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12 Jan 1996, Brussels (Belgium), at founding congress, when constitution was adopted. Replaces European Independent Business Confederation (EIBC). Original title: Economic and Independent Business Association of the European People's Party (SME-UNION). A recognized association within European People's Party (EPP). Also referred to as Small and Medium Sized Business and Economic Association of the European People's Party (SME Union EPP) -- Association européenne des petites et moyennes entreprises du PPE (PME-Union) -- Europäische Mittelstands- und Wirtschaftsvereinigung der EVP (EMWV). Ceased to exist, 2012.


Promote and support the interests of small and medium sized enterprises.

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As a recognized association within EPP, makes an important contribution to EPP's work on economic policy and the policy on small and medium-sized enterprises, so providing the requisite political momentum, coordination and publicity for the interests of small and medium-sized businesses. Set up: European Enterprise Institute (EEI).


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Subjects *

  • Society
    • People
  • Commerce
    • Business Enterprises
  • Government
    • Political Parties
  • Economics
    • Economic

UN Sustainable Development Goals **

GOAL 8: Decent Work and Economic GrowthGOAL 10: Reduced InequalityGOAL 12: Responsible Consumption and Production



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