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Statute for a European Foundation

18 Sep 2012
Adopted References: CESE 1211/2012 - INT/645 Referral - COM(2012) 35 final - 2012/0022 (APP) Rapporteur: Ms Mall Hellam (Various interests - GR III) Plenary Session: 483 - 18 Sep 2012 - 19 Sep 2012 (Summary Plenary Session) OJ C 351, 15.11.2012, p. 57

Proposal for a Council Regulation on the Statute for a European Foundation (FE)

Key points:

The EESC:

  • supports the Commission's proposal and recommends adopting it without delay;
  • agrees that EU action is necessary to remove national barriers and current restrictions encountered by foundations when they operate in several Member States;
  • agrees with the core features of the proposal, which aims to strike a balance between easy access to the Statute in terms of formation, and trustworthiness in terms of transparency and accountability;
  • is concerned by the tax elements included in the proposal and stresses that this section must be reviewed carefully as it must not jeopardise the much needed adoption of the proposed Regulation.

Earlier EESC opinions:

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