European Economic Interest Grouping (EEIG)

Groupement européen d'intérêt économique (GEIE)
Europäische Wirtschaftliche Interessenvereinigung (EWIV)
Europese Economische Samenwerkingsverbanden (EESV)

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Founded by regulation 2137/85 of E-XE3068 - Council of the European Union, effective from 1 Jul 1989. Not an organization itself but a legal device for companies, firms or natural persons to form an entity at European level, which may or may not have legal personality within individual EU or EEA states depending on the law of the state concerned. Administered within the framework of E-XE2442 - European Commission (EC).


Stimulate transnational economic cooperation, economic growth and integration of economies of European Union member countries; combine efforts of companies, notably SMEs, to facilitate or develop economic activity and to improve or increase the results of such activity, whether in marketing, research or some other area.


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A Community law instrument at the disposal of enterprises, grouping to improve on individual efforts. Formalities for setting up and operation of an EEIG are very flexible and aim at simplicity with respect to location, cooperation, access, administration, financing, management standards, commercial and fiscal neutrality. Each grouping has 2 organs: the college of members; managers.


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GOAL 8: Decent Work and Economic Growth



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