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Transposition of EU Directive: The New Accounting Act

Bulgaria Current 2016

The amendments transpose the EU NFR directive without extending its scope. Small paragraph explains the NFI that needs to be disclosed.

Issuer name

Ministry of Finance

Government ministry


More information

It entered into force on January 1st 2016, except for the articles 48-52 which refers to non-financial declaration. Those provisions will enter into force on January 2017. The accounting act was adopted to bring Bulgarian accounting legislation into line with EU Directive 2013/34 and to a small extent 2014/95/EU. The parliament commission decided this approach was most effective to address all requirements of the directive, and to reduce the administrative burden for companies.

Comply or explain


Organizations covered by the instrument

Large private and listed companies

Target organization notes

1, traders within the meaning of the Commercial Law; 2. local legal entities that are not traders; 3. budgetary enterprises; 4. non-personified companies; 5. the insurance funds under art. 8 of the Social Security Code; 6. sales offices; 7. foreign legal entities engaged in economic activity in the Republic of Bulgaria through a place of business, except in cases where the economic activity is carried out by a foreign person from a Member State of the European Union or from another country party to the Agreement on the European economic space only under the conditions of freedom to provide services.

Industry scope

Financial Services

ESG coverage - E (Environment)


ESG coverage- S (Social)

Human Rights, Employment Conditions, Policies and Practices

ESG coverage- G (Governance)

Accountability, Anti-Corruption and Anti-Competitive Behaviour

ESG coverage- Eco (Economic & General)








Date of publication


Issuer type

Governments (governmental department, agency)

Reporting requirements

Public law and regulation

Mandatory or voluntary


The geographical scope


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