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Social partners agree on 20 out of total of 65 anti-crisis measures

Plamen Dimitrov from CITUB
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The tourism and transport sectors will receive special anti-crisis assistance, the social partners in Bulgaria agreed at an online meeting of the Tripartite Cooperation Council. Out of 65 anti-crisis measures, an agreement has been reached on 20 of them, said the leader of the CITUB trade union Plamen Dimitrov. 

The final measures approved by the government will be clear next week. 
The state subsidy for salaries and insurances in tourism for preserving jobs can reach up to 80%. This is a better approach than holiday vouchers, according to trade unions and Finance Minister Vladislav Goranov. 
The minimum unemployment benefit will be tied to the country's minimum wage and will be 60% of it, or 8.5 euros per day, Dimitrov said.

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