Transformation: Administrative Justice for Citizens and Business

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Transformation: Administrative Justice for Citizens and Business


2:00 pm - 5:30 pm


Grand Hotel Millennium
89B bul. "Vitosha" , Sofia, 1463

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As a continuation of the Rule of Law improvement on business-related topics initiative, the American Chamber of Commerce in Bulgaria together with the Association of the Bulgarian Administrative Judges (ABAJ, АБАС) organize a round table titled “Transformation: Administrative Justice for Citizens and Business”, on February 22nd, 2024, 14:00 – 17:30 hrs., at Grand Hotel Millennium Sofia, Einstein Hall, Floor 2 (opposite Ballroom). The event has two main topics: 1) Digital Transformation in Administrative Justice and 2) Effectiveness of Administrative Justice in Bulgaria. The goal of the discussion is to provide an update of the current development within administrative justice by its very practitioners, as well as to collect feedback and fair suggestions from various stakeholders on specific issues that could eliminate the bottlenecks of the administrative process and justice.

Both associations have already invited numerous institutions, regulators, NGOs, professional, branch and employers’ organizations that have cassation with the administrative justice in Bulgaria.

Background information

On January 17th, 2024, AmCham Bulgaria presented its “Rule of Law Report on specific business-related areas for improvement”. Its goal was to enrich and foster the public and professional discussion that should trigger real changes in the legislation that is of interest of both the citizens and the business. This project is supported by the Center for International Private Enterprise (CIPE).

AmCham Bulgaria Rule of Law Initiatives History Track 2014 – 2024 cont.


14:00 – 14:30Registration and Welcome Coffee
14:30 – 15:15Opening Remarks

Ivan Mihaylov, CEO, AmCham Bulgaria
Lyubomir Gaydov, Chair of the Supervisory Board, Association of Bulgarian Administrative Judges

15:15 – 15:45Digital Transformation in Administrative Justice

Snezhana Dimitrova, Head of Project
Topic: “Digitalization of key judicial processes in the administrative justice system”, approved under
Component 2.D.1 “Business Environment”, Reform 1 “Accessible, Effective and Predictable Justice”,
of the National Recovery and Sustainability Plan of the Republic of Bulgaria.

Mladen Semov, Sofia City Administrative Court
Topic: “Digitalization – a Challenge for Administrative Justice”


Moderator: Lyubomir Gaydov, Chair of the Supervisory Board, ABAJ

15:45 – 16:00Coffee Break
16:00 – 17:30Effectiveness of Administrative Justice in Bulgaria

Ass. Prof. Hristo Hristev, Sofia University St. Kliment Ohridski
Topic: “Effectiveness of administrative justice and EU law enforcement”

Attn. Anton Krastev, Chair of the AmCham Bulgaria Public Procurement Working Group,
and lawyer at Djingov, Guginsky, Kyuchukov, Velichkov”
Topic: “Administrative Justice in the Field of Public Procurement, Concessions and EU Funds
under Shared Governance – Problems and Possible Solutions.”

Galina Solakova, Supreme Administrative Court
Topic: “Efficiency of Administrative Justice Through the Prism of Enforcement of Final Court Decisions
and Ensuring the Right to Defense in Court Proceedings.”


Moderator: Omourtag Petkov, Chair, Rule of Law and Legislative Reform AmCham Bulgaria Committee

17:30 – 17:40Summary and Conclusion
Please note:
  • Invitation-only event
  • One person per member company for in-person participation
  • Registration will be confirmed via email after processing all registered participants due to venue capacity.
  • Online participation is optional after sending a request to [email protected]
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