The Ordinance on the long-term secondments abroad of the Council of Ministers from 2000 (the “Ordinance”) is amended since 31.07.2020 as follows: The travel expenses: The travel expenses will be ...

On July 23th, 2020, a bill for amending and supplementing of the Consumer Protection Act (the “Bill”) was submitted for voting in the National Assembly. The Bill proposes for introduction ...

On 21st of April 2020 the European Data Protection Board adopted Guidelines on the processing of health data for research purposes in the context of the COVID-19 outbreak and Guidelines ...

On 25th of June 2020, the Court of the European Union (“CJEU”) resolved on obligations to provide information regarding alternative dispute resolution on websites. The proceeding is initiated between Verbraucherzentrale ...

The Medical Devices in Human Medicine Act (the “Act”) clarifies the provisions regarding jointly-coordinated control proceedings over drugs to be conducted between the Bulgarian Drug Agency (the “BDA”) and the ...

The National Assembly adopted at first hearing amendments to the Obligations and Contracts Act, which will vanish the figure of the so called ”endless debtor”. A new article is going ...

The reason for raising the issue of protection of individuals regarding the processing of personal data was a new decision of the Court of Justice (CJEU) as of 16.07.2020. The ...

To the question about whether it would be legal to establish a construction right onto agricultural land before the change of its use, our answer in general is ‘yes’. Our ...

The changers introduce new measures for the application of Regulation 1129 of the European parliament and the council from 14th June, 2017. The previous Directive 2003/71 is now cancelled. The ...

Every employee is entitled to paid annual leave for at least four weeks (twenty working days). The pecuniary compensation of the unused annual paid leave is forbidden to the exception ...

The issue of the unfair nature of the clauses is proposed in the presence of a consumer contract included between a trader and a consumer within the meaning of § ...

On July 3, 2020 in the State Gazette was published the new ordinance on the requirements for the categorized accommodation and catering establishments, on the procedure for determining of category, ...

The Financial Supervision Commission (“FSC”) adopted new Ordinance No 38 as of May 21st 2020 on the requirements for the investment intermediaries` activities (“the Ordinance”). Its aim is to provide ...

The reason for raising the issue with regard to the unlawful distribution of content on the online platform YouTube was a new decision of the Court of Justice of the ...

In a judgment of June 2020, the Court of Justice of the European Union (the Court) reaffirmed the basic principles of the VAT taxation for the Member States. The judgment ...

The reason for raising the issue of raising children with disabilities in another Member State was a new decision of the Court of Justice (CJEU) as of 12.03.2020. The proceeding ...

The National Assembly adopted amendments to the Energy Act in June 2020, that introduced significant changes regarding the electricity market in the Republic of Bulgaria. These changes are a significant ...

The Public Procurement Agency maintains a list of the economic entities for which it has been proved that they have committed violations in the assignment or execution of public procurements ...

The European Commission (the Commission) published its inception impact assessment on the possible adoption of regulation that would introduce a new market investigation tool. The new tool would enable the ...

Currently, the collection of fines when crossing the border is a hot topic. We have prepared a summary of the procedure for imposing and appealing an administrative penalty. ...

Bulgaria was convicted with Judgement dated 28.05.2020 of the European Court of Human Rights (ECHR) for violation of Mr. Yordan Antonov’s right to peaceful enjoyment of his possessions. Article 1 ...

Documents to the procedure “Support for medium-sized businesses to overcome the economic consequences of the COVID-19 pandemic” have been published. They envision a grant in the amount of BGN 30 ...

The European Commission has decided today to postpone the entry into force of two EU taxation measures to take account of the difficulties that businesses and Member States are facing ...

On 10th of June, 2020, the National Assembly adopted at second reading amendments to the Value Added Tax Act (VATA), which reduced the value-added tax (VAT) rate to 9 % ...