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26.06.2012

Co-operatives have a long history of building partnerships and networks amongs themselves. After all, co-operation among co-operatives is the seventh co-operative principle. In a globalised world, the challenge for the co-operative movement is to improve the capacity of building partnerships and networks at international level. At the same time this offers many opportunities for young co-operators...
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19.06.2012

On 19 June 2012 Co-operatives Europe, Euro Coop and CECODHAS Housing Europe hosted a joint high-level conference in the framework of the EU Sustainable Energy Week in Brussels. The objective of the event – “Power to the People: Can citizens lead Europe’s future energy strategy?” – was to create...
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18.06.2012

Cooperatives Europe, COSV Montenegro, the Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development of Montenegro, and the Union of Cooperatives of Montenegro are hosting a multi-level Balkan Co-operative Conference – The Case for Gateway Cooperatives in Montenegro and the Balkans: Reflections and Discussions. This event serves as a culminating event for...
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07.06.2012

The new “Macedonian Association of Agricultural Cooperatives” has just been created, an inauguration that introduces a reinvigorated element into the panorama of co-operative development in the Balkan region. Indeed, the Union is born out of a democratic decision of its now-members. Cooperatives Europe, COSV and other co-operative unions and...
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04.06.2012

Cooperatives Europe releases today its brochure on CSR – Co–operative Social Responsibility. The document provides insights on how Corporate Social Responsibility is not new to co-operatives: as co-operatives have always behaved in a social responsible way. It is in their DNA. Being socially responsible is not just a nice...
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26.04.2012

On 23 April Cooperatives Europe opened the European Co-operative Week with the conference ‘Co-operative contributions to the EU 2020 strategy’, organized in collaboration with the EU Commission. The conference was aimed to highlight the social and economic importance of co-operatives. In opening the conference a speech prepared by Antonio...
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03.04.2012

On 13th March 2012, the European Parliament adopted a resolution on the Statute for a European Cooperative Society with regard to the involvement of employees. In his press release, the rapporteur , Mr Sven Giegold stated that “Cooperatives also have a vital role to play in delivering the EU’s...
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02.02.2012

The battle to stop a legislative procedure seriously threatening the Polish co-operative movement has ended with the Polish Parliament rejecting the draft law. Another battle is won against the attempts to undermine the values and principles of the co-operative business model, which are recognized internationally. In August, in fact,...

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02.02.2012

In her speech to the European Union’s Informal Council of Industry Ministers, Dame Pauline Green, President of the International Co-operative Alliance, told the EU that it needs to do more to support a diverse, strong European economy. Dame Pauline Green spoke to a meeting in Poland of Ministers discussing...
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02.02.2012

On Wednesday 5 October 2011 the co-operative movement represented by Dame Pauline Green, President of the International Co-operative Alliance, and Klaus Niederländer, Director of Cooperatives Europe together with the Fair Trade movement represented by Ian Bretman, Executive Vice-Chair of the Board of Fairtrade Labelling International, and Sergi Corbalan, Director...