added Tax (SG 60/02.08.2016). More->

Law on the Organization of the Black Sea Coast
Restrictions on the so called “wild camping” were introduced with the amendments to the Law on the Organization of the Black Sea Coast (OG 20/15.03.2015). More->

SG 42/3.06.2016 г.
Enhanced control over the issuers in order to decrease the risk for investors is provided with the amendments in the Law on Public Offering of Securities. More->

Tax-Insurance Procedure Code
The recent amendments in the TIPC (OG 94/4.12.2015) provide for an intensification of the liability for failure of execution of public obligations and implementation of the requirements under the agreement between Bulgaria and USA FATCA, requiring all foreign financial institutions to provide More->

Ordinance on implementing the Law on Promotion of Investments
The Council of Ministers approved with a decree (OG 88/13.11.2015) the amendments in the Ordinance on implementing the Law on Promotion of Investments (LPI) according to the European Regulations under Articles 107 and 108 of the Treaty on the Functioning of the European Union. More->

The Public Procurement Act
The Public Procurement Act underwent, yet another, series of legislative amendments (OG 79/13.10.2015). More->

The council of ministers approved a decree of National program for energy efficiency of residential buildings, about the conditions and terms for granting gratuitous financial assistance under the program and appointing of the bodies responsible for the implementation. More->

The Council of Ministers adopts an Ordinance for the order and manner of issuance and review of permits for emission of greenhouse gasses from installations and for realizing monitoring by the operators of installations and the aviation operators, More->

The patent office is with new structural regulations which replace the structural regulations enter into force in the beginning of the year. The new structure of the Patent office provides an establishing of four directorates general administration and three directorates specialized administration. More->

Decree- Council of Ministers
The Council of Ministers enacts a decree for constitution of a council, named “Energy board”. More->

Ordinance- Bulgarian National bank
Bulgarian National bank amends enacted by it under the Credit institutions act Ordinance for supplement and amendment of financial institutions. More->

New ordinance № 5 from July 31, 2014 for constructions in the forest territories without changing of their designation enacted Ministry of agriculture and food and Ministry of regional development. More->

Cadastre and Property Register Amendment Act – “State Gazette”, 49/13.06.2014

Improvement of legal framework, concerning the implementation of activities for creating, approving and maintaining the cadastral map and the cadastral registers, easier ways of servicing natural and legal persons with data from the cadastre, protection against bureaucratization of the process and application of corrupt practices. More->

The recent amendments of the Penal Code transpose the Directive 2009/52/ЕC of the European Parliament and the Council of 18.06.2009 providing on minimum standards on sanctions and measures against employers of illegally staying third-country nationals. More->

Two new chapters have been introduces into the Commercial Navigation Code – regulating the responsibility of the ship owners for damages caused by pollution with ship fuel as well as the insurance of the ship owner for maritime claims. More->

Series of amendments of the Labour Code have been enacted to regulate the personnel leasing (work through an undertaking which provides temporary employment), the working from home as well as the working from distance using information technologies. More->

The new Gambling Act entering into force in the end of June 2012 will introduce for the first time in Bulgaria a regulation of the gambling from a distance performed through telecommunication equipment, whereby the participants gamble directly through internet or other electronic communication means. More->

An article regarding the enterprise liability in insolvency proceedings in Bulgaria written by the Managing Partner of Varadinov and Partners Javor Varadinov and the associates in Varadinov and Partners Yanislava Chankova–Docheva and Zoya Zlatkova has been published in The European Lawyer Reference, Multinational Enterprise Liability in Insolvency Proceedings, Jurisdictional comparisons, Second edition 2010, General Editor J. William Boon.

An article regarding the Bulgarian Employment and Labour Law written by the the associates in Varadinov and Partners Yanislava Chankova–Docheva and Yulia Vesselinova has been published in The European Lawyer Reference, Employment and Labour Law, Jurisdictional comparisons, Third edition 2010, General Editor Dame Janet Gaymer.

With the latest amendments of the Electronic Communications Act the number of the Regulation of Communications Commission’s members has been decreased from 9 to 5 and the duration of their mandate has been decreased from 6 to 5 years. These amendments are part of a program for optimizing the public administration expenditures announced by the legislative and executive authority.

A number of important amendments have been introduced in the Design Act. The state register of industrial design shall be published on the internet site of the Patent office as of the date 11th February 2011. More->

Limits in the amount of the managers’s remunerations in trade companies with state participation in the capital have been provided as of the date April 1st, 2010. The total amount of the remuneration of the members of the board of directors, More->