Green Deal: Lights and Shadows for SMEs
The overarching strategy clearly offers opportunities, nevertheless some key actions very likely not SME-friendly
December 11th, 2019 – SMEunited supports the efforts of the Green Deal to push for equal engagement of the EU’s international partners to fight climate change as well as the actions boosting some of SMEs’ traditional markets, such as repair and refurbishing. However, a “wait and see” position is taken on other important aspects such as the instruments to increase the EU’s 2030 climate targets, the Sustainable Europe Investment Plan and the new Circular Economy package. Coordination with other key strategies – the SME Strategy and the Industrial strategy is crucial.
“The Green Deal must be a growth strategy aimed at the EU’s future competitiveness, allowing innovative, eco-friendly SMEs to develop the technologies needed to fight climate change inside and outside the EU and traditional and energy intensive SMEs to make a successful transition to more sustainable business models, while pushing for equal level of ambition worldwide!” reiterated President Rabmer-Koller following the Commission’s presentation of the Green Deal in front of the EP plenary.
Written by SME United
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