Setting up a business in the EU

Rules and obligations for starting a business in the EU and how to apply for the Erasmus for young entrepreneurs exchange scheme.

Finance and support

Access to EU finance, funding programmes, actions supporting small businesses.

Intellectual property rights

Protecting intellectual property rights, fighting piracy, international trade policy.

Competition rules

EU rules on anti-competitive behaviour, find competition cases.

Employing people

EU employment rules, anti-discrimination and social laws, transport sector rules.

Corporate social responsibility (CSR)

Promoting CSR in the EU, improving environmental standards in business.

Contract rules

The European Commission has taken several initiatives in the area of contract rules to strengthen the single market.

Company Law and Corporate Governance

EU rules and activity in this area, Informal Company Law Expert Group, action plan on company law and corporate governance.