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 Upcoming Events



AmCham M2M Executive Meetings, February 8th, 2016



16:00 - 19:30h

Novotel Sofia
  Dear Members: You are kindly invited to the AmCham M2M Executive Meeting to take place on Fabruary ...

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IDC Predictions in 2016



17:00 - 19:00h

Sofia Hotel Balkan
The American Chamber of Commerce in Bulgaria and IDC are pleased to invite you to IDC Predictions 2016. ...

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Business Breakfast: Challenges in the Field of Taxation



09:00 - 10:30h

Radisson Blu Grand Hotel, Ball Hall
We have important tax changes: New treatment for VAT purposes of the use of goods for personal needs ...

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Past Events & Activities



26.01.2016 Ten Chambers Send an Open Letter in Support of the Judicial Reform

Ten chambers of commerce, bringing together businesses from the US and leading European countries, sent an open letter to Bulgarian institutions in support of the judicial reform on January 25th 2016. The letter has been sent to Mr. Boyko Borissov, prime minister of Bulgaria with copies to Mr. Rosen Plevneliev, president of Bulgaria, Mrs Tsetska Tsacheva, chairperson of the National Assembly, Mrs Ekaterina Zaharieva minister of Justice and to all vice premiers.


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13.01.2016 World Bank Presents Report on Healthcare Financing

Tony Thompson, World Bank country manager for Bulgaria, Czech Republic and Slovakia has presented before the AmCham Health Committee members the main findings of its recent reports on health financing and pharmaceutical sector at business breakfast on January 12th, 2016 held at the Novotel Sofia. Out-of-pocket health expenditure and hospital care expenses were at focus during the discussion. The event was kindly supported by Amgen and GSK, and was organized in association with ARPharM.


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22.12.2015 Six Companies Take Part in Year-end Meet new Members Party

The year-end Meet New Members Party of AmCham took place on December 15th at the Grand Hotel Sofia. Six companies presented their services in front of the audience: Da Travel, GlaxoSmithKline (GSK), International Legal Advice center – ILAC, Kolcheva, Smilenov, Koev and Partners Law Firm, Medical Center AmeriMed, and Mnemonica.


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Today's News


Topic of the Day


Queues Remain at Bulgaria-Greece Border amid Greek General Strike

Two key border crossings between Bulgaria and Greece are expected to remain closed to traffic on February 04 as Greek farmers are taking part in Thursday's general strike. As of 06:30 local time (EET) on Thursday, cargo vehicles are not granted passage through either the Ilinden-Exochi or Kulata-Promachonas border crossings. Cars and buses are allowed by protesters to move both ways across the border.


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Bulgaria’s New Education Minister Kuneva Vows Transparency

It’s a matter of courage to make reforms in the education sector, Bulgaria’s newly appointed Education Minister Meglena Kuneva said on Wednesday shortly after parliament endorsed her nomination. Kuneva told reporters in parliament that she would work with everyone in the name of a common national cause, according to a statement released by Bulgaria of the Citizens movement which she is heading.


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Bulgaria Meets Criteria for Euro Adoption

Bulgaria meets all the criteria for adopting the euro as legal tender in the country according to a report of the Audit Office on the management of public debt in the period 2013-2014. Under Maastricht criteria for adopting the euro countries have to have a stable exchange rate, budget deficit below 3%, public debt below 60% of the GDP and to maintain low inflation and longer-term debt interest compared with the Eurozone.


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Plovdiv Turns into Major Business Center

The key location turned Plovdiv into the industrial and business center of Bulgaria. More and more companies, including major world producers from different sectors, invest and expand their operations in the region. Investment projects for EUR 50 mln, which will create 1,500 jobs, are expected to start this year in Plovdiv.


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US, EU strike new data-sharing deal

The United States and European Union have struck a new deal regulating cross-Atlantic data transfers, after a European court struck down a previous agreement in October. European Justice Commissioner Vera Jourova announced the move Tuesday, saying she expects the deal to take effect in about three months, Sofia Globe wrote.


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European Investment Project Portal (EIPP)

The European Investment Project Portal (EIPP) is a web portal enabling EU-based project promoters to reach potential investors worldwide.


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Innovation Explorer 2016, 25 February in Sofia Tech Park

Upcoming is the second edition of the International Forum for innovations - Innovation Explorer Day, which is organized by Capital and Innovation Starter.


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Valentine's Day at Hilton Sofia

Celebrate Valentine's Day at Hilton Sofia! We have prepared a Romantic overnight package, Love Dazzle Sunday Brunch and Buffet Dinner with Cupid highlights. Call us at 02 933 5062 or e-mail: asen.asenov@hilton.com to make a booking!


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EOS Survey “European Payment Practices” 2015

On average, European companies are currently issuing 13 per cent of all their invoices for deliveries abroad. Relative to the entire invoicing volume of a fiscal year, German companies have the greatest proportion of foreign receivables. Around every fifth invoice (21 per cent) sent abroad is issued from Germany. At 18 per cent, Hungary ranks second in Europe, while Greece and Russia issue the lowest number of invoices outside their own national borders (seven and four per cent respectively). These are the results of the representative EOS Survey “European Payment Practices” 2015, for which market research institute TNS Infratest polled 2,800 decision-makers from 13 European countries.


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Positive court practice for recovery of collected 20% unconstitutional fees paid by the RES producers

Our member – the law office Penkov, Markov and Partners introduced their positive court practice on claims which they have initiated on behalf of their clients – RES producers for recovery of the 20 % access fee paid by RES producers to the State Budget. Such access fee has been pronounced unconstitutional in 2014 by the Bulgarian Constitutional Court thus making the amounts collected in the period January-August 2014 practically unlawful.


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Annual Awards 2015 of Imoti.net – users voting

The organizers report strong activity of agencies outside Sofia On Monday, January 18, began the voting for "Real Estate Agency of the Year – Users’ Award" – one of the categories in the first edition of the Annual Awards 2015 of Imoti.net. Every user of the real estate agencies’ services may vote on nagradi.imoti.net until January 31.


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JA Startup Hambar

Startup Hambar is JA Bulgaria's latest social innovation project in benefit of the entrepreneurship ecosystem in the country. It is a co-working, training and mentoring space for young entrepreneurs aged 14 to 26 and their startup companies. It is conveniently located at the brand-new Technology+Innovation Network – Bulgaria’s first science and technology park, providing young entrepreneurs with access to cutting-edge equipment and research labs.


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Welcome to Premier Luxury Mountain Resort - Bansko

The hotel is situated at a top-notch location close to the ski slopes and magnificent mountain in the world-famous resort Bansko. Be our guests at Premier and make your choice of beautifully decorated luxury rooms and suites, both cutting-edge and cosy and most with panoramic view over the Pirin mountain.


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The fifth annual HR Industry exposition will be held in Sofia

The only Bulgarian event specialized in presenting HR products and services HR Industry will be held on the 11th of February 2016 at the Hilton hotel, Sofia. For fifth consecutive year the event will gather the top companies which operate on the Bulgarian market. 26 companies have registered for HR Industry so far and the registration will be active until 1st of February 2016.


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