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February 25, 2019

Towards the end of January 2019, Bulgaria’s legislature adopted the EU’s GDPR regulation, but was subsequently overruled by the Bulgarian President. The President exercised his veto right on the grounds that the legislation did not go far enough to address concerns regarding data processing for journalistic purposes and the purposes of academic, artistic or literary expression. Veto’s background The EU’s GDPR grants legislative discretion to EU States in the area of data processing for journalistic, academic, artistic, or literary purposes….

August 13, 2018

Bulgaria has recently adopted new appeal procedures related to public procurement. Designed to speed-up appeals and to bring an end to bad faith actions, the new rules are designed to place Bulgaria in line with more general European norms. Public procurement makes up approx. 9% of Bulgaria’s annual GDP; thus, the new measures are designed to protect and enhance this very important aspect of Bulgaria’s economy. Prior to the adopte…d measures, Bulgaria has found it difficult to implement large infrastructure…

May 25, 2018

Bulgaria is set to introduce certain changes to the application of the EU General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR). Bulgaria’s government has announced that it will legislate additional protocols to that exisitng under GDPR. Areas to be effected include employment, the role of GDPR or data protection officers (DPOs) and data protection impact assessments. Regarding DPOs, Bulgaria-based businesses would be required to designate a DPO if they process the personal data of more than 1…0,000 individuals. In addition, specific corporate rules…

September 12, 2016

One of the most popular enquiries after Brexit is how expats and people who own property in Bulgaria will be affected. There are approximately 1.3 million UK citizens living in Europe many of which chose Bulgaria for their second home or just bought a holiday home in Bulgarian resorts on the Black Sea. Around 7000 UK citizens reside permanently in Bulgaria as of March 2016, according to UK embassy data. In Bulgaria, non-EU citizens are allowed to buy built property…

July 25, 2016

Pursuant to a judgement dated 29 February 2016, the Bulgarian Supreme Court repealed Regulation no 196 of the Council of Ministers of 10 July 2014 with respect to the approval of the fee rates applicable to proceedings under Chapter Eleven of the Public Procurement Act before the Commission for the Protection of Competition and the Supreme Administrative Court (promulgated in The State Gazette, no 58 of 15 July 2014 and entered into force on 15 July 2014). The Commission for…

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February 25, 2019

Towards the end of January 2019, Bulgaria’s legislature adopted the EU’s GDPR regulation, but was subsequently overruled by the Bulgarian President. The President exercised his veto right on the grounds that the legislation did not go far enough to address concerns regarding data processing for journalistic purposes and the purposes of academic, artistic or literary expression. Veto’s background The EU’s GDPR grants legislative discretion to EU States in the area of data processing for journalistic, academic, artistic, or literary purposes….

August 13, 2018

Bulgaria has recently adopted new appeal procedures related to public procurement. Designed to speed-up appeals and to bring an end to bad faith actions, the new rules are designed to place Bulgaria in line with more general European norms. Public procurement makes up approx. 9% of Bulgaria’s annual GDP; thus, the new measures are designed to protect and enhance this very important aspect of Bulgaria’s economy. Prior to the adopte…d measures, Bulgaria has found it difficult to implement large infrastructure…

May 25, 2018

Bulgaria is set to introduce certain changes to the application of the EU General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR). Bulgaria’s government has announced that it will legislate additional protocols to that exisitng under GDPR. Areas to be effected include employment, the role of GDPR or data protection officers (DPOs) and data protection impact assessments. Regarding DPOs, Bulgaria-based businesses would be required to designate a DPO if they process the personal data of more than 1…0,000 individuals. In addition, specific corporate rules…

September 12, 2016

One of the most popular enquiries after Brexit is how expats and people who own property in Bulgaria will be affected. There are approximately 1.3 million UK citizens living in Europe many of which chose Bulgaria for their second home or just bought a holiday home in Bulgarian resorts on the Black Sea. Around 7000 UK citizens reside permanently in Bulgaria as of March 2016, according to UK embassy data. In Bulgaria, non-EU citizens are allowed to buy built property…

July 25, 2016

Pursuant to a judgement dated 29 February 2016, the Bulgarian Supreme Court repealed Regulation no 196 of the Council of Ministers of 10 July 2014 with respect to the approval of the fee rates applicable to proceedings under Chapter Eleven of the Public Procurement Act before the Commission for the Protection of Competition and the Supreme Administrative Court (promulgated in The State Gazette, no 58 of 15 July 2014 and entered into force on 15 July 2014). The Commission for…

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February 25, 2019

Towards the end of January 2019, Bulgaria’s legislature adopted the EU’s GDPR regulation, but was subsequently overruled by the Bulgarian President. The President exercised his veto right on the grounds that the legislation did not go far enough to address concerns regarding data processing for journalistic purposes and the purposes of academic, artistic or literary expression. Veto’s background The EU’s GDPR grants legislative discretion to EU States in the area of data processing for journalistic, academic, artistic, or literary purposes….

August 13, 2018

Bulgaria has recently adopted new appeal procedures related to public procurement. Designed to speed-up appeals and to bring an end to bad faith actions, the new rules are designed to place Bulgaria in line with more general European norms. Public procurement makes up approx. 9% of Bulgaria’s annual GDP; thus, the new measures are designed to protect and enhance this very important aspect of Bulgaria’s economy. Prior to the adopte…d measures, Bulgaria has found it difficult to implement large infrastructure…

May 25, 2018

Bulgaria is set to introduce certain changes to the application of the EU General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR). Bulgaria’s government has announced that it will legislate additional protocols to that exisitng under GDPR. Areas to be effected include employment, the role of GDPR or data protection officers (DPOs) and data protection impact assessments. Regarding DPOs, Bulgaria-based businesses would be required to designate a DPO if they process the personal data of more than 1…0,000 individuals. In addition, specific corporate rules…

September 12, 2016

One of the most popular enquiries after Brexit is how expats and people who own property in Bulgaria will be affected. There are approximately 1.3 million UK citizens living in Europe many of which chose Bulgaria for their second home or just bought a holiday home in Bulgarian resorts on the Black Sea. Around 7000 UK citizens reside permanently in Bulgaria as of March 2016, according to UK embassy data. In Bulgaria, non-EU citizens are allowed to buy built property…

July 25, 2016

Pursuant to a judgement dated 29 February 2016, the Bulgarian Supreme Court repealed Regulation no 196 of the Council of Ministers of 10 July 2014 with respect to the approval of the fee rates applicable to proceedings under Chapter Eleven of the Public Procurement Act before the Commission for the Protection of Competition and the Supreme Administrative Court (promulgated in The State Gazette, no 58 of 15 July 2014 and entered into force on 15 July 2014). The Commission for…

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February 25, 2019

Towards the end of January 2019, Bulgaria’s legislature adopted the EU’s GDPR regulation, but was subsequently overruled by the Bulgarian President. The President exercised his veto right on the grounds that the legislation did not go far enough to address concerns regarding data processing for journalistic purposes and the purposes of academic, artistic or literary expression. Veto’s background The EU’s GDPR grants legislative discretion to EU States in the area of data processing for journalistic, academic, artistic, or literary purposes….

August 13, 2018

Bulgaria has recently adopted new appeal procedures related to public procurement. Designed to speed-up appeals and to bring an end to bad faith actions, the new rules are designed to place Bulgaria in line with more general European norms. Public procurement makes up approx. 9% of Bulgaria’s annual GDP; thus, the new measures are designed to protect and enhance this very important aspect of Bulgaria’s economy. Prior to the adopte…d measures, Bulgaria has found it difficult to implement large infrastructure…

May 25, 2018

Bulgaria is set to introduce certain changes to the application of the EU General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR). Bulgaria’s government has announced that it will legislate additional protocols to that exisitng under GDPR. Areas to be effected include employment, the role of GDPR or data protection officers (DPOs) and data protection impact assessments. Regarding DPOs, Bulgaria-based businesses would be required to designate a DPO if they process the personal data of more than 1…0,000 individuals. In addition, specific corporate rules…

September 12, 2016

One of the most popular enquiries after Brexit is how expats and people who own property in Bulgaria will be affected. There are approximately 1.3 million UK citizens living in Europe many of which chose Bulgaria for their second home or just bought a holiday home in Bulgarian resorts on the Black Sea. Around 7000 UK citizens reside permanently in Bulgaria as of March 2016, according to UK embassy data. In Bulgaria, non-EU citizens are allowed to buy built property…

July 25, 2016

Pursuant to a judgement dated 29 February 2016, the Bulgarian Supreme Court repealed Regulation no 196 of the Council of Ministers of 10 July 2014 with respect to the approval of the fee rates applicable to proceedings under Chapter Eleven of the Public Procurement Act before the Commission for the Protection of Competition and the Supreme Administrative Court (promulgated in The State Gazette, no 58 of 15 July 2014 and entered into force on 15 July 2014). The Commission for…