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Mittelstand and the European Union

Since January 1st, 1993, the European Union and its single market guarantee the free movement of goods, services, capital and individuals. Though consider-able progress has been achieved in realising a common market, regulations and market environments in the member states are not fully harmonised yet – caus-ing barriers for trade and business activities in the EU.

Please find below our contributions (some are currently only available in German language).

Further information

Influence of administrative burdens on the cross-border posting of employees by SMEs in border regions

The EU's support measures for sustainable financing - implications for the Mittelstand

Key figures on import and export activities

Statistical data on SMEs in EU comparison

Statistical data on the digitization of SMEs in EU comparison

Determinants of SME financing across selected European countries

Firm goal systems: Do Mittelstand companies differ indeed from non-Mittelstand companies?

Reform of the Points of Single Contact (PSCs) – Inspirations from European good-practice

The German Mittelstand: Antithesis to the Silicon Valley entrepreneurship model?