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According to EU's statistical agency's analysis covering 2017, pensioners at risk of poverty in the European Union was estimated to be 14.2 percent, slightly above the figure of 13.8 percent in 2016. The rate has been rising gradually since 2013, when it was 12.6 percent, the organization has announced.
In a report from May 2018, the OECD identified that only 14% of total tax revenues in Slovenia comes from income tax (the average in OECD countries being 25%), while it collects 40% from social contributions (the OECD average is 26%). According to their assessment, such a system increases the cost of work and discourages employers from hiring.
He added that this agreement would undermine Bulgarian national interests.
"The position of the Bulgarian government is not to join UN's global pact on migration," the deputy head of the GERB said after a meeting of coalition heads, Reuters reports. The agency says the juior coalition partner of GERB, the United Patrioty, strongly opposes the UN pact.
According to a survey conducted by ADVANTAGE AUSTRIA Ljubljana regarding the current economic conditions in Slovenia, almost two thirds of the questioned representatives of Austrian subsidiaries in Slovenia described the appeal to invest directly into the country as just "average".
After Slovenia on Friday announced that Croatian nationals no longer need visas to work there, Austria remains the only EU country that is still restricting access of Croatian citizens to its labour market.
Austria warned in March that it intended to seek the approval of the European Commission to extend the transitional period until 2020.
Security and human rights ministers from the Balkans and neighbouring countries agreed at a meeting in Sarajevo on Thursday to create a database which will be compatible with similar systems in Europe in order to track migrants.
"We must be able to see if those people [migrants] previously stayed in Europe," Bosnian security minister Dragan Mektic told media after the meeting.