Detection, enforcement and awareness raising of foreign bribery are severely lacking in Bulgaria and need to be significantly improved. Extensive changes to the legislation concerning the liability of legal persons are also required, according to a new report by the OECD Working Group on Bribery.
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This Phase 4 Report on Bulgaria by the OECD Working Group on Bribery evaluates and makes recommendations on the Netherlands' implementation of the OECD Anti-Bribery Convention and was adopted by the OECD Working Group on Bribery on 14 October 2021.
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Bulgaria has one of the highest levels of alcohol consumption – 12.7 litres of pure alcohol per capita per year, roughly equivalent to 2.6 bottles of wine or 4.9 litres of beer per week per person aged 15 and over. In addition, in Bulgaria, some population groups are at higher risk than others.
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The OECD Teaching and Learning International Survey (TALIS) is an international, large-scale survey of teachers, school leaders and the learning environment in schools. This note presents findings based on the reports of lower secondary teachers and their school leaders in mainstream public and private schools.
The COVID-19 pandemic hit Bulgaria as its economy was performing well. Along with continued support to help households and firms weather the crisis, reforms to modernise the economy, improve the business environment and enhance skills in the workforce would help to strengthen the country’s recovery, according to a new OECD report.
Mr. Angel Gurría, Secretary-General of the OECD, delivered remarks to celebrate the accession of Bulgaria to the NEA, on 19 January 2021.