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European leaders must avoid putting growth at risk
At the Tripartite Social Summit dealing with 'Reinforcing competitiveness, sustainable job creation and social fairness in the EU', UEAPME President Ulrike ...
Standards are crucial for market access for SMEs
tandards are everywhere! They affect our daily life whether we realise it or not. Every year on 14th October, the World Standards Day celebrates the creation ...
Working conditions: even more burdens for employers
The European Parliament (EMPL) vote on compromise amendments on transparent and predictable working conditions goes further than the Commission’s proposal on ...
Dangerous substances: a real cause of work-related illnesses
In the context of the European Week for Safety and Health at Work, UEAPME welcomes the raising awareness actions related to the campaign managed by OSHA.
President Rabmer-Koller handed over the 2018 EEN award
At the Enterprise Europe Network (EEN) Award ceremony in Vienna yesterday, UEAPME President Ulrike Rabmer-Koller handed over the award to Nova Innovation Ltd, ...
Political tensions are becoming a challenge for growth in Europe
At the Macroeconomic dialogue, heads of the European Commission, Presidency of the Council of the EU, and European Central Bank, discussed the economic ...
SMEunited launches UEAPME into the future
At yesterday's Extraordinary General Assembly, UEAPME decided on SMEunited as the new name for the association for Crafts and SMEs in Europe.
Doing business in Italy: Environmental rules
National policies on environmental legislation aim to reduce pollution and promote sustainable energy. In Italy, businesses are held responsible for the ...
Ministers reach political agreement on business restructuring rules
A new approach to business insolvency in Europe, agreed Thursday by EU justice ministers, will help companies in financial difficulties to restructure early on ...
Brussels to boost cross-border investment funds market
The EU Commission outlined another step towards the development of its Capital Markets Union Monday by promoting alternative sources of financing and removing ...
Commission revises EU competition rules
The European Commission has adopted a new Regulation that 'block exempts' distribution and supply agreements at different levels of the production and ...
Capital requirements: no regulation before impact assessment, say SMEs
The new capital requirements for the banking sector risk harming SME finance unless their impact on the real economy is assessed beforehand and their scope is ...
Simpler accounting requirements for small companies
The European Parliament and Council of the EU have agreed new, simpler accounting requirements for the preparation of financial information. It is hoped this ...
Doing business in Hungary: Sustainability
Hungarian legislation defines certain rules that businesses have to follow in order to ensure that their activities do not have adverse social and ...
Euro-MPs call for closer ties between universities and industry
Links between business and the academic world need to be strengthened but higher education institutions must retain their autonomy and public support, says a ...
EuroCommerce joins the Circular Plastics Alliance as retailers & wholesalers contribute to a more sustainable future
EuroCommerce today joined the Circular Plastics Alliance.
Shaping Europe for SMEs
The European Union is at a crossroads. The upcoming elections of the European Parliament will be decisive, including for SMEs and the environment they do ...
Update for Payment Services Directive opens way for safer and more innovative European payments
The final hurdle to an upgraded EU payment services law was cleared on Thursday, when MEPs voted in the revised Directive on Payment Services (PSD2). This aims ...
EU Summit: Reform the OJEU regulations and help Europe grow
Over the next 24 hours EU Prime Ministers gather for the latest Summit trying yet again to solve the EUs debt problems. They will also be considering how to ...
Boost for Enterprise Europe Network in Asia, North Africa
The European Commission is extending the reach of the Enterprise Europe Network - its business and innovation support network for SMEs - by opening new contact ...
Improved access to EU funds for European businesses, towns, regions and scientists: rules of application for the New Financial Regulation
Following the recent entry into force of the new Financial Regulation the European Commission has adopted new detailed Rules of application. The delivery of EU ...
Doing business in the Czech Republic: Staff welfare
This guide outlines the social rules and employment legislation in the Czech Republic.
New debt recovery rules enter into force
Businesses, particularly small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs), will be able to benefit from new EU rules to recover debt from debtors in other EU ...
The top 10 most burdensome legislative acts for SMEs - consultation
Complaints are often aired about the red tape created by European law. The European Commission says it wants to cut red tape; and that it can cut red tape. ...
Single Market Act II: twelve priority actions for new growth
This year being the 20th anniversary of the Single Market, the European Commission on 3 October adopted Single Market Act II, putting forward twelve key ...
ISO 26000: NORMAPME User Guide for European SMEs
NORMAPME has produced an SME User Guide on ISO 26000 Guidance on Social responsibility. This user guide will serve to breakdown and interpret the parts of ...
Protection against unlawful acquisition of undisclosed know-how and business information (trade secrets)
The European Commission has today proposed new rules on the protection of undisclosed know-how and business information (trade secrets) against their unlawful ...
Doing business in Austria: Staff welfare
This guide gives brief information on the legislation which directs social rules in the workplace in Austria.
Doing business in Austria: Sustainability
This guide outlines the main legislation in Austria which encourages businesses to adhere to sustainability standards.
Harmonisation of the rules relating to company law and corporate governance, as well as to accounting and auditing, is seen as essential for creating an EU ...
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EUbusiness Week no. 851
Time to speed up climate action
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The Week Ahead no. 461
European Green Deal - EU-Ukraine - EP final vote on UK Withdrawal Agreement - common chargers

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