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ESC HAS ADOPTED OPINION "MEASURES TO ADDRESS ENERGY POVERTY IN BULGARIA"

ESC has adopted opinion "Measures to address energy poverty in Bulgaria". The Opinion is on own initiative.Rapporteurs on the topic areMr. Lyuben Tomov, Dr. Sc., Group II - trade unions and Mr. Bogomil Nikolov, Dr. Sc., group III - other civic organizations.

Council members made small additions to the text. All agreed that the problem of "energy poverty" in the country is socially significant, but undervalued at the moment.The forthcoming liberalization of the energy market in 2016 will need to take urgent measures for small and medium businesses and population.Therefore, all Council membersagreed over the opinion that offers a number of administrative, regulatory and other measures for protection against the energy poverty.Among the proposals in the first place it is to define the term "energy poverty" and to create a National strategy for protection from the energy poverty.The opinion offers a wealth of information on the experience of other countries in addressing the problem of energy poverty.

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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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