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28/10/2019
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Having SME policy as a horizontal priority is an indispensable way to address numerous, cross-cutting challenges that they are currently facing. Current trends cause bigger challenges for SMEs than for bigger companies. Therefore, it is high time for policy makers to act upon it. This was discussed at the conference "Placing European SMEs at a horizontal priority in post-2020 policy making process". The conference took place on 24 October 2019 in Chania, Greece and was organised by the Employers' Group, Chania's Traders Association and the Hellenic Confederation of Commerce and Entrepreneurship.

08/08/2019
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Según el CESE, el sector manufacturero europeo solo podrá realizar una transición eficaz y competitiva hacia una economía digital de vanguardia y respetuosa con el medio ambiente cuando esté preparado para llevar a cabo considerables inversiones en innovación. Como principales creadoras y proveedoras de empleo, las pequeñas y medianas empresas precisan de un apoyo particular. Así pues, las medidas previstas por la Comisión Europea para facilitar un mejor desarrollo del sector manufacturero deberían basarse de modo sistemático en una verdadera concienciación acerca de las necesidades que presentan las empresas y, en especial, las pymes.

10/04/2019
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A fair, competitive and sustainable business environment that encourages enterprises to grow innovate, invest and trade – this is what representatives of the European employers ask from the next European Commission and Member States. The participants of the European Entrepreneurship Forum taking place in Bucharest agreed that it is time for a political recognition of SMEs – shifting from "think small first" approach to "act small first" principle.

28/01/2019
VAT tax reform
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A new VAT system for taxing trade between Member States must tap its full potential and limit any possible negative effects for the single market, says the European Economic and Social Committee in its recently adopted opinion on a proposal presented by the European Commission. Greater collaboration between national authorities and extensive communication by the Commission will be key to its successful implementation. Clarifications are needed on some proposed concepts and criteria and a common system for goods and services must follow as soon as possible.

29/10/2018
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Lack of awareness, underdeveloped infrastructure, high investment costs as well as skills shortages and mismatches – these are some of the challenges that SMEs are facing when trying to benefit from the digital revolution. The participants of the conference "How to support businesses in the digital age – SMEs go digital" tried to identify potential obstacles and propose solutions to address them in the future. The event took place on 24 October 2018 in Vienna, Austria.

23/08/2018
Crowdfunding
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El marco de financiación participativa de la UE propuesto por la Comisión Europea contribuirá a crear una Unión de los Mercados de Capitales, fomentará la innovación y apoyará a los empresarios y pymes en toda la UE, afirma el Comité Económico y Social Europeo (CESE) en un dictamen aprobado recientemente que apoya de manera clara las propuestas de la Comisión. El marco reglamentario propuesto —un 29.º régimen, que coexistirá con los veintiocho regímenes nacionales— permitirá, en particular a las pequeñas empresas, jóvenes e innovadoras, buscar financiación en todos los Estados miembros de la UE.

04/06/2018
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While the risk of cyber attacks is growing, most European companies are still unprepared and unaware of the risk. This was highlighted in a recent study commissioned by the European Economic and Social Committee. Small and medium-sized companies (SMEs) are the most exposed, as they often cannot afford to invest adequately in cybersecurity. The level of investment in cybersecurity overall is insufficient. Most businesses do not realise its importance until after experiencing a security breach.

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