Collective Commentary about the New Package Travel Directive
The transposition in Bulgaria of Directive (EU) 2015/2302 on package travel and linked travel arrangements 1 Nancho Nanchev 2 1. Introduction; 2. The course of the legislative process related to the implementation of Directive (EU) 2015/2302 in Bulgaria; 3. Distinctive features of the implementation of Directive (EU) 2015/2302 in Bulgaria; 4. Assessment of the correctness of implementation; 5. Conclusion. 1. INTRODUCTION In the last 20 years the Bulgarian legislation suffered a massive wave of changes that is already the third of its kind in her modern history. After the transition from an Ottoman to a European styled legal framework following its independence in the second half of nineteenth century, there was the abrupt communist reshuffle in the 1940s and 1950s, and finally with the denial of the communism in the 90s and the accession of the country to the European Union in 2007 came the third reversal of the legislative corpus. With such an experience the country clearly positions itself to be short of traditions and easily exposed to influence from the exterior. One century ago the process of accepting and introducing foreign legal principles and norms was known as reception, now it is called transposition, especially when their source is the European Union. The tourist sector in Bulgaria is regulated by the Tourism Act ( Закон за туризма ) of 2013. The Service Activities Act ( Закон за дейностите по предоставяне на услуги ) of 2010 3 , the Consumer Protection Act ( Закон за 1 Directive (EU) 2015/2302 of the European Parliament and of the Council of 25 November 2015 on package travel and linked travel arrangements, amending Regulation (EC) No 2006/2004 and Directive 2011/83/EU of the European Parliament and of the Council and repealing Council Directive 90/314/EEC (OJ L 326, 11.12.2015, p. 1–33). 2 Legal expert. 3 Transposing Directive 2006/123/EC of the European Parliament and of the Council of 12 December 2006 on services in the internal market.