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Small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs)


Budapest, Hungary
Wednesday 21 May 2014

Continental Hotel Budapest - Zara
Dohány utca 42
1074 Budapest

Room: Hungaria


On Wednesday 21 May 2014, the European Commission Directorate-General for Enterprise and Industry hosted a seminar in Budapest 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 Budapest 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 - 3 MB [3 MB] magyar (hu)

Speakers' CV

  • Hugh Ward pdf - 695 KB [695 KB] , Founding Solicitor, Hugh J. Ward & Co. Solicitors, Ireland
  • Peter Szentirmay pdf - 301 KB [301 KB] , President, Hungarian Credit Management Association
  • Csongor István Nagy pdf - 341 KB [341 KB] , LL.M., Ph.D., S.J.D., Associate professor of law and Head of the Department of Private International Law, University of Szeged

Poster pdf - 671 KB [671 KB] magyar (hu)
Speakers' presentations

  • Hugh Ward pdf - 618 KB [618 KB]
  • Peter Szentirmay pdf - 2 MB [2 MB] magyar (hu)
  • Csongor István Nagy pdf - 501 KB [501 KB] magyar (hu)

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) pdf - 349 KB [349 KB] magyar (hu)



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