<![CDATA[European Commission - Enterprise and Industry]]> http://ec.europa.eu/enterprise/policies/finance/publications/index_en.htm European communities Sat, 02 Aug 2014 03:04:31 GMT Newsroom_2.0 20 <![CDATA[Improving the market performance of business information services regarding listed SMEs]]> Published : Fri, 06 Jun 2014

As part of the December 2011 Action Plan to improve access to finance for SMEs, the ECSIP consortium carried out a study on behalf of DG Enterprise and Industry to explore how to facilitate access to high quality business information on listed SMEs in order to make such SMEs [...]

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Thu, 05 Jun 2014 22:00:00 GMT
<![CDATA[Entrerprise and Industry Magazine se publicará también en Español a partir de 2014]]>

Published : Mon, 16 Dec 2013

Entrerprise and Industry Magazine se publicará también en Español a partir de 2014.

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Sun, 15 Dec 2013 23:00:00 GMT
<![CDATA[Enterprise & Industry magazine n° 13 - July 2012]]>

Published : Thu, 26 Jul 2012

The European Commission has made a number of initiatives and programmes available to ensure that small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) – widely recognised as being the backbone of the European economy – continue to thrive during this time of financial hardship. The 13th [...]

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Wed, 25 Jul 2012 22:00:00 GMT
<![CDATA[Main EU funding opportunities for SMEs]]> Published : Fri, 29 Jun 2012

Big multinational companies tend to secure the lion’s share of Europe’s media coverage, with lots of articles being written about their activities and plans. However, the reality is that small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) are a crucial driver for our economy, representing more than 98% of European businesses. SMEs can [...]

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Thu, 28 Jun 2012 22:00:00 GMT
<![CDATA[Building a new industrial revolution in Europe ]]> Published : Fri, 22 Jun 2012

The European Commission is developing ways for a radical reshape of European industry so as to boost sustainable growth. As part of that effort, it has launched a public consultation asking stakeholders for their input into a mid-term review of its industrial policy communication. This review will focus on developing [...]

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Thu, 21 Jun 2012 22:00:00 GMT
<![CDATA[A Word from the SME Envoy ]]> Published : Fri, 08 Jun 2012

Daniel Calleja Crespo is the European Commission's SME Envoy, ensuring an active interface with small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs).  Enterprise & Industry magazine has met Mr Calleja to discover more about the mission of the EU SME Envoy and that of national Envoys appointed by Member States.

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Thu, 07 Jun 2012 22:00:00 GMT
<![CDATA[EU measures for SMEs reaping results ]]> Published : Thu, 24 May 2012

The Competitiveness and Innovation Programme (CIP) promotes actions that address the challenges European industry is facing, with a special focus on the needs of small and medium-sized enterprises. The programme has been successful in meeting its main objectives according to a recent report, which highlights several of its achievements. Building [...]

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Wed, 23 May 2012 22:00:00 GMT
<![CDATA[Your gateway to EU funding ]]> Published : Fri, 30 Mar 2012

Small and medium-sized businesses (SMEs) in the European Union are of vital importance for economic growth. The Enterprise Europe Network is the world’s biggest business support network: in addition to providing SMEs with strategic services to enable cross-border co-operation, the Network offers valuable information and advice on how to access [...]

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Thu, 29 Mar 2012 22:00:00 GMT
<![CDATA[European Union support programmes for SMEs ]]>

Published : Wed, 22 Feb 2012

An overview of the main funding opportunities available to European SMEs. NEW January 2012 edition.

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Tue, 21 Feb 2012 23:00:00 GMT
<![CDATA[Supporting European businesses in global markets ]]> Published : Wed, 01 Feb 2012

Expanding beyond EU borders still presents small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) with obstacles, but the potential rewards of internationalisation for their growth are significant. The European Commission has therefore put forward a strategy to help European SMEs seize global opportunities by streamlining and strengthening support available for them.

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Tue, 31 Jan 2012 23:00:00 GMT
<![CDATA[Enterprise & Industry magazine n° 12 - December 2011 ]]>

Published : Fri, 16 Dec 2011

Satellite navigation is playing an increasingly important role in the global economy. It facilitates precise in-car navigation, effective transport management and accurate search and rescue, to name but a few examples. Following the successful launch of the first two operational Galileo satellites, [...]

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Thu, 15 Dec 2011 23:00:00 GMT
<![CDATA[Building a dynamic Europe]]> Published : Thu, 08 Dec 2011

Giving entrepreneurs a second chance at success and encouraging the handover of businesses are crucial ingredients in ensuring Europe’s long-term prosperity, according to a new study. These issues were also highlighted during the recent European SME Week 2011.

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Wed, 07 Dec 2011 23:00:00 GMT
<![CDATA[2011 SMEs' Access to finance survey]]>

Published : Wed, 07 Dec 2011

The survey examines SMEs’: Financial situation, growth (past and future), innovative activities and need for external financing Use of internal funds and external sources of finance Experiences when applying for different types of external financing Use of loans, the size and reasons behind taking out specific [...]

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Tue, 06 Dec 2011 23:00:00 GMT
<![CDATA[Financing Social Impact. Funding social innovation in Europe - mapping the way forward]]> Published : Wed, 23 Nov 2011

The field of innovation for social purposes is developing rapidly all over the world, with new institutions and methods, growing confidence and evidence of impact. Social innovators are changing the way governments work, the way civil society achieves impact, and the actions of business.

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Tue, 22 Nov 2011 23:00:00 GMT
<![CDATA[World-class business support]]> Published : Wed, 23 Nov 2011

The European Commission is further strengthening the Enterprise Europe Network with new contact points in Asia and Africa. The growing reach of the Network was evident at its annual conference, which welcomed more than 900 participants from 50 countries. The event featured awards to companies which have successfully used the [...]

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Tue, 22 Nov 2011 23:00:00 GMT
<![CDATA[Economic recovery through industrial competitiveness]]> Published : Tue, 15 Nov 2011

Supporting Europe’s competitiveness requires robust industrial and SMEs policies at the national level along with effective EU-level coordination. To this end, the European Commission is ready to promote and monitor the structural improvements which can play a key role in ensuring sustainable growth. Two recent reports offer a valuable insight [...]

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Mon, 14 Nov 2011 23:00:00 GMT
<![CDATA[Promoting good practice in micro-credit ]]> Published : Mon, 07 Nov 2011

The micro-credit sector can play a significant role in improving access to finance and encouraging entrepreneurship. A new flexible and voluntary European Code of Good Conduct for micro-credit provision aims to guide both businesses and financial institutions towards a better working relationship.

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Sun, 06 Nov 2011 23:00:00 GMT
<![CDATA[European Code of Good Conduct for Microcredit Provision]]>

Published : Tue, 11 Oct 2011

The Commission has presented the European Code of Good Conduct for Microcredit Provision. This Code provides recommendations and standards that should foster best practice in the microcredit sector. It is intended to provide guidance for microcredit providers from the point of view of consumers, investors, funders and regulators.

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Mon, 10 Oct 2011 22:00:00 GMT
<![CDATA[Sustainable industry: delivering resource-efficient growth and jobs ]]> Published : Fri, 07 Oct 2011

Europe needs more growth and jobs but these cannot come at the expense of the environment. That is why an effective industrial policy needs to embrace resource efficiency. Two recent studies provide a valuable insight into the progress that has been made in Europe, and the opportunities that exist for [...]

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Thu, 06 Oct 2011 22:00:00 GMT
<![CDATA[Finance for Europe's entrepreneurs]]>

Published : Mon, 26 Sep 2011

New brochure on CIP Financial Instruments Case Studies

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Sun, 25 Sep 2011 22:00:00 GMT