EFES NEWSLETTER - APRIL 2020
to all European
governments and institutions
in times of pandemic
new "Annual Economic Survey of Employee Share Ownership
in European Countries" is just released
have a selection of 23 remarkable articles in 10 countries
in March 2020: Belgium, Canada, France, Germany, Israel, Italy,
Japan, Spain, UK, USA.
Belgium: Focus on employee share ownership for EH21
Canada: Higher concentration of employee ownership
among engineering firms compared with other business sectors,
like in many other countries.
France: Vinci's 100.000 employees in France become
Group shareholders. New employee share plans for Safran and
for Eiffage. Further progress last year for employee share
ownership in Europe.
Germany: New calls for legislation of employee share
ownership for startups.
Israel: Recent ESOP tax developments in Israel.
Italy: Employee share ownership to counter the crisis
Japan: New trust-type employee stock ownership plan.
UK: New employee ownership trusts. John Lewis closes
stores and cuts staff bonus to 67-year low as profits plunge.
USA: European startups welcome proposals from the European
Commission aimed at a new EU industrial strategy, with
an invitation for Member States to sign up to a “Startup Nations
Standard” which would aim to promote best practices to support
startups, such as favourable employee stock-options.
The full press review is available
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