Brussels, 4 June 2020 – On 29 April 2020 the heads of European and Member State organisations representing individual shareholders across Europe sent an Open Letter to the European Commission (EC) opposing lobbying attempts led by powerful financial intermediaries to postpone the implementation of the Shareholder Rights Directive II (SRD II). Their call has now

Below please find the European Commission Reply to the Open Letter by BETTER FINANCE and its members against any postponement of the implementation of the Shareholder Rights Directive II.

Brussels, 22 May 2020 – With the current crisis calling for a tightening of the link between employees and their companies, especially in the case of SMEs, BETTER FINANCE’s member organisation  EFES, the European Federation of Employee Share Ownership, launched a concrete proposal on how to co-opt Employee Share Ownership (ESO) to help fund companies

In a letter to European commissioners, BETTER FINANCE said that investors would have to wait another full general meeting period to be able to exercise their voting right if SRD II’s implementation is postponed. As a number of stakeholders are demanding the commission to postpone the implementation of the Shareholder Rights Directive II (SRD II),

The heads of European and Member State organisations representing individual shareholders across Europe sent an Open Letter to the European Commission opposing lobbying attempts by powerful financial intermediaries to postpone the implementation of the Shareholder Rights Directive II. BETTER FINANCE, Asociata Utilizatorilor Romani de Servicii Financiare (AURSF), Associacao dos Investidores e Analistas Técnicos do Mercado de

Brussels, 23 April 2020 – The necessary health, quarantine and social distancing measures taken to fight the ongoing Covid-19 pandemic, are taking their toll on economies around the world. This strategy – crucial to the fight – coupled with monetary and budgetary expansions of unseen magnitudes, will have lasting and damaging economic consequences due to

Depuis quelques jours, le gouvernement parle ouvertement de nationaliser éventuellement des entreprises afin d’assurer leur pérennité. La F2iC juge cette démarche particulièrement malvenue et ce pour deux raisons: En quoi une nationalisation va-t-ellepermettre la survie d’une entreprise? L’argent utilisé par l’Etat pour racheter les actions ne sera pas injecté dans les opérations. De plus, l’Etat

POLITICO reports that on 10 April EU finance ministers approved the “terms of reference” in which they pledge “to raise the subjects of carbon and energy taxes” in the various international meetings that will take place over the course of next week with the aim of building a coordinated response to the corona crisis. Rather

BETTER FINANCE supports the appeal from EFES, the European Federation of Employee Share Ownership, to all European governments & institutions to urgently consider the benefits of Employee Share Ownership (ESO) in countering the inevitable fallout from the fiscal measures employed to combat the Covid-19 crisis. BETTER FINANCE signed the EFES appeal below: Employee Share Ownership

Brussels, 7 April 2020 – The continued spread of the COVID-19 virus around the world and the emergency confinement measures have severely disrupted capital markets. EU Citizens in their capacity as investors and savers are already feeling the squeeze and will be among the first in line to suffer from the economic and financial fallout