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1996-01-12 Brussels Belgium


12 Jan 1996, Brussels (Belgium), at founding congress, when constitution was adopted. Replaces H-XE1303 - European Independent Business Confederation (EIBC). Original title: Economic and Independent Business Association of the European People's Party (SME-UNION). A recognized association within F-XF6414 - 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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General Assembly (every 2 years). Political Bureau, comprising the Chairmen of national sections and the members of Presidency. Bureau, comprising President, Co-President, 4 Vice-Presidents, President for the SME Circle, Treasurer, Co-Treasurer and 3 members. Other officers: Honorary President; Secretary General. National Sections.

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UN Sustainable Development Goals **

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



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