Business Luncheon with Minister of Regional Development Rosen Plevneliev, Sept. 17, 2009
Reforming ministries, transparency in government’ work, sustaining economic stability, and improving EU dialogue were the key messages delivered by the Bulgarian Minister of Regional Development, Rosen Plevneliev, during a business luncheon in September with representatives of the American Chamber of Commerce in Bulgaria held at the Radisson Blu Grand Hotel. More than 100 representatives of AmCham member companies participated in the business meeting.
Anthony Hassiotis, AmCham president welcomed the minister and the audience by saying that Mr. Plevneliev has demonstrated his most proactive and transparent policy in decision making in the first 2 months in office. The chamber’s president mentioned the first and very important steps that were initiated in the ministry: work started on the amendments of the Territorial Planning Act; the minister established a Consultative council; he invited business representatives to nominate experts to participate in the highways tender procedures. The chamber encourages Mr. Plevneliev to proceed in this way, Anthony Hassiotis said. He announced that AmCham is going to participate in two governmental bodies: Zhenia Rusalieva with CMS Cameron Mckenna has been designated to contribute to the working group to amend the Territorial Planning Act, and Atanas Garov, Colliers International Bulgaria will participate in the Consultative Council with the Minister of Regional Development. Additionally experts of the chamber’s companies will be invited to share expertise in assigning of public procurement contracts.
Business Luncheon Rosen Plevneliev Picstures
“Efficiency and Accountability of the Commercial Register in Bulgaria”, June 18th, 2009 in Sofia
The American Chamber of Commerce in Bulgaria organized a conference entitled “Efficiency and Accountability of the Commercial Register in Bulgaria” on June 18th, 2009 in Sofia. The event is part of the project of AmCham on improving commercial registration, funded by Fund Bulgaria, Balkan Trust for Democracy. The conference was the first public forum with broad participation aiming to discuss the effectiveness and efficiency of the commercial registration since its launch in 2007. After the initial hiccups and needed time for operational and client adjustments, significant experience had been gained to allow in-depth analysis, issue identification and recommendations for further improvements.
Commercial Register Forum Pictures