EFES NEWSLETTER - MAY 2016
19 MAY 2016
Gentner, European Commission
Anthea McIntyre, Member of the European Parliament
Evelyn Regner, Member of the European Parliament
Renate Weber, Member of the European Parliament
David Pett, Pett Franklin
Max Stelzer, Voestalpine
José Hernández Duñabeitia, Confesal
Ainhoa Aizpuru Murua,
Diputación Foral de Gipuzkoa
Michel Bon, Fondact
Krzysztow Ludwiniak, Forum for Employee Ownership
Pier Paolo Baretta, Sottosegretario dell'Economia e
de Germay, Assembly Conseil
Pierre Schereck, Amundi
Phil Ainsley, Equiniti
We have a selection of 30 remarkable articles in 10 countries
in April 2016: Belgium, France, Italy, Namibia, Netherlands,
Poland, Singapore, Spain, UK, USA.
Belgium: For two years now, Eiffage expanded its employee
share plans to Belgium.
France: First quantitative study about employee share
ownership in SMEs. Thermador is a remarkable case of employee
share ownership in France. Serious concerns among the employee
shareholders of EDF. New employee share plans for Nexans.
Italy: Employee share ownership is still underdeveloped
Namibia: World Bank support for Standard Bank Namibia
employee share ownership scheme.
Netherlands: The number of employee shareholders decreased
by 10% in The Netherlands.
Poland: Vice-Prime Minister Morawiecki has now to shape
the long-term plan for employee share ownership that he announced
Singapore: The basics of Employee Share Option Plans
(ESOPs) in Singapore.
Spain: The new legislation on employee-owned and participative
UK: Employee share ownership plans could offer a private-sector
driven and sustainable tool to address inequality. A golden
age for employee share ownership in the UK.
USA: ESOP is a good idea, industry says. Chobani's CEO,
the "king of yogurt" will give ownership stakes worth
up to 10% to the 2.000 full-time employees of the company. Legislation
to encourage the creation of ESOPs — including generous tax
advantages for company owners who sell to an ESOP — has found
supporters on both sides of the congressional aisle.
The full press review is available
political roadmap for employee ownership in Europe
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