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14.07.2015

EBC highlights the key political issues for construction SMEs with DG GROW’s new SME policy Director

Today EBC Secretary General Riccardo Viaggi met with the new SME policy and COSME Director in DG GROW Kristin Schreiber and the head of the SME Envoys’ Unit Costas Andropoulos. 

In the meeting EBC addressed the main political issues for construction SMEs, reminding that what is good for SMEs is good for construction:

  • The value of proper impact assessments and consultation exercises
  • The sector’s need for new skills and the role of apprenticeship in delivering them
  • The importance of promoting entrepreneurship in a sustainable way paving the way for fair competition
  • The main concerns and best practices regarding the implementation of the Late Payment Directive

In presenting EBC 25th Anniversary events taking place on 13 October 2015, he invited Ms. Schreiber and Mr. Andropoulos to represent DG GROW on that occasion.