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AECM newsletter January 2012

AECM participates in initiatives for cooperation with Africa and the Mediterranean region

Over the months of November and December, AECM has participated in a number of conferences aimed at developing access to finance and guarantee systems in Africa and in the Mediterranean Region. The first initiative was an Africa – EU session organized...

Commission study finds Small companies create 85% of new jobs

A Commision study published on 16th January 2012 finds that 85% of net new jobs (1) in the EU between 2002 and 2010 were created by small and medium sized enterprises (SMEs). This figure is considerably higher than the 67%-share of SMEs in total employment....

Commission tables report to reduce regulatory burden for small businesses

On 23rd November, the Commission tabled a report on “minimizing regulatory burden for SMEs – Adapting EU Regulation to the needs of micro-enterprises”. The aim of the report is to outline how the Commission intends to take its “think small first” principle...

Commission launches proposal for COSME, the successor programme for CIP

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On the 30th of November, the Commission presented the Competiveness and Innovation programme (CIP) follow-up programme called, Competitiveness of Enterprises and SMEs (COSME). A budget of €2.5 billion over the period 2014-2020 will ensure the continuity...

EU – SMEs access to finance programmes for 2014-2020

On 7th December, the Commission issued an EU Action Plan to improve access to finance for SMEs which presents the various EU policies and measures to make access to finance easier for Europe's 23 million SMEs.It covers actions to improve the venture capital...

Horizon 2020

On the 30th November, European Commission issued a proposal for the successor to the 7th Framework Programme for Innovation and a number of other programmes, the package of measures proposed “to boost research, innovation and competitiveness in Europe....


News from our members: CMZRB launches a new guarantee programme for SMEs
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In January 2013, the Interamerican Development Bank (IDB) published a study by Messrs Pablo Pombo, Horacio...
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The European Investment Fund (EIF) and Austria Wirtschaftsservice (AWS)have signed the first counter-guarantee...
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