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Collision of Rights in the Event of Restitution of Agricultural Land

The process of restitution, although its functions gradually die away, still creates a certain insecurity regarding in the right of ownership of real estate, resulting from the possible collision between ownership rights stemming from restitution laws and ownership rights acquired as a result of a legal transaction or by prescription.

Procedure on the issuance of Permanent Residence Permit in Republic of Bulgaria, recent amendments

Permanent Residence Permit (PRP) is a special residence permit which allows the living of foreigners in Republic of Bulgaria for an unlimited period of time. The basic act regulating the issuance of PRP is the Act for the Foreigners in Republic of Bulgaria (AFRB), amended on 15th of May 2009. One of the most important changes affects the procedure for issuance of PRP.

Europeans to be Able to Purchase Land in Bulgaria

The constitutional changes of 2005 enacted pursuant to the requirements of the Treaty of Accession and the Protocol concerning Bulgaria’s EU accession are already in force. According to the previous legal requirements, foreign citizens were able to freely acquire the right of ownership over buildings and parts of buildings, but had no right to acquire ownership of land and had only limited in rem rights (right of use, right to construct a building). The new amendment of Article 22 of the Bulgarian Constitution, allows foreign citizens and foreign legal persons to acquire right of ownership of Bulgarian land according to the Treaty of Accession, on the basis of international agreements and treaties, which were duly ratified, publicly released and have entered into force, or in case of inheritance under the law.

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