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17.04.2020

MEPs discussed and voted on a resolution on coordinated EU action to combat the pandemic and its consequences During an extraordinary plenary session held on 16-17 April and following a debate with the Council and the Commission on how to address the effects of the Covid-19 outbreak in the...
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01.04.2020

Update 08.05: view a selection of actions  Update 21.04: Position paper on EU response to crisis Read the President’s and Director’s message here.  By now, necessary measures have been taken by most of the European countries Governments, aiming to contain the COVID-19 coronavirus. Though these decisions have greatly affected our...
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11.03.2020

EU Industrial Strategy Package: An SME strategy ensuring a level playing field for cooperatives  On 10th of March, the European Commission published its new Industrial Strategy package which aims “to help Europe’s industry lead the twin transitions towards climate neutrality and digital leadership.” Cooperatives Europe welcomes the new EU Industrial...
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15.01.2020

On 14th of January the European Commission released a communication on the preparations for an Action Plan to implement the European Pillar of Social Rights, which serves as a guide for the renewed process of convergence towards better working and living conditions in Europe. Cooperatives Europe welcomes the first...
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19.12.2019

On 19th of December the Social Economy Intergroup (SEIG) of the European Parliament was renewed under the current legislative term of Parliament.  The intergroups are approved by the Conference of Presidents and are formed by Members of the European Parliament to exchange with the civil society on a variety of topics. The SEIG regularly...
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11.12.2019

On 11th of December the European Commission revealed the European Green Deal – Europe’s new economic growth strategy which will set climate neutrality into law by 2050. President von der Leyen emphasised that “the deal must work for all citizens, or will not work at all.” Cooperatives Europe welcomes...
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29.11.2019

This year’s European Entrepreneurship Promotion Awards took place on 26th of November in Helsinki, Finland, in the framework of the 2019 European SME week. The award seeks to reward those who promote entrepreneurship and small business at the national, regional and local level. Cooperatives Europe’s Director Agnes Mathis was...

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27.11.2019

Today, on 27th of November, the Members of the European Parliament approved the appointment of the new European Commission – including the new President of the European Commission Ursula von der Leyen and the 27 Commissioners.  The vote took place following the presentation by von der Leyen of the College of Commissioners and the proposed portfolios for the...
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25.11.2019

Cooperatives Europe is currently developing a new open source software ‘Knowledge Base’. This new technology will enable users (in the case of Cooperatives Europe cooperative mentors and youth organisations that support young cooperative entrepreneurship) to index information and resources in a standardised way. The software is developed in the framework...
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12.09.2019

On 10th of September 2019, President-elect Ursula von der Leyen presented her team and the new structure of the next European Commission. Climate, technology and an economy that works for people are at the heart of the new Commission’s strategy. Cooperatives Europe welcomes the open and inclusive way of working and the focus...