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Poverty in Bulgaria

1 out of 5 Bulgarians living in poverty

In 2018 the poverty line in Bulgaria was set at 179 euros a month per person in a household. Poor people in Bulgaria are 1.55 million or 22% of the population, the National Statistical Institute reported. This is 114,000 less or almost 7%..

30.04.19 18:07 |

Social assistance for children stopped if they did not go to school

Social aid for children will be suspended for a year if they do not go regularly to kindergarten or school. This was decided at first reading by the National Assembly on a proposal by GERB for amendments to the Social Assistance Act. Measures proposed..

03.04.19 16:01 |

Salary in Bulgaria has marked 65-percent rise over 10 years, cost of living jumped 25 percent

1232 euros are needed per month for the living of a 4-member household, with two parents and two children, according to data of trade unions in Bulgaria. For a four-member family living in the capital city of Sofia the sum rises to 1636 euros. For the..

25.01.19 16:03 |

Bulgaria ranks first among EU members when it comes to number of people at risk of poverty

In 2017, 112.9 million people, or 22.5% of the EU population, were at risk of poverty or social exclusion, according to Eurostat. In Bulgaria 38.9% of the population are at such a risk, which places Bulgaria at the last place in the EU chart...

16.10.18 17:36 |
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President Rumen Radev: Inequality in Bulgaria is far from any average European indicators

Today hundreds of thousands of Bulgarians live in poverty and social exclusion. They are placed in the degrading position to struggle to satisfy their basic human needs, Bulgaria’s President Rumen Radev said at a round table dedicated to inequality and..

09.10.18 12:42 |

Bulgaria will be looking to reduce energy poverty by efficiency projects, Deputy Minister Stankov says

Energy poverty and air pollution are the main topics of a regional conference organized by the Municipal Energy Efficiency Network EcoEnergy, which is part of the program of the Bulgarian Presidency of the Council of the European Union and will be..

19.03.18 16:34 |

Over half million Bulgarian children were at risk of poverty and social exclusion in 2016

In 2016 some 550,000 Bulgarian children aged 18 or under were at risk of poverty and social exclusion, analysis of Eurostat shows. In other words, 45% of the Bulgarian children were exposed at such risk, whereas the EU average was 26.4%. In the..

21.11.17 10:45 |

Despite some improvement, poverty in Bulgaria remains high

Latest research of the Institute for Social and Trade Union Studies at the Confederation of Independent Trade Unions in Bulgaria suggests that the first six month of 2017 have seen a certain rise in the means of support but despite that poverty..

20.07.17 14:58 |

Kornelia Ninova: President Radev agreed to summon Consultative Council on National Security over demographic crisis and poverty

During the meeting with President Rumen Radev we confirmed our stand that we are to remain an opposition at the 44 th National Assembly due to the will of the Bulgarian people, the leader of the Bulgarian Socialist Party Kornelia Ninova said after the..

25.04.17 16:16 |
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