A Good Debt Deal for Bulgaria?
Just recently the Ministry of Finance issued 5-year external debt in euro, with annual coupon of 4,25% and annual yield of 4,436%. The total value of the issue was EUR 950 million, while the submitted bids stood at over EUR 6 billion. The issue was oversubscribed in just 30 minutes from hitting the screens and the investors’ interest was sizable.
The Significant Market Power of the Committee on Protection of Competition
The Ministry of Economy finally published the eagerly-awaited plan for amendments to the Law on Protection of Competition (LPC). The newly proposed texts in the LPC are, for all points and purposes, a reaction to the ‘drama’ between the suppliers and the supermarket chains. It is no secret to anyone that the government feels compelled to solve this “problem” and legislation on competition is the shortest way for government (political) intervention into these relationships.
IME Summer Seminar “Europe & Liberty” (Bansko, 2012)
The seminar gathered 35 students from various countries: Armenia, Czech Republic, Georgia, Moldova, Macedonia, Romania, Russia, Turkey, Netherlands and Bulgaria. Lecturers were Pierre Garello (France), Gregory Rehmke (USA), Carlo Lottieri (Italy), Krassen Stanchev (Bulgaria) and Petar Ganev (Bulgaria).
GIFTED Project: Groundbreaking Innovative Financing of Training in a European Dimension
The five partners working on the GIFTED Project met for a two-day-meeting in Brussels for the concluding part of the research activities of the project and to discuss future activities. The project aims at analyzing the current financing frameworks for adult learning and is set to develop an innovative financial tool, which can help increase the flexibility and efficiency of the system.