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This report on the coordination of activities in favour of small and medium sized enterprises (SMEs) and the craft sector seeks to respond to the Council's request while taking into account the framework proposed by the Commission in its Integrated Programme in favour of SMEs and the Craft Sector. Since the Integrated Programme was adopted, the Commission has reaffirmed the contribution SMEs to providing more employment. In addition, it has emphasized the role of SMEs in the development of the information society and of industrial competitiveness policy of the European Union. The report presents a comprehensive view of the measures taken, under both enterprise policy and other Union policies. to improve the business environment and to support the development of SMEs. Whereas the first two chapters concentrate essentially on coordination between the Commission services, Chapter 3 is devoted to coordination with the Commission's partners: the Member States, the professional organizations and the other European institutions.

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Authors: CEC, CEC Bruxelles (BE)
Bibliographic Reference: Report: EN (1995) 100pp., free of charge
Availability: Available from the European Commission, Mrs Anne-Marie Fiquet, DG XXIII-A-1, 200 rue de la Loi, B-1049 Bruxelles (BE)
ISBN: ISBN 92-827-5175-9
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