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05 August 2014
dobrich_debateWhether the EU Single Market offers more advantages or disadvantages to Bulgarian small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) was the key topic of a debate, which was organized by the Enterprise Europe Network – Dobrich (affiliated with the Dobrich Chamber of Commerce and Industry) within the XXII edition of the international fair on agriculture held in the city of Dobrich on August 5, 2014.

21 July 2014
group_photoIn the middle of the summer season (July 14-18, 2014) and on the background of the dynamic events in Europe, for a second consecutive time was held the International Academy Paving Youths’ Way, organized by the Economic Policy Institute and the Hanns Seidel Foundation in Bulgaria. The youth initiative entitled “Is my Europe the same as yours?” succeeded to gather young, ambitious and creative students from Bulgaria, Greece and Romania, who had the opportunity to share their visions and understandings for the future of Europe, as well as their perceptions for their countries’ role in the EU.
14 July 2014 Economic Policy Institute (EPI) contributed to the EU-28 Watch No.10. The internet platform EU-28 Watch, a project of the Institute for European Politics, Berlin, has been monitoring debates on EU policy for 12 years and provides a rich set of material compiling national debates on European policy and thus a unique source for diachronic analyses.
11 June 2014
2014 marked an important milestone in the history of the EPI traditional Summer Seminar for Young Public Policy Professionals from South Eastern Europe and the Black Sea region – namely its 15th anniversary. This year the traditional regional initiative took place within the period June 1 - 5, 2014 in Albena resort at the Bulgarian Black Sea coast thanks to the kind financial support of the Hanns Seidel Foundation, the Representation of the European Commission in Bulgaria and the Austrian Embassy in Bulgaria.
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The Economic Policy Institute (EPI) is a non-governmental, politically independent and  not-for-profit organization, founded on 12 May 1997.

The mission of EPI is to support the efficient membership of Bulgaria in the EU and country’s participation in the global economy and thus to contribute to the overall transformation and development processes in South Eastern Europe.

EPI's primary tasks are:

• to conduct economic research and provide interdisciplinary analyses of key economic and socioeconomic trends;
• to elaborate on and advocate alternative approaches in the field of economic policy and specific economic sectors;
• to encourage independent expert opinions and introduce best practices;
• to bring experts together to explore issues and exchange views in order to generate innovative proposals for practical economic policy measures;
• to provoke public discussions on a wide range of economic and socioeconomic issues and thus inform and influence policy- and decision-makers and the society.