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VP Tajani visits Italy's Sicily region to jump-start the recovery of local SMEs Published on: 27/03/2014, Last update: 26/06/2015

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Like in many regions in the European Union, companies in Sicily have suffered a lot from the economic crisis over the last years.

To help SMEs in Sicily emerge from the downturn and help them participate in the next economic growth cycle, the European Commission Vice President Antonio Tajani is travelling to Palermo today. They will be accompanied by representatives of about 600 European companies, who will participate in more than 1300 bilateral meetings with SMEs from Sicily to form new partnerships and discuss opportunities for collaboration in key sectors active in the region such as aerospace, agro food, biotechnology and fashion industries.