EU Council supports greater role of cooperatives in development cooperation

Tuesday, 24 June 2014 - 5pm
On 23 rd June European Foreign Affairs Council adopted conclusions on the role of the private sector in international development . The document follows the EU Commission’s communication ‘ A stronger role of the private sector in achieving inclusive...

EU Elections: Time for Europe to listen to the needs of its citizens

Wednesday, 28 May 2014 - 11am
On Sunday 25 th , the results of the European Parliament elections were announced. At the same time Cooperatives Europe’s #coopsupporter campaign was completed with more than 40 candidates joining as #coopsupporters from whom 27 were elected by...

President of European Socialists confirms support to cooperative enterprises

Tuesday, 20 May 2014 - 10am
Cooperatives Europe Vice-President Petar Stefanov recently met with Mr. Sergei Stanishev, President of the Party of European Socialists (PES), to present the Cooperative Manifesto for the European elections. Mr. Stefanov expressed his confidence...

'Cooperatives in development' online platform is live

Thursday, 15 May 2014 - 1pm
On 15 th May, ‘Cooperatives in development’ online platform was launched. The new website showcases the international development projects that European cooperative organisations are carrying out all over the world. The online platform allows...

Cooperatives provide decent jobs, sustainable livelihoods and inclusive solutions to social problems

Tuesday, 13 May 2014 - 1pm
A new communication on the private sector in development was released by the European Commission on 13 th May: “A stronger role of the private sector in achieving inclusive and sustainable growth in developing countries”. The communication, which...

Slightly improved guidelines on environmental & energy aid still hamper local efforts towards the energy transition

Friday, 11 April 2014 - 10am
On 9th April 2014 the European Commission adopted in principle the Guidelines on State aid for environmental protection and energy 2014-2020 . Although the newly published Commission’s proposal for environmental and energy aid presents a slight...

The time has come for a cooperative Europe

Thursday, 10 April 2014 - 5pm
Dirk J. Lehnhoff, President of Cooperatives Europe, participated on Tuesday 8th April in a roundtable organised by the Emilia Romagna regional federation of the Alliance of Italian Cooperatives, where he met several Italian candidates to the next...

Cooperatives Europe expects to reinforce cooperatives identity through its contribution to EU Commission’s consultation

Monday, 17 March 2014 - 11am
On 14 th March, Cooperatives Europe released its contribution to the consultation of the EU Commission on a draft notice on the notion of state aid pursuant to Article 107 (1) TFEU. The objective of the draft notice is to provide guidance for...

Emerging decentralized renewable energy producers and suppliers discriminated by current EU draft Energy aid guidelines

Friday, 14 February 2014 - 3pm
On February 14th, Cooperatives Europe released a position paper on DG Competition consultation on the draft guidelines on Environmental and Energy Aid for 2014-2020. The draft guidelines set out the conditions under which state aid measures may be...

Towards the EU cooperative roadmap: Third meeting of the working group on cooperatives

Monday, 3 February 2014 - 6pm
On 31 st January, the third meeting of the permanent working group on cooperatives set up by EU Commission Vice-President Antonio Tajani took place in Brussels. The topic of this session was financing of cooperatives & business development...

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