ABOUT INTERNATIONAL TREATIES, REFERENDUM AND CONSTITUTIONAL AMENDMENTS
Art. 5 (4) Any international treaties which have been ratified by
the constitutionally established procedure, promulgated and having
come into force with respect to the Republic of Bulgaria, shall
be considered part of the domestic legislation of the country. They
shall supersede any domestic legislation stipulating otherwise.
Art. 22 (2) The law ratifying
the international treaty referred to in para 1 shall be adopted
by a majority of two thirds of all members of the Parliament.
Art. 85 (1) The National
Assembly shall ratify or denounce by law all international treaties
1. are of a political or military nature;
2. concern the Republic of Bulgaria's participation in international
3. envisage corrections to the borders of the Republic of Bulgaria;
4. contain obligations for the treasury;
5. envisage the state's participation in international arbitration
or legal proceedings;
6. concern fundamental human rights;
7. affect the action of the law or require new legislation in order
to be enforced;
8. expressly require ratification;
9. (new, SG 18/05) confer to the European Union powers ensuing from
(2) (new, SG 18/05) The law ratifying the international treaty referred
to in para 1, item 9 shall be adopted by a majority of two-thirds
of all members of the Parliament.
(3) (former para 2, SG 18/05) Treaties ratified by the National
Assembly may be amended or denounced only by their built-in procedure
or in accordance with the universally acknowledged norms of international
(4) (former para 3, SG 18/05) The conclusion of an international
treaty requiring an amendment to the Constitution shall be preceded
by the passage of such an amendment.
158 A Grand National Assembly shall:
2. resolve on any changes in the territory of the Republic of Bulgaria
and ratify any international treaty envisaging such a change.
3. resolve on any changes in the form of state structure or form
Art. 154 (1)
The initiative to introduce a constitutional amendment bill shall
belong to one quarter of the Members of the National Assembly and
to the President.
(2) An amendment bill shall be debated by the National Assembly
not earlier than one month and not later than three months from
the date on which it is introduced.
Art. 155 (1)
A constitutional amendment shall require a majority of three quarters
of the votes of all Members of the National Assembly in three ballots
on three different days.
(2) A bill which has received less than three quarters but more
than two-thirds of the votes of all Members shall be eligible for
reintroduction after not fewer than two months and not more than
five months. To be passed at this new reading, the bill shall require
a majority of two-thirds of the votes of all Members.