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Mechanisms of Horizontal Integration


The National Strategy for the Environment and Action Plan (2000-06) was approved by the Council of Ministers in June 2001. Improvements since the last National Strategy (1992) have been made in terms of collaboration and horizontal integration through the establishment of inter-ministerial commissions and councils, the adoption of programmes and plans on behalf of the Council of Ministers as well as ad-hoc inter-institutional working groups to solve specific problems. It is pointed out in the strategy that the EU integration process has been a strong driver for improving horizontal collaboration.

Specific horizontal aspects for the sustainable development in the transport sector are published (in Bulgarian) at

In the field of the sustainable labour policy, an Update National Labour Strategy 2008-2015 was adopted and the document, published in Bulgarian, is available here.


This Country Profile has been last updated on: Friday, 19 March 2010

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