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06 Dec 2007

Commissioner Verheugen hails micro-credit and worker cooperatives' role in the social development of the poor

Position paper

At the occasion of the seminar Social Economy: a key sector for growth and jobs” held by the European Economic and Social Committee on 3 December, EU enterprise and industrial policy Commissioner Verheugen said that &ldqu...

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03 Dec 2007

EESC welcomes the Commission's receptiveness on its Social Economy Study

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Under the title “Social Economy: a key sector for growth and jobs” the EESC has held today a seminar to launch a study about Social Economy in the EU, which shows that Social Economy enterprises employ over 11 milli...

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30 Nov 2007

The Spanish Government prompts regulation for "Social Inclusion" Enterprises

Position paper

The Spanish Ministries Council recently approved the draft law for the regulation of social inclusion enterprises. The text is now in being analysed by the Labour Commission, Labour Relations, Employment and Social Security of...

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27 Nov 2007

The services of general economic interest

Position paper

The new European treaty - future « Lisbon Treaty » - will be officially signed on 13 December at the European summit in Brussels; in February 2008 the European Parliament should approve it and, as long as the 27 Mem...

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27 Nov 2007

The services of general economic interest

Position paper

The new European treaty - future « Lisbon Treaty » - will be officially signed on 13 December at the European summit in Brussels; in February 2008 the European Parliament should approve it and, as long as the 27 Mem...

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26 Oct 2007

Final conference of the Involve project

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The final conference of the Involve project was held on 3 October 2007 in Brussels in the premises of the European Trade Union Confederation with 3 representatives of the European Commission, 14 representatives from the trade u...

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26 Oct 2007

Cooperatives Europe comments on the Communication from the EC

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Cooperatives Europe comments on the Communication from the Commission on a simplified business environment for companies in the areas of company law, accounting and auditing

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26 Oct 2007

Letter from the Social Platform to Mr Barroso

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Letter from the Social Platform to Mr Barroso requesting a meeting on the forthcoming communications on Social Services of General Interest (SSGI) and on Services of General Interest (SGI)

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26 Oct 2007

Common ETUC-CECOP conclusions

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Common ETUC-CECOP conclusions concerning the voluntary standards of workers' involvement in SCE composed of worker cooperatives, social cooperatives or worker owned enterprises, and/or of worker-members.

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11 Oct 2007

CECOP's response

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Draft block exemption consultation: CECOP's response

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11 Oct 2007

Communication from the Commission

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Communication from the Commission to the Council, the European Parliament, the European Economic and Social Committee and the Committee of the Regions.

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11 Oct 2007

Cooperatives Europe comments on the Communication from the EC on a simplified business environment

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Cooperatives Europe comments on the Communication from the Commission on a simplified business environment for companies in the areas of company law, accounting and auditing.

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24 Sep 2007

Meeting with EU competition Commissioner

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Cooperative Europe meeting with EU competition Commissioner, Mrs Kroes - 19 September 2007

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24 Sep 2007

Cooperatives Europe comments on the Draft

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Cooperatives Europe comments on the Draft General Block exemption Regulation

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22 Sep 2007

Introducing Fenacerci, the Portuguese social solidarity cooperatives federation

Position paper

The CECOP member organisation, Fenacerci has 51 social solidarity cooperatives, which provide services to children, youth and adults with disabilities and their families.

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13 Sep 2007

Cooperatives Europe draft text with CECOP's remarks

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Consultation on a possible European Private Company Statute: Cooperatives Europe draft text with CECOP's remarks

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23 Aug 2007

Project presentation

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The project "Cooperative European University" (Université Coopérative Européenne / UCE) aims at developing and structuring a European network on training of the social and solidarity economy entre...

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03 Aug 2007

Invitation

Position paper

Invitation to the final conference of the European Commission cofinanced project called INVOLVE (Fostering the involvement of workers in SCEs and national cooperatives and worker-owned enterprises) which will be held on 3 Octob...

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18 Jul 2007

Spain: The tourism cooperatives prepare for the summer

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Located at the seaside and in the mountains, the houses, generally rural and run according to ecological criteria, have seen an increase in the number of hosts and hope to attract even more. For people from the villages, the se...

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18 Jul 2007

CFI make a bi-annual assessment of its cooperative development activities at its general Assembly

Position paper

The Assembly of CFI (Cooperazione Finanza Impresa) made an assessment of its activities over the last three years. CFI is a financial company specialised in risk capital participation in producers' cooperative enterprises a...

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