Tuesday 20 November 2012
09:00 - 17.15
European Commission Representation in Germany
Unter den Linden 78
On Tuesday, 20 November 2012, the European Commission Directorate-General for Enterprise and Industry hosted an information seminar in Berlin at the European Commission Representation in Germany on the issue of late payment and the application of a new European directive to tackle the problem.
This directive is an important legal development for businesses, particularly SMEs, and public authorities in Germany and across the EU. It puts in place strict time-lines and tough penalties for payment between businesses, and between businesses and public authorities.
The seminar provided participants with an opportunity to learn more about the problem of late payment and the new measures being put in place to address the issue.
It included presentations from Mr. Matthias PETSCHKE, Head of the European Commission Representation in Germany; Dr. Eckhard FRANZ, SME Envoy and Director-General for SME Policy, Federal Ministry of Economics and Technology; Ms. Barbara WEILER, Member of the European Parliament, Social Democratic Party of Germany and Rapporteur for the Late Payment Directive; Dr. Beate CZERWENKA, Head of Division, Federal Ministry of Justice; Ms. Idaira ROBAYNA-ALFONSO, European Commission, Directorate General for Enterprise and Industry; Mr. Thomas EINSFELDER, Enterprise Europe Network – Berlin Partner GmbH; and Mr. Patrick KRIEGEL, Head of Client Care & Marketing, Intrum Justitia Germany.
This campaign is funded by the European Commission’s Directorate-General for Enterprise & Industry and is part of the European Commission’s ongoing commitment to promoting economic growth and European business.
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Brochure [396 KB]
Poster [350 KB]
Info Sheet [170 KB]
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