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...

EU set to lose leadership in energy transition via heavily biased 2030 framework for climate and energy policies

Wednesday, 22 January 2014 - 4pm
On January 22 nd , the DG Energy of the EU Commission released the EU 2030 framework for climate and energy policies, waiting to be approved by the European leaders at the next European Council on March 20 th and 21 st . The 2030 climate package...

Towards a European economy, which actually serves its citizens

Monday, 20 January 2014 - 5pm
On January 16-17 the social business conference ‘Social entrepreneurs: have your say!’ took place in Strasbourg, organised by the European Commission. The conference’s objective was to take stock of the implementation of the Social Business...

Cooperatives strongly welcome the new EU programme for CSOs

Friday, 10 January 2014 - 10am
On 27 th December, the first comments and observations made by the cooperative movement concerning the new EU programme 2014-2020 for Civil Society Organisations (CSOs) were introduced to the EU Commission, DG Development & Cooperation. This EU...

Cooperatives Europe at the Citizens’ Energy Forum: ‘Consumers can also be energy producers within the energy market’

Thursday, 19 December 2013 - 12pm
On 16 th and 17 th November, Cooperatives Europe attended the sixth edition of the Citizens’ Energy Forum in London. The Citizens’ Energy Forum is an event organised by the DG Energy of the EU Commission which objective is setting up a dialogue...

President Lehnhoff responds to FT about European cooperatives

Monday, 2 December 2013 - 5pm
Following a series of news about a few large European cooperative enterprises in the European press over the last couple of weeks, the President of Cooperatives Europe Dirk J. Lehnhoff addressed a formal letter to the Financial Times in response to...

Cooperatives & Fair Trade: a joint contribution to EU’s strategy on the role of the private sector in development

Wednesday, 20 November 2013 - 10am
Cooperatives Europe and Fair Trade Advocacy Office released a joint contribution to the future EU strategy on “Strengthening the Role of the Private Sector in Achieving Inclusive and Sustainable Development”. This topic is a key issue within the...

Cooperatives – people-centred businesses serving international development

Thursday, 31 October 2013 - 6pm
On 31 st October, Cooperatives Europe, in partnership with ICA Africa, organised the workshop “Growing Cooperatives Globally - Cooperative contributions to international development”. The meeting focused on the role of cooperatives in development...

2013 World Forum in Lille: socially responsible companies succeed in putting forward people and sustainability

Monday, 28 October 2013 - 11am
From October 23-25 the World Forum 2013 took place in Lille, France. This year’s edition focused on showcasing how companies together with their stakeholders are successfully initiating real change and adopting new models to overcome the current...

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