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23.03.2017

Recognised by the historic Treaty of Rome (1957), European cooperatives today benefit 1 out of 5 Europeans. They are anchored by their core values of democracy, freedom, responsibility, accountability and solidarity – values also shared by the European Union. For this very reason, cooperatives join the celebrations of the...
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18.01.2017

On 17th of January, Mr. Antonio Tajani was elected as the new President of the European Parliament in Strasbourg.
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01.12.2016

Ten EU Member States have signed the Bratislava Declaration, calling for an increased recognition of the importance of the Social Economy and urging the Member States to use the recommendations of the GECES General Report 2016 to which Cooperatives Europe expert contributed to. Presented on the 1st of December...
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25.11.2016

On 22 November, the European Commission presented its proposals for new development policies foreseen to achieve the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). A first Communication on the next steps for a sustainable European future, accompanied by a Staff Working Document, provides an overview of the current and future actions of...
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23.11.2016

On Tuesday, November 22, the European Commission unveiled its much-anticipated Initiative on Start-up and Scale-up. Following the Single Market Strategy presented in October 2015, the European Commission had stated that it would address issues that are of interest for SMEs, in particular start-ups. Yesterday, the Vice-President Jyrki Katainen and...
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19.10.2016

Cooperatives Europe is glad to announce and congratulate the two newest European members of the Board of the International Co-operative Alliance, Ben Reid from Midcounties Co-operative, UK and Dmitry Zubov from Centrosoyuz, Russia.  The election held during the annual General Assembly in Quebec saw the members chosen from a...
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17.10.2016

A new publication titled “Youth for #Coop: Cooperating Beyond Borders” has been released today by Cooperatives Europe and CJDES. Over the past few years, Cooperatives Europe has actively promoted and aided the creation of new networks of young cooperators such as the exemplary Young European Cooperators Network, aiming to...
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11.10.2016

On Monday October 10th, the Global Cooperative Development Platform (GCDP) was launched based on the recommendations of the pre-summit activity “Cooperatives and mutuals in international development – how can we do more and better together?” The session was organized by the International Co-operative Alliance (ICA) and the U.S. Overseas Cooperative Development...
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14.09.2016

Today, the President of the European Commission, Jean-Claude Juncker, gave his annual State of the Union speech at the European Parliament’s plenary session in Strasbourg. Proposing a “positive agenda” for the next 12 months, Juncker outlined concrete European actions to be taken in areas including economy, youth and international development....
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05.09.2016

Cooperatives Europe, in collaboration with LAMA Development and Cooperation Agency, released today a new publication, titled “Cooperative Platforms in a European Landscape: An Exploratory Study”, at the International Social Innovation Research Conference in Glasgow. The first known European exploratory study of its kind provides an overview of established cooperatives already...