The Federation has been informed that Minister Christian Cardona has appointed the following members to the Central Co-operative Fund Committee: Miguel Borg - Chairman Joe Abela - Deputy Chairman Davina Sammut Hili - Member Stephen Sultana - Member Noel Bartolo - Member Emanuel Zahra - Member In accordance with Regulation 4(2) of this Legal Notice the new Central Co-operative Fund Committee must consist of eleven voting members: six independent members appointed directly by the Minister; three members elected by a majority vote from amongst members of eligible and registered primary co-operative societies; two members from amongst members of eligible and recognised organisations. [...]
The Malta Co-operative Federation has taken up the Malta Government's invitation to provide feedback on the White Paper and Social Enterprise Bill launched in June 2015. The Federation is pleased to note that Government is addressing this long awaited legislation. The proposed Bill is intended to create a structure whereby Maltese social enterprises will be regulated and recognised as authentic social enterprises. The MCF has submitted its comments and recommendations on the White Paper and the proposed Social Enterprise Act as it is being proposed by Government wherein it highlights the areas where the Federation disagrees categorically with the Bill, in particular that: social enterprises in Malta are to be distinguished by their legal form; limited [...]
This year’s theme for the International Day of Co-operatives is centred around the aspect of equality, and the role of co-operatives in making our societies fair and sustainable. With the advent of globalisation, there were dreams of a more equitable distribution of wealth, knowledge, people and technology. With the benefit of hindsight however, it is evident that we have been incapable of making the best of coming together: A recent Credit Suisse report estimated that the top one percent of the globe’s population possesses nearly half of the world’s wealth, whereas the bottom half of the world’s population holds less [...]
The President of the Malta Co-operative Federation, Mr John Mallia was interviewed on Radio Malta 2 hosted by Ms Pauline Miceli on her program at 11:30AM today the 1st June 2015. The topic covered co-operatives as an alternative business model. Mr Mallia answered questions relating to: • The seven international co-operative principles and co-operative values and how these relate to day to day function of a co-operative enterprise; • The origins of the international and local co-operative movement; and • How members and employees may benefit by working through a worker co-op. Mr. Mallia quoted some local statistics mainly that there [...]
Mr Rolan Micallef Attard addressed a representative number of Maltese accountants at the Malta Institute of Accountants SMP Forum 2015 held at The Westin Dragonara in St Julians on the 17th April 2015. In the first part of his intervention the Federation's CEO provided a comprehensive overview of the principles and values of the co-operative business model and uncovered a number of coop success stories in the world. In the second part the international and local co-operative structures were outlined in detail giving a clear explanation of the main articles of the legislation of particular interest to the audience. In the final part [...]
The 19th episode of the programme Malta Employers Association (MEA) broadcast on Malta's national TV Station TVM, focused on the co-operative business model. The Malta Co-operative Federation President Mr John Mallia was interviewed during this programme. Watch all programme below. Programme is broadcast in Maltese.