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Bulgaria: Reforms rearrange competition enforcement

 |  April 10, 2014

Since amendments to Bulgaria’s Consumer Protection Act were given a vote of approval, the nation’s Commission for Consumer Protection is set for some rearrangements.

According to reports, the Commission will officially become an executive agency under the Ministry of Economy and Energy. The Ministry first proposed the amendments that preserves the power of the Commission but allows the Ministry to appoint its director and deputy director.

Political rumors surfaced that the Ministry was simply looking to control the appointments to the competition authority when it proposed the amendments, which were approved Wednesday by the parliamentary economic committee. The Commission’s current head Veselin Zlatev told reporters that he had been encouraged to resign last December, but he refused, as his term is not set to expire until mid-2015.

Full Content: Sofia News Agency

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