The 2017 Dutch proxy season too place in the midst of various unsolicited bids, amongst them the take-over proposals for AkzoNobel, Unilever, Refresco, Accell Group and Telegraaf Media Groep. Nevertheless, only three proposals were rejected by the AGMs, amongst them one shareholder proposal. These are two of the main findings of the evaluation report of the 2017 Dutch proxy season, published today by Eumedion.
Eumedion is of the opinion that European supervisory convergence can be further promoted by a) regulations – instead of directives – without Member State options and b) pan-European supervision and enforcement. So says Eumedion in a today’s published comment letter on the European Commission's public consultation on the operations of the European supervisory authorities.
Eumedion is positive about the intention of the European Commission to address the divergences in corporate governance frameworks within the EU. Eumedion believes that the protection of minority shareholders and the possibilities that block chain technology offers should be part of this review. So says Eumedion in a today’s published comment on the European Commission's public consultation for the purpose of the Mid-term Review of the Capital Markets Union Action Plan which will be published in June 2017.
Eumedion generally supports and appreciates the proposed revisions by the International Corporate Governance Network (ICGN) to its Global Governance Principles. Today, Eumedion commented on the draft revisions to the Principles.