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Small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs)


Sofia, Bulgaria
Thursday 3 April 2014

Radisson Blu Grand Hotel
4, Narodno Sabranie sq.
1000 Sofia, Bulgaria


On Thursday, 3 April 2014, the European Commission Directorate-General for Enterprise and Industry hosted a seminar in Sofia 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 Sofia seminar on Cross Border Business was one 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.


Guide to cross-border credit and claims management 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)

Agenda pdf - 496 KB [496 KB] български (bg)

Speakers' CV

  • Milena Videnova pdf - 300 KB [300 KB] , Country Manager , Coface Bulgaria
  • Ivan Batachki pdf - 383 KB [383 KB] , Coface Bulgaria Credit Management Services EOOD
  • Hugh Ward pdf - 707 KB [707 KB] , Founding and Principal Solicitor, Hugh J Ward & Co Solicitor, Ireland
  • Svetoslav Dilov pdf - 64 KB [64 KB] , Director Risk Department, UniCredit Factoring EAD, Sofia, Bulgaria

Poster pdf - 734 KB [734 KB] български (bg)

Speakers' presentations

  • Milena Videnova pdf - 457 KB [457 KB] български (bg)
  • Ivan Batachki pdf - 419 KB [419 KB] български (bg)
  • Hugh Ward pdf - 745 KB [745 KB]
  • Svetoslav Dilov pdf - 343 KB [343 KB] български (bg)

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) pdf - 838 KB [838 KB] български (bg)



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