Social Issues

14.8% of the Unemployed People in Bulgaria Had Attained Tertiary Education

In the third quarter of 2019 there were 125.4 thousand unemployed persons, of whom 70.9 thousand (56.5%) men and 54.5 thousand (43.5%) women. The unemployment rate was 3.7% and went down by 1.3 percentage points from the third quarter of 2018. The unemployment rate was 3.8% for men and 3.4% for women.

About 28.7% of EU Residents Are at Risk of Poverty or Social Exclusion

In 2018, about 28.7% of the EU population with a disability (aged 16 or over) was at risk of poverty or social exclusion, compared with 19.2% of those with no limitation, Eurostat data show.

There are significant differences across Member States, yet in all of them people with a disability are more exposed to the risk of poverty and social exclusion than those with none.

Three Bulgarians Have Been Sentenced in London for Sexual Exploitation

Three Bulgarians have been sentenced by a London court for sexual exploitation following a joint investigation by British services, the Special Prosecutor's Office and the Bulgaria's General Directorate for Combatting Organized Crime (GDBOP), the Special Prosecutor's Office has informed.

Anti-trafficking Agency head: No substantial reduction in human trafficking unless demand is criminalised

Bucharest, Oct 18 /Agerpres/ - The president of Romania's National Anti-trafficking Agency (ANITP), Maximilian-Axel Nicolae, said on Friday that the authorities should also focus on investigating those who use the services of human trafficking victims, as this is the only way to increase the success rate in stopping this phenomenon.

387 Bulgarians Became Victims of Trafficking since the Beginning of the Year - Most of Them - Women

387 Bulgarians became victims of trafficking for the first 9 months of 2019. 258 of them were women, trafficked for sexual exploitation and 56 for forced labor. 51 are pregnant women sent abroad to sell their babies.

The National Anti-Trafficking Commission said today that every year victims of trafficking are between 450 and 500 people, as nearly 87% of them are women. 

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