Need for a growth strategy for cooperatives and social economy in Spain

Monday, 24 June 2013 - 4pm
The role of social economy in building Europe was the main focus of the XXI General Assembly of Cepes. The event, which took place on June 20th in Madrid, was attended by high-level representatives such as Benoît Hamon, French Minister of Social and...

Cooperatives and Fair Trade promote people-centred businesses together

Thursday, 6 June 2013 - 3pm
On 5th June, Cooperatives Europe and Fair Trade Advocacy Office join forces to underline the role that people-centred businesses should have in the EU development strategy. To this end they organized the high level conference ‘People-centred...

Lehnhoff, the new president of Cooperatives Europe

Monday, 6 May 2013 - 2pm
On 6 th May, Dirk Lehnhoff was elected president of Cooperatives Europe. 90% of the members of Cooperatives Europe participated in the elections and two thirds voted in the new president as well as the new Board of Cooperatives Europe at the 2013...

Backlash on EU's key instrument for fighting climate change

Thursday, 25 April 2013 - 4pm
On 16th April the EU Parliament rejected the EU Commission's proposal to raise the price of carbon by delaying the auctioning of emission allowances. Prices of allowances will therefore remain low at least until 2020 -unless the Commission will take...

Cooperatives Europe supports EU Commission's legislative initiative on disclosure of non-financial information

Tuesday, 16 April 2013 - 5pm
As announced in the Single Market Act communication in April 2011 and the communication ‘A renewed strategy, 2011-2013, for Corporate Social Responsibility’ issued in October 2011, Commissioner Barnier presented this afternoon a proposal enhancing...

Cooperatives support EU Parliament request for a European Mutual Society statute

Thursday, 21 March 2013 - 1pm
The European Parliament unanimously embraced on the 14 th of March an initiative report on the Statute for a European Mutual society. The report emphasizes that a statute for a European mutual society will create an optional instrument of law for...

Cooperatives say new EU development & cooperation programmes are a step in the right direction

Monday, 4 February 2013 - 5pm
Important changes are expected in the EU's new development and cooperation budget as the European Union is preparing its next multi-annual financial plan for 2014-2020. In particular, a new programme dedicated to civil society organisations and...

Entrepreneurship 2020 action plan: more efforts needed to foster the plurality of business forms

Wednesday, 20 February 2013 - 1pm
EU Commission Vice-president Tajani presented on February 19 th the new Entrepreneurship 2020 Action plan to the Competitiveness Council. Through a pro-active entrepreneurship policy, the plan aims to create jobs, growth and a more competitive...

Cooperatives Europe members visit Morocco and Tunisia with VP Tajani

Tuesday, 8 January 2013 - 9am
Three member organisations of Cooperatives Europe were part of the official delegation accompanying EU Commission's Vice-President Tajani on his 'Mission for Growth' to Morocco and Tunisia at the end of November 2012. The objective of the visit was...

Cooperatives and social economy conference in Bulgaria

Tuesday, 11 December 2012 - 12pm
The Economic and Social Committee of the Republic of Bulgaria, supported by the Bulgarian cooperative movement, held the conference "The role of cooperatives for the development of social economy' on December 4 in Sofia. Etienne Pflimlin, Co-...

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