9.30 a.m. Introduction – Erik Svensson, EESC member and Confederation of Swedish Enterprise member
9.35 a.m. How important are small and medium-sized businesses for Sweden? – Mikael Damberg, Minister for Enterprise and Innovation (tbc)
9.50 a.m. Is EU legislation and its implementation supportive for small businesses in Sweden? – Anna-Lena Bohm, vice-chairman, Confederation of Swedish Enterprise, and chair of the SME Committee
10 a.m. How effective is EU legislation for SMEs? Moderator: Erik Svensson, EESC member
- Milena Angelova, EESC member
- Dimitris Dimitriadis, EESC member
- Ariane Rodert, EESC member
- Daiva Kvedaraitė, EESC member
10.30 a.m. Coffee break
11 a.m. Short contributions from experts and business representatives
- Karin Atthoff, responsible for Single Market Policy, Confederation of Swedish Enterprise – How do the internal market rules actually work for small businesses?
- Krister Andersson, Chairman, Tax Policy Group, Business Europe and EESC member – How do EU tax rules help or hinder small businesses in Sweden?
- Jan Larsén CEO, Stromma Group – My experience with interpreting (the same) legislation in different Member States.
- Dan Brännström, Secretary General, FAR – Does the auditor see regulatory red tape? And if there is red tape, what should be done to ease the burden for small companies?
- Ulrika Stuart Hamilton, Secretary General, Famna – How does EU legislation affect the not-for-profit sector?
- Maud Spencer, Svalson AB, and Adam Brånby, Woolpower AB/Gränsfors Bruk, business representatives from the SME Committee – What are the practical implications of current rules for me?
12 p.m. Group preparation for the debate
12.15 p.m. Debate. Moderator: Ariane Rodert, EESC member
12.45 p.m. Concluding remarks:
- Anna-Lena Bohm, vice-chairman, Confederation of Swedish Enterprise, and chair of the SME Committee
1 p.m. Buffet lunch and an opportunity to mingle
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