Items filtered by date: December 2018

The Economic and Social Council (ESC) recommends that the Bulgarian government propose that the new European Labour Authority (ELA) be established in Bulgaria on the grounds that it will have a strong positive effect in the countries of Central and Eastern Europe most affected by negative phenomena on the cross-border labour market.

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The Economic and Social Council (ESC) adopted a resolution on the promotion and use of small and medium-sized enterprises in the growth markets. The ESC Resolution addresses the Proposal for a REGULATION OF THE EUROPEAN PARLIAMENT AND OF THE COUNCIL amending Regulations (EU) No 596/2014 and (EU) 2017/1129 as regards the promotion of the use of SME growth markets COM/2018/331 final - 2018/0165 (COD).

ESC supports the European Commission's proposal in principle and stresses in its resolution that since nearly 99.8% of the working companies in Bulgaria are in the SME segment and the Bulgarian capital market is currently dominated by such public companies (98%), the proposal is of major public importance. ESC stressed the changes that will create the conditions for overcoming the excessive administrative burdens on SMEs both in the registration of public markets or the issue of shares and bonds as well as on the volume of information disclosed by these issuers to the national competent authority and the public. This would ease the access of small and medium-sized enterprises to a cheaper resource for development through capital markets as an alternative to bank lending.

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The Economic and Social Council of Bulgaria (ESC) and the European Economic and Social Committee (EESC) jointly organized a public discussion on the topic: "What Europe Do We Want?" which was attended also by representatives of Bulgarian young people. Representatives of the National Youth Forum, which brings together more than 50 organizations in the country and is a member of the European Youth Forum, the National Representation of the Student Councils, defending the interests of over 200 000 students and Sofia secondary school students participated actively in the debates.

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"What Europe Do We Want?" was the topic of a public discussion organized by the Economic and Social Council of Bulgaria (ESC) and the European Economic and Social Committee (EESC). Participants in the discussion with concern and expertise raised a number of challenges that organized civil society in Bulgaria recognized as fundamental and decisive for the future development of the EU.

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The Economic and Social Council (ESC) awarded the European Economic and Social Committee (EESC) for special contribution to the development and support of Bulgarian organized civil society. This happened during a public discussion organized by both institutions on the topic: "What kind of Europe do we want?" This discussion, besides giving the floor to representatives of civil organizations, experts, young people and representatives of the government, also marked two anniversaries. The European Economicand Social Committee is celebrating its 60th anniversary, and the Economic and Social Council of Bulgaria marks its 15th anniversary. The two institutions work closely together and successfully express the positions of organized civil society both in Bulgaria and in Europe.

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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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