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The European Cooperative Society Regulation

  • Antonio Fici
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Abstract

The European Cooperative Society (SCE) is a European Union (EU) legal form of business organization provided for by Council Regulation n. 1435/2003 of 22 July 2003 (SCE R). This chapter first discusses structure and objectives of the SCE R by dwelling upon the sources of the SCE law and their interplay. It concludes that the complexity of the SCE R has led to its non-use in practice which however does not undermine its “symbolic” value. The chapter subsequently analyzes the regulation of an SCE from the perspective of the cooperative identity. Conclusions on the present and future of the SCE R follow.

Keywords

European Union European Parliament Cooperative Society European Union Institution Legal Reserve 
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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Law DepartmentUniversity of MoliseCampobassoItaly
  2. 2.European Research Institute on Cooperative and Social Enterprises - EURICSETrentoItaly

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