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RUSSIA-UKRAINE CONFLICT

Fast-track procedures for integration of Ukrainian refugees needed in Bulgaria

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Employers will be able to hire Ukrainian refugees, if they have refugee or humanitarian status. Refugees may register with the labor offices and benefit all social rights, Maria Mincheva, Vice President of the Bulgarian Industrial Association (BIA) told BNR. The problem is that foreigners must first obtain refugee or humanitarian status first, which may take over 3 months. Mincheva urged the authorities to consider shortening the procedure.

Up to 200,000 jobs can be provided by Bulgarian employers to Ukrainian citizens, BIA Board Chairman Dobri Mitrev told BTA. He stressed that there was no sector where Ukrainians could not find jobs and singled out tourism, engineering and transport.


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