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Small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs)


Nicosia, Cyprus
Thursday 12 December 2013

Hilton Cyprus
Archbishop Makarios III Avenue,
Nicosia, 1516, Cyprus


On Thursday, 12 December 2013, the European Commission Directorate-General for Enterprise and Industry hosted a seminar in Nicosia 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 Nicosia 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 - 64 KB [64 KB] ελληνικά (el)

Poster pdf - 80 KB [80 KB] ελληνικά (el) pdf - 80 KB [80 KB] ελληνικά (el)

Speakers' CV

Speakers' presentations

  • Achilleas Demetriades pdf - 498 KB [498 KB] ελληνικά (el)
  • Christos Ioannou pdf - 2 MB [2 MB] ελληνικά (el)
  • Hugh Ward pdf - 766 KB [766 KB]
  • Leonidas Paschalides pdf - 673 KB [673 KB] ελληνικά (el)

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) pdf - 369 KB [369 KB] ελληνικά (el)



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