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1 The economic situation for SMEs: is the financial crisis behind? Gerhard Huemer Brussels, 28 May 2011

2 About UEAPME UEAPME is the European Craft and SME association: Representing 12 million SMEs from 35 Countries in Europe 84 European (branches) and national (horizontal) members UEAPME is one of the four European Social Partners UEAPME exists because  99.8% of all enterprises are SMEs  about 2/3 of private jobs are provided by SMEs 80% of legislation and regulations effecting SMEs come from Europe

3 Positive Business Climate Development, but increasing drift in Europe‘s economy

4 Construction sector hit hardest by economic crisis Manufactoring and business services recovered relative quick

5 Micro firms‘ employment more stable: The larger company, the higher variance in employment

6 Rue Jacques de Lalaing 4 B-1040 Brussels T: F: E: W: Thank you for your attention! More information on the SME Barometer can be found at: Gerhard Huemer


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