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GDLN Videoconference: The Challenges to the Budget Reform in Bulgaria and France
On December 3, 2004 the Center for the Study of Democracy organized a videoconference, dedicated to the ongoing budget reforms in Bulgaria and France. The main objective was the exchange of experience on common problems and to initiate future collaboration. more »
International conference: Justice, Financial System, Business
On 26 and 27 November, 2004 the Center for the Study of Democracy co-organized the first of a series of three international conferences on Reforms of the Regulating Institutions in the Context of Transition to Democracy, European Integration and Globalisation. The event was dedicated to the reforms in the judicial system and the banking sector in countries such as Italy, Belgium, France, Brazil, Bulgaria and Hungary, Indonesia and Singapore. Special attention was paid to the influence of foreign legal systems on domestic law formation, in both private and public law. more »
Lecture of Mr. Kenneth Sparks
Mr. Kenneth Sparks, Vice President of the Federal City Council in Washington D.C. visited Bulgaria on September 30, 2004 on invitation of the Mayor of Sofia and the Center for the Study of Democracy. He held talks with the Mayor on how to enhance Sofia’s economy and delivered a lecture on public-private partnership in municipal development to the Sofia Economic Council. more »
6th Colloquium on Cross-Border Crime: “Crime and Economy and Crime Economy”
On September 2-4, 2004 the Friedrich-Ebert-Foundation and the University of Tilburg organized in Berlin a colloquium on the issues of cross-border crime. It aimed to reveal the links between legal and illegal entrepreneurs, the vulnerability of the legal economy and the ways to counteract organized business crime. more »
Working Meeting with Prof. Edgar Feige
On August 25-27, 2004 the Center for the Study of Democracy organized a working meeting with Prof. Edgar Feige on issues of measuring informal economy, firms’ non-compliant behavior and the role of informal, formal and capital networks in doing business in a transitional context. more »
Videoconference: ECA Regional GDLN Policy Dialogue: Regulation of Entry and Enforcement (Inspections)
On July 15, 2004 the Center for the Study of Democracy and Coalition 2000 organized and hosted the Bulgarian participation in a videoconference on regulation of entry and enforcement, which included experts from Washington D.C., Lima, Chisinau, Belgrade and Sarajevo. more »
Public discussion: Dimensions of Hidden Economy in Bulgaria
On July 15, 2004 Coalition 2000 and the Center for Study of Democracy presented their latest book The Hidden Economy in Bulgaria. It includes contributions from experts of the National Social Security Institute, the Bulgarian National Bank, the National Statistical Institute, the Agency for Economic Analysis and Forecasting and the Center for the Study of Democracy. more »
Democratic Governance in Bulgaria: Using Public-Private Partnerships to Advance Economic Reforms
A round table discussion introduced the US policy community to the governance and economic reforms in Bulgaria on April 19, 2004 in Washington D.C. The event was jointly organized by the Federal City Council, the Center for International Private Enterprise and the Center for the Study of Democracy. more »
Round table: Governance Mechanisms, Integrity and Transparency: Countering Corruption in Private Sector
The public debate usually focuses on corruption as a problem of the interface between the public and the private sector. However, the Corruption Monitoring System surveys of Vitosha Research for Coalition 2000 show that most of the companies deem corruption among private entities as much a problem as corruption in the public sector. Taking account of this data on March 30, 2004 the Center for the Study of Democracy and Coalition 2000 organized a round table for defining the problem and setting up the guidelines for future debate and action. more »
Introductory meeting for the launch of Sofia Economic Council
The Mayor of Sofia and the Center for the Study of Democracy initiated the establishment of an Economic Council of Sofia. An introductory meeting took place on January 28, 2004 at the Sofia Municipality. more »