All News on Social Issues in Bulgaria

Air Pollution Kills 14,000 Bulgarians Every Year

Every year 14 000 people die in Bulgaria as a result of air pollution, which is calculated according to a certain methodology. That's about 1,500 people a month. Bulgaria is a country where the air pollution indicator among 652 countries is above the norms, therefore it has the highest values.

Galloping Inflation Puts at Risk Many Bulgarian Households

С The leapin prices in Bulgaria is already noticeable with a naked eye, and the Confedertion of Independent Trsde Uniond in Bulgaria (CIYUB) predicts that the increase in electricity costs will exceed the the parameters of the socially bearable price. This is expected to affect the businesses as well as all other products.

Interior Ministry Busted Crime Group Issuing Fake Labor Disability Certificates

Bulgaria's Interior Ministry, together with the General Directorate for Combating Organised Crime (GDCOC), cracked down on an organized crime group of doctors who issued t fake labor disability cerrifictes which  inflicted admage to the state budget at a cost of millions of levs.

New Bulgaria's Government Extends Deadline of Population Census

Bulgaria's caretaker cabinet has extended the deadline of the electronic census until the end of September. So far, 1 million people have already taken part in it. According to Sergei Tsvetarski, head of the National Statistical Institute, technical difficulties at the beginning of the campaign were not caused by the big number of participants, but by a malicious attack. 

New Caretaker Government Extends Deadline of C

Bulgaria's caretaker cabinet has extended the deadline of the electronic census until the end of September. So far, 1 million people have already taken part in it. According to Sergei Tsvetarski, head of the National Statistical Institute, technical difficulties at the beginning of the campaign were not caused by the big number of participants, but by a malicious attack. 

EU Funds Fraud in Bulgaria Committed on Massive Scale

EU funds fraud in Bulgaria is comparable to the largest markets for organised crime such as human trafficking, drug trafficking and illegal fuel trade, according to the "Bulgarian Organised Crime Threat Assessment 2020",  published by NGO Center for the Study of Democracy.

Bulgarians - Most Mentally Stable in the EU

Bulgaria and Romania are at the bottom of the ranking of the European statistical agency Eurostat for the share of citizens of EU countries suffering from chronic depression.

The share of citizens of EU countries suffering from chronic depression in 2019 is 7.2%, according to Eurostat.

According to researchers, this share has increased by 0.3% compared to 2014.

Hackers Meddle with Bulgaria's Online Population Census

Continuous hacker attacks have managed to block the online population census in Bulgaria, which began on Tuesday. On the third day, the system was down due to another large-scale denial-of-service (DoS) attack.

Bulgaria Fights New Surge of Covid-19 amid Strong Vaccine Opposition

When Plamen Radomirsky, 68, had his first COVID vaccine dose in Canada early this year he was shocked to be told he'd have to wait two months for the second one. Keen to make sure he was 100% protected, he got on a plane for his native Bulgaria.

After ten minutes of queuing at a vaccination centre in Sofia, Radomirsky said, he had received his second dose.

Official Census in Bulgaria starts off Today at Midnight

From midnight begins the official census of the population of Bulgaria. It will last until October and will take place in two stages - electronically and with a visit by tellers. They will visit homes from 18 September to 3 October  from 8 am to 8 pm. The national census will take place from 0.00 am on 7 September 2021 and will be completed at 20.00 on 3 October 2021.

Bulgaria Ranks First in COVID Mortality in Europe

Bulgaria ranks first in Europe in mortality with COVID-19, according to data from the European Center for Disease Prevention and Control. It is as of Thursday (September 2), and mortality is measured as the number of deaths infected with coronavirus per 1 million people in two weeks.

Bulgaria: Minimum Pension Becomes BGN 370

Only GERB voted against, the other parties agreed

The minimum pension in Bulgaria will be BGN 370 (EUR 189.15) from October 1 this year - this is what the deputies in the Committee on Budget and Finance voted for today during the second reading of the budget update for 2021.

200 illegal Migrants Intercepted at Bulgarian Border while Trying to Enter Bulgaria

200 illegal migrants were intercepted at the border last night while trying to enter Bulgaria. Between 10 and 15 people were detained, this country's caretaker Minister of Interior Boyko Rashkov announced in the National Assembly. In his words, the situation regarding the migrant pressure is becoming more complicated. 

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