The Economic and Social Council (ESC) 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.

Икономическият и социален съвет прие становище на тема „Предизвикателствата пред труда в контекста на цифровизацията на икономиката“. Това е поредната позиция на ИСС, свързана с отражението на Четвъртата индустриална революция върху развитието на обществото. Както и в предишни свои позиции ИСС подчертава, че ако се прилагат подходящи и правилни политики, технологичното развитие ще доведе до положителни резултати и ще бъдат избегнати редица рискове.

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.

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