The theme chosen for the International Co-operative Day 2014 celebrated on the 5th July is "Co-operative enterprises achieve sustainable development for all." Read the message of the International Co-operative Alliance. The Malta Co-operative Federation is hopeful that the co-operative model may be an effective engine of sustainability all over the world. Achieving this target depends also on the will and the courage of our political leaders and policy makers to take bold decisions, making what seems difficult, possible. In a scenario set by the ICA, the Malta Co-operative Federation (MCF) with its unique views and goals, born from a modern philosophy of [...]
By Rolan Micallef Attard|2014-04-23T08:55:52+02:00March 24, 2014|Categories: MCF opinion, News|Comments Off on Recommendations on changes to the Maltese Legislation effecting Co-operative Societies – 2014
The Council of the Malta Co-operative Federation has submitted its recommendations to the committee coordinating the consultation process for the changes to the Co-operative Societies Act, Cap 442. The Federation's document, dated 24th March 2014, is entitled "Recommendations on changes to the Maltese Legislation effecting Co-operative Societies 2014". The various proposals in this comprehensive document are the result of mature and thorough discussion, research and ideas put forward by the Federation's member societies, their representatives, the Council members, co-operators, and friends of the Federation. The main proposals raised in this document cover: Fair funding, and the removal of discrimination and [...]
The Malta Co-operative Federation's President Mr. John Mallia talks on Co-operatives on RTK Radio on the 15th November 2013 live at 5:15PM. The program Drittijiet u Dmirijiet is hosted by Cynthia Zerafa.
By Chris Spiteri|2013-08-20T10:07:17+02:00July 9, 2013|Categories: MCF opinion|Comments Off on The Co-operative Opportunity
The world economic crisis has brought people to ask questions, most of which challenge assumptions which were unassailable a few years ago. Something has gone horribly wrong, and the conservative model has been found terribly wanting. The economic crisis has inevitably left its consequences on the global social fabric. However, not all business models have gone awry. On the contrary, one particular business model has actually proved resilient to the crisis. Saturday 6th July marked World Co-operatives Day. This Day celebrates the efforts and enterprise of more than one billion people worldwide who have placed people at the centre of [...]