All News on Social Issues in Bulgaria

Bulgaria will take out a New Debt of Half a Billion BGN

Bulgaria will take out a new debt of half a billion levs (BGN). This is clear from a statement by the Ministry of Finance.

It is about 3.5-year government securities (bonds) denominated in BGN, maturing on May 17, 2025. The weighted average annual yield of the issue is 0.88%.

Bulgarian MP Running for National Bank Post Threatened

A view of the Bulgarian National Bank in Sofia, 25 November 2019. EPA-EFE/VASSIL DONEV

The SMS he received reads: "Give up, or consequences will start immediately and you have no idea how severe they will be!!!"

The EP has approved € 3.4 billion for countries that have accepted refugees from Ukraine

EU countries that have taken refuge from the Russian invasion of Ukraine will immediately receive 3.4 billion euros, MEPs in Strasbourg have decided.

At its session, the European Parliament gave the green light to redirect EU funds for regional development and asylum to member states sheltering Ukrainian refugees. MEPs have now adopted additional emergency measures to support them.

63% of Transactions in Bulgaria are made in Cash

Bulgaria is second in Europe after Romania in the number of cash payments, according to statistics from 'Global Findex'. In our country, 63% of transactions are made with cash, and in our neighbor - over 78%.

Fathers in Bulgaria will be entitled to two months Paid Leave

Fathers in Bulgaria will now be entitled to paid leave of two months until the child reaches the age of 8 - this is provided by changes in the Labor Code, which are published for public discussion on the website of the Ministry of Social Affairs. The leave will be used all at once or in parts. Adoptive parents will have the same right to two months' leave.

Survey: 67% are for Bulgaria's Neutrality in the Russia-Ukraine Conflict

Most Bulgarians believe that Bulgaria should remain neutral in the conflict between Russia and Ukraine.

This shows the latest survey of "Market Links", which was conducted among 1,029 people in the period March 22-29, reports bTV. Against 67% for neutrality are 16% who believe that Bulgaria should actively support Ukraine, including with weapons.

Coordination Center "Plovdiv - Ukraine" has been Established

A coordination center "Plovdiv - Ukraine" is being established in the city under the hills. The open telephone line (+359) 032 / 605-550, which will be open 24 hours a day, will collect information on accommodation and employment opportunities for refugees from Ukraine from all municipalities in the district, employers, the Bulgarian Red Cross in Plovdiv and individuals.

More than 7,000 Refugees from Ukraine are already in Bulgaria

More than 7,000 Ukrainians entered Bulgaria through three border crossings with Romania from midnight on February 24th to the morning of February 28th. Only four of them have applied for protection, Lora Lyubenova, a spokeswoman for the General Directorate of Border Police, told BTA.

How to Help People in Ukraine if You are in Bulgaria

The Bulgarian-based website put up an article with useful information on how ordinary citizens in Bulgaria can help refugees from Ukraine. The information below will be updated frequently.

Information for Bulgarians and Ukrainians Evacuating from Ukraine

Bulgaria: 2000 Beds in Hotels in the Varna Region are Waiting for Refugees from Ukraine

Nearly ten hoteliers have already expressed readiness to accommodate newcomers from Ukraine, with 2,000 beds currently available, Varna's new regional governor Blagomir Kotsev said today, welcoming the two buses to the first to be evacuated from Odessa. He clarified that the beds are not only in the city, but also in the resorts in the area.