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  • 18/09/2019
    546th plenary session with the following guests and debates : Presentation of the priorities of the European Parliament, with David Maria Sassoli, President of the European Parliament, on Wednesday 25 September at 3 p.m. Presentation of the review of the activities of the European Ombudsman, with Emily O'Reilly, European Ombudsman on Wednesday 25 September at 4 p.m. Debate on the completion of the European Monetary Union and the state of play of the European Semester, with Valdis Dombrovskis, Vice-President of the European Commission, Tuomas Saarenheimo, Permanent Under-Secretary for International Affairs and Financial Markets at the Finnish Ministry of Finance, Louka Katseli, former Greek Minister for the Economy, Christian Ebeke, Deputy Resident Representative of the International Monetary Fund to the European Union, on Thursday 26 September
  • 31/07/2019
    The discussion organised by the Standing Committee on European Affairs and Oversight of the European Funds at the National Assembly on "The Future of the Cohesion Policy of the European Union during the New Programming Period 2021-2027 and the Participation of Bulgaria in the Negotiation Process" was attended by the ESC President Prof. Lalko Dulevski, Ph.D., Plamen Dimitrov - President of the Confederation of the Independent Trade Unions in Bulgaria and ESC member, Ivelin Zhelyazkov - Association of Industrial Capital in Bulgaria and ESC member, as well as Bogomil Nikolov - Chairman of the Bulgarian National Association "Active Consumers" and ESC member. The discussion was also attended by Bulgarian Members of the National Assembly, Members of the European Parliament, Deputy Prime Minister Tomislav Donchev, Permanent Representative to the EU Dimitar Tsanchev and other representatives of institutions and associations.
  • 25/07/2019
    On the suggestion of the Ministry of Finance, the Economic and Social Council (ESC) held a consultation on a draft Analysis of the social and economic development of the country after its accession to the EU. This problem-oriented analysis should serve to identify the gaps in the development policies of Bulgaria so far and find solutions in the future national strategy document National Development Programme "Bulgaria 2030", says the special letter of the Ministry of Finance to the ESC. The National Development Programme "Bulgaria 2030" will determine the country's course in the next 10-year programming period with the relevant priorities, objectives and policies.
  • 25/07/2019
    A pan-European programme should be devised to achieve the global sustainable development goals for 2020-2030 set by the UN. While each country, after taking into account its specificities, should adopt a national programme. This was suggested by the President of the Bulgarian Economic and Social Council - Prof. Dulevski - at the Annual meeting of the Presidents and Secretaries-General of the economic councils in the EU.
  • 25/07/2019
    The Bulgarian ESC adopted an opinion on "Problems in the application of the system of summarised calculation of working hours". After a long discussion, employers' and trade union representatives at the ESC approached their positions and reached consensus in defining most of the problems in applying the system of summarised calculation of working hours.
  • 25/07/2019
    This brochure sets out some of the highlights of the European Economic and Social Committee’s work in 2018. It illustrates our ongoing efforts to fulfil the mission we were given more than 60 years ago. It is also an opportunity to look ahead and learn the lessons that will ensure that the Committee continues to be the active and alert voice of civil society in Europe.
  • 06/06/2019
    Applications for 2019 are now open The European Economic and Social Committee (EESC) has launched its Civil Society Prize for 2019. This year's theme is More women in Europe's society and economy, and the prize will honour innovative initiatives and projects which aim to fight for equal opportunities for women and men and their equal treatment in all spheres of economic and social life.
  • 09/05/2019
    On the eve of the summit in Sibiu, Romania, on 9 May 2019, when important decisions will be taken on the future development of the EU, the Bulgarian Economic and Social Council (ESC) adopted a resolution on the Multiannual Financial Framework (MFF) for the period 2021-2027. The resolution reflects the main positions of the ESC, addressed both to the European Commission (EC) and to the Bulgarian institutions involved in the MFF negotiation process.
  • 30/04/2019
    The event will focus on how the EU and its Member States can contribute to the implementation of the Global Compact for safe, orderly and regular migration. The first panel will cover the views of relevant institutional stakeholders on what can and should be done at European level. The second panel will focus on the role that social partners and civil society organisations can play in working towards achieving the compact's objectives.

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