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  • 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.
  • 14/06/2019
    545th plenary session, with the following speakers : Aino-Kaisa PEKONEN, Finnish Minister of Social Affairs and Health, Thursday 18 at 10.30 Conny REUTER, Co-Chair of Liaison Group of the EESC, Thursday 18 at 11.30 You will be able to follow all the debates by web streaming.
  • 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.
  • 04/04/2019
    In an opinion adopted at its plenary session of 5 March 2019, ESC endorsed the European Commission's initiative for a new directive to help parents and carers balance professional and private life. The EC initiative for a new European directive on work-life balance of parents and carers aims to formulate new measures and policies to solve problems arising from unequal women's participation in the labour market, as well as its consequences, such as lower pensions for women, higher risk of poverty, lack of work-life balance.

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