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14,000 Bulgarians will lose their jobs by 2023 if EU adopts Mobility 1 package without taking into consideration Bulgaria’s position

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53% of all trips of Bulgarian haulers will be made without cargo or revenues for the company and 14,000 people will lose their jobs by 2023 if the EU adopts the Mobility 1 package without taking into consideration Bulgaria’s position, data of sociological survey of KPMG global network presented at the Bulgarian Ministry of Transport read. The companies will raise their operational costs to pay for parking lots, fuel, posting of workers and accommodation of the drivers who will have to rest outside the truck cabins. This will force small businesses to cease operations and the big ones to shift their business to other EU countries. A total of 12,700 Bulgarian companies offer international road transport services. 75% of these companies are small and operate with up to 5 cargo vehicles. 42,500 people are employed at these companies. They receive an average monthly salary of EUR 1,750. In 2018 a total of 25,800 Bulgarian cargo vehicles operated in Europe.

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