Bulgarian FinMin Promises Upping Teachers WagesFinance | September 6, 2012, Thursday // 14:58| views
Deputy Prime Minister and Finance Minister, Simeon Djankov, is in Plovdiv for the celebration of the 127th anniversary of Bulgaria's Unification. Photo by BGNES
Teachers' salaries are going to be increased for sure, Deputy Prime Minister and Finance Minister, Simeon Djankov, vowed.
The statement was made Thursday in the second largest city in Plovdiv. Djankov is in Plovdiv for the celebration of the 127th anniversary of Bulgaria's Unification.
He further said that the time to up these wages, which have stirred discontent among the teaching community in recent years, has finally arrived and informed his institution is already working with the Education Ministry in finalizing the move.
While in the city, Djankov and other ministers accompanied Prime Minister, Boyko Borisov, during his visit at the "St. Patriarch Evtimiy" school where there are plans to build a multifunctional sport facility for the amount of BGN 1 M.
The celebrations of Bulgaria's Unification Day are traditionally held the night of September 6 in Plovdiv, the city which once was the capital of the Ottoman province of Eastern Roumelia invented by the European Great Powers at the Berlin Congress in July 1878.
On September 6, 1885, the Principality of Bulgaria unified with the autonomous Ottoman province of Eastern Roumelia, a few years after its liberation from Ottoman rule.
In addition to Borisov and Djankov, President, Rosen Plevneliev, the Speaker of the Parliament, Tsetska Tsacheva, the Ministers of of Economy and Energy, Delyan Dobrev, of Education, Sergey Ignatov, and of Youth and Sports, Svilen Neykov, the former Minister for Bulgarians Abroad and Director of the National History Museum, Bozhidar Dimitrov, Members of the Parliament, diplomats and other officials are also in Plovdiv Thursday.
The Unification is not a political, but a spiritual act, Plovdiv bishop Nikolay said during the solemn mass.
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