Participation of Antonio Tajani, Vice-President of the EC, at the Europe 2020 Strategy for Growth conference
Antonio Tajani, Vice-President of the EC in charge of Industry and Entrepreneurship, went to Naples where he delivered the opening speech of the Europe 2020 Strategy for Growth conference.
Issues discussed at the conference included EU financing for business, as well as SME internationalisation and access to markets. Antonio Tajani used this opportunity to introduce COSME, a new 2.3 billion euro program for SMEs which aims to address the main challenges they are currently facing, including improvement of the business environment and support for entrepreneurs. This program also helped EU enterprises, including the ones in Campania, deal with the current credit crunch by enabling them to gain better access to bank financing and venture capital.
Antonio Tajani, at the rostrum