SMEs become central to EU enterprise

Europe’s enterprise commissioner, Gunter Verheugen, hopes that a policy of ‘think global, act local’ can lift European economies and deliver on job-creation objectives.

3rd June, 2006

Europe’s enterprise commissioner, Gunter Verheugen, hopes that a policy of ‘think global, act local’ can lift European economies and deliver on job-creation objectives.

Six years ago, Europe’s national leaders recognised that something needed to be done about rising unemployment and slipping competitiveness, and adopted the ambitious Lisbon agenda.

In the past 18, months, however, most commissioners - including European Commission president Jose Manuel Barroso and vice president Verheugen -...

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