Effectiveness of policies for SMEs

6 Jul 2017
Adopted References: INT/787 EESC-2016-EESC-2016-03121-00-00-AC Own-initiative Rapporteur: Ms Angelova (Employers - GR I / Bulgaria) Plenary Session: 527 - 5 Jul 2017 - 6 Jul 2017

EESC opinion: Effectiveness of policies for SMEs

 

In its Opinion, the EESC draws attention to significant inefficiencies still existing in both the formulation and implementation of SME policies, warns against a bureaucratic approach still prevalent in EU policies and calls for a visible, coordinated and consistent horizontal policy for SMEs, based on a multiannual action plan. The EESC also proposes that the Commission assess whether the current definition of SMEs corresponds to their heterogeneity, sectoral dynamics, specific features and diversity during the last decade.

 

 

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