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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

Find attached the presentations from the event.

   

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Today's News

  

Topic of the Day

29.07.2015

Der Spiegel: Bulgaria, Greece's New Treasury

A short trip to Bulgaria is the only thing Greeks have to do to circumvent capital controls, German weekly Der Spiegel says. "Strict controls which actually had to save Greece's banks from collapse, are leading to a mass exodus to the poorest EU member state," it reports in a Tuesday article.

   

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Politics

29.07.2015

Bulgarian President Criticises Parliament for Ignoring Citizens' Will

Bulgarian President Rosen Plevneliev said on Tuesday that the decision of the parliament to include only the question on electronic voting in the forthcoming referendum, did not take into full account the will of the nation to define the rules on the election of its representatives.

   

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Economy

29.07.2015

Bulgarian Parliament Approves Pension Reform at Second Reading

The Bulgarian Parliament approved at second reading on Tuesday the amendments to the Social Insurance Code. A total of 97 MPs voted in favour of the pension reform of Deputy Prime Minister Ivaylo Kalfin, 20 MPs voted against and 10 abstained, daily Dnevnik informs. After the retirement age was frozen for two years, it will start to gradually increase from 2016, both for men and women, Darik radio reports.

   

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Business

29.07.2015

Bulgarian Regional Minister: Section of Struma Motorway to be Launched on Friday

Bulgarian Regional Minister Lilyana Pavlova said on Tuesday that the section of Struma motorway between the town of Sandanski and the border checkpoint Kulata will be most likely launched on Friday evening. Pavlova noted that the construction of the section of the motorway was still ongoing and works were being carried out round the clock, she said in an interview for private bTV station.

   

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International

29.07.2015

Windows 10 launch is a 'new era', says Microsoft boss

Windows 10 marks a "new era" for personal computing, Microsoft's chief executive has said. The software, launched globally on Wednesday, is the company's attempt to reverse its fortunes in the mobile industry. Windows 10 will be offered as a free upgrade to most existing Windows users, as well as those buying new PCs, 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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Member Updates

 

 

28.07.2015

Viva Mexico! Carna Asada & Taquisa by Robin Villarreal - 8th of August at Premier Luxury Mountain Resort

   

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28.07.2015

DJ Chill-Out mood, Latino rhythms and appetizing charcoal BBQ this weekend at Kempinski Hotel Grand Arena Bansko

   

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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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