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Small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs)

Consultation : "Which are the TOP10 most burdensome EU legislative acts for SMEs?"

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. The feedback received is used to make focused and tailor-made revisions of these legislative acts as part of the Commission's Regulatory Fitness and Performance Programme (REFIT).

Policy field(s)

Enterprise and industry, Small and medium enterprises (SMEs), entrepreneurship

Results of consultation and next steps

Top 10 Report pdf - 345 KB [345 KB] български (bg) čeština (cs) dansk (da) Deutsch (de) eesti keel (et) ελληνικά (el) español (es) français (fr) italiano (it) latviešu valoda (lv) lietuvių kalba (lt) magyar (hu) Nederlands (nl) polski (pl) português (pt) română (ro) slovenčina (sk) slovenščina (sl) suomi (fi) svenska (sv)

Smart regulation - Responding to the needs of SMEs

Monitoring and Consultation on Smart Regulation for SMEs pdf - 427 KB [427 KB]

Commission follow-up on "Top 10" Consultation of SMEs on EU Regulation

Regulation Fitness and Performance (REFIT): Results and next steps

Period of consultation

From 28.09.2012 to 21.12.2012

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

Contact details

responsible serviceDG Enterprise and Industry, Unit D/4, "Small Business Act, SME Policies"
postal addressRue de la Loi 200, Brussels B-1049

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