June 28 1914 – Sofia Stock Exchange constituent meeting held
On February 21 1912, the Parliament adopted the first Law on the stock exchanges, which was promulgated in the State Gazette on February 28 the same year. Sofia Stock exchange obtained official permit to start operating and started effective activity on June 28 1914, only a few days before the beginning of World War I. On May 25 1915, the Stock Exchange Regulation was adopted by a Decree. All issuers of securities, such as banks, production and trading companies, were invited to register for participation in the stock trade. On December 18 1917, the Sofia Stock Exchange issued a Regulation for the Internal Order of the stock exchange and decided three trading sessions to be conducted each week. On January 20 1918 the stock exchange was officially opened. It was the sole stock market in Bulgaria until its nationalization on December 27 1947 when it was transformed into a department of the Bulgarian National Bank and discontinued its activities until 1992. On April 8 1992, Sofia Stock Exchange (currently SFB Capital Market JSC) organized the first public trading session in Bulgaria’s new economic history. In 1997, Bulgarian the capital market integration process was completed and Bulgarian Stock Exchange – Sofia JSC officially started operating on October 21.

20 years of Currency board in Bulgaria
The currency board in Bulgaria was introduced in 1997 after the severe economic crisis in 1996-1997. Due to systemic failure of the Bulgarian Government to effectively manage public finances, the IMF agrees to assist the Government only when the currency board. The Currency board was introduced on July 1, 1997 the Law on the Bulgarian National Bank adopted on June 10, 1997. Functions of a currency board are assumed by Bulgarian National Bank. The law fixes the exchange rate of the Bulgarian lev to the Euro in 1000 for 1 Deutsche Mark (after the introduction of the Euro in 1999 - 1955.83 euro to ˆ 1) (after the denomination of EUR 5 July, 1999 - 1.95583 BGN for 1 EUR).

Denomination of the Bulgarian lev came into force on July 5, 1999 A new lev was equal to 1,000 old Bulgarian lev. International Standardization Organization (ISO) has introduced a new code lev

International Kissing Day
International Kissing Day takes place on 6 July in the UK. However, the day has now been adopted worldwide and is also known as National Kissing Day or Kissing Day.

Anniversary of the opening of the highway "Trakia" (2013)
Under construction for 40 years "Trakia" highway connects Sofia and Burgas after a July 15, 2013 was officially opened last section of the track from its junction "Zimnitza to the Municipality. By 2009, the average had built a 9 km "Trakia" highway until then become 60 km per year. length of newly constructed route of the highway "Trakia" is about 34 km. overall length of Lot 4 of Yambol to Karnobat is 49.08 km, of which the first 15 km were completed and put into operation in August 2012 Artist of the segment whose price is 209.646 million lev was Association "Trakia IV" OCAC .. The first sections of "Trakia" Begun back in 1975 Ten years later operation enters route Sofia - Plovdiv. motorway project must connect Sofia and Burgas via Plovdiv. overall length is 368.5 km. Towards November 1999 are willing 173.5 km. during 2000 the Council of Ministers approves the borrowing of 100 million from the European Investment Bank (EIB) sections Rice Stara Zagora and Bourgas - Burgas. Bulgarian co-financing is ˆ 140 million. For the last three sections with a total length of 115 km. apply for funding from the European Commission through the operational program "Transport". The value of the grant is 699 648 287 lev VAT. Cohesion Fund of the European Union has allocated 513 970 279 lev and the state budget spent 185 678 007 Levs

23 years Private Vocational School "Banker"
On July 15th Private vocational school "Banker" Celebrating 23 years anniversary. In addition to the compulsory curriculum in school are taught subjects such as: accounting, banking, stock exchanges and transactions, statistics and more.

48 years Albena resort
On August 24, 1969 officially opened the resort Albena. Albena resort is located in northeastern Bulgaria, Dobrich district, located 8 km from the town of Balchik, 30 km from Varna and 500 km northeast of Sofia. The beach is 5 km long and 150 meters wide. 10 km from Albena is the Botanical Garden in Balchik, unique plants and the architectural park complex Palace, which was the residence of the Queen (Mary) in the early 20th century. Albena is located close to the Balata Reserve, which is a dense forest near the Batova River.

43 years - Bulgarian nuclear energetics
On September 4, 1974 was put into operation the first reactor of the nuclear power plant in Kozloduy.

September 6 - Official Holiday of Bulgaria
September 6 is the Day of the Union of Eastern Rumelia with the Bulgarian Principality in 1885.

Programmer's day
Programmer's day is a whimsical "holiday" on the 256th day of the year celebrated mostly by computer programmers (reason: 256 = 2 to the power of 8 = the number of values representable in a byte of data). Traditions include drinking, behaving silly, coding silly programs, mini computer games, playing with old computers, etc. Programmer's day usually falls on September 13th; on leap years, it is September 12th.

18 years since the first issue of Business Industry Capital
BIA online issue ‘Business Industry Capital’ turned 18 years

Today the online issue of the Bulgarian Industrial Association - ‘Business Industry Capital’ celebrates its 18th birthday. ‘Business Industry Capital’ is published by Bourse Information Company Capital Market – fully owned by Bulgarian Industrial Association, specialized in business information services. The company maintains the Bulgarian Enterprises Information System – BEIS.

During its 18 years of existence the issue became a preferred media and business partner to over 30,000 subscribers in Bulgaria and abroad. In the ocean of information offered by the Internet, ‘Business Industry Capital’ manages to briefly present every day the most important economic events in Bulgaria – financial, corporate, stock exchange and news by the Bulgarian Industrial Association (BIA), in Bulgarian and English.

The main mission of our online issue has always been to promote the Bulgarian economy and business. Through the ‘Discover Bulgaria’ column, which quickly became favorite to both Bulgarian and foreign readers, ‘Business Industry Capital’ carries a wide campaign to popularize the cultural and natural sites and events in Bulgaria. Each day the column presents traditional Bulgarian holidays and the accompanying customs, famous Bulgarians and their brief biography, as well as information for beautiful places and sights in the country.

15 years is not a small period for an issue, for an online media. Our team has accepted the challenge to further develop ‘Business Industry Capital’ so that it may make even more friends and partners of Bulgaria, BIA and the Bulgarian business.

Official Celebration of the town Sofia
September 17 is the official holiday of Bulgaria's capital Sofia. The decision announced on 17 September for a celebration of the capital was taken in 1992 by decision of the Municipal Council. On that day bouquet day celebrate all that bear the names Faith, Hope, Love and Sofia.

The Independence Day (Bulgarian National Holiday)
On September 22, 1908, Bulgaria declared its full independence from Ottoman control. Signing the Bulgarian Declaration of Independence nullified the harmful clauses of the Treaty of Berlin under which the greater part of the railway lines in Southern Bulgaria were under the regimen of capitulations (as Turkey's property) which entailed the payment of an annual tax to Turkey. After the Treaty of Berlin (1878) Macedonia remained under Ottoman rule, while after the wars and the peace treaties (Bucharest, 1913, and Neuilly, 1919) the greater part of it was incorporated into Serbia and Greece. The idea of the national unification of the Bulgarians was fatally doomed, mostly by the policy of the imperialist diktat, but for those affected it was impossible to abandon it. An armed struggle began which in its content, organizational methods and purposes was a continuation of the Bulgarian national-liberation movement of the ‘70s of the 19th century. However, the Ottoman rulers were pushed out of Macedonia and Adrianople Thrace not by means of a democratic revolution but through Bulgaria's, Serbia's, Greece's and Montenegro's military might in the First Balkan war of 1912.

4 years since the official launch of MyCompetence
Implementing the Project OPHRD Bulgarian Industrial Association officially opened Information System competence assessment -

27 years membership of Bulgaria in the World Bank and IMF
On 25 September 1990 Bulgaria joined the World Bank and International Monetary Fund (IMF)

20 years Bulgarian Enterprises Information System (BEIS)
Bulgarian Enterprises Information System (BEIS) was presented for the first time on October 8, 1997 as an integral part of a broader program of the Bulgarian Industrial Association to support and promote activities of the Bulgarian business. For the past 17 years BEIS has established itself as an independent, reliable and efficient source of structured information for more than 50 000 leading Bulgarian companies – basic line of business, products and services, financial indicators, management and connectivity with other companies, specific information on their activities from national and regional media. The information is provided in Bulgarian and English and is updated daily. The project is developed by an experts team of BIC Capital Market Ltd - subsidiary of the Bulgarian Industrial Association.

In recent years, the team's efforts are focused on the development of services for a better and more attractive presentation of the companies and supporting their efforts to attract new Bulgarian and foreign partners. Companies can now extend the presentation of their activities, they can provide details on their products, include all offices and shops in the country, add specific promotional offers. The Bulgarian Enterprises Information System (BEIS) team makes sure that this information is easily and quickly accessible through the system and through the daily electronic issue of the Bulgarian Industrial Association, as well as through the most popular search engine on the Internet.

We believe that BEIS will continue to be a valuable assistant to Bulgarian companies in establishment of business partnerships without borders.

20 years have passed since BSE - Sofia JSC was licensed
On October 8th 1997 Securities and Stock Exchanges Commission (SSEC) gave a license to Bulgarian Stock Exchanges - Sofia JSC.

7 years of the establishment of the National Council for competence assessment
National Council for competence assessment in Bulgaria (NSOK) was initiated by the Bulgarian Industrial Association (BIA) of the HRD Project for an information system to assess the competence of the workforce. The Council includes representatives of the social partners and representatives of key stakeholders and major players in the labor market. NSOK is a permanent body for cooperation, consultation and institutionalizing the results of various stages and levels in assessing the competence of the workforce in industries and regions during the execution of the Project. Council may discuss and give opinions on assessments of competence in different sectors, subsectors, occupations, jobs, businesses and jobs developed in the implementation of the project. To the Ministry of Labour and Social Policy, the Ministry of Education, Youth and Science, the Ministry of Economy, Energy and Tourism and the National Council for Tripartite Cooperation, proposals and draft legislation, measures and programs to promote adaptability of force recommendations to address the problems of the labor market and more.