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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.
23 May 2014
ip_awardFor a third consecutive year, the Economic Policy Institute announced the launch of the academic competition for the "Dr. Ivanka Petkova" Award. The award was established in 2012 upon initiative of Prof. Andras Inotai, EPI’s Honorary President, and made possible with the kind financial support of Institute’s friends and partners.
14 May 2014
sound_of_money_1Residential construction in Bulgaria shows first signals of recovery according to the H1 2014 construction sector report of the Economic Policy Institute. What supports this conclusion is 2013 and Q1 2014 data that reveals a significant increase in permitted and started residential units and floor space.

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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.