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21 June

3 p.m. | Welcome address

  • Gabriele BISCHOFF, Workers' Group President

3.10 p.m. | Opening speech

  • Oleg PETKOV, Deputy Minister of the Bulgarian EU Presidency

3.30 p.m. | "Social goals of the Bulgarian EU Presidency – achievements and future challenges"

  • Interventions by
  • Sultanka PETROVA, Deputy Minister of Labour and Social Policy
  • Plamen DIMITROV, President of the Confederation of Independent Trade Unions, member of the Workers' Group
  • Dimitar MANOLOV, President of the PODKREPA Confederation of Labour, member of the Workers' Group
  • Debate

5.15 p.m. | "Benchmarking Europe 2018"

  •  Presentation by
  •  Philippe POCHET, General Director of the European Trade Union Institute
  • Debate

6.15 p.m. | Closing remarks

  • Gabriele BISCHOFF, Workers' Group President

22 June

9.30 a.m. | "United we stand strong"

Foreign Policy and Social-Economic Developments Through the Prism of the Bulgarian Presidency of the Council of the European Union

  • Intervention by
  • Ekaterina ZAHARIEVA, Deputy Prime Minister for Judicial Reform and Minister of Foreign Affairs
  • Debate

10.30 a.m. | "Working Europe and European Pillar of Social Rights" – part I

Implementing the European Pillar of Social Rights: what is needed to guarantee a positive social impact

  • Presentation of the study by
  • Sebastiano SABATO, Researcher, European Social Observatory
  • Debate

11.30 a.m. | Press point

12 a.m. | "Working Europe and European Pillar of Social Rights" – part II

Wage inequalities in EU

  • Intervention by
  • Lyuben TOMEV, Director of ISTUR
  • Vanya GRIGOROVA, Economic adviser of ISETUR
  • Debate

12.45 p.m. | Closing remarks

  • Gabriele BISCHOFF, Workers' Group President

1 p.m. | End of the meeting

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