Recent news

Latest items of recent news relevant to Bulgaria as reported in our fortnightly newswire ‘Dernières nouvelles’.

Bulgaria: EC approves wage support scheme extension until December 2021

The duration of the Bulgarian wage-support programme has been extended until December 2021 …

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Bulgaria: The ban on a lawyer being a manager in a commercial company has been lifted

The ban on a lawyer performing the role of manager in a commercial company, or executive Director of a public limited company, has been lifted …

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Bulgaria: Extension of the 60/40 mechanism (until 31st March 2021)

Funding under the health emergency 60/40 mechanism has been extended until 31st March 2021, but with amended terms …

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Bulgaria: Amendments to the Labor Code

A number of recent amendments have been made to the Labour Code …

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Bulgaria: Tests for Covid-19 allowable expense by employers

The National Revenue Agency recently confirmed that costs incurred by employers for PCR or other tests (such as antigen tests on employees) are recognized as allowable expenses for tax purposes …

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Bulgaria: Minimum wage to be raised to BGN 650 as of January 2021

With effect from 1st January 2020, the minimum gross monthly wage will be increased by 6 …

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Bulgaria: Relaxation of border controls

Relaxation of border controls means that those from certain countries no longer have to go into automatic quarantine on arrival …

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Bulgaria: Government extends 60/40 wage support measure until 31st December 2020

The wage support scheme, popularly known in the country as the ’60-40 measure’, has been extended by three months until 31st December 2020 …

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Bulgaria: Government extends long-term resident permits

The terms of validity for most types of residence permits that expire(ed) between 13th March 2020 and 31st October 2020 have been extended by 6 months …

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Bulgaria: 60/40 wage subsidy extended through 30 September 2020

The duration of the general 60/40 employment aid scheme – a scheme where the government covers 60% of an employee’s salary and mandatory social security and healthcare contributions, while employers cover the rest – has been extended until the end of September 2020 …

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Bulgaria: Cabinet approves 40M leva for tourism sector wage support

Companies from tourism, hospitality, and transportation sectors that have recorded at least a 20% decline in revenue for “a certain period” due to the current health crisis will receive a monthly subsidy of 290 leva (US$171) for each job preserved, starting from 1st July 2020 and for a period of up to 6 months …

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Bulgaria: Increase in the hourly wage for night work with at least 1 BGN from next year

The government has proposed a rise in the minimum hourly night work premium from BGN 0 …

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Bulgaria: Labor Inspectorate reported a wide range of violations of labour rights

The Labour Inspectorate in Vratsa, the largest city in the north-west of the country, has reported a wide range of violations of labour rights during recent weeks …

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Bulgaria: Free intercity travel resumed

Although borders remain closed, several internal restrictions were removed on May 6th …

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Bulgaria: Productivity continues to increase

Productivity continues to increase each year across the Bulgarian economy …

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