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  1. Bulgaria - General provisions - Law, Act

    Loi ratifiant la Convention concernant la compétence, la loi applicable, la reconnaissance, l'exécution et la coopération en matière de responsabilité parentale et de mesures de protection des enfants (Convention de La Haye de 1996).

    Adoption: 2006 | BGR-2006-L-77768

  2. Bulgaria - General provisions - Law, Act

    Loi de 2006 modifiant et complétant la loi sur la protection des données personnelles.

    Adoption: 2006 | BGR-2006-L-77903

    Les modifications concernent la Commission de protection des données personnelles (chapitre 2) et les obligations de l'administrateur des données personnelles (chapitre 3).

  3. Bulgaria - General provisions - Law, Act

    Law to amend and supplement the Labour Code

    Adoption: 2005-10-18 | Date of entry into force: 2005-10-22 | BGR-2005-L-71927

    Provides reduced working time for workers and employees who work under specific conditions where risks to their lives and health cannot be reduced regardless of measures taken (art. 137,par.1). This category of workers shall not be permitted to work overtime (art. 147, par. 2) and shall be entitled to additional annual holiday of not less than 5 working days (art.156, par.1, p.1).The employer is obliged to provide special precautions. Also provides for free food and/or additional allocations for food.

  4. Bulgaria - General provisions - Law, Act

    Code de procédure pénale. - Code de procédure pénale (en bulgare)

    Adoption: 2005-10 | Date of entry into force: 2006-04-28 | BGR-2005-L-77755

  5. Bulgaria - General provisions - Miscellaneous (circular, directive, legal notice, instruction, etc.)

    Décision n° 294 du 21 avril 2005 sur l'adoption de la stratégie nationale de développement régional de la République de Bulgarie pour la période 2005-2015.

    Adoption: 2005-04-21 | BGR-2005-M-77692

    La Stratégie nationale est le document principal qui détermine les objectifs durables et les priorités de la politique régionale du pays. Elle sert de base à l'acquisition et à la répartition de l'aide de l'Union européenne.

  6. Bulgaria - General provisions - Law, Act

    Loi du 15 mars 2005 modifiant et complétant le Code pénal.

    Adoption: 2005-03-15 | BGR-2005-L-77589

  7. Bulgaria - General provisions - Law, Act

    Loi de 2005 modifiant et complétant la loi sur la protection des données.

    Adoption: 2005 | BGR-2005-L-77763

    La loi porte, dans le but de garantir l'inviolabilité de la vie privée, sur la protection des droits de l'individu en cas de traitement illégal de données personnelles.

  8. Bulgaria - General provisions - Law, Act

    Act of 18 June 2004 to amend the Labour Code.

    Adoption: 2004-06-18 | Date of entry into force: 2004-08-01 | BGR-2004-L-68672

    Provides that the following additional information shall be specified in an employment contract: place of work; title and character of the work position; date of signing and day of the beginning of the contract's implementation; duration of the contract; duration of annual leave; advanced notification required for termination by either party; main and additional wages and terms for their payment; the duration of the working day or working week.
    Also provides for rules protecting employees' rights in cases of mergers or change of enterprise owner. In such cases workers' representatives shall keep their functions up to one year.
    Prohibits discrimination on the basis of race, sex, nationality, sexual orientation, age, political and religous matters in relation to work. The employer is obliged to post in a suitable place information on job vacancies, their conditions, character of the positions, and requirements.
    Also provides for new requirements on mass dismissals. Employers intending to dismiss large numbers of workers are obliged to start consultations with workers' representatives no later than 45 days prior to the planned dismissal and to make efforts to meet an agreement or restrict its consequences. Specifies what the term mass dismissal includes. Employers shall provide workers' representatives with detailed information on planned dismissals. Related negotiations shall be held in accordance with the collective bargaining agreement.
    When starting a job, an employee is entitled to an annual paid leave after eight months of work (previously six months).
    Also provides for protective rules for pregnant women. A special list of jobs which are not allowed to pregnant women shall be established. The employer cannot send on a busines trip a pregnant woman or a woman with a child less than three years of age if she does not agree so in writting.

  9. Bulgaria - General provisions - Law, Act

    Act of 5 February 2004 on regional development.

    Adoption: 2004-02-05 | Date of entry into force: 2004-02-20 | BGR-2004-L-66967

    Provides for a national strategy of regional development and defines its main objectives inter alia in the field of social and economic relations, and ecology.

  10. Bulgaria - General provisions - Constitution

    Act of 24 September 2003 to amend and supplement the Constitution.

    Adoption: 2003-09-24 | BGR-2003-C-65213

    Amends sections 129, 131 and 132 relating to appointment, dismissal and immunity of judges.

  11. Bulgaria - General provisions - Law, Act

    Act of 12 June 2003 to amend and supplement the Trade Act.

    Adoption: 2003-06-12 | BGR-2003-L-64706

    Contains numerous modifications inter alia relating to reorganization of commercial companies.

  12. Bulgaria - General provisions - Law, Act

    Act of 11 June 2003 to amend and supplement the Criminal Procedure Code.

    Adoption: 2003-06-11 | Date of entry into force: 2003-06-24 | BGR-2003-L-64713

    Provides for minor amendments.

  13. Bulgaria - General provisions - Law, Act

    Act of 16 May 2003 to amend and supplement the Criminal Procedure Code.

    Adoption: 2003-05-16 | BGR-2003-L-64712

    Contains numerous minor amendments.

  14. Bulgaria - General provisions - Law, Act

    Act of 7 May 2003 on combating trafficking in human beings. - English translation

    Adoption: 2003-05-07 | Date of entry into force: 2004-01-01 | BGR-2003-L-65190

    Available in English. Provides for powers and objectives of the State authorities involved in combating trafficking in human beings, status and objectives of the centres and commissions established, measures to prevent and defy trafficking and measures aimed at protecting and supporting the victims of human trafficking, especially women and children.

  15. Bulgaria - General provisions - Law, Act

    Act of 20 December 2002 to amend and supplement the Labour Code.

    Adoption: 2002-12-20 | BGR-2002-L-64327

    Amends provisions on the National Council for Tripartite Cooperation. Also provides for documents to be presented to a worker before he/she starts working (copy of the contract, copy of the notification to the National Insurance Institute) and for sanctions in case of non-compliance with labour law.

  16. Bulgaria - General provisions - Law, Act

    Act of 24 October 2002 to amend and supplement the Civil Procedure Code.

    Adoption: 2002-10-24 | BGR-2002-L-64322

    Provides for various amendments regarding, inter alia, the organization of judicial procedures and the enforcement of judgments. Repeals Art 363 of the Labour Code (applicability of provisions of the Civil Procedure Code to proceedings).

  17. Bulgaria - General provisions - Law, Act

    Act of 13 September 2002 to amend and supplement the Penal Code. - English translation (excerpts)

    Adoption: 2002-09-13 | BGR-2002-L-64320

    Inserts, inter alia, a new section in Chapter 2 on trafficking of human beings, providing for definitions of "organised criminal group", computer information system, payment instrument, etc. Available in English.

  18. Bulgaria - General provisions - Regulation, Decree, Ordinance

    Decree No. 171 of the Council of Ministers creating the Coordination Council to the National Plan for Economic Development.

    Adoption: 2002-08-16 | Date of entry into force: 2002-08-16 | BGR-2002-R-62083

    Establishes the competences of the Council (discussion and adoption of projects and programmes analyzing the social and economic development of Bulgaria, projects concerning the strategic targets and priorities for the national, sectoral and regional economic development), its composition and the organization of work.

  19. Bulgaria - General provisions - Regulation, Decree, Ordinance

    Decree No. 140 of the Council of Ministers to adopt the Regulations governing the application of the Public Aid Act.

    Adoption: 2002-07-05 | Date of entry into force: 2002-07-08 | BGR-2002-R-62089

    Authorised public subsidies: subsidies to small and medium sized enterprises, for the protection of the environment, for promoting employment, for the restructuring of enterprises, for regional developement and for education.

  20. Bulgaria - General provisions - Regulation, Decree, Ordinance

    Decree No. 131 of the Council of Ministers to adopt the Order on the final risk assessment of new chemical substances on persons and the environment.

    Adoption: 2002-07-01 | Date of entry into force: 2004-01-01 | BGR-2002-R-62076

  21. Bulgaria - General provisions - Law, Act

    Public Aid Act.

    Adoption: 2002-03-07 | BGR-2002-L-62069

    Differentiates between acceptable and not acceptable public subsidies, establishes the conditions, procedures, control mechanisms and sanctions.

  22. Bulgaria - General provisions - Law, Act

    Act on the protection of personal data.

    Adoption: 2001-12-29 | BGR-2001-L-62067

    Creates a Committee for the protection of personal data, establishes the duties and responsabilities of personal data administrators and organises access to personal data and appeal procedures.

  23. Bulgaria - General provisions - Law, Act

    Act of 22 December 2001 to amend the Labour Code.

    Adoption: 2001-12-22 | BGR-2001-L-62066

    Amends Article 222 concerning severance pay due to work stoppage.

  24. Bulgaria - General provisions - Law, Act

    Act of 21 March 2001 on political parties.

    Adoption: 2001-03-21 | Date of entry into force: 2001-03-28 | BGR-2001-L-58874

    Provides conditions for the creation, activity, financing and cessation of activity of political parties.

  25. Bulgaria - General provisions - Law, Act

    Act of 2 March 2001 to amend and supplement the Labour Code.

    Adoption: 2001-03-02 | Date of entry into force: 2001-03-31 | Date of partial entry into force: 2001-09-01 | BGR-2001-L-58654

    Contains numerous amendments concerning, inter alia, social dialogue, tripartite cooperation, workers representation organizations, collective bargaining, working hours, vocational training, right to equal pay between men and women, occupational safety, and termination of employment. Unofficial English translation available.

  26. Bulgaria - General provisions - Law, Act

    Act of 28 September 2000 to amend and supplement the Trade Act of 1991.

    Adoption: 2000-09-28 | BGR-2000-L-57849

    Contains numerous amendments.

  27. Bulgaria - General provisions - Law, Act

    Act of 8 June 2000 to amend and supplement the Penal Code.

    Adoption: 2000-06-08 | BGR-2000-L-56469

  28. Bulgaria - General provisions - Regulation, Decree, Ordinance

    Regulations of June 2000 on the creation and functioning of the Commission for the protection of competition.

    Adoption: 2000-06 | BGR-2000-R-56519

  29. Bulgaria - General provisions - Miscellaneous (circular, directive, legal notice, instruction, etc.)

    Civil Convention on Corruption.

    Adoption: 2000-05-10 | Date of entry into force: 2003-11-01 | BGR-2000-M-65868

    Ratified by Act of 10 May 2000.

  30. Bulgaria - General provisions - Regulation, Decree, Ordinance

    Regulations for the implementation of the Act on small and medium enterprises, approved by Decree No. 64 of 25 April 2000.

    Adoption: 2000-04-25 | BGR-2000-R-56253

    Establishes the Agency for small and medium enterprises and fixes its organization and functions, its information system, and organization of its activities.

  31. Bulgaria - General provisions - Law, Act

    Act of 1 March 2000 to amend and supplement the Act on transformation and privatization of State-owned and and municipal enterprises.

    Adoption: 2000-03-01 | Date of entry into force: 2000-03-14 | BGR-2000-L-55887

  32. Bulgaria - General provisions - Regulation, Decree, Ordinance

    Rules of 29 November 1999 on the organization of the Ministry of Labour and Social Policy (last amended in 2002).

    Adoption: 1999-11-29 | BGR-1999-R-54628

    Provides for the Ministry's powers, political cabinet, structure, functions and work organization.

  33. Bulgaria - General provisions - Law, Act

    Act of 9 September 1999 on small and medium-size enterprises, as amended. - Act in Bulgarian (consolidated periodically)

    Adoption: 1999-09-09 | BGR-1999-L-54133

    Establishes the public policy promoting the creation and the development of small and medium-size enterprises.

  34. Bulgaria - General provisions - Law, Act

    Act of 18 March 1999 on protection of consumers and trade rules.

    Adoption: 1999-03-18 | Date of entry into force: 1999-07-02 | BGR-1999-L-54166

    Available in English.

  35. Bulgaria - General provisions - Law, Act

    Act on Regional Development.

    Adoption: 1999-03-11 | BGR-1999-L-62240

  36. Bulgaria - General provisions - Law, Act

    Act of 29 January 1999 to amend and supplement the Act on transformation and privatization of State-owned and municipal enterprises.

    Adoption: 1999-01-29 | BGR-1999-L-52157

    Contains numerous minor amendments.

  37. Bulgaria - General provisions - Law, Act

    Act of 5 November 1998 on Bulgarian citizenship (last amended in 2002).

    Adoption: 1998-11-05 | BGR-1998-L-51766

  38. Bulgaria - General provisions - Law, Act

    Act to amend and supplement the Act on State ownership. [issued by Decree No. 376]

    Adoption: 1998-10-14 | BGR-1998-L-51764

  39. Bulgaria - General provisions - Law, Act

    Act of 11 September 1998 to amend and supplement the Labour Code.

    Adoption: 1998-09-11 | BGR-1998-L-50882

    Adds a new public holiday in section 154 (22 September: the Independence Day of Bulgaria).

  40. Bulgaria - General provisions - Law, Act

    Act of 5 June 1998 to amend and supplement the Trade Act.

    Adoption: 1998-06-05 | BGR-1998-L-51251

  41. Bulgaria - General provisions - Law, Act

    Act of 29 April 1998 on the protection of free competition (last amended in 1999).

    Adoption: 1998-04-29 | BGR-1998-L-51247

  42. Bulgaria - General provisions - Law, Act

    Act of 25 March 1998 to amend and supplement the Act on transformation and privatization of State-owned and municipal enterprises.

    Adoption: 1998-03-25 | BGR-1998-L-50338

  43. Bulgaria - General provisions - Regulation, Decree, Ordinance

    Regulations of 10 February 1998 on the establishment and activity of the Agency for foreign investment.

    Adoption: 1998-02-10 | BGR-1998-R-50332

  44. Bulgaria - General provisions - Regulation, Decree, Ordinance

    Regulations No. 485 of 22 December 1997 to establish general functions and tasks of the Ministry of Labour and Social Policy.

    Adoption: 1997-12-22 | BGR-1997-R-49020

  45. Bulgaria - General provisions - Law, Act

    Act of 16 October 1997 on foreign investments (last amended in 2002).

    Adoption: 1997-10-16 | Date of entry into force: 1997-10-24 | BGR-1997-L-49018

    Consolidation of 1999 available in English.

  46. Bulgaria - General provisions - Law, Act

    Act of 24 September 1997 to amend and supplement the Act on transformation and privatization of State-owned and municipal enterprises.

    Adoption: 1997-09-24 | BGR-1997-L-48203

  47. Bulgaria - General provisions - Law, Act

    Act of 26 September 1996 to amend and supplement the Act on transformation and privatization of State-owned and municipal enterprises.

    Adoption: 1996-09-26 | BGR-1996-L-47719

  48. Bulgaria - General provisions - Regulation, Decree, Ordinance

    Decree No. 235 of 19 September 1996 to adopt the Regulations on application of the Act on public property and the Regulations on application of the Act on municipal property.

    Adoption: 1996-09-19 | BGR-1996-R-47722

  49. Bulgaria - General provisions - Law, Act

    Act of 18 September 1996 to amend and supplement the Trade Act.

    Adoption: 1996-09-18 | Date of entry into force: 1996-11-01 | BGR-1996-L-47718

    Adds to Section 285 a third part concerning, inter alia, commercial operations, sale, leasing contract, transport and insurance contract, and bank operations.

  50. Bulgaria - General provisions - Law, Act

    Act of 8 May 1996 on State ownership.

    Adoption: 1996-05-08 | Date of entry into force: 1996-06-01 | BGR-1996-L-47703

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