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  • 17/02/2020
    The Bulgarian Economic and Social Council strongly supports the process of rapprochement and accession of the Western Balkan countries to the EU. It is necessary for the institutions of organised civil society in these countries to work closely together to gain synergies in their efforts to accelerate their accession, said Prof. Lalko Dulevski, Ph.D. - President of the Economic and Social Council, at a conference on the Western Balkans: A clear roadmap for progress at the National Assembly. The conference was organised by the European Economic and Social Committee. Bulgarian Commissioner Maria Gabriel, Deputy Chairperson of the National Assembly Christian Vigenin, MEPs, ambassadors, representatives of the EESC and citizens' organizations from Northern Macedonia, Albania, Serbia and Montenegro took part in the forum.
  • 17/02/2020
    The Bulgarian Economic and Social Council adopted the opinion "Challenges to Businesses in the Context of the Digitization of the Economy". With this document the ESC emphasizes on the digital transformation of Bulgarian businesses and restates that two years after the adoption of the Concept for Digital Transformation of Bulgarian Industry (Industry 4.0) there is still no Strategy 4.0. ESC calls for a faster adoption of this strategy and because of the fact that the National Development Strategy "Bulgaria 2030" is being elaborated, which outlines the first strategic goal namely technological transformation.
  • 31/10/2019
    The Economic and Social Council (ESC) of Bulgaria hosted a meeting with representatives of the Ministry of Finance to discuss the draft vision of the National Development Programme "Bulgaria 2030". The discussion on the goals and priorities of the future strategic document was organised at the request of the Ministry of Finance for consultation and it is the second one on this topic in the ESC.
  • 31/10/2019
    The Economic and Social Council (ESC) of Bulgaria adopted an opinion on "Challenges Facing Labour in the Context of the Digitization of the Economy". This is yet another ESC position related to the impact of the Fourth Industrial Revolution on the development of society. As in previous positions, ESC stresses that, if appropriate and proper policies are implemented, technological developments will lead to positive results and a number of risks will be avoided.
  • 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.

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