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IRIS 2010-6:1/11


Electronic Communications Act Amended

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Rayna Nikolova

New Bulgarian University

The Electronic Communications Act was amended (published in the State Gazette, issue No. 27 of 2010, effective as of 9 April 2010, see IRIS 2010-3:1 and IRIS 2009-5:9) in relation to the personnel of the Communications Regulation Commission, which was reduced by four members.

Pursuant to Article 22 of the Electronic Communications Act the Communications Regulation Commission is a collective body comprised of five members including a chairman and a vice-chairman.

Pursuant to §6 of the conclusive provisions of the Act on the Amendment and Supplementation of the Electronic Communications Act the National Assembly shall remove three elected members of the Commission from the Parliament’s quota and the President shall remove one of the two appointed by him as a member of the Commission within 15 days commencing from the effective date of the Act.

On 22 April 2010 the National Assembly removed three of its parliamentary representatives to the Communications Regulation Commission.

After the amendments of the Electronic Communications Act the mandate of the Commission is shortened by one year as well.

On 23 April 2010 the President removed one representative to the Commission from his quota.

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