The SMEs, Liberal Professions and Crafts Category held a meeting on Friday 26 September 2014. Following some opening remarks of welcome from the category Spokesperson, Group III member, Panagiotis Gkofas (EL), Maarit Nyman, Deputy Head of Unit of DG ENTR - Small Business Act, SME Policies, gave an overview of the European Commissions' consultation on: How can we make the EU a better place for SMEs? This was followed by an extensive debate with the members of the category who could contribute directly to the consultation. The members also examined the possibility of contributing to the follow-up to the EESC opinion REX/390 "Transatlantic trade relations and the EESC's views on an enhanced cooperation and eventual EU-US FTA".
Meeting of the SMEs, Professions and Crafts Category
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