Negotiating parties on future coalition government programme fail to agree on labour and social services

Negotiating parties on future coalition government programme fail to agree on labour and social services

The negotiating parties on the programme of a future coalition government failed to reach agreement on the subject of “Labour and social services”.

The Bulgarian Socialist Party is demanding that the 60-euro monthly pension supplement be preserved, as well as family tax splitting, deferred payment of utility bills for low-income families and new social payments by the state.

There Is such a People (ITN) described the demands as only relevant to the US government budget. They proposed the introduction of new energy poverty criteria, a comprehensive pension reform and higher maternity pay, as well as a minimum salary amounting to 50% of the average salary for the country.

The negotiating sides agreed to postpone negotiations on politics in the sector by 3 to 6 months.

On the topic of "Tourism", the parties agreed on issuing electronic visas and work on the development of cycling routes and the creation of a guarantee fund in tourism that is to act in crises.

Modernization of the Bulgarian army and creation of a fund for modernization - these are some of the proposals around which the parties united on the topic of "National Security"

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