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Founded in 1998 by eight independent national small business associations, The European Small Business Alliance (ESBA) is a non-party political group, which cares for small business entrepreneurs and the self-employed and represents them through targeted EU advocacy and profiling activities. ESBA also works towards the development of strong independent advocacy and benefits groups in European countries. ESBA's new website, which provides an innovative approach to communication amongst business organizations, reflects these three main fields of activity.

ESBA Bulletin of 13 July 2018 18 July 2018, 00:13 CET
On 12 July, the European Parliament's Committee on Internal Market and Consumer Protection organized a public hearing on the issue of late payments. The (lack of) implementation of the Directive by the Member States remains problematic for small businesses in particular.

ESBA Bulletin of 7 June 2018 07 June 2018, 13:57 CET

ESBA Bulletin of 17 May 2018 17 May 2018, 13:30 CET

Commission Unveils Platforms to Business Proposal 26 April 2018, 23:08 CET
Today (26 April), the European Commission unveiled a proposal on promoting fairness and transparency for business users of online intermediation services (platforms).

ESBA welcomes Cross-border Parcel Delivery Agreement 13 March 2018, 15:43 CET
Today, on the 13 of March, the European Parliament Plenary ratified the agreement on the Cross-Border Parcel Delivery directive, reached in trilogue by the European Institutions in December 2017.

ESBA Bulletin of 12 March 2018 12 March 2018, 18:31 CET

ESBA Bulletin of 07 February 2018 07 February 2018, 23:18 CET

EU misses the mark with Geoblocking decision 07 February 2018, 22:58 CET
On 6 of February the European Parliament Plenary approved the agreement on the geo-blocking regulation, reached in trilogue by the European Institutions 2017. ESBA welcomes any initiatives that intends to simplify operating within the Single Market for businesses and citizens. Unfortunately, the decision made yesterday has done the exact opposite for small businesses.

ESBA Bulletin of 30 October 2017 30 October 2017, 23:29 CET

ESBA Bulletin of 18 September 2017 18 September 2017, 15:58 CET

ESBA Bulletin of 26 July 2017 27 July 2017, 00:46 CET
ESBA wishes you a pleasant and relaxing summer break.

ESBA Bulletin of 4 July 2017 04 July 2017, 23:14 CET
ESBA held its annual event on "Better Regulation"

ESBA Bulletin of 9 June 2017 12 June 2017, 13:13 CET
Commission Mulls Revision of SME Definition

Commission Mulls Revision of SME Definition 12 June 2017, 12:53 CET
On 8 June 2017, the European Commission published an inception impact assessment regarding a potential revision of the EU SME definition.

ESBA Bulletin of 15 May 2017 15 May 2017, 14:23 CET
EU/Digital Single Market: Commission reviews the state of play of the 2015 Digital Single Market strategy

ESBA Bulletin of 28 April 2017 02 May 2017, 22:52 CET

ESBA Press Release: Work-life balance off balance 27 April 2017, 23:41 CET
On 26 April 2017, the European Commission published the European Pillar of Social Rights Package.

ESBA BULLETIN OF 7 April 2017 10 April 2017, 16:00 CET

ESBA starts Subscriber Service for individual businesses 20 March 2017, 23:36 CET
As of 1 March, individual companies can become direct ESBA subscribers. We aim to bring together a great variety of businesses from across the EU to network, exchange best practices and to make their voice heard vis-à-vis EU policy. Below are the different options ESBA offers!

ESBA Board meeting hosted by Google 20 March 2017, 23:29 CET
On 3 February 2017, Google Brussels kindly hosted ESBA for its first Board meeting of the year.

European Commission's Insolvency proposal: good but needs more punch for MSMEs 20 March 2017, 23:23 CET
On 22 November 2016, the European Commission presented its proposal for a Directive on preventive restructuring frameworks, second chance and measures to increase the efficiency of restructuring, insolvency and discharge procedures and amending Directive 2012/30/EU.

ESBA Calls for a Stronger, Standardised SME Test 05 October 2016, 23:22 CET
Today (5 October), the European Commission, national governments and European business representatives met in Brussels to discuss the current state of the SME test, the test that should determine the effects of legislative proposals on small businesses.

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The European Small Business Alliance (ESBA) is a non-party political group, which cares for small business entrepreneurs and the self-employed and represents them through targeted EU advocacy and profiling activities.

European Small Business Alliance
Clos du Parnasse 3A
B-1050 Brussels
Tel: +32 2 274 25 04