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  • Thursday, 21 March 2013

    The European Parliament unanimously embraced on the 14th 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 mutual societies that, for instance, would allow them to act in different EU countries or would serve as the regulation for mutual societies that do not have national regulations in their own countries.

  • Wednesday, 20 February 2013

    EU Commission Vice-president Tajani presented on February 19th 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 economy. A follow-up of this debate is planned at the informal ministerial meeting of May 1st-2nd in Dublin.

  • Friday, 23 November 2012

    On 19th November 2012 Cooperatives Europe participated in a conference in Ioannina, Greece, on promoting the cooperative enterprise model, organised by Kapa Network and the Ioannina University. In these times of crisis, there is a growing interest in collectively owned enterprises, which are rooted in local communities and which create and maintain local employment.

  • Wednesday, 24 October 2012

    Intervening at the conference 'Cooperatives – a vector of change in Europe,' Danilo Türk, President of the Republic of Slovenia and honorary chairman of the International Year of Cooperatives in Slovenia, expressed his strong support for cooperative enterprises as important agents for change in difficult and uncertain times.

  • Monday, 1 October 2012

    On September 28-29, 2012 the Cyprus Presidency of the Council of the EU hosted a high-level cooperative conference in Nicosia as part of the EU’s contributions to the UN International Year of Cooperatives. Around 200 participants attended the event, which was organised by Cooperatives Europe and the Cypriot Authority for the Supervision and Development of Cooperative Societies.

  • Monday, 1 October 2012

    On September 28-29, 2012 the Cyprus Presidency of the Council of the EU hosted a high-level cooperative conference in Nicosia as part of the EU’s contributions to the UN International Year of Cooperatives. Around 200 participants attended the event, which was organised by Cooperatives Europe and the Cypriot Authority for the Supervision and Development of Cooperative Societies.

     

  • Monday, 10 September 2012

    Cooperatives Europe intervened at the EU conference on employment policy organised by the European Commission: "Jobs for Europe - the employment policy conference" on September 6, 2012. This high-level conference was opened by speeches from the EU's three key leaders - the President of EU Commission, Mr. José Manuel Barroso, the President of the European Parliament, Mr. Martin Schulz and the President of the European Council, Mr. Herman van Rompuy. 

  • Friday, 7 September 2012
    French Minister Benoît Hamon, in charge of social and solidarity economy, on September 6 participated in the Social Economy Intergoup at the European Parliament. The theme of the hearing was "Social economy, growth and employment".
     
    In his intervention, Hamon said: "In France cooperatives have shown great resilience to the crisis, even in extremely concurrential markets. As they are not driven by short-term objectives, they can rely on equities and make long-term investments on innovation and canvassing"
     
  • Thursday, 26 April 2012

    On 23 April Cooperatives Europe opened the European Co-operative Week with the conference ‘Co-operative contributions to the EU 2020 strategy’, organized in collaboration with the EU Commission. The conference was aimed to highlight the social and economic importance of co-operatives.

  • Thursday, 26 April 2012

    On 23 April Cooperatives Europe opened the European Co-operative Week with the conference ‘Co-operative contributions to the EU 2020 strategy’, organized in collaboration with the EU Commission. The conference was aimed to highlight the social and economic importance of co-operatives. 

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