I bought a car. Now what?

Quite often while choosing the right car model we forget to think about what follows after the very purchase. And we’re talking about a few things here, very often – essential ones. Civil liability If I decide to buy an unregistered car (newly imported into the country), I will have to get a compulsory civil […]

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My rights on the beach

The summer is at its height – it’s time for some sunbathing and swimming! But what are my rights on the beach? First of all, my access to the beach is free and unrestricted. Only for certain parts of the beach it may be limited. On the beach I am allowed to carry and use […]

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The rights of persons with disabilities

In 2006 the UN adopted the Convention on the rights of persons with disabilities. The convention was ratified by the European Union in the beginning of 2011 and in Bulgaria that happened on 26 January 2012. What are the important questions asked and answered in it? Firstly, it must be stated that the mission of […]

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The protection of my personal data

Nowadays I feel that my personal data is requested for everything from application forms at the university to a raffle at the neighborhood supermarket. I can never be sure how my data will be used, nor when or if somebody will abuse with it. That’s why it’s very important to know the existing options to […]

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What are my rights in a traffic accident?

Nowadays the car is a necessary convenience. However, nobody really is insured against accidents and responsible behavior is always required, especially when on the road as a driver. Caution and precision are sometimes lifesaving not only for me but for the others involved in the traffic. Here are some guidelines that might be helpful if […]

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My rights as a defendant in a criminal trial

What happened to me? I get a summons from the police which states that I should go to the District Police Department. What should I look for? First, I should read the contents of the summons to navigate me in what capacity I’ve been summoned. • The first option is that I’ve been called as […]

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Notary Letter of Invitation

In many occasions the letter of law requires me, in order to be able to sue another person – my debtor – to have sent them a letter of invitation to perform a contractual obligation. Undoubtedly, this is an expression of law’s democratism. However, there are some details, I need to be well familiar with. […]

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The Bulgarian Legal System

There is a separation of powers in Bulgaria. The power of the State shall be divided between legislative, judicial and executive branches. The judiciary is a branch of government, that carries out justice in Bulgaria. Justice protects the rights and legitimate interests of citizens, legal persons and the state. The following article aims to present […]

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Taking pictures, shooting video and My Rights

   In everyday life it is not unusual for me to appear on photos and videos without being aware of their existence. Intentionally or not, the authors of such materials are entering into my private  life, depriving me from the freedom to decide where, with whom and how to take photographs. The Bulgarian legislation  on […]

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Smoking in Bulgaria

Either I’m visiting Bulgaria as a tourist or planning to live here I have to know the terms related to smoking in Bulgaria. Since June 2012 there are some new rules and smoking is prohibited in public spaces. But what does this exactly mean? Currently I CAN smoke: In open public spaces. But what is […]

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