Bisser Petkov

Poorest Pensioners in Bulgaria Will Receive BGN 40 Christmas Bonus

The Bulgarian government allocates BGN 51 million for Christmas bonuses for the poorest pensioners.

Christmas bonus of 40 BGN will be given to each pensioner who receives less than BGN 363 BGN monthly pension, which is the new poverty line, BNR said on November 20, BNT reported.

Bisser Petkov: The Pledged Increase in Pensions since July 1, 2020 Is 6.7%

From July 1, 2020, pensions will increase by 6.7 percent, according to the draft budget of the State Social Security for 2020.

Expenditures for pensions will be with BGN 729 million more than the allocated for this year. The pension ceiling is not expected to increase and remains at BGN 1,200.

Bulgaria and Georgia Discussed the Implementation of the Agreement on the Regulation of Labor Migration

Labor and Social Policy Minister Bisser Petkov and Georgia's Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary Tamara Liluashvili discussed the preparation of administrative procedures for the implementation of the Agreement on the Regulation of Labor Migration between Bulgaria and Georgia, which was signed in Tbilisi on September 30.

Over 1000 Children in Bulgaria Are Abandoned by Their Parents Every Year

,,In Bulgaria, over 1000 children are abandoned by their parents every year'', social minister Bisser Petkov said.

In his words, legislative changes initiated to prevent abandonment have met with public criticism and protests. Minister Petkov commented in which cases the risk of abandonment of a child is greatest.