Disability

Does the prime minister agree with Mr Polakis?

It is truly very, very difficult for someone to understand what is going on in Alternate Health Minister Pavlos Polakis's head. The "proud" Cretan publicly embarrasses a man with disabilities with disturbing ease. The total lack of humanity - much less manners - is shocking. Such pettiness brings into question the moral compass of the Left.

Union of disabled persons slams minister for 'racist' comment

The National Confederation of Persons with Disabilities (ESAA) said on Tuesday they will take legal action against Alternate Health Minister Pavlos Polakis, who appeared to accuse an opposition candidate in the European elections of using his disability to get a job in the public sector.

Polakis sparks fresh outrage with criticism of wheelchair-bound MEP candidate

Alternate Health Minister Pavlos Polakis has sparked a fresh social media storm with comments that were branded by users as "immoral" and "vulgar" after he appeared to accuse an opposition candidate in the European elections of using his disability to get a job in the public sector.

Let’s talk about the 'unseen'

The people whom French New Wave filmmaker Agnes Varda focused on in her work wouldn't make the front page.

They were people who were defeated and weak - not exactly poor, but living on the margins of society. A rather peculiar margin. They are not helpless, they do not suffer from some form of disability, they are not angry with politics. They ignore it, just as it ignores them.

Association in Varna Helps People with Disabilities

The National Alliance for Social Responsibility Association in Varna helps people with disabilities to find a job. It also focuses on parents who care for children with special needs but want to work. In Bulgaria, only 5% of people with disabilities manage to work on the labor market, reported the Bulgarian National Television. 

Head of Work Capability Assessment Commission in North Bulgaria was Arrested for Taking Bribes

The head of the Work Capability Assessment Commission in Lovech (central North Bulgaria). Donka Minkova, was arrested on 31st of January at a time she was receiving a bribe from an intermediary to help for issuing documents with false content. The intermediary was also detained. Some 13,000 BGN were found in him.

Bulgarian PM and Mothers of Disabled Children Discussed Reform in Medical Assessment System

Bulgaria's Prime Minister Boyko Borissov on 24th of January met with mothers of disabled children from a nationwide pro-reform initiative to discuss with them changes in the disability assessment system and measures against fraud against the pension insurance system, reports BNT. 

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