Thu, May 23 2013
Photo: Nadezhda Chipeva
Bulgartabac, however, said that the company and the market in general had started to display a positive trend in recent months.
According to the EC, it is estimated that the EU and member states lose up to 10 billion euro in unpaid taxes every year from counterfeit and smuggled tobacco products.
The increase is an average of one lev for a pack of cigarettes, as a result of the increased excise duty.
According to Simeon Dyankov, the U-turn on the proposed ban on smoking in public was meant to help the tourism industry overcome the crisis and would only last until 2011.
Amendments to Customs ordinances would give Customs officers direct, remote access to the stock-administration of alcohol and cigarette producers.
The funding is provided under the foreign military sales programme of the US army's Program Executive Office of Simulation, Training and Instrumentation.
The UK nationals were arrested after throwing beer bottles at people after being refused entry to a restaurant that had closed for the night.
Restoration and development projects include Madara Horseman, Arbanassi fortress, Magura cave.
Simeon Saxe-Coburg and his spouse Margarita opened a new heating and insulation system at the Tsar Ferdinand Hospital for Pulmonary Diseases in Iskrets, a project implemented thanks to the Embassy of the Sovereign Order of Malta in Sofia and the Nando Peretti Foundation.
According to the law's provisions, the commission will have the power to investigate individuals without prior notification and would not require a criminal conviction in order to launch an investigation.