The Bulgarian Constitutional ruled two ammendment laws to the Labour Code unconstitutional today.
Both laws had been referred to the Court by Bulgarian president Georgi Parvanov and deputies of opposition parties. The amendments foresaw that all paid leave accumulated by employees until the end of 2010 would expire by the end of 2011. In its ruling the Constitutional Court declared that a one-year limit to make use of accumulated paid leave would not only be unconstitutional but also violate EU directives. However, the judges of the court also declared that a limit to two years would be acceptable and lie within the framework constitution.