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Union of the Funeral Companies in Bulgaria

The Union of Funeral Companies in Bulgaria is the oldest, largest and most widely represented organization in the field of funeral and funeral services in Bulgaria, member of the Bulgarian Chamber of Commerce and Industry and a national member of the International Federation of Funeral Associations.

The Union has continuous contact with most companies operating in the industry, conducts training seminars, works actively in the development of regulatory requirements jointly with representatives of state bodies, assists private companies in administrative and judicial proceedings against unfair competition by municipal mourning agencies and unlawful business conditions. The Union as a whole and its individual members have accumulated rich jurisprudence to defend the same legal possibilities for funeral services by all participants in this market.

The European standard for funeral services - EN 15017 - BDS EN 15017 was translated and adopted in Bulgaria by initiative and with Union funds.

SPFB is the only organization of free entrepreneurs in this sector recognized by the Government of the Republic of Bulgaria.

The Union works purposefully and consistently to create favorable conditions for the development of the funeral sector in Bulgaria, to introduce the requirements and criteria for practicing the profession, to respect the ethical norms in servicing the clients, to raise the authority of the workers in the funeral sector, for this purpose, created a draft law on cemeteries, burial and funeral - ritual activity and submitted it on 07.02.2011. in parliament for consideration and discussion. With its active position on all the important issues, the Union has become the main defender of the interests of all participants in this market.

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FIAT-IFTA is the only internationally governed funeral Federation with National, Active And Associate Members in more than 80 countries.

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