<![CDATA[European Commission - Enterprise and Industry]]> http://ec.europa.eu/enterprise/publications/index_en.htm All topics European communities Fri, 31 Jul 2015 20:40:07 GMT Newsroom_2.0 20 <![CDATA[Accounting for small enterprises - Recommendations and good practices]]> Published : Wed, 29 Jul 2015

A project to analyse the various accounting systems applied in EU countries in the case of non-regulation at EU level was commissioned due to the importance of appropriate accounting information for owners and managers of small enterprises and their different stakeholders.

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Tue, 28 Jul 2015 22:00:00 GMT
<![CDATA[SME taxation in Europe – An empirical study of applied corporate income taxation for SMEs compared to large enterprises]]> Published : Tue, 28 Jul 2015

This report analyses tax incentives for SMEs in 20 EU countries and five non-EU countries between 2009-2013. Its findings and recommendations are based on a review of tax codes, modelling of tax burdens using two different models, a descriptive analysis of company financial ratios, and the perceptions of tax advisers [...]

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Mon, 27 Jul 2015 22:00:00 GMT
<![CDATA[Study: Accounting requirements for SMEs]]> Published : Tue, 28 Jul 2015

The objective of the study is to provide an overview of the accounting requirements in force and the good accounting practices adopted in 20 selected European Countries, and to identify users’ perceived needs for accounting information from SMEs in Europe, as well as SMEs’ own needs for accounting information in [...]

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Mon, 27 Jul 2015 22:00:00 GMT
<![CDATA[Accounting guide for SMEs - SME Accounting in Europe: insights provided by a desk research and a survey ]]> Published : Tue, 28 Jul 2015

A study was commissioned to help small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) to develop accounting practices that reduce the administrative burden, while maintaining the information value for users and preparers of financial statements.

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Mon, 27 Jul 2015 22:00:00 GMT
<![CDATA[Final report: Simplified tax compliance procedures for SMEs]]> Published : Tue, 28 Jul 2015

Compliance with tax rules can be challenging for small businesses. Tax legislation is often complex and drafted in a way that allows their application to businesses of all sizes. A project looked at the various measures that the participating countries have taken to reduce tax compliance costs for SMEs.

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Mon, 27 Jul 2015 22:00:00 GMT
<![CDATA[Study: Effects of tax systems on the retention of earnings and the increase of own equity]]> Published : Tue, 28 Jul 2015

This 2008 study focuses on tax systems and regulations, and their impact on business owners’ decisions to retain earnings or distribute profits. Tax systems in 19 countries are presented and analysed. The perceptions that businesses have of these tax systems are examined.

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Mon, 27 Jul 2015 22:00:00 GMT
<![CDATA[Updated IP Factsheet: Hong Kong]]>

Published : Mon, 13 Jul 2015

Hong Kong has a well-established and comprehensive intellectual property (IP) legal framework and is generally considered as one of the most sound in the East Asian region. This new factsheet from the China IPR SME Helpdesk explains how SMEs can both protect and enforce their IP rights in, or relating [...]

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Sun, 12 Jul 2015 22:00:00 GMT
<![CDATA[China IPR Helpdesk guide: Registering and protecting Chinese domain names]]>

Published : Wed, 01 Jul 2015

While the web can be a profitable business platform for European SMEs in China, where internet usage grows annually, it also provides an increasingly easy way for infringers to sell counterfeit goods and commit fraud.

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Tue, 30 Jun 2015 22:00:00 GMT
<![CDATA[The Performance of the Points of Single Contact – an assessment against the PSC Charter]]> Published : Mon, 29 Jun 2015

The Points of Single Contact (PSCs) are e-government portals that allow service providers to access information and complete administrative procedures online. This report assesses the performance of the PSCs in relation to criteria set out in the PSC charter.

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Sun, 28 Jun 2015 22:00:00 GMT
<![CDATA[China IPR SME Helpdesk Guide: Understanding and using China's design patent]]>

Published : Mon, 22 Jun 2015

Protecting intellectual property rights (IPR) in the challenging environment of the Chinese market is essential to business success for European SMEs.

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Sun, 21 Jun 2015 22:00:00 GMT
<![CDATA[Study on compliance by Member States on the time needed to get licences and permits to take up and perform the specific activity of an enterprise]]> Published : Tue, 02 Jun 2015

The main objective of this study was to check the progress in the compliance of EU countries with their 2011 commitment to reduce the time needed to get licences and permits to take up and perform the specific activity of an enterprise as of the beginning of 2014.

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Mon, 01 Jun 2015 22:00:00 GMT
<![CDATA[Study on trade secrets and confidential business information in the internal market]]> Published : Mon, 11 May 2015

The European Commission contracted a study on the role of trade secrets and confidential business information as possible drivers for innovation, competitiveness and economic growth in the EU.

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Sun, 10 May 2015 22:00:00 GMT
<![CDATA[The revised user guide to the SME definition]]>

Published : Mon, 11 May 2015

The revised user guide to the SME definition is now available.

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Sun, 10 May 2015 22:00:00 GMT
<![CDATA[Final Report: Minventory - EU raw materials statistics on resources and reserves]]> Published : Mon, 11 May 2015

The study on structured statistical information on quality and quantity of EU raw material deposits (Minventory) takes stock of information on mineral reserves and resources that is available in the EU and certain neighbouring countries.

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Sun, 10 May 2015 22:00:00 GMT
<![CDATA[Study: Implementation of the new regulation on market surveillance - indication of origin]]> Published : Thu, 07 May 2015

The proposed Consumer Product Safety Regulation contains a provision of the indication of the product's country of origin. An analysis was conducted to assess the potential costs and benefits of origin labelling to national authorities, consumers, and businesses.

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Wed, 06 May 2015 22:00:00 GMT
<![CDATA[Innovation Union Scoreboard 2015 ]]>

Published : Thu, 07 May 2015

Improving Europe's capacity to innovate and be globally competitive requires further efforts to encourage disruptive ideas and foster their commercial up-take. These are some of the conclusions to be drawn from the latest report on innovation in Europe.

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Wed, 06 May 2015 22:00:00 GMT
<![CDATA[Study on the Competitiveness of the EU Primary and Secondary Mineral Raw Materials Sectors]]>

Published : Mon, 20 Apr 2015

The study provides a complete, up-to-date and concise overview of the competitiveness of the European primary and secondary Mineral Raw Materials Sectors (MRMS). It focuses mainly on the non-energy extractive industries (NEEI) and the related recycling industries (RI).

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Sun, 19 Apr 2015 22:00:00 GMT
<![CDATA['Digital Transformation of European Industry and Enterprises' – report from the Strategic Policy Forum on Digital Entrepreneurship]]>

Published : Wed, 25 Mar 2015

On 24 March 2015, the first report from the Strategic Policy Forum on Digital Entrepreneurship was released at an event held in the European Commission's Berlaymont building in Brussels.

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Tue, 24 Mar 2015 23:00:00 GMT
<![CDATA[Latest issue of the quarterly newsletter by the China IPR SME Helpdesk now online]]> Published : Mon, 02 Mar 2015

The China IPR SME Helpdesk provides EU SMEs with free and essential ‘how to’ advice in relation to their IPR in China. The latest edition of the Helpdesk's online newsletter is now available, with a case study of Vogmask, an EU SME that used the services of the Helpdesk when [...]

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Sun, 01 Mar 2015 23:00:00 GMT
<![CDATA['China IPR Considerations for European Businesses in the ICT Industries' - a guide]]> Published : Mon, 23 Feb 2015

China’s intellectual property rights (IPR) protection system is expanding and improving, but it remains vastly different from the European system. A new guide aims to help information and communication technology (ICT) businesses navigate the most important IPR issues in China.

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Sun, 22 Feb 2015 23:00:00 GMT