PM Oresharski, Laszlo Andor Discuss Pension Reform, Youth Unemployment
PM Plamen Oresharski and the European Commissioner Laszlo Andor have discussed the future of the Bulgarian pension reform, as well as the structural unemployment, Monday.
The European Commissioner for Employment, Social Affairs and Inclusion Laszlo Andor has met with Prime Minister Oresharski earlier Monday during his two-day visit to Sofia.
Oresharski claimed that the pension reform is currently being revised and updated, BGNES reports. He and EU Commissioner Andor have discussed the youth unemployment programs and the integration of refugees and Roma people in Bulgaria, as well.
The EU Commissioner noted that the European economy is coming out of a long recession, but the problems of structural and youth unemployment remain.
"We have suggested a common European scheme called 'Youth Guarantee'. The implementation of this program is essential for Bulgaria as it provides additional EU financial support, resulting in major reforms in employment and professional qualification," Commissioner Andor said.
"We must deal with unemployment on a much larger scale and make sure that the EU fiscal and monetary policy is in accordance with this steady economic recovery. We should proceed with a better agenda for economic prosperity and social inclusion," Laszlo Andor said.
The European Social Fund will allocate 20% more funds to Bulgaria in the next programming period, the EU Commissioner pledged, as cited by BGNES.
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Q1/ Can a BULGARIAN PENSIONER on the BASIC Government pension AFFORD to BUY AND MAINTAIN A CAR ?
Q2/ Can a pensioner afford to have INTERNET ?
Both are now closer than ever in the EU as seen to be the RIGHT of a person .They are no longer a luxury , but acceptable part of life .
Perhaps Novinite could do the research use an employee a single person ,what is the monthly food cost from a supermarket buying everything ( not taking anything from the family garden) ,the electricity allowing the extra use in winter and fuel cost in winter ,car running cost ,and put aside something for a family visit /travel
include heath insurance life insurance ,add the cost of internet and telephone .
ADD it all up and then see if the Bulgarian pension is enough to to live from and while you are doing this you should think of what each of you will need to live from to maintain your life style in your retirement ???????????
Time to start putting some money aside ?, In the EU Countries government pensions are never close to enough to keep you in the same way as you were in work eg the 1lv loaf of bread will become 1e that means DOUBLE in price ,but your pension / income will not double , There you have it the RICH get RICHER .