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Thanksgiving Community Dinner on November 24th

24.11.2014

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18:30 - 22:30h

Kempinski Hotel Zografski Sofia, Sofia Grand Hall
How often are we grateful in our lives? Thanksgiving in the American tradition is the right time for ...
   

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Past Events & Activities

 

  

10.10.2014 The U.S. Embassy Presents New Officers

The American Chamber of Commerce in Bulgaria and the U.S. Embassy had the traditional networking reception on October 2nd, 2014 to present the key officers and members of the U.S. Mission in Bulgaria. The event took place at the Grand Hotel Sofia where close to 80 members attended the event.

   

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30.09.2014 AmCham Bulgaria Meets with BSP Representatives

On September 30th, AmCham Board members met with representatives of the Bulgarian Socialist Party (BSP) in a series of political parties’ meetings following the publication of the 2014 White Paper. The BSP was represented by Evgeni Uzunov, deputy chair of BSP, Roumen Gechev, economic expert, Atanas Merdzhanov, member of the Executive committee (Ex Co), Boris Ivanov, head of the cabinet of the Chair of BSP, and Denitsa Karadzhova, member of Ex Co.

   

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29.09.2014 AmCham Bulgaria Meets with Reformist Block’s representatives

After the publication of its 2014 White Paper, AmCham Bulgaria is pleased to announce its second meeting with one of the alliances which will participate in the elections on October 5, 2014.

   

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Today's News

  

Topic of the Day

21.10.2014

EU Bank Watchdog Urges Bulgaria to Ensure Instant Access to KTB Deposits

European Banking Authority said Monday Bulgaria should allow immediate access of depositors at Corporate Commercial Bank (Corpbank, KTB) to their savings. Both the Bulgarian central bank BNB and the Deposits Insurance Fund (DIF) are breaching Article 1(3)(i) and Article 10 of Directive 94/19/EC, the deposit-guarantee law of the European Union, the banking watchdog warned in a statement, Novinite.com (Sofia News Agency) wrote.

   

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Politics

21.10.2014

Boyko Borisov EXCLUSIVE: Worse than new elections would be a government with no principles

"What I and most people in Bulgaria think is that new elections are almost inevitable, because if there's anything worse than government at any cost, is a government without principles." GERB leader Boyko Borisov shared in an exclusive interview for Standart.

   

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Economy

21.10.2014

Finance Ministry Reopens 10.5-Year Issue of BGN-Denominated Govt Securities

Bulgaria’s Finance Ministry reopened the 10.5 year issue of Government Securities (GS) issued on 15 January 2014 with maturity 15 July 2024. The issue is a reference one in terms of the harmonized long-term interest rate as regards the assessment of the convergence level which is part of the Maastricht criteria in 2014, according to a media statement of the Finance Ministry, Novinite.com (Sofia News Agency) wrote.

   

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Business

21.10.2014

Employment Agency Director Decries Inefficiency of Job Schemes

Asen Angelov, Executive Director of Bulgaria’s Employment Agency, has underscored the inefficiency of labor market policy, drawing attention to the fact that they have remained unchanged for over eight years and have only had a temporary effect. In a Monday interview for 24 Hours daily, Angelov explains that nearly 400 000 people have undergone various trainings but the impact on the labor market has been rather insignificant both in terms of labor productivity and sustainability, Novinite.com (Sofia News Agency) wrote.

   

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International

21.10.2014

Europe emission targets 'will fail to protect climate'

Europe’s leaders are about to consign the Earth to the risk of dangerous climate change, a UN expert says. Prof Jim Skea, a vice-chair of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change, says the EU’s plan to cut CO2 emissions 40% by 2030 is too weak. He says it will commit future governments to “extraordinary and unprecedented” emissions cuts, BBC wrote.

   

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Announcements

 

  

18.08.2014

#truSofia HR and Recruitment Disruptive Tech Unconference Agenda

#truSofia - the first unconference event for HR and Recruitment professionals anounces the #truAgenda: Join the conversation on 21 August from 10:30 AM @ Vivacom Art hall

   

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27.03.2014

BAPRA Bright Awards 2014 application deadline extended

Bulgarian Association of PR Agencies (BAPRA) announces an extension of the application deadline for participation in the fifth jubilee edition of BAPRA Bright Awards. Because of the ongoing great interest of the participants, application forms can be submitted online until 3 April, 2014, not later than 23:59, at www.bapra.bg/2014. Campaigns must be implemented by PR agencies and internal PR departments in the period March 2013-February 2014.

   

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Member Updates

 

 

17.10.2014

VMware Expands Presence in Bulgaria

VMware, Inc. (NYSE: VMW), the global leader in virtualization and cloud infrastructure,has today announced the expansion of its Research & Development facility in Sofia and the creation of a new Professional Services Center of Excellence. To support this growth, VMware is adding a new 6,000 square meter office space that will allow the organisation to gradually expand from 480 employees at present, to close to 1,000 over the next several years.

   

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17.10.2014

Kempinski Hotel Grand Arena Bansko Brings Haute Cuisine to Bansko with Limited Edition White Truffle Menu

For a second consecutive year, Kempinski Hotel Grand Arena Bansko will surprise guests with a luxurious treat – an exclusive white truffle menu. From 24 October to 6 November, guests are invited to savour a selection of gourmet specialities made with the world’s most expensive ingredient at Come Prima Restaurant.

   

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16.10.2014

Kempinski Hotel Grand Arena Bansko Donates One Tonne of Food to the Dancing Bears Park in Belitsa for the Second Consecutive Year

On 13 October, Kempinski Hotel Grand Arena Bansko’s management team visited the Dancing Bears Park in Belitsa for a planned team-building event and donated one tonne of fresh fruits. The time of the visit was scheduled purposely for October. This time of the year, the bears are preparing themselves for winter hibernation and they need more carbohydrates and vitamins. The park’s staff will hide the donated food in different places so the bears can find it as they normally do in their natural life.

   

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15.10.2014

The Mayor of Sofia JordankaFandakova Opens the American English Academy In Sofia, Lozen Area

"I am very glad that in these years of economic crisis, we are making the most important investment – the investment in our children and their education," Jordanka Fandakova, Mayor of Sofia, said in her speech at the opening ceremony of the American English Academy in Sofia." At this moment 120 children, from over 30 different nationalities are being educated here... I am happy that currently the American English Academy offers a program that will give its students the opportunity to receive a Bulgarian diploma, as well as the American one," added Mrs. Fandakova.

   

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15.10.2014

Forbes Bulgaria Will Bestow Its Business Awards for a Fourth Year

Forbes Bulgaria has started accepting applications for participation in the 2014 Forbes Business Awards. The competition is conducted for a fourth consecutive year. It is aimed at encouraging the entrepreneurial spirit and good business practices.

   

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10.10.2014

Roundtable Discussion "Key challenges and ways to improve motivation in the IT sector"

Top ICT Employer 2014 When October 15th Venue: Sofia Airport Center

   

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08.10.2014

Club Investor Event: How important is the financial management for the company's development?

When: October 20th, 2014, Venue: Grand Hotel Sofia

   

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