Improving access to finance for SMEs

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Date: 28/06/2012

Access to finance is essential to enhance the competitiveness and growth potential of SMEs. In the context of the current crisis, it is increasingly difficult for such companies to access loans or venture capital.
The European Commission presented in December 2011 a strategy to promote better access to finance for SMEs with a specific EU Action Plan which includes an increasing financial support from the EU budget and the European Investment Bank as well as a proposal for a regulation setting uniform rules for the marketing of venture capital funds.
The public hearing that will take on 28 June will gather stakeholders from SMEs and the financial community to discuss these issues.



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