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Section I
GENERAL


Article 1 Statute

1.1. Member 2

1.2. Name

2.1. БЪЛГАРСКИ ЕНЕРГИЕН И МИНЕН ФОРУМ (“БЕМФ”) -

2.2. hereinafter in this statute "Association" that in international relations will be written in English as follows: Bulgarian Energy & Mining Forum (BEMF).

2.3. Article H

3.1. Seat and Address the Office

3.2. Member of 4



Term

The association is not e limited by time or other termination condition.

Member 5

Determination of the Activity

1. the Association carries out its activities in public benefit, including a discussion of actual problems of development of the Bulgarian energy industry and energy in the Balkan region, and offering reasonable and responsible decisions tailored to European and Euro-Atlantic integration of the Bulgarian Republic; analysis and forecast on the development of the energy market in the country and the region, with the aim of developing and promoting energy science, engineering and technology in Bulgarian, in protecting the environment in the region, the interests and rights of consumers.

Member 6

Main Objectives of the Association

6.1.

to promote development and protect the interests and achievements of the Bulgarian energy in all areas;
work of establishing and promoting the future development of the energy sector of the Republic of Bulgaria to the European directives principles: security of supply, diversification, environmental protection;
To help attract foreign investors in the country and the region;
contribute to the continuation of the ongoing structural reforms in the Bulgarian energy sector and the process of bringing it in line with modern principles of the market economy;
to form its own independent position on all the key issues of the development of the Bulgarian Energy and Energy of the region and protect them to the authorities in the country in international fora, and to all other bodies and organizations at home and abroad when necessary;
to lobby and promote the responsible institutions at home and abroad to maintain the current balance of different types of generating capacity in the country, as well as the key role of the Bulgarian energy sector in the region, which it defines as a national priority.
Association states:
 

  • Implementation of energy efficient technologies in industry and households as a priority, requiring the introduction of new regulatory legislation at an accelerated pace;
  • The development of renewable electricity in accordance with the priorities of the EU and the need for intensive implementation of ecologically clean energy technologies;
  • Development of nuclear energy in the country as a strategic goal, leading to stimulation of high-tech development of other sectors, without which there can be implemented a number of international commitments in the field of environmental protection;
  • Development of the national coal mining in "Maritsa Iztok" and based on his development of electricity in the region as a major pillar of the Bulgarian electricity, a major contribution to energy independence of the country;
  • Implementation of the commitments of the country for 5% - TNA reduction of greenhouse gas emissions beyond 2008 under the Kyoto Protocol '1997 as mandatory and prestigious reputation for the future of the country to the world.

8.

6.2.

6.3.

Member 7

Means to achieve the objectives of the Association

The means by which the Association will achieve its goals are:

initial and annual membership fee;
financial contributions from local and foreign fizitseski and / or entities for targeted research or other specialized services;
donations and sponsorship;
funding for international programs;
additional economic activity associated with the main objectives of the activity.
Section II MEMBERSHIP

Member 8 Articles

8.1.

8.2.

8.3.

8.4.

8.5.

8.6.

8.7.

Member 9

Usergroups Rights

Each member of the Association may:

to participate in the activities and administration of the Association;
To participate in person or by proxy at the General Meeting;
to be elected in his government;
To supervise the work of the Association and the management bodies;
to be informed of activities of the Association;
To benefit from the property of the Association and the results of its operations.
Member 10

Membership Obligations

10.1.

1.

to comply with the Statute of the Association and to work towards achieving its objectives;
work for enhancing the prestige of the Association.
Member 11

Admission of new members

11.1. to the Chairman of the Board of the Association in which the candidate states
it accepts the Statute and is committed to the objectives of the Association and will work to
achieve them.
observed procedure:

11.2. approval of the application by the Board.
entry of the applicant in the register of members;
payment of introductory membership fee.
proposal of the Chairman of the Board of Upravetelniya Association.

11.3. appeal to the General Assembly.
repealed the refusal to admit a member.


Member of the 12

Termination of Membership

12.1.

with unilateral statement to the Association;
with death or total disability of the members are natural persons;
exclusion;
the termination of the legal person - a member of the Association;
the termination of the Association;
in case.
12.2.
and systematically participate in the activities of the Association.
Board of documents and a proper decision, which terminates
membership.

12.3. the decision on expulsion shall be adopted by the Management Board in the behavior which makes the further membership incompatible with the objectives of the Association, as well as the abuse of confidence or defamation of the Association. "Inconsistent" is this behavior, including heavy and/or systematic violations of the obligations of the Member under this Statute and/or serious violations of the laws of the Republic of Bulgarian or committed a crime of a general nature.

12.4.

12.5.


Section III



MANAGEMENT

Member 13

Bodies of the Association

13.1.

General Meeting of members of the Association;
Board and
Control Board.
13.2.
subsidiary bodies and functional units - the Public Council Advisory Board
Expert working groups, the competition committee and the other by potrebnostite.

Member 14

Members of the General Assembly

14.1.

14.2.

14.3.

14.4.

14.5.

14.6.

14.7.

face.

Member 15

Competence of the General Assembly

15.1.

amend the articles of association;
adopt other internal regulations;
elect and dismiss members of the Management Board.
discharge to the members of the Board.
decide on the opening and closing of branches;
decide on the reorganization and dissolution of the Association;
decide on participation in other organizations;
accepted guidelines and programs of the Association;
adopt the budget of the Association;
Decide on the terms, the amount and terms of payment of membership fees and property contributions;
accepts the Report of the Board;
repealed rsheniya the other bodies of the Association, contrary to the law, the Charter or other internal documents regulating the activities of the Association;
appoint and dismiss CPAs;
approve the annual accounts after certification by a chartered accountant;
hear appeals against decisions of the Board for termination of membership;
decide to undertake additional business by identifying particular its type and purpose;
elect and remove members of the Public and the Supervisory Board.
decide to cover losses;
take other decisions provided for in the Articles of Association.
15.2.

Member 16

The general meeting

16.1.

16.2.

16.3.

Member 17

Convening of the General Meeting

17.1.

17.2.

17.3.

17.4.

17.5.

Member 18

The right to the reduction of

Written materials related to the agenda of the General Meeting shall be made available to the members at the registered office of the Association no later than the date of publication of the convocation of the General Meeting, respectively.

Member 19

list of attendees

19.1.

19.2.

Member 20

Quorum and majority

20.1.

20.2.

20.3.

Member of the 21

Suffrage.

21.1.

21.2.

 

for claims against it;
to act or failure to act to carry out its responsibility to the Association;
on matters relating to him, his salrug (s) or lineal relatives - no restrictions, collateral - to the fourth degree or by marriage - to the second degree;
on matters relating to legal entities in which he is a manager or may impose or impede decision.
Member of the 22

Solutions

22.1.

22.2.

Member 23

Protocol

23.1.

23.2.

23.3.

Member 24

Board of Directors

24.1.

24.2. the members of the Management Board shall be elected by the General Assembly of a rotary principle for a period of 2 years. The members of the Management Board may be released and before expiry of the period for which they have been selected by decision of the general meeting, in which cases the Assembly is not required to justify its decision. The first Board of Directors is determined by the founders of the Association.

24.3.

24.4.

24.5.

24.6.

24.7.

Member 25

Rights and Responsibilities of the Board

25.1.

25.2.

25.3.

25.4.

25.5.

25.6.

 

ensures the safety of the property of the Association;
approve the organizational and management structure, procedures for appointment and dismissal of staff rules regarding salaries and other internal rules of the Association.
decide on the acquisition, alienation and encumbrance of real property and establishment of property rights, as well as leased for a term exceeding one year;
dispose of the property of the Association in compliance with the law and the statutes;
determine the order and organize the activities of the Association, including the common benefit, and is responsible for this;
appoint the liquidator of the Association in the event of liquidation;
prepare and submit to the General Assembly a report on the activities of the Association;
prepare and submit to the General Assembly a draft budget;
determine the address of the Association;
ensure that the decisions of the General Assembly;
periodically draw down in the Law on Accounting and reporting information on the activities of the Association in accordance with the principles of openness, reliability and timeliness.
adopt rules Rules and procedures for socially useful activity of the Association;
elect the Chairman and Vice Chairman of the Board;
the obligations laid down in the statutes;
consider and decide on all other matters which by law or under the statutes do not belong to any other authority;
Member 26

Meetings of the Board

26.1.

26.2.

Member 27

Quorum and majority

27.1.

27.2.

27.3.

27.4.

27.5.

Member 28

Liability of Members of the Board

28.1.

2.

Member 29

Chairman

1. The Management Board shall elect a Chairman for two years.
The Management Board shall commission the operational management and representation of the Association to any third party of the President.
The Chairman shall at any time to immediately report to the Board any circumstances which are essential for the Association.
President:
 

represents the Association
organize the implementation of the decisions of the Board;
organize the activities of the Association, made operative management, ensures the safety of its property;
perform the functions assigned to it by the Board.
report promptly to the Board of the relevant circumstances concerning the activities of the Association;
5.
Executive Secretary or by the Organizer.
members of the Association and shall be elected by the Board.

Member 30

Control Board

Supervisory Board shall be elected by the General Assembly for a term of 3 years and shall consist of three members.
Members of the Supervisory Board may be natural or legal persons who are members of the Association.
Control Board to oversee compliance with the Statute of the Association for the protection of property and spending budget and give a report to the General Assembly.
Can not be a member of the Supervisory Board who is:
 

Chairman of the Association, his deputies and employees of the Association;
spouses, lineal relatives and collateral relatives up to the third level of the abovementioned persons;
inmates with a sentence of the right to occupy an office.
Member 31

Public Council

31.1.

31.2.

31.3.

31.4.

31.5.


Section IV



PROPERTY

Member 32 property

32.1.

32.2.

Member 33

Sources of Funds

33.1.

property contributions of the members;
initial and annual membership fee;
business referred to in this Statute;
donations from individuals and legal entities, sponsorship;
dividends from the profits of the companies in which the Association participates;
other activities prohibited by the laws of the Republic of Bulgaria.
 

33.2.

33.3.

33.4.

33.5.

33.6.

33.7.

Member 34

Business

34.1.
its main subject:

advertising, information and program services;
organization of symposia, seminars, exhibitions, training courses in the country and abroad;
development of concepts, strategies and programs;
consulting services to Bulgarian and foreign legal entities in their participation in the privatization of power projects in the country and the region and making investments in the energy sector;
training.
34.2.

34.3.

34.4.

Member 35

Losses

In case of losses, according to the annual balance sheet General Assembly may decide to cover them with additional contributions from members of the Association.

Section V

BALANCE CONTROL BOOKKEEPING

Member 36

Accounting controls

36.1.

36.2.

a) Total balance sheet assets of the previous year - 500 thousand Levs;

b) the sum of operating income and net revenue from sales
and financial income for the previous year - 1 million lev

Member 37

Obligation to keep books

23.1. the meetings of the General Assembly, the Management Board and the Supervisory Board minutes, which reflect its debates, proposals and requests and the decisions taken. Minutes shall be authenticated by the signatures of the Chairman of the body concerned and of the protokolčika and is bounded in special books. The books shall be kept by the Chairman of the authority concerned. The members of the Association and the members of the Management Board may be acquainted with the contents of proceeding books and to obtain copies of or extracts from the minutes. Log books, in compliance with the requirement of this provision shall be kept for the meetings of other bodies of the Association, set up by decision of the general meeting or the Board of Governors.

37.2.

Member 38

Report of the Association

38.1.
contain:

essential activities, funds spent on them, their relationship to the goals and programs of the organization and performance;
amount of donated property and income from other activities to raise funds;
financial result.
38.2.

Member 39

Annual and routine control

39.1.

39.2.

39.3.


Section VI



TRANSFORMATION.

Member 40

Transformation

Association can not be converted into a legal non-profit entity to operate a private benefit.

Member 41

Suspension

Association shall be terminated:

by the General Assembly;
If it is declared bankrupt;
a decision of the district court of the Association designated by NPLEA cases;
Member 42

Liquidation

42.1. founders and current and former members;

42.2. persons who have been members of its bodies and its employees;

42.3. liquidators unless due consideration;

42.4. spouses of persons described in items 1-3;

42.5. relatives of the persons under item 1 - 3 line - without restriction, collateral - to the fourth degree or by marriage - to the second degree;

42.6. legal entities, persons under section 1-5 are managers or may impose or hinder decision making.


Section VII

TRANSITIONAL AND FINAL PROVISIONS



43. Law for Non-profit organizations.

44. provisions of general Bulgarian legislation and the provisions of the non-profit purpose.

44. This statute was passed unanimously by all present founders of the Inaugural General Assembly of the non-profit association "BULGARIAN ENERGY FORUM" held on 10.09.2002 in Sofia.