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...

European Parliament strongly supports cooperatives

Tuesday, 2 July 2013 - 5pm
The European Parliament adopted today a report on the contribution of cooperatives to overcoming the crisis. Italian MEP Patrizia Toia (S&D) presented this report. The text praises the contribution of the 160.000 cooperative enterprises, which...

Welcome Croatia, Welcome Croatian cooperatives

Monday, 1 July 2013 - 5pm
Cooperatives Europe welcomes Croatia as today, July 1 st , this country has become the 28 th Member State joining the European Union. Cooperatives Europe also welcomes the fact that now Croatian cooperatives will be able to join the working group on...

Citizens seizing the EU’s energy transition

Thursday, 27 June 2013 - 11am
On June 26 th , Cooperatives Europe and Rescoop organised the high level policy conference ‘Big energy: Small Energy? The role of cooperation for the EU’s energy transition’. The event was held at the European Commission as part of the EU...

Europe works for SMEs - also for small and medium sized cooperatives?

Wednesday, 26 June 2013 - 3pm
On June 25 th , Othmar Karas, the vice-president of the European Parliament together with Antonio Tajani, the vice-president of the European Commission, chaired ‘Europe works for SMEs’ conference at the European Parliament, where new measures in...

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...

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