Professional insurance policies issued in another EU or EEA country to contractors, engineers and supervisors will now be recognised in Bulgaria, removing the need for additional insurance issued in Bulgaria.

This change was introduced by amendment to the Spatial Development Act in order to bring Bulgarian law into line with the requirements of EU law (Directive 2006/123/EC).

This follows the legislative change made in 2010 to allow EU/EEA-registered contractors to work on construction sites in Bulgaria without having to complete special registration with the Bulgarian Central Register of Professional Construction Companies.

Law: Bulgarian Spatial Development Act (Promulgated, State Gazette No. 1/2.01.2001, effective 31.03.2001, amended SG No. 82 / 26 November 2012); Directive 2006/123/EC dated 12 December 2006 on services in the internal market