Book Presentation: “UnternehmerInnen brauchen Freiheit” – Entrepreneurs need Freedom by Dr. Paul Rübig MEP
On Tuesday, 09 of July the SME Europe of the European People´s Party (EPP) organized a book presentation “Entrepreneurs Need Freedom” by Dr. Paul RÜBIG MEP, EP Committee on Industry, Research and Energy and SME Europe Honorary President, with the participation of 2European Network For Women In Leadership” and Microsoft. The event was facilitated by eupag (European Political Analysis Group).
Nadezhda NEYNSKY MEP, EP Committee on Budgets and SME Europe President welcomed the participants and opened the event.
Iuliu WINKLER MEP, SME Europe Vice-President, EP Committee on International Trade introduced the speakers and emphasized that freedom itself is a critical part of successful entrepreneurial efforts.
The book presentation was opened by Dr. Paul RÜBIG MEP, EP Committee on Industry, Research and Energy and SME Europe Honorary President who mentioned the need to create in Europe a proper environment for entrepreneurship. Thus, facilitating access to finance for Small and Medium-sized Enterprises (SMEs), creating an environment favorable to business creation and growth, encouraging an entrepreneurial culture in Europe, increasing the sustainable competitiveness of EU companies and helping small businesses operate outside their home countries and improving their access to markets.
Christian WEINBERGER, Senior Advisor Entrepreneurship & SME Policy, DG Enterprise and Industry, European Commission highlighted that more ideas that lead to actions should arise as regards to the entrepreneurs.
Bettina LORENTSCHITSCH, Head of the Commerce Department, Austrian Federal Economic Chamber stressed that SMEs are skeptical about the EU level legislation in the area of entrepreneurship and they do need a framework to develop.
Dr. Paul RÜBIG MEP, EP Committee on Industry, Research and Energy and SME Europe Honorary President closed the discussion and underlined that entrepreneurship is important for economic growth, productivity, innovation and employment. Hence, policy makers look at entrepreneurship in combination with innovation to return to a period of sustained economic growth.
Programme of the event
Abstract in English
Gallery book presentation
Gallery SME Europe Board meeting