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Small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs)


Tallin, Estonia
Thursday 19 September 2013

Meriton Grand Conference & Spa Hotel
Paldiski mnt 4 
Tallinn 10149, Estonia


On Thursday, 19 September 2013, the European Commission Directorate-General for Enterprise and Industry hosted a seminar in Tallinn 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 Tallinn 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 - 4 MB [4 MB] eesti keel (et)

Poster pdf - 6 MB [6 MB] eesti keel (et)

Speakers' CV

Speakers' Presentations

  • Michael Sauter pdf - 4 MB [4 MB]
  • Mariko Rukholm pdf - 936 KB [936 KB] eesti keel (et)
  • Triinu Hiob pdf - 505 KB [505 KB] eesti keel (et)
  • Urmas Volens pdf - 960 KB [960 KB] eesti keel (et)
  • Asko Pohla pdf - 743 KB [743 KB] eesti keel (et)

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) pdf - 352 KB [352 KB] eesti keel (et)



For further details, please contact Justyna Ciruk by email at

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This event is a part of European SME Week 2013


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