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The existing Draft Law on Social Entrepreneurship is deficient and its adoption would lead to exclusion of the majority of the existing social enterprises from a future legal regulation, according to a statement by Civic Initiatives. The wording of the Law, which was addressed in a public hearing until 23 November, exclusively limits the notion of social entrepreneurship to “labor integration”, neglecting other social functions of the social enterprises, which is contrary to the practice of the majority of the European countries. The fact that the proposed draft law does not recognize the associations, foundations and cooperatives that are employing almost 10,000 people at this moment as the bearers of socio-entrepreneurial activities is particularly problematic. Read more here.

Source: Civic Initiatives

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