On the 16th of November 2018 a round table discussion on “ECLI and the publication of case law in Bulgaria and the European Union – achievements and perspectives” took place in Sofia. The round table was organised by the Union of Bulgarian Jurists and “Apis Europe” JSC as part of the planed activities in the scope of the project “ECLI-BG: Implementation of the European Case Law Identifier in Bulgaria and establishment of interconnection with the e-Justice portal”.

Special guests at the event were Kalina Tchapkanova-Kjuchukova, a member of the Supreme Judicial Council, and Milena Kotseva from the Ministry of Justice of the Republic of Bulgaria. The forum was also attended by the Director of “Information Technologies and Judicial Statistics” Directorate of the SJC, Mr. Valeri Mihaylov, and Mr. Svetoslav Nedelchev, Head of “Information Services of the Judiciary” Department in the same Directorate, Prof. Dr. Ivan Ruschev from Sofia University “St. Kl. Ohridski”, Prof. Dr. Tsvetanka Lozanova from the Institute for Legal Studies at the Bulgarian Academy of Sciences and other specialists in the field of law, information technologies and e-Justice.

The participants in the round table were acquainted with the main results of the ECLI-BG project – the implementation of ECLI within the national portal for publication of judicial acts (known as “ЦУБИПСА” in Bulgarian) and its interconection with the ECLI Search Interface in the European e-Justice portal as well as with the seminars held in the district courts in the country between 17 September and 9 November 2018. In the course of the discussion the participants exchanged their point of views on the achievements and perspectives regarding future improvements related to the publication of case law of Bulgarian courts.