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European Parliament strongly supports cooperatives

European Parliament strongly supports cooperatives

Tuesday, 2 July 2013

The European Parliament adopted today by vote 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 are members of Cooperatives Europe, to the EU economy and for employment stability.

The report insists on the resilience that the cooperative enterprise model has demonstrated during the economic and social crisis that Europe is still facing. In particular the report focuses on the cooperative option for restructuring businesses in crisis or without successors via for instance a business transfer to employees.

Read the report on contribution of cooperatives