Bulgaria is one of the three EU countries that have not yet established by law criteria for updating minimum wages. The other two are Romania and Estonia.
This is clear from the circulated document of the European Commission, which announces the beginning of the second stage of the consultation with European trade unions and employers' organizations.
With the first stimulus package, passed in parliament on 2 April, the government wanted to prevent the situation from worsening at the outbreak of the epidemic.
It took measures worth around EUR 3 billion to help companies and households, and at the end of April made some corrections to cover more groups.
Chairman of the Save Romania Union (USR) Bucharest branch Claudiu Nasui welcomes the government's plans to cover between 35 and 41.5 percent of the gross wage for every employee who returns to work, but considers that the measure should be broadened in the form of a tax exemption for the minimum wage. "The Orban Government has a good idea and must be supported to implement it.
This is the first of two stories on how the coronavirus crisis is affecting Poland's economy. See also: Live: Coronavirus Updates
As thousands like Stefaniak reel from the sudden loss of income, critics say the government needs to do more to help workers hit by a slump in economic activity caused by social-distancing policies imposed to mitigate the COVID-19 pandemic.
Yesterday's press conference presented an economic program to help the economy with 5.1 billion euros, and, according to the minister, it is aid amounting to 11 percent of Serbia's gross domestic product.
The measures, Mali told RTS, have two goals, preserving jobs and supporting small and medium-sized enterprises.