Minimum wage

Council of Ministers: BGN 20 Million Help Per Month for Working Families with Children in Bulgaria

"We support families with children up to 14 years of age by providing them with the right to monthly targeted assistance during emergencies.

The aid will amount to one minimum wage, "Prime Minister Boyko Borissov said during an online meeting of the Council of Ministers.

European Commission: Bulgaria Has No Legal Criteria for the Minimum Wages

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.

Over EUR 6bn pledged for anti-coronavirus measures

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.

Pandemic Makes Europe’s Economies Hungry for Romania’s ‘Strawberry Pickers’

Often despised as unskilled, low-quality migrants that brought little added value to their new countries - while posing a threat supposedly to jobs and welfare services - nationalist political movements such as Brexit in the UK have often used their presence as part of their platforms.

USR's Nasui: State should scrap minimum wage tax

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.

Polish Layoffs Soar Despite Government Support Package

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.

"You do not have to pay taxes and contributions now, the state will pay"

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.

Editorial: Raise wages!

Negotiations on setting the new minimum wage in the private sector   are to begin in the coming days.

The government is entering the talks with trade unions having pledged in its electoral campaign last year to support wage hikes in 2020 that are double the country's growth rate.

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