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    • Parliament votes Electoral Code second time

      Parliament votes Electoral Code second time

      With an overwhelming majority, the National Assembly voted on Wednesday to reject President Rumen Radev's veto on amendments to the Electoral Code. In the absence of the opposition Bulgarian Socialist Party (BSP) from the session, the MPs approved the bill once again with 154 votes in favour and no votes against or abstentions.

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    • EU smaller states say 'no'  to end tax reforms veto

      EU smaller states say 'no' to end tax reforms veto

      Finance ministers from smaller European Union states on Tuesday opposed a plan to limit governments’ power to block EU reforms on tax matters, in a move that further reduces the chances of introducing an EU levy on large digital firms. EU countries with smaller populations have for years blocked efforts to narrow loopholes that allow tax evasion and in some cases even money laundering in the bloc. Many of them defend their right to decide their own tax laws and attract foreign business by offering sweeteners.

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