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Downward Trend Continues, But Less Than Expected
SMEunited President Ulrike Rabmer-Koller presents the latest EU SME Barometer results for Autumn 2019 as being above previous expectations. last modified 10 October 2019, 16:44 CET — filed under: , — Relevance: 1%
Benefit of Interchange Fee Regulation now nullified by fee increases
EuroCommerce today released a study by retail payments consultancy CMSPI and antitrust and economics advisers Zephyre on the rise since the adoption of the EU ... last modified 07 December 2020, 16:23 CET — filed under: , , — Relevance: 1%
Doing business in France: Staff welfare
France's labour code sets out employees' rights in relation to non-discrimination, gender equality in the workplace, health, maternity and paternity leave, ... last modified 30 March 2012, 00:49 CET — filed under: , , , — Relevance: 1%
Recovery and Resilience Plans must fully integrate SMEs needs
Solvency support, digitalisation, green transformation, employability and fast deployment of recovery funds are the five key issues raised by SMEunited ... last modified 14 October 2020, 23:39 CET — filed under: — Relevance: 1%
EU businesses post 2.6 pct drop in R&D spending
EU companies cut their research and development (R&D) investments by 2.6% in 2009, the new Industrial R&D Investments Scoreboard reveals. It is the first time ... last modified 27 October 2010, 23:42 CET — filed under: , — Relevance: 1%
An Integrated Industrial Policy for the Globalisation Era - Putting Competitiveness and Sustainability at Centre Stage
Industry must be placed centre stage if Europe is to remain a global economic leader. This is the core message of the Communication on "An integrated ... last modified 28 October 2010, 12:49 CET — filed under: , — Relevance: 1%
The overall objective of CIP is to improve access to finance for the start-up and growth of SMEs and to invest in innovation activities, including ... last modified 01 March 2011, 18:32 CET — filed under: , , — Relevance: 1%
The Understanding China training programme 2010 launched!
30 employees of business intermediary organisations from across Europe can become experts on China, thanks to the “Understanding China” training programme last modified 18 February 2010, 23:42 CET — filed under: , — Relevance: 1%
SME Performance Review - guide
The European Commission on 15 October released results of the SME Performance Review 2012 report, together with fact sheets describing SMEs' progress in all EU ... last modified 16 October 2012, 14:18 CET — filed under: — Relevance: 1%
Support to Enterprise Competitiveness and Export Promotion (SECEP) Project in Serbia
The Support to Enterprise Competitiveness and Export Promotion (SECEP) Project seeks to improve the competitiveness of Serbian SMEs through three closely ... last modified 28 January 2010, 22:29 CET — filed under: , , , — Relevance: 1%
EU looks to make procurement more efficient and sustainable
As part of EU efforts to stimulate the economy and unlock investment, the European Commission put forward Tuesday an initiative for more efficient and ... last modified 04 October 2017, 15:49 CET — filed under: , , — Relevance: 1%
European SME Week 2010 kicks off
Vice President Antonio Tajani has launched the European SME Week 2010 in Brussels today. This pan-European campaign is designed to promote and support ... last modified 25 May 2010, 23:51 CET — filed under: , — Relevance: 1%
E-commerce still vulnerable to VAT and customs duty evasion: EU auditors
Many challenges in collecting correct amounts of VAT and customs duties on e-commerce remain to be resolved, according to a report from the European Court of ... last modified 18 July 2019, 00:13 CET — filed under: , , , — Relevance: 1%
European Business Awards for the Environment 2014-2015
The European Commission has announced the winners of the European Business Awards for the Environment 2014-15. The awards recognise companies that combine ... last modified 04 December 2014, 10:54 CET — filed under: , — Relevance: 1%
Innovation Union Scoreboard 2014
Europe is closing its innovation gap with the United States and Japan but differences in performance between EU Member States are still high and diminishing ... last modified 04 March 2014, 17:41 CET — filed under: , — Relevance: 1%
Doing business in Belgium: Environmental rules
The following guidlines provide information about the environmental regulations in Belgium that help companies run sustainable businesses without adversely ... last modified 30 March 2012, 00:43 CET — filed under: , , , — Relevance: 1%
Doing business in France: Environmental rules
France adopted its national sustainable development strategy in 2003 and its environment charter in 2004. The purpose of sustainable development for businesses ... last modified 30 March 2012, 00:47 CET — filed under: , , , , , — Relevance: 1%
MEPs back fresh EU money for low-carbon technologies
Euro-MPs have approved fresh EU funding for the development of innovative low-carbon technologies to help cut greenhouse gas emissions by 20% by 2020. last modified 12 March 2010, 00:52 CET — filed under: , , , , , — Relevance: 1%
SMEs4Europe Campaign: Digitalisation is crucial for SMEs competitiveness
Digital transformation is a big challenge for SMEs today. Highly innovative SMEs are faced with regulatory and financial barriers as well as skills shortage ... last modified 05 March 2019, 14:14 CET — filed under: , — Relevance: 1%
SMEs Are Key for the Future of Europe
Today, in Bucharest, SMEunited President Ulrike Rabmer-Koller met with Romanian President Klaus Iohannis and with Minister Radu Oprea (Business Environment, ... last modified 19 February 2019, 22:28 CET — filed under: — Relevance: 1%
Small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) represent 99 per cent of all businesses in the European Union. The definition of an SME is seen as important for ... last modified 11 January 2021, 23:10 CET — filed under: — Relevance: 1%
EUR 20m to help European SMEs maximise IP assets
As of Monday, small and medium-sized businesses (SMEs) were able to apply for financing under a EUR 20 million grant scheme to help EU companies to make better ... last modified 11 January 2021, 23:22 CET — filed under: , , , — Relevance: 1%
Doing business in the Czech Republic: Environmental rules
Environment law for business in the Czech Republic is enshrined in approximately twenty acts and related provisions. last modified 07 April 2012, 02:28 CET — filed under: , , , , — Relevance: 1%
Start-up and Scale-up Initiative: a mixed bag
The European Commission’s Start-up and Scale-up Initiative contains some positive elements mixed with others of less obvious impact. last modified 25 November 2016, 00:19 CET — filed under: — Relevance: 1%
Doing business in Denmark: Environmental rules
This guide outlines the most important environmental legislation in Denmark. last modified 30 March 2012, 00:39 CET — filed under: , , , , , — Relevance: 1%
This web-based guide is created by the European Commission as part of the European eBusiness Support Network (eBSN). It provides a review of the eBusiness and ... last modified 24 January 2012, 19:12 CET — filed under: , , — Relevance: 1%
Opportunity knocks ... for SMEs with language skills
This year's European Day of Languages highlights the potential and the challenges of multilingualism for the EU's small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs). ... last modified 24 September 2010, 20:23 CET — filed under: , , — Relevance: 1%
Roadmap for a Capital Markets Union
The building blocks of the European Commission's 'Investment Plan for Europe' began to form this week, with the aim of unlocking funding for EU businesses and ... last modified 19 February 2015, 21:47 CET — filed under: , — Relevance: 1%
Coronavirus: EC, EIB unlock EUR 8 bn finance for 100,000 SMEs
The Commission and European Investment Fund made available EUR 8 billion in financing Monday, to bring speedy cash relief to SMEs in Europe affected by the ... last modified 08 April 2020, 00:26 CET — filed under: , , , — Relevance: 1%
Europe's economy cannot survive in a sustainable way without a strong and profoundly reshaped industrial base. New technologies have dramatically changed our ... last modified 22 January 2014, 18:44 CET — filed under: , — Relevance: 1%
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