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Small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs)


Madrid, Spain
Wednesday 22 January 2014

Chamber of Commerce and Industry of Madrid
C/ Ribera del Loira 56-58
Madrid, Spain

Room: Salon de Actos


On Thursday, 22 January 2014, the European Commission Directorate-General for Enterprise and Industry hosted a seminar in Madrid 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 Madrid 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 - 2 MB [2 MB] español (es)

Poster pdf - 16 MB [16 MB] español (es)

Speakers' CV

Speakers' Presentations

  • Michael Sauter pdf - 686 KB [686 KB]
  • Rafael Garcia del Poyo pdf - 738 KB [738 KB] español (es)
  • José Ignacio Echevarria pdf - 2 MB [2 MB] español (es)
  • Josep Gracia Casamitjana pdf - 419 KB [419 KB] español (es)
  • Elena Gutierrez García de Cortazar pdf - 560 KB [560 KB] español (es)

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) pdf - 517 KB [517 KB] español (es)



For further details, please contact Justyna Ciruk by email at

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