(ANSA) - BELGRADE, 11 OTT - Around 400,000 Bulgarian workers are employed but remain poor due to their low income, according to data presented by Galab Donev, Secretary of Social Policy and Health of President Rumen Radev, the Bulgarian news agency Novinite reported. Today, over 1.7 million Bulgarians have an income under BGN 600, around 306 euros, while the cost of living for this year is BGN 585, approximately 299 euros monthly, while the minimum wage is BGN 510. According to Eurostat data, 9.6% of employed persons aged over 18 in the European Union were at risk of poverty after social transfers in 2016. In 2016, Eurostat said last March, the rate of employed persons at risk of poverty was highest in Romania (18.9%), followed at a distance by Greece (14.1%), Spain (13.1%), Luxembourg (12.0%), Italy (11.7%), Bulgaria (11.4%), Portugal (10.9%) and Poland (10.8%). The highest increases between 2010 and 2016 were recorded in Hungary (from 5.3% to 9.6%) and Bulgaria (+3.7%), (ANSA).

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