12 July 2012In the first half of 2012, 1 400 Bulgarian citizens have signed labor contracts and have left the country to work in other EU Member States.
The data comes from the Bulgarian Employment Agency, cited by the Bulgarian National Radio, BNR.
Spain still remains the country topping the list of Bulgarians who work there.
According to unofficial data, the numbers are much higher with scores of Bulgarians, including college students, working in the EU and outside the homeland, but it is unknown if they work with or without contracts and full or part time.
Bulgarians can work without special permits and with full rights in Cyprus, Italy, the Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, Spain, Greece, Hungary, Latvia, Lithuania, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Slovakia, Slovenia and Sweden.
The labor markets of Austria, Ireland, Belgium, Luxembourg, the UK, France, Malta, Germany and the Netherlands remain restricted for Bulgarians until December 31, 2013.