Parliament, 6 February 2019
Employee Share Ownership - The European
share ownership for all" - this is the
goal of the European Policy for 30 years.
Today we are 10 million employee shareholders
in Europe. However we would need to
multiply that number six-fold to be
comparable with the USA, and employee
ownership is purely non-existent in
Europe compared to the US.
The "missing link" in European policy
is well known: A European Action Plan
to raise awareness and information about
the benefits of employee share ownership
throughout Europe. It was requested
by the European Council in 2000, announced
by the Commission in 2002, prepared
by a Pilot Project in 2014, the need
was reaffirmed through the European
Parliament's Resolution of 23 October
2018. It has now to be put in place.