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On 22th of April SME Europe in cooperation with Iuliu Winkler MEP organised a 3-day Business Trip to the one of the most eminent economical centres of Romania – Transilvania. The first Vice president of SME Europe Iuliu Winkler MEP opened the conference with a warm welcome and a huge thank you to all guests and speakers for coming to Sibiu. Carmen Marcus, Economic Governance Officer of the Representation of the European Commission in Bucharest, gave an introduction towards general financial possibilities for SMEs in Romania. Subsequently Eberhard Sinner, President…

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On 19th of April SME Europe in cooperation with MEP Rosa Gräfin von Thun und Hohenstein hosted a working breakfast on the subject of the importance of the end of roaming for Europe’s Digital Single market. Although legislation has been passed in 2015, the political importance and impact of the end of roaming will now begin to be noticed. Moreover, the legislative and economical challenges have yet to be tackled. Roza Gräfin von Thun und Hohenstein MEP opened the Working Breakfast by welcoming the attendees, expressing her gratitude for the…

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The honorary president of SME EUROPE, Dr. Paul RÜBIG MEP, presented the European Union approach to good governance to an international audience on the World Taxpayers‘ Conference from the 17th to the 19th of March 2016 in Berlin. Guests from all over the world met in Berlin to discuss a wide range of topics under the title “Low Taxes and Good Governance – Necessity in an Uncertain World?!”. The biannual conference in which SME EUROPE acted as cooperation partner was opened by Johannes SINGHAMMER MP, Vice-President of the German Bundestag….

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On 2nd of March 2016, SME EUROPE in collaboration with ERTRAC hosted a working dinner in the European Parliament on the matter of automated driving and the opportunities/risks the development of such technology could affect the European market both socially and economically. The speakers were preceded by a short note of welcome from the Executive Director of SME EUROPE Dr. Horst Heitz. Iuliu Winkler MEP spearheaded the discussion by leading an informative introduction to the issue at hand. He pointed out that Carmakers, tech companies, and innovators in many sectors…

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On March 1st at 18:15, SME EUROPE hosted an interactive discussion on the ‘“forgotten generation”’ and how the European Crisis has contributed towards the lack of prospects for the youth of today. SME EUROPE welcomed twenty-two guests including Patrick Voller, Secretary of External Relations of EPP, who gave a welcome speech and a brief introduction to the issue. Others on the discussion panel included; Siegfried Muresan MEP, Georgios Chatzigeorgiou, Chairman of EDS, Daniela Runchi, President of Jade Europe, and our own Executive Director of SME EUROPE, Dr. Horst Heitz, who…

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On Tuesday, 4th March 2016, SME Europe of the EPP hosted a working breakfast concerning: ‘TTIP: Chances and challenges for agricultural family enterprises in Europe’in the Salon des Membres of the European Parliament. After a short introduction from Norbert Lins MEP who was also the moderator of the event, Elmar Brok MEP took the stage. Brok had pointed out the importance of economic cooperation on both sides of the Atlantic due to the shrinking share of both regions of world trade. “TTIP is useful on the economic side, but necessary…

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A Fresh look for SME EUROPE of the EPP SME Europe of the EPP is proud to unveil a fresh look in the form of an updated and redesigned website and new logo. The new redesigned website gives viewers a fresh look into the conducted operations of the SME Europe team. We are delighted to incorporate our newest Board Members and new working groups into our organizational framework. To facilitate viewer’s orientation the new page will also provide biographical information of the board members and working group chairs. The new…

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On Tuesday 26th January 2016, SME Europe of the EPP in cooperation with the Martens Centre hosted a Working Breakfast in the European Parliament on the matter of ‘TTIP: A Chance for SMES?’ As the host of the event, MEP Iuliu Winkler welcomed the guests and gave an introduction on the subject by clarifying how greatly TTIP would affect small and medium sized enterprises: 80% of European exports going into the United States come from SMEs. This incredible scale of businesses, employers and employees would see their work becoming significantly easier…

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On Thursday, November 19th 2015 SME Europe of the EPP invited in collaboration with the Brussels Branch of the CSU party to a lunch debate in the House of Europe with the theme “family – home – heritage”.     Dr. Horst Heitz, Executive Director of SME Europe, and Dr. Udo Box, Chairman of the CSU party in Brussels, opened the lunch talk and gave two speeches on the subject “family – home – heritage” before Peter Jahr MEP, Member of the Committee on Agriculture and Rural Development, took over….

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