Internal Market, Industry, Entrepreneurship and SMEs

Flash Eurobarometer on SME access to finance in the 10 new Member States

Flash Eurobarometer on SME access to finance in the 10 new Member States
Published on: 01/07/2006
Author: Eurobaromètre
This survey on SME access to finance in the 10 new Member States follows on the previous one that was carried out in 15 Member States. It asked more than 1500 business managers about financing business activities and access to finance.
In order to assess the extent to which SMEs face difficulties when it comes to access to finance, the Directorate-General Enterprise and Industry turned to managers of SMEs in the EU Member States for their views. A total of 1536 managers in the New Member States were interviewed by telephone between 27 April and 15 May 2006 within the Flash Eurobarometer polling framework. The study was a repetition of an identical survey carried out in the 15 older Members States in the autumn of 2005.