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Small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs)


Brussels, Belgium
Thursday 21 March 2013
Time 9:15 - 17:00

Centre de Conférence Albert Borschette
Rue Froissart n°36
1040 Brussels


On Thursday, 21 March 2013, the European Commission Directorate-General for Enterprise and Industry hosted a seminar in Brussels at the Conference Centre Albert Borschette on the issue of cross-border credit and claims management within the EU.

SMEs often find it too daunting, complicated or expensive (consulting fees, legal counsel, document translation, etc.), to pursue legal action when needed, against companies or individuals in other Member States. They are also afraid they will not get paid.

The Brussels seminar on Cross Border Business was the opening of a series of national events whose purpose is to help SMEs to understand what options are available to them for successfully managing cross border credit and for recovering cross-borders payments.  This will also help increasing their overall business efficiency and competitiveness.

This campaign is organised in the context of the pilot project "Rapid and efficient enforcement of outstanding claims by SMEs operating across borders" funded by the European Union.



Agenda of the conference pdf - 591 KB [591 KB] Deutsch (de) français (fr) Nederlands (nl)

Practical-based guidelines pdf - 753 KB [753 KB] български (bg) čeština (cs) dansk (da) Deutsch (de) eesti keel (et) ελληνικά (el) español (es) français (fr) hrvatski (hr) italiano (it) latviešu valoda (lv) lietuvių kalba (lt) magyar (hu) Malti (mt) Nederlands (nl) polski (pl) português (pt) română (ro) slovenčina (sk) slovenščina (sl) suomi (fi) svenska (sv)

Posters pdf - 3 MB [3 MB]


Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) pdf - 954 KB [954 KB] Deutsch (de) français (fr) Nederlands (nl)




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