All News on Social Issues in Bulgaria

UN Envoy 'Very Confident' on Migration Pact Despite Attacks'

UN special representative for migration Louise Arbour says she is "very confident" on the future of an international pact on migration despite a string of countries opting out, reported AFP.

Bulgaria Asks For Derogation of New Mobility Package in EU

Bulgaria will try to delay the enforcement of the new Mobility Package in the EU, this country's Minister of Transport Rosen Zhelyazkov said in Brussels, quoted by the Bulgarian National Radio.

Serbian PM at UN climate change conference

At the opening of the conference, the heads of state and government are taking part, with the participation of the prime ministers of France, Spain, the Netherlands, as well as the presidents of Austria and Bulgaria and many other world leaders.

Today is the International Day of People with Disabilities

On December 3rd we mark the International Day of People with Disabilities. Its purpose is to constantly motivate the institutions to take more effective action to ensure that people with disabilities have access to public spaces, education and work.

Bulgaria Extradites Graft Suspect to China in EU First

A former Chinese official accused of taking bribes has been extradited from Bulgaria to China in the first such move by an EU member state, Beijing's top graft buster said, reported AFP

Yao Jinqi, 62, was sent back to China after it was established he would not face the death penalty, according to Sofia authorities.

European Prevention Prize: Winning Projects from Bulgaria, Greece and Turkey

Stavanger (Norway), 28.11.2018 - Three projects from Bulgaria, Greece and Turkey were awarded the Pompidou Group's 2018 European Prevention Prize.

Prize winners in 2018 - Civil Life Association in Turkey, Workshop of Life in Greece and Take Me in Your Village in Bulgaria - were selected out of 18 candidate projects. Special mention was given to the project "Flash Mob" of Israel. 

MPs Rejected Raising the Minimum Pension to BGN 300

The pensioners in Bulgaria with the lowest income will receive BGN 219.43 as of July 1, instead of the current BGN 207.60. 

Deputies voted to increase the minimum pension from July 1 next year to BGN 219, 43. So far, the minimum payment is 207,60 BGN. The maximum pension also changes from the middle of next year and it will be BGN 1200.

Women in Bulgaria Earn 14% Less than Men

This was reported by The Confederation of Independent Trade Unions of Bulgaria (CITUB) on the Equal Pay Day between men and women. According to the union, 44 percent of women in Bulgaria live at risk of poverty.