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Four-Member Family Needs BGN 2,472 per Month in order to Live Normally

In order for a four-member family to live normally, it needs BGN 2,472. Thus, an average person per household needs BGN 618.15. This is shown by the Consumer Price and Cost of Living data in Bulgaria of CITUB's Trade Union and Social Research Institute.

Since the beginning of the year, this total support has increased by BGN 63.

The Average Income per Household Member in Bulgaria Increased by 11,3%

The average income per household member in Bulgaria over the third quarter of 2019 stood at 877.38 euro /1,716 Leva/, or a 11.3 percent increase compared to the third quarter of last year, the National Statistical Institute says.

Salaries account for the biggest relative share of incomes (56.5%), followed by pensions (27.2%) and self-employment (6.7%), BNR reported.

Record: Bulgarians Abroad Have Sent over 1 Billion in the Country

Bulgarians abroad broke the record by the amount of money they sent to their homeland.

For the first time in history, just over a billion and 100 million euros is the money which migrants transferred to Bulgarian accounts, NOVA reported.

According to statistics, about 80% of the money comes from EU countries. The exact amount is EUR 833 million.

North Macedonia Trails Balkan Peers on LGBT Tourist Safety

Serbia ranks as the safest destination for LGBT tourists and North Macedonia as the worst among Balkan states featured on a list of 150 most-visited countries published by travel bloggers Asher and Lyric Fergusson.

Then and Now: The Lost Promise of 1989

This is the latest in a series of articles on the legacy of the fall of the Iron Curtain 30 years ago. See more.

These dynamics were on full display last month in the qualifying rounds for the Euro 2020 soccer tournament, where a match between England and Bulgaria became a contest between two fundamentally different notions of European identity.

Bulgaria and Azerbaijan Sign Pension Agreement

The Minister of Labor and Social Policy Bisser Petkov and his Azerbaijani counterpart Sahil Babayev signed a Pension Agreement between Bulgaria and Azerbaijan, the Social Ministry press center announced.

94% of Childcare Facilities Are Closed

Currently 94% of all child care institutions are closed, Deputy Minister of Labor and Social Policy Zornitsa Rusinova said at a press conference before the opening of a forum on the deinstitutionalization of childcare in the National Palace of Culture.

The conference will be attended by over 320 participants from 31 countries.

The Truck which Was Transporting the Migrants to Greece Is from Pazardzhik

The refrigerated truck with illegal migrants in Greece is registered in Pazardzhik. The interior minister announced that truck had left Bulgaria at the end of October. The route for migrants is from Turkey to Northern Greece, NOVA reported.

According to the Greek newspaper Kathimerini, each of the migrants paid € 2,500 to reach Thessaloniki.

Mariana Nikolova on an Official Visit to China

Deputy Prime Minister for Economic and Demographic Policy Mariana Nikolova will pay an official visit to China from November 4 to November 7.

Nikolova will participate in the second edition of the "China International Imports Exhibition" to be held in Shanghai.

Ekaterina Zaharieva: We Are Actively Working against the Anti-Semitism

Deputy Prime Minister and Foreign Minister Ekaterina Zaharieva emphasised Bulgaria's role in countering anti-Semitism and intolerance during a meeting with a delegation of the National Coalition Supporting Soviet Jewry (NCSEJ), the Foreign Ministry's press centre reported.

Kosovo Promises No Racist Abuse at England Match

"We have worked hard with our fan community to have a pro-Western approach and sporting behavior with opponents, including respect and warm hospitality. We are an example in the Balkan region, with no excesses, nationalist or racist chants," said Eroll Salihu, secretary-general of the Kosovo Football Federation.

About 28.7% of EU Residents Are at Risk of Poverty or Social Exclusion

In 2018, about 28.7% of the EU population with a disability (aged 16 or over) was at risk of poverty or social exclusion, compared with 19.2% of those with no limitation, Eurostat data show.

There are significant differences across Member States, yet in all of them people with a disability are more exposed to the risk of poverty and social exclusion than those with none.

The Government Expects a BGN 1,600 Average Salary in Three Years

The average salary in Bulgaria is expected to reach about BGN 1500 in 2021, when the term of the Borissov 3 government office expires. This is recorded in the updated mid-term budget forecast, which is the motive for the draft budget for next year, which was released by the Ministry of Finance late Friday.

Bulgaria Has a Labor Market Reserve of Over 200,000 Inactive People of Working Age

Bulgaria has a substantial reserve on the labour market of over 200,000 people of working age who are inactive.

Prompting these people to be active and seeking employment opportunities for people with disabilities is a priority of the national employment action plan for next year, Deputy Minister of Labour and Social Policy Lazar Lazarov told reporters.

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