Recent news

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

Bulgaria: Government extends 60/40 wage support measure

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

Please login to view this content or become a member by joining now.

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 …

Please login to view this content or become a member by joining now.

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 …

Please login to view this content or become a member by joining now.

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 …

Please login to view this content or become a member by joining now.

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 …

Please login to view this content or become a member by joining now.

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 …

Please login to view this content or become a member by joining now.

Bulgaria: Free intercity travel resumed

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

Please login to view this content or become a member by joining now.

Bulgaria: Productivity continues to increase

Productivity continues to increase each year across the Bulgarian economy …

Please login to view this content or become a member by joining now.

Bulgaria: Minimum wage increased

The minimum gross monthly pay level in Bulgaria has just increased to BGN 610 (US$350) …

Please login to view this content or become a member by joining now.

Bulgaria: Quarterly labour cost index – Q2 2019

Over the year to Q2 2019, the total hourly labour cost in Bulgaria rose by 11 …

Please login to view this content or become a member by joining now.

Bulgaria: New Disabilities Act: Know your employer obligations

From the 1st January 2019, Bulgarian companies have been required to meet a disability quota according to the new Disability Act …

Please login to view this content or become a member by joining now.

Bulgaria: Government implements GDPR into Personal Data Protection Act

The Bill on Amendment and Supplement of the Data Protection Act which finally implements the GDPR into Bulgarian law came into effect on March 2nd, 2019 …

Please login to view this content or become a member by joining now.

Bulgaria: Minimum wage increases to BGN 560

From the 1st of January 2019, the minimum monthly wage has risen to BGN 560 (US$325 …

Please login to view this content or become a member by joining now.

Bulgaria: EU’s Moscovici says Bulgaria next to adopt euro, but should not rush

The Vice President of the European Commission has stated that Bulgaria will not be admitted to the Eurozone for another three years, even though it now meets entry requirements – an aopparent budget surplus, low fiscal debt and long-term interest rates and moderate inflation …

Please login to view this content or become a member by joining now.

Bulgaria: No more requirement for employers to prepare and submit an annual health and safety report

There is no longer a regular requirement for employers to prepare and submit an annual health and safety report …

Please login to view this content or become a member by joining now.