Cooperatives call on the EU Council to be more ambitious on energy targets. Energy policy briefing. October 2014

Cooperatives Europe's energy policy briefing in preparation for the EU Council - October 2014

Towards the next EU Council: Cooperatives call for a citizen-based EU energy policy

Monday, 20 October 2014 - 3pm
From 23 rd to 25 th October, the European Council will take place in Brussels. Heads of State will meet to agree on the EU's 2030 energy and climate objectives. In particular, they will have to decide on concrete targets and strategies with regard...

EU SME week: EU Commission expresses support to include cooperatives in the new SBA strategy

Tuesday, 7 October 2014 - 11am
From 1st to 3rd October, Cooperatives Europe participated in the 2014 SME Assembly on ‘Growth Through Enterprise: Exploiting the Opportunities ahead’ and the SME envoy follow-up meeting in Naples. This three-day event is the main focus of the...

MEP Toia brings cooperatives into Commissioner Bienkowska’s EP hearing

Friday, 3 October 2014 - 1pm
On 2 nd October, Commissioner-designate for Internal Market, Industry, Entrepreneurship and SMEs Elzbieta Bienkowska underwent a public hearing at the EU Parliament in order to be ratified as a Commisioner. In her introductory speech, Ms.Bienkowska...

Towards the EU conference on social economy in Rome: Three main objectives

Monday, 22 September 2014 - 3pm
On September 15, Cooperatives Europe sent its contribution to the consultation on ‘Unlocking the potential of social economy for EU growth’ organised by the Italian government in preparation of the European Conference on social economy taking place...

Next step: Parliament hearings to Commissioners-designate, here are our suggestions

Tuesday, 9 September 2014 - 11am
On 10th September, the President of the European Commission, Jean-Claude Juncker, announced his team of 27 Commissioners-designate, including seven Vice-Presidents, as well as the distribution of portfolios of the next European Commission. The...

Cooperatives Europe participates in Informal Meeting of EU Ministers and State Secretaries for development

Tuesday, 15 July 2014 - 6pm
On 15th July, Cooperatives Europe was invited to speak at an open dialogue event on the new role of the private sector in development. The event took place within the Informal Meeting of EU Development Ministers organised by the Italian Ministry of...

EYE2014 report: cooperatives tackle youth unemployment and achieve sustainability in Europe

Monday, 14 July 2014 - 3pm
On 11th July, the European Youth Event final report was released and handed over to the Member of the European Parliament (MEPs). The European Youth Event (EYE2014) organised by the European Parliament in close cooperation with the European Youth...

Strong cooperative voice at Development Policy Forum in Lima

Friday, 4 July 2014 - 2pm
From 24th to 27th June, the regional seminar for Latin America of the Policy Forum in Development took place in Lima, which was organised by the EU Commission (DG DevCo) together with several Latin American civil society organisations (CSOs). The...

Further EU support is needed for an energy transition based on cooperatively owned energy projects and citizen initiatives

Thursday, 26 June 2014 - 4pm
On 26 th June, the event ‘Decentralized energy systems: Engaging citizens in Europe’s energy future’ took place in Brussels within 2014 EU Sustainable Energy Week (EUSEW) organised by the EU Commission. The main message that came through the event...