The European Single Market is by far the most important sales and procurement market for Mittelstand businesses. Its harmonised regulatory system reduces transaction costs and gives companies access to a larger overall market. The author explain in this background paper why the European Single Market and a European approach to SME policy could provide important impulses for a coordinated overcoming of the Covid 19-crisis and the shaping of the future beyond the current level.
IfM-Background-Paper | 2020 The corona pandemic as a chance for a forward-looking EU Mittelstand policy
Welter, F.; Wolter, H.-J., Holz, M. (2020): Die Corona-Pandemie als Chance für eine zukunftsweisende EU-Mittelstandspolitik, IfM Bonn: IfM-Hintergrundpapier, Bonn.