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ESC PRESS CONFERENCE ON "MEASURES TO ADDRESS ENERGY POVERTY IN BULGARIA"

Economic and Social Council will present at a press conference on 13 December at 11:00 in BTA recent opinion "Measures to tackle energy poverty in Bulgaria". The conference will be attended by Prof. Dr. Lalko Dulevski - Chairman of the ESC; Mr. Plamen Dimitrov - President of the Confederation of the Independent Trade Unions in Bulgaria (CITUB), a member of the ESC from group II - trade unions; Mr. Lyuben Tomov, Dr. Sc. - Co-rapporteur on the subject, a member of the ESC from group II - trade unions, Director of the Institute for Social and Trade Union Research in CITUB; Mr. Bogomil Nikolov, Dr. Sc. - Co-rapporteur, a member of the ESC from group III - Various Interests, executive director of Bulgarian National Association "Active Users" and Mr. Ivelin Zheliazkov - a member of the ESC Group I - employers' organizations, the Association of Industrial Capital.

The ESCs’ opinion for the need of regulations and measurements over energy poverty in Bulgaria is own initiative raised because of its urgent importance and social significance related to series of actions and EU documents. With this opinion, the ESC aims to stimulate a wide public dialogue and political action against the serious risk of aggregation of a considerable part of the Bulgarian population.

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“THE CIVIL PARLIAMENT” OF BULGARIA

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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