Recovering from the crisis through social dialogue in the new EU Member States: the case of Bulgaria, the Czech Republic, Poland and Slovenia

This publication provides an analysis on the role social dialogue and tripartite institutions played in response to the recent global economic crisis in four Central and Eastern European countries, namely Bulgaria, the Czech Republic, Slovenia and Poland.

It examines the process of tripartite negotiations and collective bargaining, and describes the anti-crisis measures that were adopted with the aim to tackle the social and economic challenges posed by the financial and economic crisis. Furthermore, this publication discusses the impact of the adjustment policies and structural reforms carried out as of 2010 on industrial relations and social dialogue.