The study shows that there is no coherent judicial organization model. Therefore, the judicial map is a sum of all courts and prosecutor’s offices without a guiding organizational criterion except for the instance control one. Throughout the years, the hierarchical division was supplemented by the atypical for Bulgaria division of jurisdiction according to the accused individuals, as specialized criminal courts and prosecutor’s offices hear cases on the basis of this principle.
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IME REPORT: AFFORDABILITY OF CIGARETTES IN BULGARIA IS IMPROVING, BUT STILL 1.6-1.7 TIMES LOWER THAT THE EU AVERAGE
The Institute for Market Economic (IME) published a detailed analysis of price elasticity of tobacco product in Bulgaria and examination of affordability issues in respect to EU harmonization policy on excise duties. The report is part of IME initiative “By the book”*, which aims to study possible improvements in current policy and the ways to overcome institutional weaknesses which allow for illicit trade of tobacco products. The report covers the full period 2007-2018 and provides commentary on the recent public consultation on EU excise policy towards tobacco products.
What are the distinct profiles of the separate regions, and which are the industry and agricultural regions in Bulgaria?
IME and Alpha Research conducted a large-scale sociological study of illicit trade in tobacco products. The study uncovered many particularities of the consumption and opinions of the population regarding the use of such products.