Report of the 6th Meeting of the Labour Law and Labour Relations Network of South Eastern Europe

The present report continues the series of publications which reflect discussions by members of the Network of Experts in Labour Law and Labour Relations (LLN) within the labour ministries of South Eastern European countries on relevant topics related to labour law and industrial relations.

The LLN was initiated in 2003 by the ILO Sub-regional Office in Budapest in cooperation with the Geneva based Department for Social Dialogue, Labour Law and Labour Administration and the Turin based Programme for Social Dialogue of the ILO International Training Centre, within a technical cooperation project financed by the governments of France, Belgium and Italy.
Since then, the LLN has met once a year to discuss topics of concern to the participating countries. In 2009, the LLN members examined two topics, namely the countries’ response to the economic crisis, and the establishment of representativity criteria for the social partners. In a special session, the LLN members discussed a case study (Bulgaria) of response in terms of strategies designed to address migration flows.
The report summarizes the main findings of country’s papers on the state of play regarding current and in the pipeline intervention of labour administration in economic crisis management and takes stock of statutory representativity criteria laid down in the labour law.