SME access to Finance 200The SME Performance Review is one of the main tools the European Commission uses to monitor and assess countries’ progress in implementing the Small Business Act (SBA) on a yearly basis.  With an emphasis on the measures from the SBA Action Plan, the review brings comprehensive information on the performance of SMEs in EU Member States and other 9 partner countries. It consists of two parts – Annual Report on European SMEs and SBA country fact sheets.

The European Commission published on October 3rd 2014 the 2013/2014 Annual Report on European SMEs. The report, prepared on a yearly basis, provides an overview of the size, structure and importance of SMEs to the European economy and their contribution to growth and jobs, as emphasized in the Small Business Act and Europe 2020 strategy. Comparisons with important partner countries outside the EU and with the large enterprise sector are also included.

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