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SMEs: Commission report notes economic climate threatens performance


The fact that the recovery in 2010 was led by SMEs highlights their importance for growth and employment. With the SME week we intend to stress once more their crucial role for European competiveness and the urgency to put at the top of the political agenda the promotion of a business friendly environment to free their potential. Europe needs new innovative and creative entrepreneurs ready to take a risk. This is the main way for recovery.

Vice-President of the European Commission Antonio Tajani    
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August 2011: Industrial producer prices down by 0.1% in euro area
04/10/2011 00:00

Financial Transaction Tax: Making the financial sector pay its fair share
28/09/2011 00:00

Nearly one out of four holiday trips was made abroad in 2010
27/09/2011 00:00

European Commission sets the rules for allocation of free emissions allowances to airlines
26/09/2011 00:00

Marie Curie Actions - 15 years of boosting research careers in Europe
26/09/2011 00:00

Research & innovation: Commission calls for partnerships to tackle societal challenges
23/09/2011 00:00

European cooperation in the field of security research
20/09/2011 00:00

The twenty-one European Destinations of Excellence (EDEN) in ‘Tourism and Regeneration of Physical Sites’
27/09/2011 00:00

Commission requests France and Luxembourg to cut administrative burden on SMEs
29/09/2011 00:00


European SME Week
6 - 7 October - Brussels, European Parliament

3rd High-Level Conference on Industrial Competitiveness: "Delivering an Integrated Industrial Policy for the Globalisation Era"
24/11/2011 - Brussels, European Parliament

Fourth annual Conference on European Union space policy
08/11 > 09/11/2011 - European Parliament

Training Workshop: "Using Contract to Protect Your Intellectual Property Rights"
20/10/2011 - Guangzhou, China

Workshop on Competitiveness, Innovation and REACH
06/12/2011 - Albert Borschette Conference Centre (CCAB)

Contracts and Grants

Multiple framework contract in cascade for the provision of consultancy services in the field of automotive safety
Deadline: 28/11/2011

European Commission: Public contracts and funding

Publications and studies

Preparing in time for REACH
23/09/2011 00:00

Study on the Interplay between Standards and Intellectual Property Rights (IPR)
21/09/2011 00:00

Public consultations

Commission launches consultation on further reducing industrial gas emissions
Deadline: 19/12/2011

Two public consultations on access to telecoms networks
Deadline: 28/11/2011

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