Govt Plans to Bring Expats Back to Bulgaria

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Bulgarian Govt Plans to Bring Expats Back to Homeland: Govt Plans to Bring Expats Back to Bulgaria Bulgaria's Deputy Prime Minister Daniela Bobeva, photo by BGNES

The Bulgarian Cabinet is preparing a plan on how to attract back those Bulgarians who left their homeland in search of better life.

This was announced by Deputy Prime Minister Daniela Bobeva before participants in the annual conference for Central and Eastern Europe of the Euromeoney magazine.

The focus of this plan is to attract mostly expats who have skills in professions that are in shortage in the country. The Minister gave as examples engineers, doctors and nurses, who, because of higher wages, prefer countries like Germany, Austria and Switzerland.

According to Bobeva's report, last year one -third fewer Bulgarians immigrated to Britain, compared to 2012.

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joppy - 23 Jan 2014 // 23:23:00

It seems madoods has a reasonable suggestion.

Fr Jack Hackett - 23 Jan 2014 // 21:52:30

What needs to be done in Bulgaria also needs to be done in many W European countries. Industry needs to be re-established here, food should be grown here for the people of this country rather than using our land to grow cash crops for others who will get it cheap while Bulgarians will have to pay ever more for the food they need from abroad, pay professionals a decent salary, enforce taxation on everyone, not just the low paid and working classes, do not sell vast tracts of land or mineral resources to foreigners, stop selling essential service provision to foreigners, and pay attention to the EU report especially those referring to corruption, and employ the best person for the important jobs rather than family members . Maybe others can think of some more

madelinee - 23 Jan 2014 // 09:43:36

They see how others live in more "transparent" countries and they just want what everyone else has. They are free to go back home if and when they choose and some will most definitely do so - See more at:

Agent Piccadilly - 22 Jan 2014 // 08:14:59

For once Joppy is right - comrade Stanishev should declare a single party state and abolish all other political parties with the exception of the BSP. This will allow the current regime to continue the revolution whilst ensuring corruption free, transparent governance of the country.

joppy - 21 Jan 2014 // 23:04:08

@Badbob I'm sorry to say but your suggestion is completely useless, individually elected so what??? That doesn't stop them from making empty promises and then lining their own pockets. It's what all politicians do and care about, all politicians are cronies because those who are not cronies, who don't only care about their own pockets usually don't become politicians. Democracy has failed, that's the reality.

joppy - 21 Jan 2014 // 23:01:08

@countryhick I used to think you were intelligent and not just a troll, your last comment proved me wrong LOL. Commie shit … really?? It appears you use a word which has been shoved down your throat since birth but you don't even know its meaning. Communism is the idea of EQUAL wealth distribution, hence under that principle the employers would not only have to pay their workers, but would have to pay them the same amount they take home for themselves. Capitalism on the other hand believes that those who have money are those who "deserve it", "earned it", "worked hard for it" (even though hardly ever true), whereas those who don't are just lazy (even though we know they are hardly ever lazy) who deserve to starve to death.

Agent Piccadilly - 21 Jan 2014 // 22:51:28

"that does not mean life for a Bulgarian is so much better in those countries. First of all Bulgarians will be paid much lower than the average citizens"

I know of many educated Bulgarians who have secured good jobs on professionals salaries, and worked hard in western European countries and have invested in property. Joppy is obviously referring to uneducated gypsies like himself who are only fit to pick fruit or empty bins.

joppy - 21 Jan 2014 // 22:50:51

@Villaguy The worst people are those who equate trying to survive, some even wanting to live without any luxuries AT ALL in there life just they can actually live some sort of a life which isn't a struggle with greed. Putting those poor Bulgarians in the same category as corporate Mafia bosses who lounge in their gold mansions on their private island while their workers starve.

Agent Piccadilly - 21 Jan 2014 // 22:47:00

Joppy is showing his true colors as a Bulgaria hating tsiganin. All real Bulgarians remain true to their culture and roots despite living abroad.

joppy - 21 Jan 2014 // 22:43:47

@Tania Oz I don't think Bulgarians care too much for their culture or heritage. Once you live abroad for 20+ years it is easy to lose it, Bulgarian become a second language, your kids barely speak at all and do not identify with a country they have never lived in, eventually they naturalize and the Bulgarian in them is gone.

joppy - 21 Jan 2014 // 22:39:56

@anon Unfortunately it is true and started to happen all over Europe. The French youth don't want to stay in France, the Irish don't want to stay in Ireland, the Spanish don't want to stay in Spain, even the Germans don't want to stay in Germany. Most are looking to starting a new life in Australia and Canada, I think this is a sign of the demise of Europe.

joppy - 21 Jan 2014 // 22:37:38

countryhick life is obviously so much better for the Austrian, German or Brit in their own countries than in Bulgaria but that does not mean life for a Bulgarian is so much better in those countries. First of all Bulgarians will be paid much lower than the average citizens, and with the cost of living being high in those countries, I can't imagine how it would be so much better when owning a home would be a pipeline dream since real estate is EXTREMELY, RIDICULOUSLY expensive in Western Europe, especially in Germany, Austria, Switzerland and the UK, and more likely than not they wend up living six+ in a tiny apartment while they watch the majority of their salary go for rent. On top of all of that they are living in another country, which unlike the USA, Canada, Australia & New Zealand is not a country made up entirely of immigrants, they are nation states in which the Bulgarians will be foreigners until their death, there will be no chance of them being accepted in society. They will have to live with a culture which is not there and most likely they are incompatible with. Does not sound so much better to me.

About the infrastructure & roads, it is in that state in the first because the professionals left and maintenance took a backseat. But its not like West Europe is a lot better, only recently did West Europe start to change anything when it started copying America which was and still is miles ahead and much more developed than any European county. It is great, though, that those countries don't have potholes on their roads, Bulgarians will have a smooth surface to walk on, since I doubt any of them can afford cars.

To make the country attractive you need MONEY, and since Bulgaria has no resources, there is only one source of that money, foreign LOANS, which reminds me isn't that why Bulgaria is in the mess it currently is because of loans, what caused the economic crisis which caused the mass emigration.

joppy - 21 Jan 2014 // 22:12:11

I'm afraid this article's inaccurate. Most Bulgarians, especially skilled Bulgarians, such as doctors, engineers, nursers etc did not move to Austria, Germany or Switzerland where the job market is over-saturated with local citizens qualified for those skilled professions looking for a job, a Bulgarian does not stand a chance there. Most skilled Bulgarians moved to countries such as Brazil, Venezuela, South Africa, etc. countries which have a shortage in skilled people and rely on foreigners, since the local population is under-qualified. Now that those countries which I listed have gone to sh*t completely (as is most of the world including West Europe and the USA), many are looking towards Australia, Canada and New Zealand hoping those countries are somehow magically immune from the global decline and ultimate global failure of the human race, unfortunately it is wishful thinking.

Badbob - 16 Jan 2014 // 23:47:04

I have a suggestion. Reform the voting system, so that all MP's and Ministers are individually elected.

That may go some way to stopping parliament being full of cronies, more interested in lining their pockets than doing what is right for the country. And also remove their immunity from prosecution.

countryhick1 - 16 Jan 2014 // 21:02:34

Another reason people leave is there is no enforcement of the salary workers get. Not so long ago it was stated it is not a crime if employers do not pay workers..What a crock of commie shit

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