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Employers demand urgent measures over high electricity prices

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Employer organizations are demanding an immediate meeting with Prime Minister Kiril Petkov, at which the “situation which poses an imminent danger to the economy and to social peace” resulting from the high prices of electric energy and gas can be clarified. There is a danger of enterprises closing down, jobs being lost, of inflation and poverty, they say.

“We have warned many times that the measures the government is proposing are not working against the backdrop of the natural gas and electricity prices in Bulgaria’s rival economies,” the employers point out further.

The government allocated EUR 225 million in compensation to companies, but businesses warned that this was not enough and would lead to a sharp decline in the economy.

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