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SGI - services of general interest

13 June 2007 [ English ] français ]

CECOP has published its position on Services of General Interest (SGI), a topic of central relevance to cooperatives and of particular importance now after the publication of the European Parliament resolution on SGI last year and the communication on SGI expected for the autumn.

The position hinges around the need for working on a definition of SGI, wherefrom daughter definitions such as on economic and non-economic SGI, or social services of general interest (SSGI) can derive, and the need for a proper regulatory framework. It also provides an insight concerning the mission of cooperatives among the SGI (click here for the full CECOP text).