Tag Archives: European Commission

The tools to thrive: providing effective support to SME globetrotters

Providing support to SMEs has been a long-standing policy of the European Union, particularly helping them to establish businesses and succeed overseas.

What can you do? Opportunities and challenges for European SMEs

  There have been many changes in the Chinese economy over the past decade.

Thinking small: EU SME Policy

  Small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) collectively accounting for over 99 per cent of all enterprises and creating 85 per cent of all the new jobs in the last five years.

Where do we go from here? The future of EU-China relations

  It’s time for a re-set of the European Union’s (EU’s) messy and frequently mismanaged relations with China.

Show me the money: Financing for EU SMEs in China

  A perennial challenge for SMEs is access to financing, a problem that is particularly prevalent in China according to European companies operating here.

Who’s who in the European Commission?

The low down on three more figures from the new European Commission: Frans Timmermans, Cecilia Malmström and Elżbieta Bieńkowska

A climate of change

On the eve of the launch of their Beijing office, Interel’s global CEO Fredrik Lofthagen briefed the Chamber’s Energy Working Group on the changing energy policy in the new European Commission and parliament.

Who’s who in the European Commission?

In the first of this ‘Who’s who?’ series, Jules Meunier, Business Manager in the Shanghai Chapter, introduces Jean-Claude Juncker, Federica Mogherini and Miguel Arias Cañete. Jean-Claude Juncker Position: President of the European Commission Age: 61 Nationality: Luxembourg Party: European People’s Party (centre-right) President Juncker is…

Emission impossible?

Besides laying out impressive economic reforms, last year’s Third Plenum Decision also underlined the importance of China’s environment and how the country’s ongoing economic development must not be to its detriment. While China’s economy was still growing in the double-digits, the damage this caused to…