European Commission Vice President receives a delegation from the Cooperative Movement
On 4 July 2004, EC Vice President and DG Enterprise Commissioner Günter Verheugen received a delegation of Cooperatives Europe, the intersectoral organisation of which CECOP is a sectoral and founding member. He recognised the social and economic importance of cooperatives in Europe, and envisaged the drafting of specific cooperative guidelines within the framework of competition policy in consultation with the cooperative movement.
Concerning the legal actions in progress against some specific tax systems for cooperatives, Commissioner Verheugen ensured that no decision would be taken by the Commission without first consulting DG Enterprise. For the full communiqué, [click here->http://coopseurope.coop/spip.php?article406].