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EurActiv 'Special Report' on SMEs' Access to Finance

Date

22 Sep 2011

Sections

Euro & Finance

EurActiv, the leading online media reporting on EU affairs and policy issues, will run special coverage, from 26  to 30 September, on SMEs’ access to finance. In this Special Report, EurActiv journalists will consider how the EU proposes to square the problem of worsening credit availability in the general market with its desire to grow the SME sector. They will be assessing the current financial landscape for SMEs and looking at what initiatives are on the horizon. These include new funding programmes, structural changes such as the new SME envoys, and attempts to redefine SMEs.

You can follow the Special Report stories here.

This Special Report is supported by the European Investment Fund.

Media contacts:

Frédéric Simon, Editor, Tel. +32(0)2.788.36.78, editor2@euractiv.com

Daniela Vincenti-Mitchener, Managing Editor, Tel. +32(0)2.788.36.69, news@euractiv.com

Dominic Ostyn, Communications Manager: +32(0)2.788.36.88, communication@euractiv.com

Christophe Leclercq, Publisher, +32(0)2.226.58.13, publisher@euractiv.com

Note to the editor: 

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