Bulgaria’s minimum wage will be increased from BGN 270 (approximately EUR 139) to BGN 290, the country’s Labor Minister, Totyu Mladenov, confirmed on Monday.

Ahead of the emergency cabinet sitting on the 2012 draft budget in Bulgaria, the April 1 deadline was backed by the business, while the trade unions demanded that the increase of the minimum monthly wage by BGN 20 become effective on January 1, 2012.

An increase in Bulgaria’s minimum retirement pensions (up to BGN 200) is also considered, but still uncertain, it was also made clear on Monday….