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14 June 2011
Newsletter Afaemme - June 2011

AFAEMME HAS MET MR. DANIEL CALLEJA,
DEPUTY DIRECTOR GENERAL OF THE EUROPEAN COMMISSION’S DG ENTERPRISE AND INDUSTRY


The Catalan delegation of the Spanish Federation of Small and Medium Enterprises
(FEPIME – Catalonia) has recently welcomed in Barcelona the Deputy Director General of the European Commission’s DG
Enterprise and Industry, Mr. Daniel Calleja.

During the meeting, which has been also attended by Mrs. Mª Helena de Felipe, AFAEMME’s President and Vice-president of FEPIME
- Catalonia, Mr. Calleja has presented three main points of the new European Strategy for Small and Medium Enterprises:

1) To reduce the bureaucracy:

To enable SMEs to set off within 3 days and with an initial cost of 100 €
To create a program of electronic civil service and a system of just one window
To reduce the administrative burden in 25% within 2 years.

2) To facilitate the access to finance:


To establish a program of European funds
To simplify the civil service by implementing a framework program promoted by the European Investment Fund
To improve venture capital in order to facilitate financing at European level

3) To promote internationalization:


To establish business opportunities between the European Union and the big emerging markets of the BRIC countries (Brazil, Russia, India and China)
To harmonize the taxation system
To facilitate SMEs the access to public contracts
To encourage the enterprising spirit and promote entrepreneurship

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Updated by Lina Andersson, 14/06/2011
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