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Email: cecop@cecop.coop

CECOP communication to EU cooperative organisations

15 March 2006 [ English ] français ]

The European Directive on Services in the Internal Market often referred to as “Bolkestein Directive”, will be the object of a debate within the European Council on 22-24 March, the first one since the European Parliament voted a whole series of amendments to the text a month ago.

If you are involved in lobbying activities with your national government, we wish to ask you to take into account the position of CECOP, the European sectoral organisation of Cooperatives Europe which represents service cooperatives (except financial and distributive services).

We have already expressed this position to Mr. Guido Berardis, Director of the Services Direction under DG Market. Here is that position.