A new SME strategy: For an inclusive SME strategy at EU level

On 10th of March, the European Commission published its new Industrial Strategy package which aims “to help Europe's industry lead the twin transitions towards climate neutrality and digital leadership.” Cooperatives Europe welcomes the new EU Industrial Strategy which will lead the green and digital transition while driving Europe’s competitiveness. Read the full press release here. 

One of the flagship initiatives is the new SME Strategy. SME’s play a key role in EU’s industry and are central to the success of the new Strategy. New focus will be dedicated to securing access to skills, integration of digital innovation and removal of regulatory and practical obstacles to doing business and scaling up. 

Read the cooperative response and reccommendations to the new SME strategy initiative. 

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