10/15/2012| 08:00am US/Eastern
Brussels, 15 October 2012
Small and medium sized enterprises in 2011: situations per EU Member State
The Commission annually assesses progress in implementation of the Small Business Act (SBA) at national level. This memo describes the results of the assessment as illustrated by country specific SBA factsheets, composed on the basis of a wide range of success indicators and national policy developments and grouped according to the SBA’s ten policy dimensions. These policy dimensions are: (1) Entrepreneurship, (2) Second chance, (3) Think Small First, (4) Responsive Administration, (5) State aid and Public procurement, (6) Access to finance, (7) Single market, (8) Skills and innovations, (9) Environment, and (10) Internationalization. The SBA factsheets cover the 27 EU Member States, as well as Albania, Croatia, FYROM, Iceland, Israel, Liechtenstein, Norway, Montenegro, Serbia and Turkey.