Bozhidar Lukarski

Bulgaria's Public Procurement Agency To Be Transferred under Finance Ministry

Bulgaria's Public Procurement Agency, which is currently accountable to Economy Minister Bozhidar Lukarski, will be transferred to the portfolio of Finance Minister Vladislav Goranov, according to a set of draft amendments to the Public Procurement Act.

The legal changes, as cited by the BGNES news agency, have been released for public debate.

Bulgaria's Ruling Party Proposes 10-Year Limitation Period for Natural Persons

Ruling party GERB (Citizens for European Development of Bulgaria) has proposed the introduction of an absolute limitation period of ten years for debts of natural persons.

GERB has submitted to Parliament proposals for changes to the Obligations and Contracts Act which are available on the website of Bulgaria's Parliament.

Bulgarian PM Borisov Receives High Public Approval Rating

Bulgarians deem most successful the government policies connected to infrastructure (38%), culture (29%) and foreign policy (25%).

Meanwhile, the most unsuccessful areas have been the income policy (9%), followed by economics, social activities and education (each with 17% stated disapproval).

Jyrki Katainen: EU Plans to Encourage Development of Small and Medium Enterprises

The European Commission would like to encourage investments on the part of the private sector into the economy of all EU countries.

This will be one of the main goals of the Investment plan for Europe, as stated by the European Commissioner for Jobs, Growth, Investment and Competitiveness, Jyrki Katainen.

Italian Companies to Join Privatization Projects in Bulgaria - Economy Minister

Italian companies may be attracted in privatization projects, including for tourist sites, as well as concessions agreements and modernization schemes for airports, and construction and reconstruction of road and railway infrastructure in Bulgaria, according to Minister Bozhidar Lukarski.