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Living and working in Bulgaria

Eurofound provides research, data and analysis on a wide range of social and work-related topics. This information is largely comparative, but also offers country-specific information for each of the EU Member States. This page contains information, research and data for Bulgaria.

Country profile

Working life in Bulgaria - Highlights

Bulgaria held elections in April 2023 and managed to constitute its 49th parliament after almost three years of political instability and several caretaker governments. The current government is formed by the Citizens for European Development of Bulgaria (GERB) and a coalition between We Continue the Change (PP) and Democratic Bulgaria (DB). The parties reached an agreement to elect a GERB chairman of the National Assembly and to rotate their candidates for prime minister after nine months.



Life satisfaction

Data source: 2016 EQLS survey


Ability to choose or change methods of work

Data source: 2015 EWCS survey


Possibility to accumulate overtime for days off

Data source: 2013 ECS survey

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Eurofound's EU PolicyWatch database collects national level policy measures on various topics.

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Restructuring events in Bulgaria

The restructuring events database contains factsheets with data on large-scale restructuring events reported in the principal national media and company websites in each EU Member State.


Correspondents in Bulgaria

Correspondents report on topics related to developments in the country's working life and inform Eurofound’s pan-European comparative analysis. Read more

Institute of Philosophy and Sociology, Bulgarian Academy of Sciences


Eurofound Management Board members from Bulgaria

Eurofound's Management Board is made up of representatives of the social partners and national governments of all Member States, European Commission representatives and an independent expert appointed by the European Parliament. Read more

Nenko Salchev Ministry of Labour and Social Policy

Dimiter Brankov  Bulgarian Industrial Association (BIA) 

Todor Kapitanov Confederation of Independent Trade Unions in Bulgaria (CITUB)


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