SME facts, figures and analysis - reference documents
- Commission Recommendation of 06/05/2003 concerning the definition of micro, small and medium-sized enterprises [234 KB]
- SME User Guide explaining the new SME definition [2 MB]
- Report from the Commission from 21 December 2006 on the implementation of the definition [40 KB]
SME Performance Review
- Annual Report 2008 [351 KB]
The Annual Report on European SMEs is prepared on yearly basis. It provides an overview of the size, structure and importance of SMEs to the European economy and their contribution to growth and jobs, as emphasised in the SBA and the Lisbon agenda. Comparisons with important partner countries outside the EU and with the large enterprise sector are also included.