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04.07.2013

On the occasion of the International Day of Cooperatives, on the 6th of July, United Nations (UN), the Food and Agriculture Organisation (FAO) and the International Labour Organisation (ILO) released a statement to support cooperative businesses.   The theme of the 91st International Day of Cooperatives is ‘Cooperative enterprise...
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02.07.2013

The European Parliament adopted today a report on the contribution of cooperatives to overcoming the crisis. Italian MEP Patrizia Toia (S&D) presented this report. The text praises the contribution of the 160.000 cooperative enterprises, which are members of Cooperatives Europe, to the EU economy and for employment stability. The...
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01.07.2013

Cooperatives Europe welcomes Croatia as today, July 1st, this country has become the 28th Member State joining the European Union. Cooperatives Europe also welcomes the fact that now Croatian cooperatives will be able to join the working group on cooperatives set up by Antonio Tajani, Vice-President of the European...
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27.06.2013

On June 26th, Cooperatives Europe and Rescoop organised the high level policy conference ‘Big energy: Small Energy? The role of cooperation for the EU’s energy transition’. The event was held at the European Commission as part of the EU Sustainable Energy Week (EUSEW). The Energy 2020 Communication states that...
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26.06.2013

On June 25th, Othmar Karas, the vice-president of the European Parliament together with Antonio Tajani, the vice-president of the European Commission, chaired ‘Europe works for SMEs’ conference at the European Parliament, where new measures in order to access to finance from the EU were presented. The European Commission launched...
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24.06.2013

The role of social economy in building Europe was the main focus of the XXI General Assembly of Cepes. The event, which took place on June 20th in Madrid, was attended by high-level representatives such as Benoît Hamon, French Minister of Social and Solidarity Economy and Engracia Hidalgo, Spanish...
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06.06.2013

On 5th June, Cooperatives Europe and Fair Trade Advocacy Office join forces to underline the role that people-centred businesses should have in the EU development strategy. To this end they organized the high level conference ‘People-centred businesses: making supply chains work for small producers’, hosted by MEP Gay Mitchell....

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06.05.2013

On 6th May, Dirk Lehnhoff was elected president of Cooperatives Europe. 90% of the members of Cooperatives Europe participated in the elections and two thirds voted in the new president as well as the new Board of Cooperatives Europe at the 2013 General Assembly of Cooperatives Europe in Istanbul. Lehnhoff...
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25.04.2013

On 16th April the EU Parliament rejected the EU Commission’s proposal to raise the price of carbon by delaying the auctioning of emission allowances. Prices of allowances will therefore remain low at least until 2020 -unless the Commission will take urgent actions against it- and the ETS (European Trading...
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16.04.2013

As announced in the Single Market Act communication in April 2011 and the communication ‘A renewed strategy, 2011-2013, for Corporate Social Responsibility’ issued in October 2011, Commissioner Barnier presented this afternoon a proposal enhancing the transparency of companies. The draft directive would amend existing accounting directives and require large...