Negotiations between management and the special negotiating bodies of employees are conducted according to the same rules for the European Company (SE), the European Cooperative Society (SCE), and the cross-border merger. The SE and the SCE are of particular interest to Germany because they allow for a reduction of the supervisory board and a changeover from a management / supervisory board to an administrative board. The negotiated solution provides tailored concepts for the respective company. The cross-border merger, which is also subject to the negotiated solution according to SE guidelines, should become even more significant. The commentary presents the material in context and also particularly highlights the solution process for medium-sized businesses.
Bernhard Nagel, Universität Kassel; Gerhild Freis, Bundesministerium für Arbeit und Soziales, Bonn; Georg Kleinsorge, Bundesministerium für Arbeit und Soziales, Bonn.