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June 2009, 19/06/2009

Dear Valued Readers,

This month we included in our newsletter some news together with the traditional JamAdvice HRG travel guide and links to information about properties which might be of interest.

Bulgaria Notary Fees to Be Increased on 1 July 2009

The Bulgarian Government decided to increase fees for notary services. The most significant change is in the prices for notary services certifying financial interest in real estate contracts. The change will come into force on 1 July 2009.

For deals from BGN 1,001 to BGN 10,000 the tax will be BGN 44+1,5% of the surplus over BGN 1 000. Contracts from BGN 10,000 to BGN 50,000 will cost BGN 179+1% of the surplus over BGN 10,000.

Currently, the price for deals over BGN 100,000 is BGN 418+0,1 of the surplus over BGN 3,000. The new bill foresees a ceiling of BGN 500,000. Thus for such expensive properties the tax will be 1,628+0,1% of the surplus over BGN 500,000, but it should not exceed BGN 7,000.

The reason for increase is that the notary fees have not been changed for the last 10 years.

2009 Kaliakra Rock Fest Will Feature Famous Rock Bands

This year the Kaliakra Rock Fest will again feature famous rock bands. The festival will be opened on 1 July with a concert of Motley Crue, with support act Lauren Harris, and will run until 3 July.

Day two of the festival will see Blind Guardian and Edguy open for the Scorpions.

The progressive rockers Dream Theater will headline the third day, just days after the release of their long- awaited tenth studio album Black Clouds & Silver Linings.

Tickets for the festival are on sale at the ticket office of the National Palace of Culture (NDK) and via the networks of Ticketstream.bg and Eventim.bg. One day ticket costs 55 leva and a three-day one costs 100 leva.

All concerts are scheduled to take place in the Kaliakra stadium in Kavarna.

Bulgaria's Berbatov Launches Teenage Anti-Risk Campaign

Bulgaria's football star Dimitar Berbatov officially launched an information campaign about risk factors for young people's development and health. The campaign was opened with a friendly football game between the teams of the First and Second English Language High Schools in Sofia.

The project is conducted by the National Center for Protection of Public Health and the Dimitar Berbatov Foundation. The goal of the campaign is to provoke a discussion about the health of Bulgaria's youth, point out the problems and seek solutions and alternatives.

The Manchester United player addressed the students gathered at the event and told them to believe in themselves and their own potential, pursue their dreams with passion and stamina, share their problems with family, teachers and friends.

Monthly Travel Guide

Below is a link to the Jamadvice HRG Bulgaria Monthly Travel Guide. It provides useful information as well as some interesting facts from the travel industry.

Monthly Travel Guide..

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