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5 years on from Small Business Act: SME Assembly confirms progress

Posted by fidest press agency su giovedì, 28 novembre 2013

Vilnius, Lithuania. A highlight of the Lithuanian EU presidency, the 2013 SME Assembly officially began on 24 November 2013 in Vilnius, Lithuania. Concluding today, the SME Assembly discussed the key challenges faced by SMEs across the EU. With over 550 delegates, representing the over 20 million SMEs in the EU, the Assembly brought together SMEs; business organisations; European, national and regional government; the SME Envoys, academia and the media to discuss how to help ‘Encourage a Europe of Enterprise.’During the SME Assembly, the SME Envoys met to discuss the work programme moving forward to 2014, along with the key issues facing Europe’s small businesses – access to finance, internationalisation and the importance of entrepreneurial education and skills.Daniel Calleja, Director General of DG Enterprise and EU SME Envoy commented on the Assembly:“I am pleased with the progress that we have made in terms of the Small Business Act for Europe. In the past five years, we have accomplished a lot, such as the strengthening of the Programme for the Competitiveness of enterprises and SMEs, which we announced at the first ever SME Assembly, last year. We should be proud of what we have achieved in the past five years, but should not become complacent about the important work that we do. We must always remember that more can be done to support the backbone of the European economy, SMES.”
The cornerstone of European SME Week, the SME Assembly also marked the five year anniversary of the Small Business Act (SBA) for Europe, which reflects the Commission’s political will to recognise the central role of SMEs in the EU economy and for the first time puts into place a comprehensive SME policy framework for the EU and its Member States. Adopted in 2008, the SBA aims to improve the overall approach to entrepreneurship, permanently anchor the ‘Think Small First’ principle in policy making from regulation to public service, and to promote SMEs’ growth by helping them tackle the remaining problems which hamper their development.Over the past six months, the Lithuanian Presidency has put SMEs at the top of the economic agenda. As part of the SME Assembly, Minister of Economy of the Republic of Lithuania, Evaldas Gustas gave the keynote speech and spoke about the importance of enhancing the competitiveness of European SMEs.Minister for the Economy, Evaldas Gustas also reflected on the SME Assembly:“It is a great honour for Lithuania to host the SME Assembly – the event devoted to small and medium enterprises, which are key contributors to growth and jobs. Achieving at least a small improvement of competitiveness among SMEs is likely to have an impact on the whole society. We believe that all the potential founders and owners of enterprises must be supported to give them the best chance to create and grow their SMEs, both in home markets and across borders. Therefore, SME-friendly regulatory environment and services markets were at the core advancing the Presidency SME agenda.”The SME Assembly recognised the importance of the European Union’s commitment to SMEs and its continued success in rolling out the SBA, at the Member State level. The 2013 SBA factsheets, which assess progress in implementation of the SBA at national level, were also unveiled at the Assembly today. Delegates at the Assembly took part in dynamic and interactive discussions and workshops, which included a video message from EC President José Manuel Barroso, where he encouraged delegates to ‘think small first, but aim high.’ The Assembly also featured a ‘Big Debate’ on whether entrepreneurs are born or can be made, with contributions from Peter Vesterbacka, CMO of Rovio Entertainment, the inventors of Angry Birds and Thomas Cooney, Professor and Academic Director, Dublin Institute of Technology, among many others.

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Lo stato dell’Unione

Posted by fidest press agency su domenica, 8 settembre 2013

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English: Commission President José Manuel Barroso at the EEP summit in October 2010. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Bruxelles parlamento europeo. L’ultimo discorso sullo stato dell’Unione del Presidente della Commissione, José Manuel Barroso, si terrà prima delle elezioni europee del prossimo anno, illustrando al Parlamento mercoledì 11 settembre alle 9.00 i suoi progetti principali per i mesi a venire.

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Financial Times and EUI Form a Media Partnership

Posted by fidest press agency su venerdì, 16 marzo 2012

The EUI is pleased to announce that The Financial Times will be the Official International Press Media Partner in Print for the 2012 edition of ‘The State of the Union’.The agreement will grant to the EUI a worldwide advertisement of the conference through the FT’s website ( and print edition.The Conference gathers high-level opinion leaders to discuss and debate the future of the European Union. Among the participants are: José Manuel Barroso, President of the European Commission; Mario Monti, Prime Minister of Italy; Olli Rehn, Vice President, Commissioner for Economic and Monetary Affairs, European Commission; Michel Barnier, Commissioner for Internal Market and Services, European Commission; Matteo Renzi, Mayor, City of Florence; Tony Barber, Europe Editor, Financial Times; Jean-François Cirelli, President, Eurogas and President, Gaz de France-Suez; Fulvio Conti, CEO Enel; Barry Eichengreen, Professor of Economics and Political Science, UC Berkeley; Jürgen Groβmann, CEO, RWE; Mark Leonard, Director, European Council on Foreign Relations; Philip Lowe, Director-General, European Commission – DG Energy ; Luca Cordero di Montezemolo, President, Ferrari S.p.a; Paolo Scaroni, CEO, ENI; Anne-Marie Slaughter, Professor of Politics and International Affairs, Princeton University and Former Director of Policy Planning for the US Department of State and Javier Solana, President of ESADEgeo and Former EU High Representative for Common Foreign and Security Policy.

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Hungary: it’s time to act and abide by EU rules and values

Posted by fidest press agency su sabato, 21 gennaio 2012

José Manuel Barroso

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Concerns about the fate of democracy, freedom and the rule of law in Hungary were voiced by many MEPs in a heated debate with Hungary’s Prime Minister Viktor Orbán and Commission President José Manuel Barroso on Wednesday. The decision to start legal action against Hungary over the compatibility of its new laws with EU rules was welcomed by a majority, but some MEPs felt that this did not go far enough, and called for a “fundamental rights check”.”Let me be absolutely clear: all Member States must comply with the rules of the Treaty. This goes for Hungary as it goes for any other Member State”, said Danish Minister for European Affairs, Nicolai Wammen, speaking on behalf of the Council.The Danish presidency supports the Commission’s role as guardian of the treaties and welcomes its legal assessment, the minister said. “This is the basis on which the next steps should be taken” and “we expect Hungary to comply with EU treaties and laws”, he concluded. Mr Orbán thanked Parliament, as the “home and heart of democracy”, for enabling him to report first-hand on Hungary’s experience. In 2010, Hungary had been “on the brink of economic collapse” he said, with many people living off state funds and paramilitary groups taking to the streets. Wholesale reforms, in line with EU values and principles, were urgently needed to reduce public debt, get the paramilitaries off the streets, and protect all minorities, he said, citing structural reforms in local government, the judiciary, education and health care, pensions and welfare. The sheer scope of these reforms meant they were bound to give rise to debate. However, the issues raised by the Commission had nothing to do with constitution as such, but merely with transitional provisions, which should be relatively straightforward to rectify, he said, urging MEPs to “please support transition and transformation” in Hungary.
Hungarian citizens elected Mr Orbán by a large majority in 2010 “with a clear mandate: cut ties with all the political trends from the past and reform the country”, the last Eastern European country to have kept “a Stalinist constitution”, said Joseph Daul (EPP, FR). Although the new laws were adopted by an elected parliament, there are, however, concerns as to their compatibility with EU law, he continued.

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Barroso a Roma

Posted by fidest press agency su venerdì, 11 marzo 2011

Roma 14 marzo 2011 il Presidente della Commissione europea José Manuel Barroso sarà in visita a Roma dove incontrerà il Presidente della Repubblica Giorgio Napolitano, il Presidente del Consiglio dei Ministri Silvio Berlusconi e il Governatore della Banca d’Italia e Presidente del Financial Stability Board Mario Draghi.Nella mattinata, il Presidente Barroso riceverà la laurea honoris causa dell’Università LUISS “Guido Carli” presso l’Aula Magna Mario Arcelli in via Pola, 12. dove terrà una lectio magistralis. La cerimonia di conferimento della laurea honoris causa si terrà L’ingresso ai giornalisti, fotografi e ai cine operatori è consentito fino alle ore 9.40.  All’incontro con il Presidente del Consiglio, che avrà luogo a Palazzo Chigi alle ore 13,15, seguiranno dichiarazioni alla stampa. Per ulteriori informazioni e accrediti, rivolgersi all’Ufficio stampa della Presidenza del Consiglio.

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Vertice FAO: Intervento Barroso

Posted by fidest press agency su martedì, 17 novembre 2009

Al vertice della FAO di Roma il presidente della Commissione europea José Manuel Barroso ha proposto che per la sicurezza alimentare venga istituito un sistema di allarme rapido basato su dati scientifici. Nel suo discorso ai capi di Stato e di governo il presidente Barroso ha attirato l’attenzione sul nesso tra sicurezza alimentare, sicurezza mondiale e lotta contro il cambiamento climatico. Al vertice FAO hanno partecipato anche i commissari europei per l’agricoltura, Marian Fischer-Boel, e per lo sviluppo e gli aiuti umanitari, Karel De Gucht.  Il presidente Barroso ha dichiarato: “Un mondo dove un miliardo di persone sono affamate è non solo una macchia sulla nostra coscienza collettiva, ma anche una crescente minaccia per la nostra sicurezza mondiale. Come la lotta contro il cambiamento climatico, anche la lotta contro la fame non può aspettare: dobbiamo riuscire a dimezzare la fame nel mondo entro il 2015, secondo quanto previsto dagli Obiettivi di Sviluppo del Millennio. E per la sicurezza alimentare dobbiamo creare un sistema mondiale di allarme rapido basato su dati scientifici, simile a quello istituito nell’ambito della lotta contro il cambiamento climatico. Questa conferenza deve affrontare tre importanti questioni, che sono interconnesse: la sicurezza alimentare, il cambiamento climatico e la biodiversità. Queste sono sfide importanti e difficili, ed io sono determinato ad affrontarle durante il prossimo mandato della Commissione europea.”  La scorsa settimana il presidente Barroso ha incontrato il direttore generale della FAO Jacques Diouf ed ha sottolineato come finanziamenti continui e investimenti mirati siano necessari per migliorare la sicurezza alimentare nel lungo periodo. Ma gli investimenti – ha sottolineato Barroso – devono essere accompagnati da una buona governance. Inoltre, il coordinamento delle organizzazioni internazionali è essenziale per completare e rafforzare le iniziative multilaterali e bilaterali esistenti.

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Barroso riconfermato presidente Commissione europea

Posted by fidest press agency su mercoledì, 16 settembre 2009

Il Parlamento europeo ha approvato la nomina di José Manuel Barroso quale Presidente della Commissione europea. Si tratterà del suo secondo mandato di cinque anni con questo incarico. José  Manuel Barroso è stato eletto questo mercoledì, a scrutinio segreto, con 382 voti favorevoli, 219 contrari e 117 astensioni. L’approvazione richiedeva la maggioranza semplice dei voti espressi, così come sancito dal Trattato di Nizza. Le astensioni non sono considerate.   Voti sui precedenti presidenti della Commissione:  22 luglio 2004: José  Manuel Barroso 413–251–44 5 maggio 1999: Romano Prodi 392–72–41 21 luglio 1994: Jacques Santer 260–238–23

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