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El 14 de septiembre de 2016, la Comisión propuso ampliar la duración del Fondo Europeo para Inversiones Estratégicas (FEIE) hasta el 31 de diciembre de 2020, con los consiguientes cambios en términos de gobernanza y capacidad financiera. El acuerdo alcanzado en el diálogo tripartito se someterá a votación en el período parcial de sesiones de diciembre.

El fondo de capital riesgo europeo (FCRE) y el fondo de emprendimiento social europeo (FESE) son instrumentos de inversión colectivos que fueron armonizados a nivel de la Unión Europea (UE) en julio de 2013 por medio de dos Reglamentos: Reglamento (UE) n.º 345/2013 (FCRE) y Reglamento (UE) n.º 346/2013 (FESE). El Parlamento votará las propuestas de modificación de estos reglamentos durante su pleno de septiembre.

Las pequeñas y medianas empresas

Fichas temáticas sobre la EU 01-09-2017

Las microempresas y las pequeñas y medianas empresas (pymes) constituyen el 99 % de las empresas de la Unión. Crean dos de cada tres empleos del sector privado y contribuyen a más de la mitad del valor añadido total generado por las empresas en la Unión. Se han puesto en marcha diversos programas de acción de apoyo a las pymes, como la Small Business Act, Horizonte 2020 y COSME. Su objetivo es incrementar la competitividad de las pymes gracias a la investigación y la innovación y mejorar su acceso ...

This note explains the objectives of and main differences between the Minimum Requirement for own funds and Eligible Liabilities (MREL) under the BRRD framework and the Total Loss Absorbing Capacity (TLAC) standard developed globally by the Financial Stability Board (FSB). It also summarizes the issues arising from the need to implement the TLAC standard under EU law.

The Creative Europe programme (CE) – in operation since January 2014 – brings together the cultural and media programmes during the 2007-2013 programming period and is designed to support activities in the cultural and audiovisual sectors and to promote cross-sectoral synergies. With the aim of enhancing the competitiveness of the creative and cultural industries, Creative Europe was devised to help the creative and cultural industries and audiovisual sectors to better face the challenges of increasing ...

COSME is a programme of the European Union which supports enterprises (in facilitating access to finance, supporting internationalisation, creating an environment favourable to competitiveness, encouraging entrepreneurship) in order to help them grow and create jobs.

Barriers to SME growth in Europe

Briefing 26-05-2016

Small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs), which represent 99% of all businesses in the EU, play a pivotal role in its economy. Nevertheless, in comparison to larger firms, they often face significant obstacles – internal, administrative and financial – which affect them disproportionately. SMEs have been affected negatively by the economic crisis, which is manifested in a reduction in the sector's employment figures. The financial and sovereign debt crises have also had a negative impact on the ...

Prospectuses for investors

Briefing 10-05-2016

On 30 November 2015, the European Commission published a proposal for a regulation on prospectuses (legal documents that provide details about an investment offer in an easily analysable format) to replace Directive 2003/71/EC, as amended by Directives 2008/11/EC, 2010/73/EU and 2010/78/EU. The aims of the regulation are to contribute to further financial market integration and to improve investor protection in the European Union. The proposal broadens the scope of the legislation and introduces ...

The European Union has not yet fully recovered from the global financial and economic crisis. GDP growth rates have begun to increase only slowly, and in most EU Member States investment activity lags behind pre-crisis levels – indicating sizable investment gaps. In fact, gross fixed capital formation in the euro area has declined by 15% since 2007. In 2014, the European Investment Bank (EIB), the EU's public bank and largest multilateral lending institution, contributed financing of €80.3 billion ...

This Paper examines the role played by National Promotional Banks and Regional Promotional Banks in implementing EU SME financial instruments across EU-28, to examine how far they are already involved in implementing these instruments and in what capacity they help to strengthen access to finance for SMEs. The focus is on instruments implemented under shared management, as well as on those implemented under direct management by the European Commission and indirect management by the EIB and the EIF ...