Positive assessment of FSC in the EC’ Regular Report on Bulgaria’s Progress toward Accession

On October 6, 2004 the European Commission published its Regular Report on Bulgaria’s Progress toward Accession.    The development of the non-banking financial sector is analyzed in three chapters related to the activity of FSC –  freedom to provide services, free movement of capital and economic and monetary union.
In regard to the freedom to provide services the European Commission confirms the progress made in this area  in  2003, as it is compared to the previous report. The general recommendation is that the development and the implementation of the European legislation in the area of the insurance and the collective investment schemes should continue.

European Commission considers the establishment of FSC a positive step. Also positive step is the establishment and functioning of the Consultative Board for Financial Stability which main objective is to facilitate the cooperation between Bulgarian National Bank and FSC, and to promote the development of the financial sector.