Contribution to the consultation on the results of the study on the current situation and prospects of mutuals in Europe. June 2013
Cooperative enterprises, share with mutual societies some fundamental principles such as putting people at the core of business or working to satisfy members needs and therefore welcomes the consultation organised by the European Commission on the current situation and prospects of mutuals in Europe. It has to be reminded that the draft regulation on a European Mutual society was presented two decades ago with a draft regulation on European Association and a draft Regulation on European Cooperatives Statutes (SCE). Only the SCE was adopted in July 2003.
Cooperatives Europe contribution will be focused on the legal approach regarding the issue of a European statute for mutuals.