December 16 (SeeNews) - Following is a schedule of corporate, economic and political events taking place in or related to Bulgaria through April 14. New or amended entries are marked (*).
* Wednesday, December 16 – The Bulgarian Parliament is expected to pass on first reading changes to the Penalty Enforcement Act.
* Wednesday, December 16 – The Regional Development and Initiatives Foundation will hold the news conference Integration of immigrants in Bulgaria – policies and assessment markers.
* Wednesday, December 16 – Bulgarian environmental organizations will hold a protest rally against the deforestation and the illegal construction taking place in protected areas in the Rila mountains.
Saturday, December 19 - Working day to make up for non-working December 31.
Saturday, December 19 - Bansko (Bulgaria): Macedonia's President George Ivanov visits Bulgaria.
Wednesday, December 23 – Sofia: Central bank to release October money supply data. (1000 GMT)
Wednesday, December 23 – Sofia: Central bank to release end-October gross foreign debt figures. (1200 GMT)
Thursday, December 24 - Christmas Eve, market and public holiday.
Friday, December 25 - Christmas, market and public holiday.
Monday, December 28 - Sofia: The statistics office NSI releases data on December business sentiment.
Wednesday, December 30 - Sofia: The statistics office NSI releases data on November producer prices.
Wednesday, December 30 - Sofia: Deadline by which the Finance Ministry should release data on the country's consolidated budget through November.
Thursday, December 31 - New Year's Eve, market and public holiday.
Friday, January 1 - New Year’s Day, market and public holiday.
Wednesday, April 14 – Sofia (Bulgaria): The sixth international congress and exhibition for southeast Europe, Energy Efficiency Renewable Energy Sources, organised by Via Expo, opens. (to April 16) (www.viaexpo.com/images/stories/documents/ee_congress/leaflet_eng.pdf)