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THE EFFECTS OF TELEWORK

The Labour, Income, Living Standards and Industrial Relations Commission considered at its meeting a draft opinion of the ESC on the effects of the implementation of telework in Bulgaria. The members of the commission confirmed the relevance of the topic, which refers to the challenges faced by employers and workers during the COVID-19 pandemic. They stressed that the...

ESC IS ELABORATING OPINION ON THE EU STRATEGY FOR ENERGY SYSTEM LIBERALISATION AND INTEGRATION

The Standing Economics Commission of the Economic and Social Council under the chairmanship of RadosvetRadev in cooperation with the Standing Social Policy Commission chaired by Dr. Ivan Kokalov will elaborate an opinion on the topic "EU Strategy for Energy System Liberalisation and Integration - Tasks and Prospects for Bulgaria. Effect on Energy Poverty and Measures to...

THE EUROPEAN ECONOMIC AND SOCIAL COMMITTEE AWARDS THE KARIN DOM FOUNDATION

The Karin Dom Foundation is a Bulgarian non-governmental organisation awarded by the European Economic and Social Committee in its traditional competition for civil society. This year the theme of the competition was "Civil Society vs. COVID-19". The EESC has announced that the award will be an exclusive, one-off award, replacing its traditional Civil Society Award. The aim...

WORK HAS BEGUN ON DRAFT OPINION ON THE TOPIC OF ECONOMIC CONSEQUENCES OF THE COVID-19 CRISIS AND MEASURES TO OVERCOME THEM

The Economic and Social Council has started preparing the first document, which two standing commissions will propose to the plenary for discussion and adoption. According to the annual activity plan, the Economic Policy Commission of ESC is leading the work on a draft opinion on the topic "The economic consequences of the spread of COVID-19 in Bulgaria and measures for...

HOW TO ACHIEVE A FAIR AND SUSTAINABLE RECOVERY?

The European Council: How to achieve a fair and sustainable recovery? This was the topic of the last tripartite summit on 24 March this year. Participants discussed three main approaches to dealing with the consequences ofthe COVID-19 crisis in the EU: tackling the health, economic and social crisis in compliance with emergency measures; the contribution of the social...

ZORNITSA ROUSSINOVA: ESC WILL SUPPORT THE IMPLEMENTATION OF THE EUROPEAN PILLAR OF SOCIAL RIGHTS IN BULGARIA

The European Commission has adopted a plan to implement the European Pillar of Social Rights, which has 20 principles and three main objectives - 78% employment, reducing poverty by at least 15 million, and 60% of all adults should participate in training every year depending on the job, and 80% of persons to acquire digital skills. The priority objectives will be in the...

ZORNITSA ROUSSINOVA: THE EUROPEAN SOCIAL PLAN – A TOOL FOR THE USE OF EU FUNDS

"The European Social Plan is also a tool for absorbing European funds... We hope to have a national solution for projecting the plan into a national plan. The real steps are also important. The challenges in Bulgaria are great." This was said for the programme "12+3" by the President of the Economic and Social Council ZornitsaRoussinova. The European Commission has adopted a...

ESC CONSULTATION ON THE EUROPEAN EPSR ACTION PLAN

9 in 10 European citizens believe that Social Europe is very important to them personally. The Action Plan of the European Pillar of Social Rights (EPSR) was the subject of a consultation of the Economic and Social Council with the Deputy Director-General of the Directorate-General for Employment, Social Affairs and Inclusion of the European Commission, Andriana Sukova. The...

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