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Tuairimí a glacadh on 20/03/2019
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Mar 20, 2019 Mar 21, 2019

The key to maximising the positive impact of standardisation is to develop synergies inside the European standardisation system, taking into account also the international dimension and the inclusiveness of standardisation.

Tuairim ó CESE: The annual Union work programme for European standardisation for 2019 (Communication)

Tuairimí a glacadh on 09/07/2014
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Jul 09, 2014 Jul 10, 2014

The EESC welcomes the Commission communication and emphasises the growth potential of crowdfunding in the EU as an alternative source of funding. It also emphasises the dependence of SMEs on bank loans, a situation that will persist despite the existence of alternative sources which are not always easy to access. Therefore Crowdfunding should be explicitly recognised in the laws of the Member States as a new form of patronage.

Tuairim ó CESE: Crowdfunding in the European Union

Tuairimí a glacadh on 06/07/2017
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Jul 05, 2017 Jul 06, 2017


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.

Tuairim ó CESE: Effectiveness of policies for SMEs

Tuairimí a glacadh on 12/12/2018
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Dec 12, 2018 Dec 13, 2018

The EESC calls on the authorities at all levels to engage in close cooperation with all the stakeholders with a view to drawing up a specific action plan on the future of European retail in the 21st century.

Tuairim ó CESE: Retail sector (Communication)

Tuairimí a glacadh on 23/05/2012
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May 23, 2012 May 24, 2012

The EESC welcomes the Commission proposal but highlights the fact that it can only be one component of dedicated financial instruments for social businesses. The Committee reminds the Commission that some elements of the proposal have to be clarified in order to allow such funds to be successful, both for the financial community and for the final beneficiaries.

Tuairim ó CESE: European Social Entrepreneurship Funds