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National Report on Legal Aid for Victims of Crime
The report explores whether the victims of crime receive sufficient information about their legal situation, who is entitled to legal aid and what its scope and extent is. more »
 
Country Background Papers on the Penitentiary System
The country background papers present information about the penitentiary system in Bulgaria, Belgium, Germany, Lithuania and Spain. more »
 
Civil Society in Bulgaria: Between Social Entrepreneurship and State Capture
This publication analyses the changes in the third sector during the 2010 – 2013 period and at the same time outlines the positive practices in the social entrepreneurship as well as the risks that reduce the chances for nongovernmental organisations to effectively impact the democracy and well-being of Bulgaria. more »
 
CSD Policy Brief No 43: Corruption and Anti-corruption in Bulgaria (2012 - 2013)
The corruption trends indices for Bulgaria in 2013 are calculated through the Corruption Monitoring System (CMS) developed by the Center for the Study of Democracy and Vitosha Research. The results show that administrative corruption among the population in Bulgaria over the past two years remains practically unchanged. On average, over the period 2012 – 2013, 14% of the adult population has been involved in corruption transactions at least once per year. more »
 
CSD Policy Brief No. 42: The Hidden Economy in Bulgaria in 2013
Accurate understanding of the dynamics of the hidden economy is essential for improving public and private sector management. In the case of Bulgaria, the high level of hidden economic activities signals many deficiencies in the functioning of the public institutions and the rule of law, and undermines the economic development of the country. Limiting the grey economy ought to be an issue of imminent priority for policy makers. more »
 
Countering police corruption: European perspectives
This publication reviews the policies and institutional mechanisms for countering police corruption in several EU member states. more »
 
CSD Policy Brief No 41: Crime trends 2012 – 2013
In 2012 there was a sharp increase in both the number of victims and the number of crimes compared to 2011. These trends take place in the context of a 10-year drop in crime rates. more »
 
Methodology for collection and analysis of data on the penitentiary system
The successful implementation of the activities under the recently launched initiative Re-socialization of offenders in the EU: enhancing the role of the civil society (RE-SOC) depends on the expanded knowledge of the prison systems in the participating countries. Therefore, a separate set of activities is dedicated to the collection, analysis and systematization of the available information and tailoring it to the specificities of the other initiative activities. more »
 
Media note: Shedding More Light on the New “Simplified” Electricity Bills
The media note discusses new “simplified” electricity bills. The decision to decrease by 5% the retail electricity prices as of 1 August 2013 is among the topics at the heart of political debates in Bulgaria this autumn. A similar move in 2010 clearly showed that such a politically mandated price decrease was not sustainable in the long run. more »
 
CSD Policy Brief No. 40: Bulgaria's Energy Security Risk Index
Energy security is of critical importance to Bulgaria. The biggest identified threat to Bulgarian national security is poverty, and in particular energy poverty. Bulgaria’s non-transparent energy sector seriously undermines the country’s economic development. Establishing regular sound monitoring mechanisms on energy security could be key for adequate policy-making in the area. more »
 

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