Source: (2005) Newsletter of the European Forum for Victim-Offender Mediation and Restorative Justice. 6(1): 3. Downloaded 24 August 2005.

The year 2004 ended happily for the mediation society in Bulgaria: on December 2nd, the Bulgarian Parliament finally adopted the long expected Mediation Act. The Act was promulgated in State Gazette N 110 on 17 December 2004 and enforced on 20 December 2004. Considering that the pre-enforcement history of the law was wrought with hurdles, this was definitely a huge success. (excerpt)