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Abstract

The Lisbon European Council set the objective of making Europe the most competitive and dynamic knowledge-based economy in the world by 2010. To respond to this challenge, the Commission and its services are publishing a series of documents assessing progress in supporting Europe's small and medium sized enterprises. These examine whether or not the Union is meeting its commitments and how small business friendly is the business environment that is being created. This Communication acts as an "executive summary" for those reports, highlighting five key messages:
1. Europe must listen better to small businesses
2. Member States step up exchange of good practice
3. Teaching Entrepreneurship: the role of Education and Training
4. Creating an entrepreneurial culture in the candidate countries
5. Putting SMEs at the forefront of all Community policies

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Record Number: 4856 / Last updated on: 2003-02-04
Category: COM DOCUMENT