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05 Apr 2018

EC holds public consultation on review of SME definition

The European Commission (EC) is currently holding a public consultation on a review of the SME definition that is currently used in EU policies such as competition (state aid), structural funds and research and innovation (Horizon 2020). The SME definition as provided in Recommendation 2003/361/EC is the structural tool to identify enterprises that are confronted with market failures and particular challenges due to their size, and therefore are allowed to receive preferential treatment in public support. The consultation is part of the EC's activities in preparing for an evaluation and possible revision of some aspects of the SME definition.

The consultation will be open until 6 May 2018.

For more information:

EC Consultation


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