Consultation : "Which are the TOP10 most burdensome EU legislative acts for SMEs?"
Number of responses received to this consultation
Results of consultation and next steps
Top 10 Report [345 KB]
Enterprise and industry, Small and medium enterprises (SMEs), entrepreneurship
Individual Small and Medium Enterprises (SMEs) and the organisations representing their interests.
Period of consultation
From 28.09.2012 to 21.12.2012
Objective of the consultation
In the Report on “Minimizing regulatory burden for SMEs - Adapting EU regulation to the needs of micro-enterprises” (COM (2011) 803 final), the Commission announced that it would create a dedicated webpage to identify the TOP 10 EU legislative acts considered to place burdens on micro companies and SMEs. This will be used to make focused and tailor-made revisions of these legislative acts.
The identification of the most burdensome pieces of EU legislation is being carried out in two steps. In the first stage, a consultation was run through the European Enterprise Network (EEN). Its results have been used as a basis for the current open consultation, which constitutes the second and last phase of the exercise.
How to submit your contribution
You are invited to respond to the questionnaire hereunder in any official EU language.
Given the possible delays in translating comments submitted in certain languages, translations of the replies into one of the Commission's working languages (preferably English) would be welcome to enable the Commission to process them more swiftly.
It is important to read the specific privacy statement attached to this consultation (see below) for information on how your personal data and contribution will be dealt with.
|In the interests of transparency, organisations (including, for example, NGOs, trade associations and commercial enterprises) are invited to provide the public with relevant information about themselves by registering in the Interest Representative Register and subscribing to its Code of Conduct.
The Commission asks organisations who wish to submit comments in the context of public consultations to provide the Commission and the public at large with information about whom and what they represent. If an organisation decides not to provide this information, it is the Commission's stated policy to list the contribution as part of the individual contributions. (Consultation Standards, see COM (2002) 704, and Communication on ETI Follow-up, see COM (2007) 127 of 21/03/2007)
Reference documents and other, related consultations
- COM/2011/803 final "Minimising regulatory burden for SMEs – Adapting EU regulation to the needs of micro-enterprises"
- COM/2011/78 final "Review of the "Small Business Act" for Europe"
- COM/2008/394 final “Think Small First” - A “Small Business Act” for Europe
View the questionnaire
|responsible service||DG Enterprise and Industry, Unit D/4, "Small Business Act, SME Policies"|
|postal address||Rue de la Loi 200, Brussels B-1049|