As of Wednesday, June 8, the Council of Ministers is launching a procedure for raising the minimum salary, Prime Minister Boyko Borissov said in Aksakovo (on the Black Sea). The minimum salary will be increased from 230 to 270 leva, Borissov said, adding that 20 million leva will be provided to that end. He specified that the step is possible because the economy has better revenue. The procedure with the increase of pensions will be will become clear within 10 days.
"This will not be a one-time act so that they may not accuse us of populism before the [autumn] elections," the Prime Minister declared.
On the sidelines, Borissov declared that he will demand the dismissal of the head of the Executive Agency of Fisheries and Aquaculture , the reason being the complaints of fishermen who sought out the Prime Minister to help resolve their problems.
Borissov was in Aksakovo (1 km northwest of Varna) to unveil two rehabilitated sections of the road connecting Varna, Aksakovo and Dobrich ring road. This part of the national road infrastructure in 7.7 km long and the project was worth some 7 million leva, the funds being provided by the World Bank and the state budget. (Source: BTA)