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Evaluation 2016 proxy season: further increase in voting turnout at Dutch shareholder meetings

Executive remuneration policy, the authority to issue new shares, anti-takeover devices, risk management and audit reports, taxation and climate risks were the main discussion items before and during the 2016 shareholder meetings (AGMs) of Dutch listed companies.  This is one of the conclusions of the evaluation report of the 2016 proxy season, published today by Eumedion.

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Eumedion seeks better safeguards for protection of minority shareholders of concentrated companies

The interests of minitory shareholders at companies with a controlling shareholder should be better protected. A number of proposals for reaching this are included in position paper, published today by Eumedion. The proposals are the result of an extensive consulation with stakeholders on this subject. 

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Eumedion in favour of a more effective European insolvency framework

An unnecessary liquidation of a company will not benefit the stakeholders involved. In particular shareholders are not benefitted by that since they are the last in line for the remaining assets. Eumedion believes that a European insolvency framework should ensure that viable businesses can be restructured and can continue operating. Therefore Eumedion welcomes European legislation in the area  of pre-packs and of binding restructuring agreements.So says Eumedion in a today’s published comment on the European Commission's public consultation on this subject. 

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Bring them on!; Public support from investors mounts for bringing leases on-balance

A disclosure only solution for leases is comparable with ordering lasagne, and instead of getting lasagne, you are supposed to be happy with the individual ingredients being served… thanks, but no thanks. Martijn Bos, Eumedion's policy advisor audit & reporting, on the ongoing discussion on lease accounting. read more


European Corporate Governance Conference

On 25 May 2016, the 18th European Corporate Governance Conference will take place in Santpoort-Noord. The conference theme is: 'Corporate Social Responsibility in the Boardroom: Disruptive Thoughts, Entrepreneurial Action!' Eumedion Chairman Peter Borgdorff will be one of the speakers. For more information and registration: