Small and Medium sized Enterprises provide an incredible 85 % of all new EU jobs so the European Commission believes a policy fit for them is a policy fit for nearly everybody. With this ethos, the Small Business Act (SBA) and Competitiveness of Enterprises and SMEs (COSME) have been designed to nurture SMEs. To learn more, we spoke with the Director General of Enterprise and Industry, Daniel Calleja Crespo.
As part of the EU’s suite of policy strategies for a more competitive and sustainable Europe by 2020, with greater energy security, ecodesign measures will play a key role. As well as offering advantages to businesses and consumers, one-third of energy savings are estimated to come from ecodesign.
For the first time, the European Commission has authorised the continued use of a substance considered of “very high concern” under the Regulation on Registration, Evaluation, Authorisation and Restriction of Chemicals (REACH).