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Horizon Europe: Innovation Council needs adequate budget to deliver
Europe's SMEs very much welcome the strong focus on innovation in today’s Commission proposal of for Horizon Europe, the next framework programme for Research ...
Single Market Programme will continue to support SMEs' competitiveness
UEAPME welcomes the support specifically dedicated to SMEs proposed by the European Commission for the next Multiannual Financial Framework 2021-2027.
A strong Europe needs strong SMEs - and vice versa
At the UEAPME General Assembly in Sofia on 15 June, SME representatives from all over Europe gathered. They discussed key topics for SMEs with the President of ...
European Labour Authority should serve the purpose of SMEs
UEAPME sees the European efforts to further promote cross-border mobility and a better functioning of the Single Market as a positive step for SMEs.
EU Industry Strategy has to be supported by next MFF
On 27 June, UEAPME President Ulrike Rabmer-Koller participated in the second meeting of the High-level Industrial Roundtable chaired by Commission ...
Deepening of the EMU needs a realistic approach
At a conference on the Economic and Monetary Union in the framework of the new Austrian Presidency of the European Union in Linz (AT), UEAPME President Ulrike ...
UEAPME urges policy makers to strengthen SMEs
UEAPME President Ulrike Rabmer-Koller discussed the Multiannual Financial Framework with Commissioner Günther Oettinger, emphasising that SMEs ask for a more ...
Juncker Commission must not forget real economy in its final spurt
In a first reaction to President Jean-Claude Juncker’s “State of the European Union” speech, UEAPME welcomes the fact that Juncker wants to focus on delivery ...
Digitalisation is a key challenge for SMEs
EAPME President Ulrike Rabmer-Koller met with European Commission Vice-President Andrus Ansip to discuss the SMEs' challenges to digitalise. UEAPME wants to ...
SMEs show economic stability at high level with confidence at 81.7
Today, ahead of next week's Tripartite Social Summit and European Council, UEAPME President Ulrike Rabmer-Koller presented the latest EU SME Barometer.
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 ...
Joint statement EuroCommerce/UNI-Europa
The EU Social Partners in the retail and wholesale sector are working together to ensure the continued safety of its workforce who are interacting daily with ...
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 ...
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