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30 Nov 2006

CEEP Opinion: A European policy for services of general interest.

Position paper

Presentation of CEEP's initiative towards a European Framework on SGIs - September 2006

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30 Nov 2006

Celsig draft of proposed law on services of general economic interest

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27 Nov 2006

Towards a European statute for small and medium-sized enterprises

Position paper

This Tuesday 21 November, the Legal Affairs committee recommended on Tuesday that the European Commission should propose a European Private Company (EPC) statute designed to help Europe's small and medium-sized enterprises...

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27 Nov 2006

European Consultation: Modernising labour law

Position paper

On 22 November 2006, the Commission has launched a consultation on « Green Paper on 'Modernising labour law to meet the challenges of the 21st century' ». The debate will ask how labour law at EU and nationa...

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27 Nov 2006

Workshop on business start-up procedures

Position paper

On 13 November, DG Employment organised a workshop on Business start-up procedures for SME's (CECOP Link 2006/18). We had already talked about this topic in CECOP Link n° 16 encouraging you to complete the Commission qu...

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27 Nov 2006

Services Directive

Position paper

The internal market services Directive has been adopted on 15 November 2006 by the European Parliament. The approved text is the common Council proposition as Ms Gebhardt renounced to present the previously proposed or supporte...

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27 Nov 2006

CECOP European seminar on worker cooperatives and social enterprises

Position paper

Around 50 participants, mainly from the CECOP network, gathered in this intensive four-hour seminar. The idea was to analyse the European social enterprise phenomenon from CECOP's traditional viewpoint of workers' joint...

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27 Nov 2006

Workshop on business start-up procedures

Position paper

On 13 November, DG Employment organised a workshop on Business start-up procedures for SME's (CECOP Link 2006/18). We had already talked about this topic in CECOP Link n° 16 encouraging you to complete the Commission qu...

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16 Nov 2006

History of the CICOPA-CECOP institutional integration process (1997 - 2006)

Position paper

Based on minutes of general assemblies and board meetings

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02 Nov 2006

Minister Giulio Santagata intervenes at the Assembly of the industrial cooperatives of Legacoop, Italy, with a focus on industrial innovation

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02 Nov 2006

Alioune, Fatuma, Mahmoud, Mohamed, Said, Noredien, Abdelatif, Bakari, Ismael

Position paper

Thes are not numbers. They are persons that have left their countries to look for a better future. Many not only did not find it, but risked their lives and have had to go back to the lands of poverty, without future. Hundreds...

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01 Nov 2006

French minister Jean-Louis Borloo signs a memorandum for the development of cooperatives of services to persons and praises the cooperative system

Position paper

For the 1st anniversary of the law on the Services to the person, Jean-Louis Borloo, French minister of employment, social Cohesion and Housing, signed on July 24, in the presence of Frédéric Tiberghien, inter-departmental delegat...

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31 Oct 2006

Update on the ongoing debate on services of general interest in Europe and why cooperatives are concerned

Position paper

We are at the middle of a European debate on Services of general interest (SGI), which directly concerns many of our cooperatives, which are member- and community-based enterprises. A European Parliament resolution on Services...

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24 Oct 2006

De Minimis Aid

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24 Oct 2006

Flexicurity

Position paper

European Social NGOs devise ten key principles for a fair and just “flexicurity”

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23 Oct 2006

Action at EU level to promote the active inclusion of the people furthest from the labour market

Position paper

In April 2006, CECOP anticipated the consultation organised by DG Employment, Social affairs and equal opportunities of the European Commission on “an action at EU level to promote the active inclusion of the people furth...

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06 Oct 2006

CECOP European Seminar in Manchester on 9th November 2006

Position paper

SOCIAL ENTERPRISES AND WORKER COOPERATIVES : Comparing models of corporate governance and social Inclusion. Organised within the framework of the ICA-Europe and CCACE regional assembly, 9-11 November, Mancheste...

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06 Oct 2006

Internal Market Consultation... follow up!

Position paper

On 14 June 2006, CECOP send to the Commission its position in the framework of the consultation that it organised on “The future of the internal market”.

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06 Oct 2006

To come: International Forum for a responsible globalisation - Lyon / 25-28 October 2006

Position paper

From 25 to 28 October 2006, the international Forum for a responsible globalisation will be held in Lyon. This Forum will be organised around 3 main subjects which are: what kind of global chain of trade for fair development, c...

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06 Oct 2006

Report from Coopexpo, the cooperative fair of Central Europe

Position paper

During the 17th to the 22nd August 2006, within the framework of the Agrokomplex Fair in Nitra, the doors of the 13th International Co-operative Contract and Sale Exhibition COOPEXPO 2006 were opened.

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