From the Bulgarian govt with love: 40 leva for Easter to impoverished pensioners

From the Bulgarian govt with love: 40 leva for Easter to impoverished pensioners

Bulgarian Prime Minister Boyko Borissov’s Cabinet agreed on March 28 2018 to pay an “Easter bonus” in April of 40 leva (about 20.45 euro) to each of the country’s more than 1.2 million pensioners who are below the 321 leva poverty line.

Just more than 56 per cent of pensioners in Bulgaria are below the poverty line, according to official statistics.

The payment will cost state coffers about 50 million leva, Borissov said…. / IBNA

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