All News on Social Issues in Bulgaria

41% of Bulgarians do not Trust NATO

41% of Bulgarians do not trust NATO, according to a sociological survey on the topic. Trust in the Alliance has been expressed by 38%. On an experimental question - Should Bulgaria leave NATO, 45% responded negatively and 26% positive.

Bulgaria is at the Forefront of Gender Equality Ranking in Labor Law

"The world economy today is $ 160 trillion poorer, because women in the world are still not completely equal with men, which I call one of the most expensive problems mankind faces." With these words, World Bank Chief Executive and World Bank President Kristalina Georgieva launched the forum, where the report "Women, Business and Legislation 2019: A Decade of Reforms" was presented, reports Cap

About 1% of the Population in Bulgaria are Citizens of non-EU Countries

As of January 1, 2018, around 71,000 citizens from non-EU countries resided in Bulgaria, accounting for about 1 percent of the Bulgarian population of 7,050,000 at that date. This shows data from a Eurostat analysis of migration processes in the countries of the Community as of 1 January 2018.

Bulgaria is Spending 1.43% of GDP on Defense

Bulgaria is spending 1.43% of GDP on defense without the cost of military pensions. This is clear from the Alliance's Annual Report on how much the Allies spend.

65% of People Worldwide Do Not Sleep Well

Worrying facts weigh on our pillows on March 15 - World Dream Day. According to a new study, 65% of people worldwide do not sleep well. Women are those who are more affected by the problem globally. Ladies aged 45-54 fall asleep most difficult, writes bTV. 

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9 European Countries in Sofia Are Discussing Future Agriculture Policy

The adoption of the Common Agricultural Policy after 2020 is unlikely to become during the mandate of this European Parliament. But even if there is a delay, this will not delay payments to the agricultural sector in Bulgaria. This was assured by Minister Rumen Porozhanov during a discussion in Sofia.

New Study: The Desire of Young People to Emigrate Abroad is Decreasing

The desire among young Bulgarians to emigrate abroad is decreasing. If, in 2002, 14% claimed a denial of emigration, the percentage was 61% in 2018.

The data was presented by Prof. Boris Popivanov from the Institute of Sociology "Ivan Hadzhiyski" in the presentation of the results of "Youth Surveys in Southeast Europe 2018/2019", organized by the Friedrich Ebert Foundation.

The Young Bulgarians: Lazy Consumers with a Sense of Being Citizens of the World

There is no serious ground among the young generation in Bulgaria, neither national nihilism nor euroscepticism. Half of the young people feel citizens of Europe and the world, use the new technologies and the differences between the city and the village are deleted. Additionally, young people have more and more consumer habits and often shop, even the poorest of them.

Bulgarian Woman is Chosen for a Global Initiative for Women Entrepreneurs in the Field of Technology

On March 8 - International Women's Day, the non-governmental organization Reach for Change launched the global initiative Bridgit, which aims to overcome digital inequality between men and women. 11 women - social entrepreneurs from Europe and Africa will get support to develop their digital solutions that increase access to information technology for women and girls.

March 8 - History and Traditions of the Holiday

International Women's Day is celebrated each year on March 8th. This is a day for international recognition of women's economic, political and social achievements.

The celebration began in 1857 in New York when one of the first protests of women working in textile factories was organized. They demanded equal rights with men, reduced working hours and improved working conditions.

Bulgaria Opens the Rail Market For Foreign Carriers

BDZ will invest BGN 71 mln this year to improve the service. According to the requirement of the European Union, Bulgaria opens its rail market for foreign carriers. Liberalization means that BDZ will compete with foreign private carriers, the Bulgarian National Television writes. 

Bulgarian Ciziten is Arrested in Greece For Trafficking of Babies

The Bulgarian was wanted by the public prosecutor's office in Katerini for participating in a criminal group for the trafficking of babies.

According to the investigation, he found mothers in Bulgaria and offered them between 6,000 and 8,000 euros per child. He was the leader of a crime group for child adoption in the Katerini area. 13 cases have been proven, BNR reported.