AOBE Notifies Sofia Municipality of Forthcoming Protests on 28 February


As we listen to the wondrous voices around us, regarding how “the increase in electricity prices for business will not affect in any way the prices of goods and services”, NSI has just reported consumer price growth for December 2017.

Food prices grew by 3.6% on an annual basis. Growth in producer prices on the domestic market is even higher – 5.1% for industry.

And this is just the beginning, as the effect of rising electricity rates for businesses is still far from being fully consumed. At the same time, there is no change in the actions of official authorities towards normalizing the situation of the so-called “free electricity market”.

Therefore, the nationally representative employers’ organizations BICA, BIA, BCCI and KRIB, united in the AOBE, whose members account for 86% of the gross value added in the country and employ 82% of the employees in the Republic of Bulgaria, and the “Protection” National Trade Union, have presented to Sofia Municipality a notification concerning the organized protest procession, which will be held on February 28, 2018, from 10:30 to 12:30, on the route “Nezavisimost” (Largo) Square – Ministry of Energy.