Traditionally, at its first Plenary Session in January, ESC adopted a resolution on the Annual Growth Survey of EC for Bulgaria and the accompanying documents which set the beginning of the new cycle of economic policies coordination in the European Union.

ESC expresses again its position in support of the EC recommendation for encouragement of investments as a key decision for accelerating growth. It highlights that investments are vital to micro, small and medium enterprises and relatively young companies. In this regard ESC supports “the Investment Plan for Europe” but at the same time expresses its regret that among the projects presented for funding from European Fund for Strategic Investments are not presented projects from Bulgaria.

Therefore ESC proposes such an investment plan, along the lines of Juncker Plan, to be developed in Bulgaria mobilizing public and private financial resources for acceleration of economic growth and creation of new jobs.



is the “bridge” between citizens and the national government. Its mission is to support such “bridging” so as to facilitate the communication between the society and the national government. It is the new and modern institution of the civil dialogue.

The ESC's mission is to promote civil society organisations access to and involvement in the process of decision-making on strategic economic and social issues.

The main goal of ESC's operation is to enable different representatives of organised civil society to feel free to state their views whereas unanimity on matters of common interest is encouraged. The Council expresses and protects civil society interests by communicating agreed statements and proposals submitted by its members to the executive and legislative authorities.

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