Dear co-operators,

The Coops Europe General Assembly 2017 has come to a close. We hope that your discussions were fruitful and productive. We thank the co-operators who put their name forward to serve on the Coops Europe Board and congratulate the elected members.

During the past days, we have been in contact with you, asking you to help us seek justice within the Maltese co-operative movement. The Malta Co-operative Federation was unjustly sidelined, starved of funds and repeatedly discriminated against by Koperattivi Malta officials. From the bottom of our hearts, we would like to thank all of you who decided to take a stand and be a force for good. Thank you to those who contacted us, asking us for more information, and to those who found the time to meet us. We are also heartened by the Tweet issued by Cooperatives Europe in favour of inclusion. This further proves that co-operators stand up to injustice and seek solutions.

We are convinced that your stand will help in no small way to address this injustice. We hope that in the near future, we will be able to contact you again, this time as full members of ICA, Cooperatives Europe and CECOP.

We wish you all a safe trip home and hope to find the opportunity to co-operate together.

In co-operation,

Malta Co-operative Federation