José Luis Salido, full academician of the Royal European Academy of Doctors-Barcelona 1914 (RAED) and secretary general of his Government Board, insisted on the need for a reform of the legal system of cooperatives that allows them to compete on equal terms with the trading companies during his intervention in the Third International Act of the RAED, held between 15 and 22 July in various cities in the Baltic.

For the academician, who read the paper “Instrumentos para la creación de empleo: las cooperativas del trabajo” (Instruments for job creation: labor cooperatives), the European Union and its member states should strengthen the social economy to make it more competitive and turn it into a new job generator. “One of the challenges that remain after the most difficult phase of the recent economic crisis is that of job creation. Entrepreneurs and administrations are at work and this is demonstrated month by month, quarter by quarter, with the publication of surveys. But it’s clear that more needs to be done and jobs can be facilitated and it seems that it’s more difficult to move forward in sectors such as the social economy. We must ensure that cooperatives are on an equal footing with trading companies to compete in the market and burst with force as a new source of occupation”, he argued.