PM Boyko Borisov: We never promised to raise police salaries, but these guys are important to the country11 January 2018 | 17:45 | FOCUS News Agency
The amount is for the period from 1 January to 31 December 2018 and if the tax revenue is good, police salaries may be raised by 10% as of 2019, the prime minister explained.
“During election campaigns, political parties make promises and decide on their priorities. Our priorities were education, infrastructure, health, we never promised to raise police salaries, but these guys are important to Bulgaria, they have to be motivated, to understand that what they do is under public scrutiny,” the prime minister said.
Borisov is not against the police protest scheduled for today but these additional funds are not part of a deal to stop it, he commented.
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12 January 2018 | 15:59 | FOCUS News Agencyпрочети затвори
Sofia. The Syndicated Federation of Employees of the Ministry of Interior said its leadership has decided to temporarily suspend the protest actions as of today. The trade union explained that its decision reflects yesterday’s changes in the situation regarding its demands, for which it has been protesting since the summer of 2017.Open in new tab
11 January 2018 | 11:55 | FOCUS News Agencyпрочети затвори
Sofia. Prime Minister Boyko Borisov has promised BGN 100 million for an increase of the salaries in the system of the Ministry of Interior, FOCUS News Agency reported after a meeting between the premier and the trade unions of the ministry. However, the protests planned for today will not be canceled. At a briefing, it was announced that the salaries of the staff might be increased by 10% as of next year. Deputy Minister of Interior Krasimir Tsipov said that the additional funds are not part of a deal to stop the protests.Open in new tab