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...

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...

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