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...

Cooperative entrepreneurship and education: dialogue started with the EU Commission

Wednesday, 16 October 2013 - 4pm
On 11th October, the second meeting of the permanent working group on cooperatives set up by EU Commission Vice-President Antonio Tajani took place in Brussels. A group of field experts from national cooperative organisations, some European sectoral...

New EU Energy guidelines to keep focus on renewable energy

Tuesday, 15 October 2013 - 10am
On Tuesday 8 th October, during the EU Commissioners’ weekly meeting held in Strasbourg, EU Commission Vice-President and EU Competition Commissioner Joaquín Almunia proposed the new EU energy guidelines for the period from 2014-2020, to be...

State of the Union 2013: “There is no way back to business as usual”

Wednesday, 11 September 2013 - 2pm
European Commission President José Manuel Barroso, gave today his annual State of the European Union speech at the European Union Parliament's plenary session in Strasbourg. In his speech, Barroso said: “Make no mistake. There is no way back to...

Vice President Tajani supports roadmap for cooperatives in Europe

Wednesday, 10 July 2013 - 6pm
On 10 th July the first meeting of the permanent working group on cooperatives set up by EU Commission Vice President Antonio Tajani took place in Brussels. This meeting was an opportunity to address cross-sectoral issues concerning cooperative...

ITRE committee recognises the contribution of cooperatives to the entrepreneurship 2020 action plan

Tuesday, 9 July 2013 - 3pm
The Industry, Research and Energy Committee (ITRE) of the European Parliament adopted today a motion for a resolution on the Entrepreneurship 2020 Action Plan presented by Austrian MEP Paul Rübig (EPP). Cooperatives Europe welcomes the text adopted...

UN, FAO and ILO celebrate cooperatives

Thursday, 4 July 2013 - 2pm
On the occasion of the International Day of Cooperatives, on the 6 th of July, United Nations (UN), the Food and Agriculture Organisation (FAO) and the International Labour Organisation (ILO) released a statement to support cooperative businesses...

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