lazarov3In his capacity as Deputy Minister of Labour and Social Policy Lazar Lazarov will organise and coordinate the activity of the Ministry in the field of protection in case of unemployment and promoting employment, labour market, labour migration and free movement of workers. He will be responsible for labour law, public insurance, safety and health at work and social security. Deputy Minister Lazarov will observe and coordinate the activities of the Employment Agency and Executive Agency Chief Labour Inspectorate, as well as the implementation of activities under the Beautiful Bulgaria project.

Lazar Lazarov has a master degree in Economy, major Macro Economics from the University of National and World Economy. He has specialised in the labour market problems in Bulgaria. He also has a supplementary qualification for monitoring and assessment of social programmes and projects under the methodology of the International Labour Organisation.

Since 1995 he has subsequently occupied consultant, expert and managerial positions at the National Employment Agency, the Bulgarian Chamber of Commerce, the Economic and Social Council, the National Assembly, the Ministry of Labour and Social Policy.

Lazar Lazarov has been a counsellor of the Minister of Labour and Social Policy in the period August 2005 to November 2007. From November 2007 to July 2009 Lazar Lazarov is Deputy Minister of Labour and Social Policy. He was responsible for organising and coordinating the activities of the MLSP in the field of labour and insurance law, social insurance, working conditions, income policy and social dialogue.

From August 2009 to June 2013 he is a chief expert assistant in the Labour and Social Policy Committee at the National Assembly.

In the period June 2013 to August 2014 and from November 2014 to May 2016 Lazar Lazarov was Deputy Minister of Labour and Social Policy, responsible for organising and coordinating the Activities of the MLSP in the field of social benefits, social services and social inclusion, support to children and their families, integration of persons with disabilities, equal gender opportunities and anti-discrimination. Since June 2016 Lazar Lazarov has held the position of a Director of the Working Conditions Fund at the MLSP. In the end of January 2017 Lazar Lazarov assumed the post of Deputy Minister of Labour and Social Policy within the caretaker government.

He has experience in the European Foundation for Improving the Standard of Living in Dublin, Ireland and the High Level Group on Corporate Social Responsibility at the European Commission.

He has knowledge of English.