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09.07.2014 President of Bulgaria: Trust Deficit Should Motivate the Political System for Action

"The rule of law is the most important priority for Bulgaria today. Without respecting the law neither the freedom of the individual, nor a business initiative can be guaranteed," stressed Bulgaria’s President Rossen Plevneliev at the forum on the rule of law organized by AmCham Bulgaria, German-Bulgarian Chamber and the Austrian Business Council on July 8th, 2014. The conference gathered more than 200 participants.

   

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26.06.2014 AmCham Bulgaria and German-Bulgarian Chamber Express Concern about Bulgaria’s Power Sector

On June 24th, 2014 AmCham Bulgaria and the German-Bulgarian Chamber of Industry and Commerce expressed significant concern over the latest developments in the energy sector in a formal letter sent to the Prime Minister Plamen Oresharski, with copies to Bulgaria’s President Rossen Plevneliev and to the Chairman of the National Assembly Mihail Mikov.

   

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24.06.2014 U.S. Trade Envoy and AmCham Community Discuss Bilateral Trade and TTIP

On June 23, 2014 the AmCham community had a business luncheon with Kenneth E. Hyatt, Acting under Secretary for International Trade, US Department of Commerce. At focus were topics related to the progress of the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership negotiations (TTIP), the importance of the business-to-government dialogue; ways to boost U.S. investments to Bulgaria and foster bilateral trade. The speech was entitled “Growing U.S. – Southeast Europe Bilateral Trade and Investment”.

   

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30.07.2014

Bulgarian Lawmakers Agree to Update State Budget

Bulgarian MPs approved budget amendment proposals during an emergency session on Tuesday afternoon. Revisal of National Health Insurance Fund (NZOK)'s funds for 2014 by BGN 200 M was also supported by a majority. The motion on the state budget was backed by 117 votes, with 61 against, all of them from the ruling Bulgarian Socialist Party (BSP), Novinite.com (Sofia News Agency) wrote.

   

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Politics

30.07.2014

Law professor to become Bulgaria's next PM?

Professor George Bliznashki is ready to lead the new Bulgarian interim government, it became clear from his words in "Face to Face" on bTV. He said on Monday he had given his consent "in principle" to join the caretaker cabinet due to be sworn in after August 6 following the resignation of the Oresharski cabinet last week, Standart wrote.

   

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Economy

30.07.2014

1.5 mln Bulgarians to be left without medicines, if urgent financing is not found

“BGN 225 million for the National Health Insurance Fund (NHIF) (voted on first reading in parliament) is for the hospitals and the people with oncologic diseases. Situation at certain hospitals will calm down, nothing more. While 1.5 million people with chronic diseases will be left without medicines, if urgent financing is not found,” said Ivan Dimitrov, member of the supervisory board of the NHIF, said speaking for the Bulgarian National Television (BNT).

   

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Business

30.07.2014

Bulgarian Road Carriers to Block Sofia's Exits at 3pm on Friday

Bulgarian road carriers have threatened to block Sofia's exits at 3pm on Friday in a protest against new restrictions. Krasimir Lalov, Deputy Chair of the National Association of Bulgarian Road Carriers (NABRC) explained in an interview for the Bulgarian National Radio on Wednesday that TIR trucks would block Sofia's exit points unless a July 22 ordinance of the Road Infrastructure Agency was revoked by then, Novinite.com (Sofia News Agency) wrote.

   

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International

30.07.2014

Europe expected to lose EUR 90BN from Russia sanctions in 2014-15

The European Union yesterday approved to imposing sectoral economic sanctions on Russia for its role in the Ukrainian conflict. Yet the EU itself will also be hurt significantly by the capital markets restrictions and trade bans for defence, high technology and goods that can be used both for military and defence purposes. The EU commission expects the EU to lose €40 billion (0.3% of GDP) this year and €50bn in 2015 - the equivalent of 0.4 percent of the EU GDP - as Russia is expected to retaliate with trade bans of its own against EU countries, the source said, as cited by EUobserver.

   

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Announcements

 

  

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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18.11.2013

The City in your pocket: Sofia Live App

   

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Member Updates

 

 

28.07.2014

It’s time for Jazz!

Book your summer holiday at the Kempinski Hotel Grand Arena Bansko and enjoy the famous Bansko Jazz Fest to the max with our Special Jazz Promotion!

   

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25.07.2014

Relax. Enjoy. Revive. A Premier Holiday Deserves a Premier Stay!

   

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17.07.2014

Perelik Eco Jazz Festival “THE SOUND OF SILENCE” - July 26

Perelik Infrastructure Company and Mr. Kiril Asenov in cooperation with AmCham Bulgaria, have the pleasure to invite you to Perelik Eco Jazz Festival “THE SOUND OF SILENCE” - July 26, 2014, 8:00 p.m. The Festival will be held for the ninth consecutive year and it's unique with its environmental focus and combines the idea of ​​improvisation and creativity with the environmental protection as its core value. The event takes place at 2191 meters above sea level at the foot of the Perelik Peak in the Rhodope Mountains on the stage of the "Bear’s House".

   

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14.07.2014

Kempinski Hotel Grand Arena Bansko Opens the Summer Barbecue Season with Hot Latino Rhythms

During the past weekend, Kempinski Hotel Grand Arena Bansko surprised its guests with an entertaining evening under the open sky, including a flavourful barbecue buffet accompanied by live Latino music. The dinner took place on Saturday at The Gallery Restaurant terrace, where guests had the chance to enjoy a delicious variety of charcoal-grilled meats served under the stars with a refreshing, cool breeze and a panoramic view of the Pirin Mountains. The special guest band, “Ire Vazquez Trio” featuring the Cuban vocalist Irenia Vazquez, performed passionate Latino songs and kept guests well entertained until late in the evening. This weekend’s event was the first of a series of Latino barbecue dinners to be held every Saturday in July.

   

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10.07.2014

Sofia Hotel Balkan Unveils New Name

The Luxury Collection Hotels & Resorts, part of Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide today announced the new name of the internationally renowned Sofia Hotel Balkan, a Luxury Collection Hotel, Sofia. The celebrated hotel welcomed its first guests in 1956 and will continue to offer today’s new generation of luxury travellers discreet and personalised service amid its contemporary and majestic splendour.

   

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26.06.2014

Actavis to donate USD 25,000 for the victims of the floods in Bulgaria

Actavis plc joins the national charity campaign in Bulgaria for raising funds for assistance of the victims and people affected from the floods in north-eastern Bulgaria. The company will make a corporate donation worth USD 25,000, which will be transferred to the charitable account of the Bulgarian Red Cross.

   

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20.06.2014

Council of Women Starts First Leadership Academy

With the "Emotional Intelligence" module the Council of Women in Business started this week the first Leadership Academy, class of 2014/2015. The Academy is a project of the Council and represents a highly professional free leadership training program in six one-day modules over the year.

   

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