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Publications: Nikola Stoychev

Court Practice on the Prohibition of Surreptitious Commercial Communication

Author:Nikola Stoychev

Subject:Telecommunications Law. Media Law

Published at:IRIS 2021-7:1/13

Edition:European Audiovisual Observatory Newsletter

In his article for the July issue the European Audiovisual Observatory Newsletter Nikola Stoychev, actively assisted by Christian Ivanov, discusses a sanction imposed on the Bulgarian National Radio by the Bulgarian Council for Electronic Media for violation of the Radio and Television Act by broadcasting a surreptitious commercial communication.

*This publication is also available in German and French.

Mandatory Requirements for Video-Sharing Platform Providers Already in Force in Bulgaria

Author:Nikola Stoychev

Subject:Telecommunications Law. Media Law

Published at:IRIS 2021-6:1/20

Edition:European Audiovisual Observatory Newsletter

With his second article for the June issue the European Audiovisual Observatory Newsletter Nikola Stoychev, actively assisted by Christian Ivanov, reminds briefly of the entry into force of the mandatory requirements for video-sharing platform providers.

*This publication is also available in German and French.

The Consolidation of Local Telecommunications and Media Market Continues

Author:Nikola Stoychev

Subject:Telecommunications Law. Media Law

Published at:IRIS 2021-6:1/21

Edition:European Audiovisual Observatory Newsletter

In his first article for the June issue the European Audiovisual Observatory Newsletter Nikola Stoychev, actively assisted by Christian Ivanov, provides a brief account of the latest M&A transactions affirming the consolidation trend in the Bulgarian telecom market.

*This publication is also available in German and French.

New Regulations Affecting the Media Sector

Author:Nikola Stoychev

Subject:Telecommunications Law. Media Law

Published at:IRIS 2021-5:1/23

Edition:European Audiovisual Observatory Newsletter

In his latest piece for the European Audiovisual Observatory Newsletter Nikola Stoychev, actively assisted by Christian Ivanov, provides a brief overview of the novelties introduced in the local media sector regulation by the new Supply of Digital Content and Digital Services and Sale of Goods Act, and the amendments in the Electronic Communications Act.

*This publication is also available in German and French.

Bulgarian Competition Watchdog Approves Major Acquisitions in the Local Media, Telecom and Newspaper Market

Authors:Nikola Stoychev, Christian Ivanov

Subject:Telecommunications & Competition Law

Published at:IRIS 2021-3:1/4

Edition:European Audiovisual Observatory Newsletter

In his latest piece for the European Audiovisual Observatory Newsletter Nikola Stoychev, actively assisted by Christian Ivanov, provides a brief overview of the novelties and major acquisitions in the local media, telecom and newspaper market.

*This publication is also available in German and French.

Local Media Law Harmonised with the Audiovisual Media Services Directive

Download:iris-2021-2-en.pdf (PDF, 2.28 mb)

Author:Nikola Stoychev

Subject:Telecommunications Law. Media Law

Published at:IRIS 2021-2

Edition:European Audiovisual Observatory Newsletter

In his latest piece for the European Audiovisual Observatory Newsletter Nikola Stoychev, actively assisted by Christian Ivanov, provides a brief overview of the novelties introduced by the new Act for Amendment and Supplement to the Radio and Television Act, which is implementing Directive (EU) 2018/1808 a.k.a the Audio-Visual Media Service Directive.

*This publication is also available in German and French.

LEGISLATIVE PROPOSALS FOR PROMOTING THE LOCAL FILM INDUSTRY, INCLUDING 25% CASH REBATES FOR ELIGIBLE COSTS FOR PRODUCTION AID

Download:iris-2021-1-en.pdf (PDF, 2.25 mb)

Author:Nikola Stoychev

Subject:Telecommunications Law. Media Law

Published at:IRIS 2021-1

Edition:European Audiovisual Observatory Newsletter

In his second piece for the European Audiovisual Observatory Newsletter, Nikola Stoychev, assisted by Christian Ivanov, summarizes the Bill to amend and supplement the Film Industry Act, envisaging various incentives for the promotion of the local film industry, including a new cash rebate aid scheme for the production of audiovisual works, in accordance with Regulation (EU) No. 651/2014. 

*This publication is also available in German and French.

Competition authority finds that proposals for amendment to the Radio and Television Act would restrict competition

Download:iris-2020-10-en.pdf (PDF, 2.15 mb)

Author:Nikola Stoychev

Subject:Competition Law

Published at:IRIS 2020-10

Edition:European Audiovisual Observatory Newsletter

In his first piece for the European Audiovisual Observatory Newsletter, where he was invited to be a regular contributor, Nikola Stoychev, assisted by Christian Ivanov, summarizes the decision of the Bulgarian competition authority stating that the the introduction of quotas for Bulgarian music through amendment of the Radio and Television Act would restrict competition on the media market.

*This publication is also available in German and French.

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