Europe will experience its Renaissance by involving the young people. Because one thing is clear: Europe is our common future. And our future will be constructed by the young Europeans, said ESC President Prof. Lalko Dulevski at the European High-Level Forum" Civil Society for rEUnaissance" in Brussels. The President of the Bulgarian ESC was an official participant in the forum at the invitation of the President of the European Economic and Social Committee (EESC) Luca Jahier who was also the organizer of the event in Brussels.

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.

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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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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