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On its Plenary session held on 29 June 2010, the Economic and Social Council adopted an opinion on "Health Care Reform", which was developed on its own initiative. It combines the positions of the organized civil society to solve the key problems of Bulgaria’s health care system.

The opinion contains findings on the major trends in the field of health care and health insurance, as well as specific proposals of the ESC for policies and actions to be taken.

In its opinion the ESC urges for a political decision on the proposed model for health care reform and for financial sustainability of the health insurance system in the next decade, taking into account the economic, political and socio-psychological risks in the forthcoming reform.

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Председателят на Икономическия и социалния съвет в България проф. Лалко Дулевски откри 10-та юбилейна среща по проекта CESLink, която се проведе на 25 юни в София.  „Първият 10-ти юбилей на тази инициатива събира основната част от нейните създатели и хората, благодарение на които тя се случи. Тази среща е една значителна стъпка в нашето много ползотворно и динамично сътрудничество с Европейския икономически и социален комитет и националните съвети”, каза проф. Дулевски. „За нашия съвет CESLink е от голямо значение. Това произтича както от характера на нашия съвет, така и от стила на нашата работа и от мястото, което ИСС има в обществено политически живот на страната”, посочи още проф. Дулевски.

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The President of the ESC Prof. Lalko Dulevski took part in a round table “For better and more effective regulation”, which took place on June 24 in Sheraton Sofia Hotel. The event was organised by the Directorate for Economic and Social Policy within the Administration of the Council  of Ministers and the Royal Netherlands Embassy in Bulgaria. It was opened by the Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Finance Mr. Simeon Diankov, the Minister of Economy, Energy and Tourism Mr. Traicho Traikov, and the Ambassador of the Kingdom of the Netherlands in Bulgaria H. E. Mr. Karel van Kesteren. Representatives of NGOs took part in the discussion, which was focused on the measures for reducing unnecessary legal duties and taxes for business – the Dutch and the Bulgarian experience.

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On Friday, 25 June 2010, the Economic and Social Council of Bulgaria will host the 10th Annual Meeting of the CESLink project Group – the Information Center of the Economic and Social Committee (EESC) and the National Economic and Social Councils of the EU Member States.

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The Discussion was held on June 17, 2010 in Sheraton Sofia Hotel, and it was opened by Mrs. Zinaida Zlatanova, Head of the Representation of the European Commission in Bulgaria, and H.E. Mr. Jorge Fuentes, Ambassador of the Kingdom of Spain, on behalf of the Spanish Presidency of the  EU. They focused on the future challenges behind the development of the EU in economic and social terms.

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More than 100 representatives from different governmental institutions and civil organizations, members of the Economic and Social Council, representatives of the academic circles, experts as well as the EESC Vice-President Mrs Irini Pari and the Representative of the World Bank in Bulgaria Mr. Florian Fichtl participated in the Conference “Combating poverty and social exclusion – a public consensus for a new effective policy”, held on 28 May 2010. It was organized by the Economic and Social Council (ESC) and was intended to trigger a broad public debate for shaping a long-term vision for combating poverty and social exclusion through shared responsibility among the state institutions, social partners and the non-governmental sector.

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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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