Deputies adopted at first reading the draft laws of GERB and United Patriots for amendments to the Social Assistance Act and rejected the BSP. The purpose of the proposals is to make social benefits for parents and families conditional on school attendance by enhancing sanctions. Aid for the unemployed will depend on their interest in raising the level of education and additional professional qualifications.
The DPS announced against the changes. According to Hasan Ademov such texts already exist in the Bulgarian legislation and the offer of the legal changes two months before the elections is with the purpose “to derive political dividends”.