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Corruption in 100 Answers Second Edition (only in Bulgarian)
The manual is dedicated to the most frequently asked questions about corruption and aims at supporting anticorruption education. more »
 
Corporate Governance in Development: Bulgaria 2002-2004 (only in Bulgarian)
The objective of the publication “Corporate Governance in Development” is to review most of the major events and practices, related to corporate control. The authors pinpoint the achievements and ommisions in the legislative framework, the characteristics of the Bulgarian shareholders and corporate organization, as well as the relations between the members of the boards of a company and the company itself, in order to show the nessessity of social and responsible corporate governance. more »
 
Ombudsman Institution in Europe and Bulgaria: Legal Nature and Practice (only in Bulgarian)
This educational manual is designed for the elaboration and carrying out of specialized courses and programs in Bulgarian universities and schools as well as for everyone who is interested in these scope of issues. more »
 
CSD Brief No 5: The Long Way of the Emerging Ombudsman Institution in Bulgaria: Six Months Later
The fifth consecutive issue of the CSD Brief is a follow-up of the CSD Policy Brief No. 3 of May 2004 and examines the recent developments in the introduction of the ombudsman institution on national and local level in Bulgaria. The brief presents the significant progress in the establishment of the local public mediators (municipal ombudsmen) throughout the country in contrast with the second failed attempt of the parliament to elect the national ombudsman. more »
 
Transportation, Smuggling and Organized Crime
The report analyses the participation of transportation companies in smuggling practices. more »
 
Migration and Internal Security. Challenges to the Immigration Policies of the EU and Bulgaria (available only in Bulgarian)
Traditionally, migration processes are examined in the context of the labor market, humanitarian crises or social integration. The present study reveals a new dimension of migration which is considered one of the new security risks. more »
 
The Hidden Economy in Bulgaria (only in Bulgarian)
In Bulgaria the tax and tax enforcement burden, ineffective enforcement of laws and administrative barriers for businesses are the main factors stimulating informal economic activities. The publication presents the latest trends and challenges of the hidden economy to the private and public sector. It describes the various manifestations of the hidden economy and assesses its size, scope and characteristics in Bulgaria through six different methods. more »
 
CSD Brief No 4: The Outstanding Agenda for Political Party Reform in Bulgaria
The fourth consecutive issue of CSD brief concentrates on the status of political parties’ system reform in Bulgaria. It describes the shortcomings of the present Law on Political Parties, namely the insufficient legal requirements for founding a political party, the inadequate rules on political parties funding and the absence of effective legally grounded mechanisms for civic control. more »
 
CSD Annual Report 2003
Since its establishment in 1990, the Center for the Study of Democracy has sought to pioneer difficult reforms and provide vision as to the future challenges facing Bulgaria and the Balkan region. CSD’s strong institutional capacity has opened new avenues and areas where civil society can make a contribution to reforms. Over the years, CSD has taken the lead in advocating key reforms in areas such as the regulatory framework for non-profits, establishment of the ombudsman institution, the introduction of anti-smuggling policies and other areas. more »
 
Local Public Mediators in Bulgaria (in Bulgarian only)
The brochure summarizes the accumulated experience and the good practices of the ombudsman type institutions on local level that have functioned under pilot projects in the period 1998 – 2003. It also presents the first steps in the process of establishing such institutions after their legislative regulation, namely the adoption in 2003 of Article 21a of the Law on Local Self-Government and Local Administration, which entitles municipal councils to elect local public mediators for promoting and protecting the civil rights and lawful interests of citizens before the local authorities. more »
 

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