Circular Economy - Features and Opportunities” is the topic of the latest opinion adopted by the Economic and Social Council in 2019. During the plenary discussion ESC members identified the circular economy as a topic "from" and "about" the future that is not so well known to the public but should find its place in public awareness, including by disseminating knowledge and information about it.

Arno Metzler, Chairman of the EESC Group III, is a guest of the Bulgarian Economic and Social Council. Mr Metzler is visiting Sofia for a conference organised by the EESC at the Western Balkans National Assembly: A clear roadmap for progress.

The Bulgarian Economic and Social Council strongly supports the process of rapprochement and accession of the Western Balkan countries to the EU. It is necessary for the institutions of organised civil society in these countries to work closely together to gain synergies in their efforts to accelerate their accession, said Prof. Lalko Dulevski, Ph.D. - President of the Economic and Social Council, at a conference on the Western Balkans: A clear roadmap for progress at the National Assembly. The conference was organised by the European Economic and Social Committee. Bulgarian Commissioner Maria Gabriel, Deputy Chairperson of the National Assembly Christian Vigenin, MEPs, ambassadors, representatives of the EESC and citizens' organizations from Northern Macedonia, Albania, Serbia and Montenegro took part in the forum.

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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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