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EU – Greece: Fund Influx for Small and Medium-sized Enterprises (SMEs)

(GREEK NEWS AGENDA)        The European Commission has a set of measures to help finance innovative and growing small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs).  On January 20, the European Commission and the Greek Foreign Ministry’s Special Secretariat for the Development of International Programmes held the “EU Finance Day for SMEs” in Athens on January 20. Addressing the event attended by more than 500 participants, Foreign Minister Dora Bakoyannis stressed that “Access to finance is a crucial issue for Greek SMEs. In times of recession, we see new opportunities and are obliged to back innovation and entrepreneurship.” 
Speakers’ powerpoint presentations can be found at the Special Secretariat’s website; European Commission-Entreprise & Industry: About EU Finance Day for SMEs 
Ministry of Economy and Finance: SMEs NSRF funding & SMEs funding through the Credit Guarantee Fund for Small and Very Small Enterprises (TEMPME SA); Greek News Agenda: Stimulus for SMEs  European Commission- Enterprise & Industry: European Portal for SMEs; Europe’s Information Society: Competitiveness & Innovation Framework Programme; European Investment Bank: European Investment Fund