National Council for Trilateral Cooperation


Established in Apr. 1990 as National Committee for Harmonization of Interests between the Council of Ministers, the Confederation of Independent Trade Unions in Bulgaria (CITUB) and the National Union of Employers. Abolished in 1992. Since Jan. 1993, restored as the National Council for Social Partnership. The present name was acquired in March, 1993.

The National Council for Trilateral Cooperation comprises three parties: the Government, the Trade Unions (represented by CITUB, Federation of Labour "Podkrepa", and OSSOB) and the employers (represented by the Bulgarian Chamber of Industry, the Bulgarian Chamber of Commerce and Industry, and the Union of Private Economic Enterprise.

The Council is chaired by one of the Vice-Prime Ministers.