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Novinar - Bulgaria | Tuesday, July 3, 2012

Investors exploit Bulgaria's workers

The number of Romanian companies doing business in Bulgaria rose by 50 percent in 2011 compared to the previous year, the Bulgarian tax office announced at the end of June. The daily Novinar warns of unscrupulous employers: "That there is cheap labour in Bulgaria is nothing new. And the Romanians aren't the first to come to Bulgaria to take advantage of that. Add to that the low tax burden. Together these are two very good reasons for preferring Bulgaria over other countries. Many Greek firms have also moved to Bulgaria, which has no doubt had a positive impact on the Bulgarian economy. But there are also many cases in which foreign employers shamelessly exploit Bulgarian workers without fearing any consequences. So we shouldn't rejoice too quickly about the investors because they come here to make a profit, not friends. Nevertheless it would be nice if we could jointly benefit and if Bulgaria really were a paradise, not just for investors."

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