Pensions may not currently be a hot topic of conversation in Bulgaria as the current political impasse continues, where a government has yet to be formed following the 12 May elections, but there are many issues surrounding pensions that will need to be addressed when the new administration is in place.

Recently retirees protested in the streets in response to what they saw as meagre increases in their monthly pensions, that ranged from 9.8% for those who retired in 2009 to 2.2% for those...

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