Commission

THE COMMISSION is empowered to enforce the Law on Protection of Competition, the Public Procurement Act and the Concessions Act. The CPC scope of activity covers all requests on ascertaining infringements of free market competition, direct enforcement of the provisions of Art. 81 and Art. 82 of the EC Treaty, cooperation with the European Commission and the other national competition authorities of the EC member states in conformity to EC Regulation No.1/2003 and EC Regulation No. 139/2004, conducting sector analyses and competition advocacy. Under the rules and procedures, envisaged by the Public Procurement Act and the Concessions Act, the Commission examines the appeals on lawfulness of a decision, actions or lack of actions/omissions of the contracting authorities or concessioners in the public procurement or concession awarding procedure.

In executing its powers, the Commission is empowered to impose interim measures.

By their nature the interim measures, envisaged under the Law on Protection of Competition, are structural or behavioral. The law stipulates that if under Chapter Nine of the law there is sufficient data on presence of an infringement, due to risk of serious and irreparable damages to competition, the Commission, at its own initiative or under request of the persons whose interests are being affected or threatened by the infringement, may rule immediate suspension of the practice of the undertaking or association of undertaking or impose other measures, which might be necessary. The interim measures may be ruled at any time in the course of the procedure under LPC provisions.

The interim measures, provided for in the Public Procurement Act and the Concessions Act include the power of the Commission upon a reasoned request of an appelant to impose an interim measure – suspension of the public procurement or concession awarding procedure. When ruling on the request the Commission evaluates all the adverse consequences of the delay in the procedure and the real danger of serious injury of public interest or the interests of the parties involved.

Julia Nenkova

Julia Nenkova

Chairperson of the CPC

Date of birth: 7 June 1957

Place of birth: Sofia

Education:

“St. Kliment Ohridski” University, Faculty of Law, Master of Law

“Graduate of Tulane University, Louisiana, USA

Professional experience: 

Deputy Mayor of Sofia Municipality, in charge of “Legality, coordination and control” matters

Chairman of the Supervisory Board of the Privatization and Post-privatization Control Agency

Member of the Executive Board of “Trust and Protection" Foundation

Director of the Legal Directorate at the Sofia Municipality

Chief legal advisor at the Legal Directorate by the Sofia Municipality and Head of the Legal Department of the Directorate

Legal advisor and senior legal advisor at the Legal Department by the Sofia Public Council

Legal advisor at the Architecture and City planning Department by the Sofia Public Council

Dimitar Kyumyurdzhiev

Dimitar Kyumyurdzhiev

Deputy Chairman of the CPC

Date of birth16 August 1958

Place of birthBourgas

Education:

“St. Kliment Ohridski” Sofia University, Faculty of Law, Master of Law

Professional experience: 

Deputy Minister of Defence

Part-time lecturer at the Sofia University “St. Kliment Ohridski”

Attorney at law – Sofia Bar Association

Head of the Political Cabinet of the Minister of Foreign Affairs

Representative of Bulgaria at the Group of States against corruption (GRECO) by the Council of Europe. International expert – evaluator at GRECO

Member of the Commission on Protection of Competition

Examining Magistrate at the Sofia Investigative Service and Chief expert at the Prosecutor’s Office of Republic of Bulgaria

Judge trainee at the Sofia District Court

Anna Yaneva

Anna Yaneva

Member of the CPC

Date of birth18 January 1955

Place of birthSofia

Education:

Master’s degree in Economics from the University of National and World Economy (successor of Karl Marx Higher Institute of Economics)

Professional experience: 

Deputy Minister in charge of “Economy” sector at the Ministry of Economics and Energy

Member of Parliament in the 41st National Assembly and member of the Parliamentary Commission on “Economy, Energy and Tourism”

Deputy Minister in charge of “Economy” sector at the Ministry of Economics and Energy

Chief secretary of the Committee for Peaceful Use of Atomic Energy within the Council of Ministers

Georgitsa Stoyanova

Georgitsa Stoyanova

Member of the CPC

Date of birth25 December 1974

Place of birthPetrich

Education:

Southwest University “Neofit Rilski”, Master of Law

Professional experience: 

Director of “Legal and normative Activity” Directorate at the Ministry of Defence

Legal advisor in “Legal and normative Activity” Directorate at the Ministry of Defence

Legal advisor and acting Director of “Administrative and Legal Services, Finance and Property Management” Directorate at the Municipality of Blagoevgrad

Judicial candidate at the District Court – Blagoevgrad

Krassimir Vitanov

Krassimir Vitanov

Member of the CPC

Date of birth1 October 1977

Place of birthDupnitsa

Education:

Master in Law at the Southwest University “Neofit Rilski”

Manager in administration of Infrastructural Projects - Specialization at the International Training Centre within the United Nations System, Turin, Italy

Professional experience: 

Manager of “Ecoinzhenering – RM” EOOD within the structure of the Ministry of Economy

Head of the “Legal and Public Procurement” Department of the National Oncology Hospital

Member and afterwards Chairman of the Supervisory Board of “BULGARTRANSGAZ” EAD

Head of Department “Judicial Representation and Control of Public Procurement Procedures” at RIA

Chief legal advisor at Road Infrastructure Agency (RIA)

Junior expert in “Public Procurement and Concessions” Directorate in The Commission on Protection of Competition

Krassimir Zafirov

Krassimir Zafirov

Member of the CPC

Date of birth18 July 1969

Place of birthYambol

Education:

“St. Kliment Ohridski” University, Faculty of Law, Master of Law

Professional experience: 

Attorney at law – Sofia Bar Association

Representative of ENI Divisione Refining & Marketing S.p.A. (Agip Petroli S.P.A)

Associate at the legal department of “Stadex” OOD

Junior judge at the Sofia City Court

Prof. Plamen Kirov

Prof. Plamen Kirov

Member of the CPC

Date of birth5 December 1960

Place of birthPleven

Education:

Sofia University “St. Kliment Ohridski”, Faculty of Law, Master of Law

Associate Professor and Full Professor on Constitutional Law at the Sofia University “St. Kliment Ohridski”

PhD study on constitutional law at the “St. Kliment Ohridski” University

Many publications in the field of political representation and political system of the Republic of Bulgaria

Specializations in Greece, Malta, USA and the Netherlands

Professional experience: 

Full mandate Constitutional Judge from 2006 till 2015

Judicial secretary and Chairman of the Legal Counsel of the President of Republic of Bulgaria

Expert in procedures for amendment and addition to the Constitution of Republic of Bulgaria

Consultant of permanent commissions at the National Assembly, the Council of Ministers and the Ministry of Justice