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Caretaker cabinet approves financial stimulus for businesses, frontline workers

Bulgaria's caretaker government has provided an additional BGN 61 million (EUR 31 million) to the Ministry of Health to continue paying bonuses of BGN 1,000 (EUR 511) to medical and non-medical personnel on the front lines in the fight against Covid-19...

01.12.21 16:40 |

86% of Roma in Bulgaria do not report cases of discrimination

72% of Roma in Bulgaria do not know if there is a law prohibiting discrimination, reads the report "Discrimination against Roma in Croatia and Bulgaria" presented by the Amalipe Center for Interethnic Dialogue and Tolerance. 84% of the respondents do..

10.11.21 10:11 |

Young Roma with an education seek employment abroad

The Roma community are finding it difficult to adapt to the labour market in Bulgaria, said Gancho Iliev, chair of the “World without Borders” association for the BNR’s Radio Stara Zagora.  Many of the Roma tend to look for an income on a daily..

26.07.21 10:18 |
Minister of Labour and Social Policy Galab Donev

Social Policy Minister: Post-pandemic employment recovery must become priority No.1

“Employment recovery after the Covid-19 pandemic must become priority No.1 for the country,” Minister of Labour and Social Policy Galab Donev said in his address to the International Confederation of Labour. In his words the quality of the..

15.06.21 16:10 |
(L to R) Finance Minister Assen Vassilev, Galab Donev and Kiril Petkov

Government revives economy with quick loans state guarantees

“A gradual transition is apparent in the country - from a closing of the economy to a revival and recovery. This is confirmed also by the level of unemployment, which as of 2 June stood at 5.65%, a drop of 37% compared to a year earlier,” Minister of..

04.06.21 12:43 |

Bulgaria extends job-protection measures

Bulgaria has extended four measures in support of families and employment, implemented under the Human Resource Development Operational Programme, including the 60/40 wage support scheme and “Keep Me” measure, announced the National Employment Agency...

18.05.21 19:45 |

Eurostat: Bulgaria places in the middle of EU ranking in terms of employment rate

In 2020, the European Union labor market was strongly impacted by the Covid-19 pandemic, indicates data of Eurostat.  Between 2019 and 2020, employment rate in Spain fell 2.3% to 65.7%. Employment rate in Ireland  decreased by 1.7% to 73.4% and..

21.04.21 17:08 |

Bulgarian government extends employment support measures

The Bulgarian government has extended until the end of May the employment measures known as "60/40" and "80/20" in support of employers in the sectors affected by the Covid-19 pandemic.  The "Keep me" measure to compensate employees from closed..

17.03.21 17:02 |

Extension of measures to preserve employment proposed

The “60/40” measure aimed at preserv ing employment during the pandemic will be extended from April 1 to May 31, according to government plans , BNR's Horizon t program has reported. The proposal will..

11.03.21 14:35 |

Bulgaria’s authorities to help unemployed Roma enter the labor market

160,000 young Bulgarians neither work nor study, this country’s Minister of Labor and Social Policy Denitsa Sacheva said at a forum aimed to promote employment among the Roma, organized by the Embassy of Switzerland in Bulgaria.  “People with..

23.02.21 16:16 |
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