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With the participation of one of the candidates to the French Presidency
Publication of the first ranking of the TOP 100 European employee ownership companies, during the Sixth European Meeting of Employee Ownership - Brussels 14-15 December 2006.
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  Whole information   These companies will probably belong to the first TOP 100 ranking

The European Commission opened doors for a European policy regarding employee ownership, with PEPPER I Report (1991) and PEPPER II (1996). Now the Inter-University Centre Split/Berlin publishes the PEPPER III Report, describing employee financial participation in the new Member and Candidate Countries of the European Union. Download here

A European Commission's disaster
This is how an expert describes his participation to a European Commission's group of experts on financial participation. Download here

Press Review   
Much new information about employee ownership in October 2006. We made a selection of 25 remarkable articles in 6 countries: Australia, France, Ireland, Jamaica,  South Africa, USA.
Australia: Direct voting enables shareholders to vote without attending or appointing a proxy.
France: Euronext is going to launch the French Employee Ownership Index. A number of comments about the new legislation for employee ownership and participation: a "rendez-vous raté"? Eiffage's employee shareholders in strategic position.
Ireland:  Just being privatised, air company Aer Lingus faces take over by Ryanair. Employee ownership in a strategic position. 
Jamaica: Promoting employee ownership in the framework of the Management Institute for National Development.
South Africa: Trade unions promoting employee ownership.
USA: SAIC - one of the biggest employee-owned company in the world (43.000 workers) decided to go public – it's done now. Apache's sale to Dexter illustrates employee-owned firms' drive to grow through acquisition. A remarkable article tells about trade unions in employee-owned companies: Worker-Owners and Unions: Why Can't We Just Get Along? 

The press review is available on:
     REVIEW - October 2006.htm 

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Marc Mathieu
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EFES' objective is to act as the umbrella organization of employee owners, companies and all persons, trade unions, experts, researchers, institutions looking to promote employee ownership and participation in Europe.

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