Bozhidar Lukarski

Greek Banks in Bulgaria Are Under Control, Economy Minister Says

There have been no record of losses incurred on account of the Greek crisis, so there should be no excessive dramatism on the topic.

The statement was made by Bulgarian Economy Minister Bozhidar Lukarski, as he was asked on his expert opinion regarding the consequences to Bulgaria of a possible Grexit, BGNES reported.

Bulgaria's Economy Minister Calls for VAT Registration Threshold Hike to BGN 100 000

Bulgaria's Economy Minister Bozhidar Lukarski has argued that VAT registration rules need to change, with theVAT registration threshold increasing from BGN 50 000 to BGN 100 000.

Speaking during a visit to Varna, he noted that EU law even provided the opportunity for a threshold of EUR 100 000.

Bulgarian Minister Urges Cross-Border Cooperation to Boost Development of Danube Region

Bulgaria's Economy Minister Bozhidar Lukarski has suggested that the development of the Danube Region should be enhanced through cross-border cooperation.

Speaking at a meeting of the Danubian countries in Sofia on Monday, he claimed that the government gave priority treatment to the efforts to encourage economic activity to overcome regional disproportions.

Bulgarian Institutions Still Fail to Inspire Investor Confidence - Economy Minister

Economy Minister Bozhidar Lukarski has suggested that the problem of investor confidence in Bulgarian institutions has not been solved.

In a Thursday interview for Nova TV Lukarski noted that investors were complaining about corruption and the failure to carry out the reform of the judiciary, as well as fears that courts were subject to external influence.

Bulgaria Interested in Privatization of Serbian Companies - Minister Lukarski

Bulgaria's Economy Minister Bozhidar Lukarski has discussed opportunities for boosting bilateral trade and economic cooperation with Serbia's Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Trade, Tourism, and Communications Rasim Ljajic and Serbian Economy Minister Zeljko Sertic.