Small Businesses: Better policy support for EU’s job engine
With the onset of the economic crisis in 2008, a positive development of small and medium enterprises (SME) has come to a halt. Between 2002 and 2008, SMEs in the EU turned out to be the most important European Economy job engine. Selected key facts describing the national SME sector are provided. Member States have undertaken many relevant policy actions, but much more needs to be done.