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14.09.2022

This morning, on 14 September, Ursula von der Leyen delivered her third state of the Union to the hemicycle of the European Parliament in Strasbourg. In her speech, the President of the European Commission took stock of the achievements of the past year and presented the priorities for the...

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12.07.2022

On July 1st, 2022, Czechia took on the rotating presidency of the Council of the EU for 6 months. Under the slogan “rethink, rebuild, repower”, the Czech programme details the 5 main challenges it will tackle until the end of the year: solidarity with Ukraine, energy security, Europe’s defence, economic resilience...

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06.07.2022

Today the report by the EP Committee on Employment and Social Affairs (EMPL) was adopted in plenary by the European Parliament in Strasbourg.  The report incorporates suggestions and recommendations for a more ambitious implementation of the Social Economy Action Plan proposed by Cooperatives Europe earlier this year. We would...
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10.12.2021

On Thursday, December 9, the European Commission unveiled its much-anticipated Action Plan on Social Economy (SEAP)   The Action Plan aims at creating a favourable ecosystem for social economy actors in Europe to thrive. It proposes key measures on accessing finance, visibility, regulatory frameworks and is organised around three main...
Cooperatives Europe amplifies SDG Watch Europe’s input on education & sustainability

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23.07.2021

At the end of last week, Cooperatives Europe endorsed the SDG Watch Europe input to the planned Council Recommendation on Education for environmental sustainability. The report comes as a response to the Commission’s public consultation and its planned commitments to mainstream environmental sustainability perspectives in education and training. As an SDG...