New IRU Secretary General

Bonn, October 30, 2014. Andreas Kappes, Head of the International Relations Division of DGRV – Deutscher Genossenschafts- und Raiffeisenverband e.V. (German Cooperative and Raiffeisen Confederation reg. assoc.), has been appointed Secretary General of IRU – International Raiffeisen Union reg. assoc. with immediate effect. He takes over the function of Dr. Paul Armbruster, Head (retired) of […]



What is a cooperative?

During its last meeting on May 2nd, 2012 in Bonn (Federal Republic of Germany), the IRU Board of Directors decided to publish on the Internet the policy paper worked out by the French cooperatives “Qu’est-ce qu’une coopérative?” (What is a cooperative?) and the comments from various countries represented on the IRU Board. All IRU members […]