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The European Commission and the EIB Group for SMEs in 2012

Supporting Small and Medium-sized Enterprises in 2012. A joint report of the European Commission and the EIB Group - 2 May 2013 pdf - 217 KB [217 KB]

Action plan to improve access to finance for SMEs

Competitiveness and Innovation Framework Programme

The Competitiveness and Innovation Framework Programme supports measures to strengthen competitiveness and innovation capacity in the European Union. It is made up of three specific sub-programmes, putting the emphasis on entrepreneurship and innovation, information and communication technologies (ICT) and sustainable energy.

Decision No 1639/2006/EC of the European Parliament and of the Council of 24 October 2006 establishing a Competitiveness and Innovation Framework Programme (2007 to 2013). Official Journal L 310, 09/11/2006 P. 0015 - 0040 pdf български (bg) czech (cs) dansk (da) Deutsch (de) eesti (et) ελληνικά (el) español (es) Français (fr) Gaeilge (ga) hrvatski (hr) italiano (it) latviešu (lv) lietuvių (lt) magyar (hu) Malti (mt) Nederlands (nl) polski (pl) português (pt) română (ro) slovenčina (sk) slovenščina (sl) suomi (fi) svenska (sv) [165 KB]

Notice of implementation of the SME Guarantee Facility

This notice is addressed to financial intermediaries for SMEs, such as banks and institutions operating guarantee schemes. It outlines a financial instrument, the SME Guarantee Facility that aims to improve the financial environment for SMEs by facilitating their access to debt and equity finance.

Notice of implementation of the SME Guarantee Facility under the Competitiveness and Innovation Framework Programme (2007-2013). Official Journal C 226, 26/09/2007 pdf български (bg) czech (cs) dansk (da) Deutsch (de) eesti (et) ελληνικά (el) español (es) Français (fr) Gaeilge (ga) hrvatski (hr) italiano (it) latviešu (lv) lietuvių (lt) magyar (hu) Malti (mt) Nederlands (nl) polski (pl) português (pt) română (ro) slovenčina (sk) slovenščina (sl) suomi (fi) svenska (sv) [43 KB]

Notice of implementation of the High Growth and Innovative SME Facility

This notice is addressed to specialised investment vehicles providing equity or quasi-equity for innovative SMEs with high growth potential in their early or expansion stages ('Financial Intermediaries').

Notice of implementation of the High Growth and Innovative SME Facility under the Competitiveness and Innovation Framework Programme (2007-2013). Official Journal C 302, 14/12/2007 pdf български (bg) czech (cs) dansk (da) Deutsch (de) eesti (et) ελληνικά (el) español (es) Français (fr) Gaeilge (ga) hrvatski (hr) italiano (it) latviešu (lv) lietuvių (lt) magyar (hu) Malti (mt) Nederlands (nl) polski (pl) português (pt) română (ro) slovenčina (sk) slovenščina (sl) suomi (fi) svenska (sv) [44 KB]

Implementing the Community Lisbon Programme: Financing SME Growth - Adding European Value

The European Union and the Member States are encouraged to guarantee small businesses better access to debt and equity finance.

Communication from the Commission to the Council, the European Parliament, the European Economic and Social committee and the Committee of the Regions - Implementing the Community Lisbon Programme: Financing SME Growth - Adding European Value (COM/2006/0349 final) pdf български (bg) czech (cs) dansk (da) Deutsch (de) eesti (et) ελληνικά (el) español (es) Français (fr) Gaeilge (ga) hrvatski (hr) italiano (it) latviešu (lv) lietuvių (lt) magyar (hu) Malti (mt) Nederlands (nl) polski (pl) português (pt) română (ro) slovenčina (sk) slovenščina (sl) suomi (fi) svenska (sv) [180 KB]

Removing obstacles to cross-border investments by venture capital funds

The Commission proposed a broad partnership with and between EU countries, working towards mutual recognition of the national frameworks for venture capital funds.

Communication from the Commission to the Council, the European Parliament, the European Economic and Social committee and the Committee of the Regions - Removing obstacles to cross-border investments by venture capital funds (COM/2007/853) pdf български (bg) czech (cs) dansk (da) Deutsch (de) eesti (et) ελληνικά (el) español (es) Français (fr) Gaeilge (ga) hrvatski (hr) italiano (it) latviešu (lv) lietuvių (lt) magyar (hu) Malti (mt) Nederlands (nl) polski (pl) português (pt) română (ro) slovenčina (sk) slovenščina (sl) suomi (fi) svenska (sv) [52 KB]

A European initiative for the development of micro-credit in support of growth and employment

The European Commission proposes several measures to promote the development of microcredit in the EU.

Communication from the Commission to the Council, the European Parliament, the European Economic and Social Committee and the Committee of the Regions. A European initiative for the development of micro-credit in support of growth and employment (COM/2007/0708 final) pdf български (bg) czech (cs) dansk (da) Deutsch (de) eesti (et) ελληνικά (el) español (es) Français (fr) Gaeilge (ga) hrvatski (hr) italiano (it) latviešu (lv) lietuvių (lt) magyar (hu) Malti (mt) Nederlands (nl) polski (pl) português (pt) română (ro) slovenčina (sk) slovenščina (sl) suomi (fi) svenska (sv) [257 KB]

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