Improving access to finance for SMEs

Improving access to finance for SMEs

An injection of hope for small businesses

Small and medium-sized enterprises in the European Union bring employment, creativity, innovation, growth and prosperity. According to the European Economic and Social Committee, their importance to the EU economy cannot be overstated. 

Europe has some 23 million SMEs, comprising 97% of EU companies and generating 80% of new employment opportunities. The current economic crisis is making life tough for many of them, however, and has alrea...

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