Small listed companies

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EESC opinion: Small listed companies

Key points:

The EESC:

  • expresses its belief that the current proposal, although a step in the right direction, is not enough to tackle the existing barriers on the SME Growth Markets;
  • stands by its previous opinions that the low level of communication and bureaucratic approaches are significant barriers and much more effort must be put into overcoming these obstacles. Communication from Brussels should always target the bottom of the chain – the SMEs themselves –, by involving SME associations, social partners, chambers of commerce etc.;
  • advises the European Commission to look into the possibility of attracting institutional investors, such as private pension funds, to invest in these SME Growth Markets, by providing incentives, especially concerning tax treatment;
  • believes that the liquidity contracts are extremely welcomed, especially for the underdeveloped markets.

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