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„Bulgaria, through practical experience, has provided evidence to sustain the need for the national councils of the EU Member States and the European Economic and Social Committee to support one another at national and European levels and to find how the direct democracy acts at European level”.

This is what Mario Sepi, President of the European Economic and Social Committee (EESC), stated when assessing the work of the Economic and Social Council of the Republic of Bulgaria (ESC) in the time it chaired the Network of the Economic and Social Councils of the EU Member States in 2009. During the EESC plenary session held in Brussels on 17th December 2009, Associate Professor Lalko Dulevski, Ph.D., President of the Bulgarian ESC, stroke a balance of the national councils' joint activity and analysed the results achieved throughout the year.

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On 28th March 2011, the Council of Ministers held a public discussion on the National Reform Programme of Bulgaria (2011 - 2015) (NRP), organised by the Ministry of Finance. The document was presented by the Deputy Minister of Finance, Boryana Pencheva. The discussion was participated by the Minister of EU Funds Management, Tomislav Donchev, Deputy Ministers, the President of the Economic and Social Council (ESC), Professor Lalko Dulevski, representatives of trade unions and employers, experts and others.

The Deputy Minister, Boryana Pencheva highlighted that the recommendations presented in the Annual Growth Survey of the European Commission as well as these in the ESC Resolution, are included in the Bulgarian National Reform Programme 2015, in implementation of the “Europe 2020” Strategy. The Deputy Minister outlined the business environment improvement, investments in road and environmental infrastructure, effectiveness of public spendings and competitive power enhancement of the Bulgarian youth as the main economic priorities of Bulgaria, as concerned in the NRP (2011-2015).

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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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