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Friday, 10 April 2015 - 12pm

Cooperatives Europe, together with Business Europe, European Small Business Alliance, Eurochambers, Eurocommerce, European Familiy Business and UEAPME have addressed a letter to Jean-Claude Juncker, President of the European Commission calling on the Commission to propose an initiative in 2015 dealing with the revision and the strengthening of the Small Business Act. 

Monday, 23 March 2015 - 1pm

On 19-20 March Cooperatives Europe attended the latest Small and Medium-sized enterprises (SME) envoy’s meeting in Paris. The event was hosted by the French Ministry for Economy, Industry and Digital Affairs. All Member States, the EU Commission and representatives from intersectoral business organisations were among the participants.

Friday, 20 March 2015 - 3pm

The Greek Euro tragedy has occupied media space for months and years now. At the same time Greek citizens all round the country, be it in Athens, Thessaloniki, Pelopponnese or Epirus, have either lost their job or saw their work income reduced by more than a quarter while public services for health and education have constantly deteriorated.

Wednesday, 18 March 2015 - 4pm

On the eve of the European Council Meeting, Cooperatives Europe together with renewable energy cooperatives, environmental NGOs and city networks (including REScoop.EU, Enercoop, The Co-operative Energy, SomEnergia, ICLEI, Climate Alliance, Friends of the Earth Europe and Client Earth) published a joint reaction to the EU Commission’s Communication on Energy Union Package released on February 25.

Thursday, 5 February 2015 - 5pm

The EU’s bi-annual multi-stakeholder forum on Corporate Social Responsibility took place at the Commission in Brussels on February 3-4. Cooperatives Europe was invited to the panel on ‘CSR as a driver for innovation, competitiveness & growth’. This panel highlighted some best company practices, but above all discussed recommendations for the EU’s future CSR strategy. 

Wednesday, 28 January 2015 - 6pm

On 28th January, Cooperatives Europe and Euro Coop jointly held the seminar ‘Businesses for Development: Perspectives from the Cooperative World’ at the European Parliament in Brussels.

Monday, 15 December 2014 - 5pm
Monday, 15 December 2014 - 12pm

On 11th December the Conference of the Presidents of the European Parliament approved the re-establishment of the Social Economy Intergroup. This decision follows the support shown by more than 80 MEPs from 6 different political groups.

Friday, 12 December 2014 - 3pm

On 12th December, European Foreign Affairs Council adopted a second set of conclusions on the role of the private sector in international development.

Friday, 5 December 2014 - 10am


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