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15.07.2015 Business Associations Publicize an Open Letter regarding amendments to the Energy Act and the Renewable Energy Act

The undersigned chambers Advantage Austria in Bulgaria, American Chamber of Commerce in Bulgaria, British Bulgarian Business Asociation and Confindustria Bulgaria representing the interests of companies invested tens billions leva in the Bulgarian energy and economy, we turn to the Bulgarian Parliament, the government and society on the occasion of our serious concerns related to the recently announced proposals for new amendments to the Energy Act and the Renewable Energy Act.

   

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06.07.2015 AmCham Marks July Fourth for the Twentieth Year

AmCham Bulgaria celebrated the twentieth year of the Independence Day on July Fourth at the American College of Sofia with close to 3,000 guests. The chamber honored the Two Hundred and Thirty-Ninth Anniversary of the Declaration of Independence of the United States of America.

   

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26.06.2015 Business Breakfast with Deloitte Bulgaria

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Today's News

  

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17.07.2015

Bulgarian MPs Move to Amend Referendum Rules

All referendums held on the same day as elections will be valid if 50% of the participants in the vote also answer to the referendum question(s), according to a decision of Bulgaria’s parliamentary legal committee. The amendments to the Direct Citizen Participation in State and Local Government Act are to be put to the vote at an extraordinary sitting of Parliament on July 21, according to reports of 24 Hours daily.

   

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Politics

17.07.2015

Bulgarian Parliament’s Budget Commitee Approves Anti-Graft Draft Bill

The budget and finance committee in Bulgaria’s parliament approved on first reading the draft bill on the prevention of corruption among senior public officials on Thursday, BGNES reported. The legislation meant to prevent high-level graft and championed by Deputy Prime Minister Meglena Kuneva was approved by the parliament's legal affairs committee on Wednesday. The government submitted the draft to Parliament on 30 June.

   

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Economy

17.07.2015

Bulgaria not keen on contributing bridge financing for Greece – Deputy PM

Bulgaria could join Britain and other EU countries outside the euro zone opposing the use of their funds to provide short-term bridge financing for Greece ahead of a third bail-out agreement, Deputy Prime Minister Roumyana Buchvarova hinted on July 16, Sofia Globe wrote.

   

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Business

17.07.2015

Bulgaria Ranks Among Top 3 Most Popular Destinations for TUI Russia This Summer

Turkey, Egypt and Bulgaria have become the most popular destinations for Russian tourists this summer, the Association of Russian Tour Operators said on Thursday, citing data provided by TUI Russia.

   

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International

17.07.2015

Greece debt crisis: German MPs to vote on bailout

The German parliament is to vote on whether to allow negotiations on Greece's €86bn (£60bn) bailout deal. Germany is one of several eurozone states that must give the green light before the rescue deal can go ahead, BBC wrote.

   

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Announcements

 

  

16.07.2015

The Godfather Live at NDK, November 7-8, 2015

   

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15.07.2015

Gregory Porter Live in NDK, October 18th

   

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20.07.2015

BBQ, Sushi cooking classes and DJ Chill-Out Afternoon around the pool this weekend at Kempinski Hotel Grand Arena Bansko

BBQ, Sushi cooking classes and DJ Chill-Out Afternoon around the pool this weekend at Kempinski Hotel Grand Arena Bansko

   

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16.07.2015

AES begins construction of its first battery-based energy storage facility in continental Europe

AES began construction today on its first advanced, battery-based energy storage facility in continental Europe. The Netherlands AdvancionTM Energy Storage Array will provide 10 MW of interconnected energy storage, equivalent to 20 MW of flexible resource. The array is expected to begin operations by the end of 2015.

   

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14.07.2015

Bulgaria introduces “abuse of stronger bargaining position” regulation in its competition law

On 9 July 2015, the Bulgarian Parliament amended the Act on the Protection of Competition to introduce a ban on the abuse of stronger bargaining position and a bespoke sanction regime for its breach. Although initially intended to tackle the economic asymmetries in the retail food sector, the amendments will also affect other industries. They would apply across the board to commercial relations that may be prone to disparities in negotiating powers.

   

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26.06.2015

Kempinski Hotel Grand Arena Bansko Announced Its New General Manager

As of June, Kempinski Hotel Grand Arena Bansko has a new General Manager – Mr Carsten Seubert.

   

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25.06.2015

Sitel Granted National Golden Prize Award for Human Resources 2015

Sitel, one of the global leaders of outsourced customer experience management, has been granted the National Golden Prize Award for human resources 2015 in May. By this award, the board of HR Magazine and foundation “Human resources in Bulgaria and EU integration” acknowledged Sitel’s record in employee programs. This is the third time that Sitel in Bulgaria wins a major business award. Prior awards were the IAOP – Global Outsourcing 100 and the Global Services 100 “Best Performing Contact Center”.

   

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25.06.2015

Pirin Run Gathered Professional and Amateur Bikers and Runners for a Fifth Consecutive Year in Bansko

For a fifth consecutive year, the annual competition for mountain running and biking Pirin Run was held on Sunday, 21 June in Bansko. The event was organised by the Municipality of Bansko and the Marathon Association. The technical meeting and registration took place the day before in one of Kempinski Hotel Grand Arena Bansko’s meeting rooms. Later in the evening, the hotel also organised a pasta party for all registered participants at The Gallery Restaurant. All guests had the opportunity to taste a variety of tempting dishes with homemade pasta.

   

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23.06.2015

Tourism forum: Bulgaria - Italy

The forum will take place on July 6th, Monday at the Central military club.

   

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