Participation of employees in the management of the Societas Europaea: A critical overview of the Council Directive 2001/86/EC
This dissertation was written as part of the LL.M. in Transnational and European Commercial Law & Alternative Dispute Resolution at the International Hellenic University. The contribution of Societas Europaea was that it established an much as possible common company model and helped also to the mobility and establishment of the internal market, but at the same time it had as a result new problems to raise, mainly concerning the contribution of workers in the management of the company. In order for the above - mentioned problem to be solved it was adopted the principle of “before and after”, which however, was not completely successful. In the next section it is made a reference to the national legal provisions of the member - states trying to protect the already existing rights of participation of the employees in the management of the company. After that it is made a quite extensive reference to the efforts, which have been done in order to be achieved a mix of an as much as possible legal cultures. A prerequisite was the establishment of systems of negotiations. After that is made an extensive reference to the omissions of the SE Directive and the points being relevant with the participation of employees which have to be corrected, in order for the constitution of the Societas Europaea to be spreaded in Europe during the financial crisis. Finally it is made a reference to the theoretical approach of the SE and the possible future improvements. I would really like to thank Professor Dr Thomas Papadopoulos who as my supervisor during the writing of the Dissertation helped me as much as possible, Professor Dr Komninos Komnios who as my mentor during my studies in the International Hellenic University helped me also to be in a position to write that dissertation and last but not least Professor Dr Athanasios Kaisis who not only has organized a postgraduate programme of studies having a real European character but at the same time does everything in his power to improve it season by season.
Principle of “before - after”
Common company model
Management--Employee participation--European Union countries
Management--Employee participation--Law and legislation--European Union countries
Corporation law--European Union countries
Management--Employee participation--Law and legislation