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State Gazette, issue 12 /February 12th, 2021
The most serious package of amendments in banking legislation for years introduces in the Credit Institutions Act the increased requirements of Directive (EU) 2019/878 of the European Parliament and of the Council of 20 May 2019. More->

State Gazette, issue 2 /January 8th, 2021
The National Assembly approved the Strategy for Development of Higher Education in the Republic of Bulgaria for the period 2021 - 2030. More->

State Gazette, issue 102 /December 1st, 2020
Absolute limitation period for receivables against individuals, but with large exceptions for certain categories, provide amendments in the Law on Obligations and Contracts. More->

State Gazette, issue 96 /November 11th, 2020
Increased protection for users of online services provide amendments in the Law on Electronic Commerce. The range of information society services also explicitly includes online intermediary services More->

State Gazette, issue 86 /October 6th, 2020
Regulation of the information system of judicial enforcement introduce amendments in the Judiciary System Act. The establishment and maintenance of the information system is in the competence of the Ministry of Justice, More->

State Gazette, issue 79 /September 8th, 2020
Increased control over the extraction of natural resources is aimed at amendments in the Mineral Resources Act. More->

State Gazette, issue 69 /August 4th, 2020
Increased requirements for the issuance of licenses and supervision of operators are included in the Gambling Act. More->

State Gazette, issue 62 /July 17th, 2020
Clarification of the regime for maintenance of the elements of the electronic communications network introduce the latest amendments in the Spatial Planning Act. More->

State Gazette, issue 51 /June 5th, 2020
The new Law on the Management of the Agro-Food Chain introduces normative guarantees for comprehensive control over food quality. More->

State Gazette, issue 40 /May 5th, 2020
The Council of Ministers approved Regulations for the implementation of the Law on Public Enterprises, which entered into force at the beginning of the year. The regulations regulate: More->

State Gazette, issue 34 /April 9th, 2020
Rapid amendments in accordance with the reported omissions are provided in the Law on Measures and Actions during the state of emergency. The acts of the Minister of Health for the introduction of temporary measures and restrictions will be subject to preliminary implementation. More->

State Gazette, issue 21 /March 13th, 2020
A significant number of amendments to the Law on Regional Development refine the planning, programming, management, resourcing, monitoring, control and evaluation of the implementation of the system of strategic planning documents More->

State Gazette, issue 13 /February 14th, 2020
Cooperation between national authorities responsible for the enforcement of consumer protection laws sets out a new chapter in the law. More->

State Gazette, issue 5 /January 17th, 2020
The entry of electronic certification services into the administrative turnover foresees changes in the Regulation on the issuance of certificates based on the population register issued by the Ministry of Regional Development and Public Works. More->

State Gazette, issue 100 /December 20th, 2019
Increased protection against unfair terms in consumer contracts foresees another change in the Code of Civil Procedure. More->

State Gazette, issue 89 /November 12th, 2019
By a decree of the Council of Ministers, a number of amendments were made to the Rules for the Issuance of Bulgarian Personal Documents. The applications for issuance of a driving license (motor vehicle) to Bulgarian citizens More->

State Gazette, issue 81 /October 15th, 2019
Amendments in the law are envisaged to strengthen the control over the purity of the ambient air. Where the operator of an active combustion plant demonstrates to the competent authority that the relevant emission limit values are technically and economically not feasible for an individual installation, More->

State Gazette, issue 74 /September 20th, 2019
More flexible powers in the presence of the risk of animal epidemics provide for amendments and supplements to the Hunting and Game Conservation Act with regard to the time limits for hunting game hunting. More->

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->