HISTORY OF THE UNION FOR PRIVATE ECONOMIC ENTERPRISE (UPEE):
1989 – UPEE was registered as a legal non-profit entity under the Law of Persons and the Family, replaced in 2000 by the Law for Non-profit organizations.
1993 – UPEE was officially recognized by the government as a national employers’ association representing the interests of small and medium enterprises (SMEs) in the National Council for Tripartite Cooperation.
1996 – UPEE became a member of the International Organization of Employers (IOE).
2002- UPEE became an associate member of the European Federation for Quality Management
2006- UPEE became a member of the European Union of Craft, Small and Medium Enterprises /UEAPME/
In 2004 and 2007 UPEE presided over alternately the Association of Bulgarian Employers – AOBE.
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