Bulgaria Legislation

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Constitutional Law

Constitution of the Republic of Bulgaria
Constitution of the Republic of Bulgaria
Constitution of the Republic of Bulgaria
Constitution of the Republic of Bulgaria
Constitution of the Republic of Bulgaria

Human Rights

Law on Gatherings, Meetings and Manifestations (1990 as amended 1998)
Protection Against Discrimination Act (as amended in 2006)

Litigation And Court Procedure

Attorney Act
Constitutional Court Act (as amended in 2003)
Constitutional Court Act No. 67/16 (August 1991)
Judicial System Act
Judicial System Act (as last amended in July 2002)
Judiciary System Act
Law on normative acts
Law on the legal support
Ombudsman Act 
Ombudsman Act (as amended in 2006)
Regulation of the organization and the activity of the ombudsman
Regulations on the Organization of the Activities of the Constitutional Court (as amended in 2001)
Rules on the Organization of the Activities of the Constitutional Court Act No. 106/20 (December 1991)
Supreme Administrative Court Act

Electoral Law

Act on Election of Members of Parliament (2001)
Political Parties Act (2009)
Presidential Election Act (enacted on 4 October 1991, lastly amended in 1998)

Administrative / Public Law

Administrative Procedure Act
Administrative Procedure Act
Administrative Violations and Sanctions Act
Administrative Violations and Sanctions Act
Bulgarian Civil Service Act
Bulgarian State Aids Law
Citizenship Law of Bulgaria (October 1968, as lastly amended in 1989)
Concessions Act
Denominations Act
Foreigners in the Republic of Bulgaria Act (as amended in 2006)
Higher Education Act
Higher Education Act
Law for The Foreigners In The Republic Of Bulgaria
Law for the Asylum and the Refugees
Law for the Asylum and the Refugees (as amended in 2007)
Law for the Bulgarian Citizenship (last amended December 2007)
Law for the Bulgarian Identification Documents
Law for the Bulgarian Identification Documents (1998, as amended 2007)
Law for the Foreigners in the Republic of Bulgaria
Law on Asylum and Refugees (2002)
Law on Foreigners
Law on Gatherings, Meetings and Manifestations
Law on Local Government and Local administration
Law on the Statistics
Law on the Statistics
Law on the state reserves and the war time reserves
Ministry of Interior Act
National Education Act
Privatization Funds Act
Public Education Act
Public Education Act
Public Procurement Act
Public Procurement Act
Regulations for Application of the Foreigners in the Republic of Bulgaria Act (as amended in 2004)
Regulations for implementation of the Law for the Foreigners in the Republic of Bulgaria (amended 24 February 2004)

Criminal Law

Act on the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons and on Control of Toxic Chemicals and the Precursors thereof
Child Protection Act 
Child Protection Act (31 May 2000)
Criminal Code of the Republic of Bulgaria
Criminal Code of the Republic of Bulgaria
Criminal Code of the Republic of Bulgaria
Criminal Procedure Code
Criminal Procedure Code
Law On Combating the Illegal Trafficking in Human Beings (2004)
Law On Combating the Illegal Trafficking in Human Beings (2004)
Law On Combating the Illegal Trafficking in Human Beings (2004)
Law On Measures Against The Financing Of Terrorism
Law On The Forfeiture Of Criminal Assets To The Exchequer
Law of the protection of persons threatened in connection with criminal procedure 
Law on control over the explosives, firearms and munitions
Law on support and financial compensation to crime victims 
Measures Against Money Laundering Act
Measures Against Money Laundering Act
Measures Against Money Laundering Act
Measures Against Money Laundering Act
Measures Against Money Laundering Act
Measures Against Money Laundering Act (Bulgarian)
Penal Code
Penal Code
Penal Code as amended up to October 2005 (in Bulgarian)
Penal Procedure Code 
Protection against Domestic Violance Act 
Protection against domestic Violence Act
Rules Implementing the Law on Control of Explosives, Firearms and Ammunitions
Rules of Procedure of the Law on the Measures against Money Laundering (Bulgarian)

Civil Law

Child Protection Act (2003)
Civil Procedure Code
Civil Procedure Code
Family Code
Obligations and Contracts Act
Ownership Act
Ownership Act.
Privatization and Post-Privatization Control ACT
Regulation on Auctions and Competitive Tenders
Restitution of Nationalised Real Property Act
State Property Act
Territorial, Urban and Rural Development Act

Commercial Law

Commerce Act
Commercial Law
Law on export control of arms and dual-use items and technologies
Law on export control of arms and dual-use items and technologies
Prices Act
Regulation on implementation of the Law on Export control of arms and dual-use items and technologies
Wine and Spirits Act

Company Law

Act on the Special Investment Purpose Companies
Cooperatives Act
Law On Non-profit Legal Entities
Law On The Small- And Medium-size Enterprises
Law on Non-Profit Legal Entities (2000)
Law on the Protection of Competition
Law on the Protection of Competition
Law on the Protection of Competition
Law on the Protection of Competition
Transformation and Privatization of State Owned and Municipal Enterprises Act

Labor Law

Employment Promotion Act
Employment Promotion Act
Employment Promotion Act (as amended in 2005)
Labor Code
Labor Code
Labor Code
Law for social support 
Social Assistance Act (as amended in 2002)
Social Insurance Code
Vocational Education and Training Act

Health Law

Health Insurance Act
Health Insurance Act
Law of Health.
Law on Blood, Blood Donation And Blood Transfusion
Law on Blood, Blood Donation And Blood Transfusion
Law on Foodstuffs.
Law on Medical Devices 2009
Law on Medical Devices 2009
Law on Medical Establishments
Law on the Bulgarian red Cross
Law on the Bulgarian red Cross
Medicinal Products in Human Medicine Act
People's Health Act
Regulations for the Application of the Tobacco and Tobacco Products Act
Tobacco and Tobacco Products Act
Tobacco and Tobacco Products Act

Mining Law

Law for the underground natural resources
Law on Mineral Resources of 1999.
Mines and Quarries Act

Tax Law

Coporate Income tax Act 2010
Corporate Income Tax Act
Excise Duties and Tax Warehouses Act
Excise Duties and Tax Warehouses Act
Excise Tax Act
Excise Tax Act
Gambling Act
Law on Customs
Law on Gambling
Law on Gambling
Local Taxes and Fees Act
Local Taxes and Fees Act
Personal Income Tax Act
Personal Income Tax Act
Personal Income Tax Act
Regulation No. 4 of 28 August 1993 on Tax Registration
Regulation on the necessary documents for issuing permits under the Law for the gambling
Regulations for Application of the Excise Duties and Tax Warehouses Act
Regulations for Application of the Value Added Tax Act
Regulations for Application of the Value Added Tax Act
Tax Administration Act
Tax On Profits Act
Tax On Profits Act
Tax Procedure Act
Tax Procedure Act
Tax and Social Insurance Procedure Code
Tax and Social Insurance Procedure Code
Value Added Tax Act
Value Added Tax Act
Value Added Tax Act

Banking Law

Accountancy Act
Accountancy Act
Act on Special Investment Purpose Companies
Act on Special Investment Purpose Companies
Banking and Lending Act
Currency Law
Financial Supervision Commission Act
Financial Supervision Commission Act (Bulgarian)
Foreign Exchange Act
Law On Public Offering Of Securities
Law for Social Investment Fund (1999)
Law on Accounting (Bulgarian)
Law on Bank Bankruptcy
Law on Bank Deposit Guarantee
Law on Consumer Credit (effective as of 12 May 2010) (Bulgarian)
Law on Consumer Credit (effective up to 11 May 2010) (Bulgarian)
Law on Credit Institutions
Law on Distance Financial Services (Bulgarian)
Law on Markets in Financial Instruments (Bulgarian)
Law on Measures against Market Abuse with Financial Instruments
Law on Measures against Market Abuse with Financial Instruments (Bulgarian)
Law on Mortgage-backed Bonds
Law on Payment Services and Payment Systems 2009
Law on Public Offering of Securities
Law on Public Offering of Securities (Bulgarian)
Law on Redenomination of the Bulgarian Lev
Law on Registered Pledges
Law on Supplementary Supervision on Financial Conglomerates (Bulgarian)
Law on the Bulgarian National Bank
Law on the Government Debt
Markets in Financial Instruments Act
Ordinance No. 10 of the BNB on the Internal Control in Banks
Ordinance No. 11 of the BNB on Bank Liquidity Management and Supervision
Ordinance No. 12 of the BNB on the Supervision on a Consolidated Basis
Ordinance No. 13 of the BNB of 16 July 2009 on the Application of International Bank Account Numbers and Bank Identifier Codes (effective as of 1 November 2009)
Ordinance No. 14 of the BNB of 4 February 2010 on the Content of the Audit Report for Supervisory Purposes (effective as of 1 March 2010)
Ordinance No. 15 of the Ministry of Finance and the BNB on the Control over Transactions in Government Securities
Ordinance No. 16 of the BNB of 16 July 2009 on Payment Institutions and Payment System Operators Licensing (effective as of 1 November 2009)
Ordinance No. 17 of the BNB on Establishing the Amount of Bank Investment under Article 47 of the Law on Credit Institutions
Ordinance No. 18 of the BNB on the Control over Quality of Banknotes and Coins in Cash Circulation
Ordinance No. 19 of the Ministry of Finance and the BNB on the Central Depository of Securities
Ordinance No. 2 of the BNB on the Licenses, Approvals and Permissions Granted by the Bulgarian National Bank According to the Law on Credit Institutions
Ordinance No. 20 of the BNB on the Issuance of Approvals under Article 11, Paragraph 3 of the Law on Credit Institutions
Ordinance No. 21 of the BNB on the Minimum Required Reserves Maintained with the Bulgarian National Bank by Banks
Ordinance No. 22 of the BNB of 16 July 2009 on the Central Credit Register (effective as of 1 October 2009)
Ordinance No. 23 of the BNB on the Terms and Procedure for Payment of Insured Amounts on Deposits with Banks with Revoked Licenses
Ordinance No. 24 of the BNB on the Exchange of Old Banknotes and Coins for New Banknotes and Coins in Connection with the Redenomination of the Bulgarian Lev
Ordinance No. 26 of the BNB on Financial Institutions
Ordinance No. 27 of the BNB on the Balance of Payments Statistics
Ordinance No. 28 of the BNB on Information Collected by Banks about Crossborder Transfers and Payments
Ordinance No. 3 of the BNB of 16 July 2009 on the Terms and Procedure for the Execution of Payment Transactions and Use of Payment Instruments(effective as of 1 November 2009)
Ordinance No. 31 of the BNB on Government Securities Settlement
Ordinance No. 32 of the BNB on Reporting Requirements and Assignee’s in Bankruptcy Budget
Ordinance No. 33 of the BNB on the Assignee’s in Bankruptcy Remuneration
Ordinance No. 34 of the BNB on Collecting Information and Conducting Inspections Regarding Assignee’s in Bankruptcy Activity
Ordinance No. 35 of the Ministry of Justice and the BNB on the Procedure for Auction Sale of Movables Placed as Collateral with a Bank
Ordinance No. 36 of the BNB on Custodian Banks under the Social Security Code
Ordinance No. 5 of the Ministry of Finance and the BNB on the Terms and Procedure for Acquisition, Registration, Redemption and Trade in Government Securities
Ordinance No. 6 of the BNB on Extending Collateralized Lev Loans to Banks
Ordinance No. 7 of the BNB on the Large Exposures of Banks
Ordinance No. 8 of the BNB on Capital Adequacy of Credit Institutions
Ordinance No. 9 of the BNB on the Evaluation and Classification of Risk Exposures of Banks and the Allocation of Specific Provisions for Credit Risk
Ordinance No. I-171 of the Ministry of Interior and the BNB on Organization and Control over Ensuring Security of Banks and Non-bank Financial Institutions
Ordinance No.25 of the BNB under § 4, para. 2 of the Transitional and Final Provisions of the Law on Redenomination of the Bulgarian Lev
Ordinance on the Terms and Procedure for Acquisition and Redemption of Long-term Government Bonds Issued under Structural Reform
Organic Budget Law
Securities, Stock Exchanges and Investment Companies Act
Social Security Fund Act
State Aid Act
State Debt Law 

Insurance Law

Export Insurance Act
Insurance Code

Communications And Media Law

Access to Public Information Act (2000 as amended 2006)
Law for Protection of the Personal Data
Law for the Protection of Personal Data (2002, as amended 2006)
Law for the Protection of the Classified Information
Law for the protection of the Classified Information (2002, as amended 2004)
Personal Data Protection Act 
Postal Services Act
Radio And Television Act
Radio And Television Act
Radio And Television Act
Telecommunications Act

Transport And Maritime Law

Civil Aviation Act
Law On The Maritime Spaces, Inland Waterways And Ports Of The Republic Of Bulgaria
Merchant Shipping Code
ORDINANCE 1 of 10 January 2003 Concerning Entry in the Register of Vessels (State Gazete No.7)
ORDINANCE 2 of 10 January 2003 Regarding Measurement of Vessels, Navigating Inland Waterways
Ordinance No. 12 on Port State Control Inspections 
Ordinance No. 15 of 28 September 2004 on the Delivery and Reception of Ship-generated Waste and Cargo Residues, amend. SG No 28 of 14 April 2009 
Ordinance No. 4 of 9 January 2004 on Recognition of Organizations for Surveys of Ships and Ship Owners 
Ordinance No. 5 Related to Ship Documents 
Ordinance No. 54 of 12 July 2004 on the Technical Requirements and Conformity Assessment of the Equipment of Sea-going Ships (72 KB)
Ordinance No. 6 on Seafarers’ Competence in the Republic of Bulgaria of the Minister of transport, published in SG No.101 from 04.12.2007 
Ordinance No. 9 of 11 February 2003 on Medical Services on Ships
Ordinance No. 9 of 29 July 2005 on the Requirements for Port Operational Suitability, amend. SG No 103 of 7 December 2007
Railway Transport Act
Regulation on the access to and use of railway infrastructure
Regulation on the medical and psychological requirements for staff engaged in the rail transport of passengers and goods and in activities accompanying that transport and on the examinations conducted prior to departure
Trafic Law

Environmental Law

Agricultural Producers' Protection Act
Amendments to the Law on protection of the environment.
Biological Diversity Act
Biological Diversity Act
Biological Diversity Act 2002
Environment Protection Act
Environment Protection Act
Environmental Protection Act (2002)
Environmental Protection Act (State Gazette No 91/25.09.2002)
Forestry Act
Forestry Act
Law for Hunting and Protection of the Game.
Law of Preservation of Environment.
Law of the Purity of Atmospheric Air.
Law on Protection against Harmful Impact of Chemical Substances and Preparations
Law on Tourism
Law on Waste Management (State Gazette No 86/2003)
Law on obligations to the international reimbursement of damages from oil pollution fund
Medicinal Plants Act (State Gazette No 29/2000)
Nature Protection Act
Protected Areas Act (State Gazette No 133/1998)
Protection of Waters and Soil against Pollution Act.
Regulation on the terms and conditions for carrying out Environmental Impact Assessment (SG 25/18.03.2003)
Regulations for implementation of the Law for the forests.
Water act (State Gazette No. 67/27.1999)
Waters Act
Waters Act
Waters Act

Intellectual Property Law

Copyright and Neighbouring Rights
Law of 1999 on Topography of Integrated Circuits
Law on Copyright and Neighbouring Rights, as amended 2002
Law on Industrial Designs (1999) as amended and consolidated as of 20 July 2007
Law on Industrial Designs, State Gazette No 81/99, in force from 15.12.1999
Law on Marks and Geographical Indications
Law on Marks and Geographical Indications, State Gazette No 81/99, in force from 15.12.1999, amend. No 82/99
Law on Patents and Utility Model Registration
Law on Patents and Utility Model Registration, 1993, as amended and consolidated 20 July 2007
Law on Topography of Integrated Circuits, State Gazette No 81/99, in force from 15.12.1999
Law on the Protection of New Plant Varieties and Animal Breeds
Law on the Protection of New Plant Varieties and Animal Breeds, 1999, as amended and consolidated 20 October 2000
Law on the Protection of New Plant Varieties and Animal Breeds, State Gazette No 84/96, in force from 04.01.1997, amend. No 27/98, amend. No 81/99, amend. No 86/2000
Patent Law, last amended by Law of 26 June 2002
Patents Act
Regulation of the Council of Ministers on Border Measures for Protection of Intellectual Property Rights 
Regulations on the Drafting, Filing and Examination of Applications for the Registration of Industrial Designs, Publ. State Gazette No. 9 (1 February 2000)
Regulations on the Drafting, Filing and Examination of Applications for the Registration of Industrial Designs, State Gazette No 9/2000
Regulations on the Drafting, Filing and Examination of Applications for the Registration of Marks and Geographical Indications, State Gazette No 9/2000
Tariff of Fees Collected by the Patent Office, Government Decree No 242/27.12.1999, State Gazette No 114/99, effective as from 27.12.1999
Tariff of fees collected by the Patent Office of the Republic of Bulgaria
Trademarks & Geographical Indications, Regulation, as consolidated 2007

Energy Law

Act on the safe use of Nuclear Energy
Energy Act 2006
Energy Efficiency Act 
Energy Efficiency Act 2006
Law on Energy
Law on Energy
Law on Energy
Law on the obligatory reserves of oil and oil products
Regulation for radiation protection during activities with sources of ionizing radiation
Regulation for safe management of radioactive waste 
Regulation for safety of spent fuel management 
Regulation for the conditions and procedure for establishing of special-statutory areas around nuclear facilities and facilities with sources of ionizing radiation
Regulation for the procedure for issuing licenses and permits for safe use of nuclear energy
Regulation for the provision of physical protection of nuclear facilities, nuclear material and radioactive substances 
Regulation of the conditions and procedure for notification of the Nuclear Regulatory Agency about events in nuclear facilities and sites with sources of ionizing radiation
Regulation on basic norms of radiation protection 
Regulation on emergency planning and emergency preparedness in case of nuclear and radiological emergencies
Regulation on ensuring the safety of nuclear power plants
Regulation on ensuring the safety of research nuclear installations
Regulation on safety during decomissioning of nuclear facilities
Regulation on the conditions and procedure of transport of radioactive material 
Regulation on the procedure for payment of the fees collected pursuant to the Act on the Safe Use of Nuclear Energy
Regulation on the terms and procedure for delivery of radioactive waste to the Radioactive Waste State-Owned Company 
Regulation on the terms and procedure for exemption of small quantities of nuclear material from the application of the Vienna convention on civil liability for nuclear damage
Regulation on the terms and procedure for obtaining of vocational qualification and on the procedure for issuing of licenses for specialised training and of individual licenses for use of nuclear power 
Regulation on the terms and the procedure for collection and provision of information and for maintaining registers on the activities pertaining to the application of safeguards in Connection with the Treaty on the Non-proliferation of Nuclear Weapons
Renewable and Alternative Energy Sources and Biofuels Act
Renewable and Alternative Energy Sources and Biofuels Act - Prom. SG. 49/19.06.2007, amended SG. 98/14.11.2008

Construction Law

Territorial, Urban and Rural Development Act

Agriculture Law

Law for Preservation of the Agricultural Lands.
Ownership and Use of Farm Land Act
Ownership and use of farmland Act.
Regulations for implementation of the Law for Protection of Agricultural Lands.

E-Commerce

Electronic document and electronic signature act
Law on Electronic communication
Ordinance on the activities of the Certification-Service-Providers, the terms and procedures of termination thereof, and the requirements for provision of certification services 
Ordinance on the procedure for registration of Certification-Service-Providers 
Ordinance on the requirements to the algorithms of advanced electronic signature 

Arbitration Law

Law On International Commercial Arbitration
Law On International Commercial Arbitration

Commentated Laws

Guide to Bulgarian Tax Law Research 

Law Sources

Bulgaria Commission for the protection of competition
Bulgarian Law Portal
Bulgarian National bank
Civil Aviation Administration
Communications Regulation Commision
Customs Agency
Financial supervision commission
Invest Bulgaria Agency
Legislationonline
Ministry of Agriculture and food
Ministry of Culture
Ministry of Economy and Energy
Ministry of Education
Ministry of Environment and Water
Ministry of Finance
Ministry of Foreign Affairs
Ministry of Health
Ministry of Interior
Ministry of Justice
Ministry of Labour and Social Policy
Ministry of Regional Development and Public Works
Ministry of Transport and Communications
Minority related national legislation
National Assembly
Nuclear Regulatory Agency
Paragraf22 (Legal Portal)
Privatization Agency
Railway Administration Executive Agency
State Commission for Energy regulation
State Construction Supervision Agency
The Bulgarian Center for Not-For-Profit Law (BCNL)
the Bulgarian Institute for Legal Development

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