的 European Commission issued a 新闻稿 on 8 February 2012 announcing that there is a proposal for a European Foundation Statute to make it easier for foundations to support public benefit causes across the EU. 的 proposed Regulation can be found 这里.
的 intention is to make it easier for entities to be set up 和 operate across Member States, so called European Foundations. 的se would be set up to promote public benefit purposes such as arts, culture 和 education. If these proposals are put into place an entity will be able to be registered as a European Foundation if they provide such a public benefit, operate in at least two Member States 和 have assets of at least â‚¬25,000.