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November EU Social Partners’ Joint Statement for Gothenburg Summit
October UEAPME letter to the new President of the CoR
October Joint Letter to MEPs on Article 10 e-Privacy Regulation
October The Future of Europe - The scenario of Crafts and SMEs
September UEAPME reflection on the European Pillar of Social Rights
September UEAPME position on Building the European Data Economy
September Joint industry statement on European Accessibility Act
September UEAPME letter to President Juncker on Future of EU
July UEAPME position on services card proposal
July UEAPME position on mid-term review of Horizon 2020 and on FP9
July UEAPME response on a possible revision of the Road Transport Working Time Directive
July UEAPME position paper on insolvency
July UEAPME position on Work-life Balance Directive
July Business End Users’ letter to EPC on remittance information
June UEAPME position paper on VAT SME Scheme
June UEAPME reply to first phase consultation on Access to Social Protection
June UEAPME reply to 1st stage consultation Written Statement Directive
June UEAPME position on a Reformed Cohesion Policy Post 2020
June UEAPME note on a directive on proportionality tests
June UEAPME letter to Permanent Representations on Digital Content
June UEAPME position on the Energy Performance of Buildings Directive
June SMEs’ concerns on the Proposal for Directive on certain aspects concerning contracts for the supply of digital content
June Joint Declaration - An Ambitious FP9 Strengthening Europe’s Industrial Leadership
June UEAPME position on Modernisation of EU OSH Legislation and Policy
May UEAPME position paper on Revised Renewable Directive
May UEAPME position paper on a revised Energy Efficiency Directive
April UEAPME position on the Coordination of Social Security Systems
April UEAPME position on VAT reverse charge
March EU Social Partners’ Joint Statement on the occasion of 60th anniversary of the Treaties of Rome
March UEAPME assessment of amendments on sale of tangible goods proposal
March UEAPME position on the VAT for e-commerce package
March Joint letter on the impact of proportionality in the CRR-CRD IV review
March UEAPME Transport Forum position on Social Legislation
February UEAPME Position on Thun Report on Geo-blocking
February UEAPME letter to Maltese Presidency on Waste Revision
February UEAPME Transport Forum Position on access to the occupation of road transport operator and to the international road haulage market
February UEAPME Transport Forum position on Eurovignette
January UEAPME letter to MEP Krehl on ESIF report
January Joint EU private employers’ statement on the Pillar of Social Rights
January Joint UEAPME-AECM position on EU mid-term review of financial instruments
January UEAPME views on main issues raised by REACH Refit Consultation
January Joint Employers letter to EP on carcinogens.pdf
January UEAPME proposals on EU guidlines for food donation and food measurements
January UEAPME position paper on Europass
January UEAPME Amendments on the Tangible Goods Proposal
December Opinion of the ACVT addressed to the EC on A Shared Vision for Quality and Effective Apprenticeships and Work-Based Learning
December UEAPME Transport Forum Position on Hired Vehicles
December UEAPME-Hotrec policy proposals to boost job creation in the tourism sector.pdf
November UEAPME-EUROCHAMBRES Joint letter to Council on Geoblocking
November Joint statement on IORP II outcome
November UEAPME position the EU Pillar of Social Rights
November UEAPME letter to EIF on REACH registration deadline
November UEAPME position on ‘A New Skills Agenda for Europe’
October UEAPME position on establishing a Skills Guarantee
October UEAPME Position on EU Electronic Toll Service
October UEAPME letter to EC & ECHA on Guidance on substances in articles
October UEAPME position on the VAT Action Plan
October Statement of the European Social Partners ahead of Tripartite Social Summit
October UEAPME note on posting of workers
September Joint letter to Presidency of the Council on Energy Efficiency Labelling Regulation
September UEAPME position on challenges of work-life balance
September UEAPME position on the revision of the Blue Card Directive
September Joint UEAPME-EUROCHAMBRES letter to Competitiveness Council on Unified Patent Court Agreement
September UEAPME Food Forum position on the reduction of acrylamide in food
July UEAPME position on revision of the waste directive on food
July UEAPME position on the Start Up Initiative
July UEAPME position on the Services Passport
July UEAPME position on certain aspects of contracts for digital content
July UEAPME position on revision of Carcinogens and Mutagens Directive
July UEAPME position on certain aspects of online and other distance sales of goods
July UEAPME position on an efficient insolvency framework within the EU
June UEAPME position on the mandatory transparency register
June UEAPME letter to ECHA & EC on operation of REACH and CLP
May UEAPME letter to VP Timmermans on stakeholder consultations
April UEAPME position paper on enforcement of intellectual property rights
April UEAPME position on establishing dumping-subsidisation in trade with China
April UEAPME position on non-binding guidelines for non-financial information
April Joint Declaration on a horizontal EU SME policy – SME Round Table
April UEAPME letter to Basel Committee on retail and SME loans
March UEAPME Position Paper on the EU action plan for the Circular Economy
March EU Social Partners letter to President Juncker on posting of workers directive
March UEAPME position on Blue Card Revision
February UEAPME position on EU legal migration policies and revision of the Blue Card
February UEAPME position paper on National Competition Authorities
February UEAPME contribution to New Skills Agenda for Europe
January UEAPME position on claims related to cosmetic products
January UEAPME reply to consultation on Work Life Balance
December UEAPME position paper on Geoblocking
December UEAPME position on platforms and sharing economy
December UEAPME position on mediation in civil and commercial matters
December UEAPME adheres to the 20+20 Barcelona Declaration
December UEAPME letter to EC on online sale of tangible goods
November Cross-industry recommendations for better regulation in chemicals management
November Joint position on CMU: Improving access to finance for all SMEs
November UEAPME position on Long Term Unemployment
November UEAPME position on EC proposal for Energy Efficiency Labelling regulation
November We need a renewed and strengthened EU policy for Crafts and SMEs
November UEAPME letter to SME-Intergroup on Health & Safety
November UEAPME position on SMEs and climate change mitigation
October ESIF: UEAPME proposals for SMEs and micro enterprises
October UEAPME-EBC letter to Calleja on Circular Economy
October UEAPME position paper on the draft guidance on HACCP
September A reviewed and revised new EU policy for craft and SMEs
September UEAPME position on Digital Single Market Strategy
September Letter on SME Credit Information
September UEAPME position on cross-border parcel delivery
September UEAPME position on online purchases of digital content and tangible goods
September Joint position on Data Protection Regulation
July Joint letter to Commissioner Bienkowska on Energy Labelling Directive
July UEAPME position on the rules of court fees and recoverable costs
July UEAPME reply to the Public Consultation “Towards a new European Neighbourhood Policy”
July UEAPME position on a proposal for a Directive on single-member private limited liability companies
June UEAPME reply to 1st phase consultation of Social Partners on information and consultation of workers
June UEAPME reply to the EC questionnaire on the online sale of Tangible Goods
May UEAPME framework position on Sustainable Development and SMEs
May Joint letter to Commissioner Hill on a Capital Markets Union
May UEAPME reply on REACH authorisation application procedure
May UEAPME reply to survey on General Food Law (GFL)
May Joint letter to Commissioner Hill on Basel review
April UEAPME Reply to the Green Paper Consultation on a Capital Market Union
April Joint letter to President Juncker on the Small Business Act
March Banking Structural Reform may not endanger provision of services needed by SMEs
March UEAPME Evaluation of Regulation 1071/2009 and 1072/2009
March Cross-industry recommendations for better regulation in chemicals management
March UEAPME answer to the Public Consultation on Patents and Standards
March UEAPME reply to Working Time Consultation
March UEAPME comments on EFSI regulation
February IFRA, UEAPME, COSMEBIO position on fragrance allergens within Reg EC No. 1223/2009
January Letter to EC on Biocides Regulation deadline restrictions
January UEAPME Position Paper on Small Business Act
January UEAPME Position Paper on Commercial Agents
January UEAPME Position Paper on Safety Tourism accommodation
January REACH - Industry views on the DU notification for authorised uses
December UEAPME position on the Proposal for a Directive amending different waste directives
November EACB-UEAPME Joint Letter on SMEs and Co-operative Banks
November Note to President Juncker: The Jobs, Growth and Investment Package should also aim to create jobs, foster growth and attract investment in SMEs
November Joint Letter: Trilogue negotiation on Interchange fees for card-based payment transactions
November UEAPME position on geographical indication protection to non-agricultural products
October MIF Regulation: Payment users call for transparent card fees
October UEAPME’s reply to the public consultation on the Europe 2020 Strategy
September Joint Statement of business organisations "Competitiveness First"
September UEAPME Position Paper on Corporate Social Responsibility
September UEAPME Position Paper on Combined Transport
July SMEs mean jobs and growth - Crafts and SMEs 2020
July UEAPME position on EU Strategic Framework on Health & Safety at work
July Stakeholder Alliance joint position paper on MIF
June UEAPME Position on 2030 Framework Energy Climate 2014
June UEAPME position paper on the Stakeholder Consultation on HACCP
April UEAPME replies to the Consultation on the review of progress towards the 2020 Energy Efficiency objective and a 2030 energy efficiency policy framework
April UEAPME position on the EC Public Consultation a European Area of Skills and Qualifications
April UEAPME position on the Discussion Paper on the REFIT Fitness Check of Regulation (EU) N° 178/2002 and proposal for a study
April UEAPME position on the Revision of the EU Waste Policy and Legislation
March UEAPME position on EU Quality Framework for anticipation of change and restructuring
March UEAPME position consumer information about furniture product characteristics
March UEAPME position on ‘Food Sustainability’
March UEAPME position on the public consultation on the review of the EU copyright rules
February UEAPME position on the Commission proposal for a Council Recommendation on a Quality Framework for Traineeships
February UEAPME reply to the 2nd stage consultation of Social Partners on enhancing EU cooperation in the prevention and deterrence of undeclared work
February UEAPME position on the Commission proposal of a directive on the protection of undisclosed know-how and business information (trade secrets)
February UEAPME reply to the second consultation “draft General Block Exemption Regulation on State aid”
February UEAPME position on a European Small Claims Procedure
February UEAPME Position Paper on proposal of a “Standard VAT Return”
February UEAPME position on a regulation on official food controls
January UEAPME comments on the workshop improving consumer information for online digital products
January UEAPME Position Paper on Packaging and Packaging Waste to reduce carrier bags
January UEAPME Position Paper on Social Dimension of EMU
December UEAPME Position on the Public Consultation on a new European approach to business failure and insolvency
November UEAPME EuroCommerce Joint Statement on Review of the F-gases Regulation
November European Payment Users Alliance Joint Stakeholders Statement on Payments Package
November UEAPME comments on the prolongation of the General Block Exemption Regulation on State aid (EC) No 800/2008
October UEAPME position on the ongoing Trialogue negotiations on the Proposal for a Regulation on Fluorinated Greenhouse Gases
October Proposals to guide the way forward for a strengthened cooperation between the Commission’s education and training services and the European social partners in the field
September UEAPME reply to the EC consultation of Social Partners on enhancing EU cooperation in the prevention and deterrence of undeclared work
September UEAPME Position on Discussion Paper “Ideas for a new policy following the 5-year anniversary of the SBA”
September UEAPME Memorandum for the Up-coming Elections of the European Parliament 2014
September UEAPME Position Paper on Posting of Workers
September Remarques et propositions d’amendements sur la proposition de règlement modifiant le règlement sur la marque communautaire
September UEAPME comments on the “2nd draft of a Commission Regulation on de-minimis aid”
July UEAPME Position Paper on freedom of movement for workers
July UEAPME Assessment of the new Public Procurement Directive
July UEAPME replies to Green Paper on 2030 framework
July UEAPME replies to the Green Paper on the 2030 Framework for Climate and Energy Policies
July UEAPME Position Paper on EC Proposal on Trade Defence Instruments
July UEAPME paper contribution of Crafts and SMEs to apprenticeships
July UEAPME Position Paper on the “draft General Block Exemption Regulation on State aid”
June UEAPME Position Paper on the Public Consultation on a European Small Claims Procedure
May UEAPME Position Paper on the draft Commission Regulation on de-minimis aid
May UEAPME Position Paper on the REACH Review
April UEAPME Position Paper on the current implementation of the European tools EQAVET, EQF, ECVET
April UEAPME Position Paper on CESL Draft Report
April UEAPME Position Paper on Civil Enforcement of Intellectual Property Rights
March UEAPME position on the Proposal for a Regulation on Fluorinated Greenhouse Gases
March Industry’s views on the Roadmap on Substances of Very High Concern
March UEAPME position on the protection of Business and Research Know-How
March UEAPME position on the EC communication "Moving Youth into Employment"
February UEAPME comments on the “draft guidelines on regional State aid for 2014-2020”
February Data protection: UEAPME assessment of the vote in the European Parliament’s ITRE Committee on 20 February 2013
February UEAPME position on the "Youth Guarantee"
February UEAPME demands for the "Trialogue" talks on the Public Procurement Directive
February UEAPME Amendments to the Commission’s Proposal on the General Union Environment Action Programme
February UEAPME/HOTREC joint position on the General Data Protection Regulation
January UEAPME position on the EU Commission’s proposal to introduce a quick reaction mechanism for fighting VAT fraud
January UEAPME reply to the European Commission Consultation paper “Review of existing legislation on VAT reduced rates”
December UEAPME position on the top 10 most burdensome legislative acts for SMEs
December UEAPME reply to the European Commission’s consultation on the future of transnational company agreements
November UEAPME position on a proposal for a Council Recommendation on the validation of non-formal and informal learning
November Updated UEAPME position on the Common European Sales Law
November UEAPME position on collective managements of copyright and related rights and multi-territorial licensing of rights in musical works for online uses in the internal market
November UEAPME arguments for the rejection of IMCO amendment 16 and the Council general approach on 30/5/2012 on the proposal for a directive for consumer ADR
October UEAPME proposals for a renewed Enterprise Europe Network (EEN)
October Make or break: an SME to do list for the months ahead
August UEAPME position on the "partnership principle" in the new cohesion policy
July UEAPME position on the review of the Europe 2020 flagship initiative on industrial policy
July Payment Systems End Users Committee: letter to DG Markt and ECB on SEPA Council / stakeholder representation
July UEAPME position on the modernisation of trade defence instruments
July UEAPME position on the proposal for an enforcement directive on posting of workers
July UEAPME position on a Quality Framework for Traineeships
July UEAPME demands a European Growth Pact, which is coherent with the Fiscal Compact and integrates the needed Structural Reforms
July L’UEAPME demande un Pacte Européen de Croissance, cohérent avec le pacte budgétaire et intégrant les réformes structurelles nécessaires
July UEAPME verlangt einen europäischen Wachstumspakt, der mit dem Fiskalvertrag kohärent ist und die notwendigen Strukturreformen beinhaltet
July UEAPME richiede un Patto Europeo per la Crescita che sia coerente con il “Fiscal Compact” e che integri le necessarie riforme strutturali
July UEAPME Position Paper on the Future of the European Insolvency Law
July UEAPME position on the scope of the Package Travel Directive
June SMEs’ perspectives on a “European Growth Pact” - letter to Presidents Van Rompuy, Thorning-Schmidt and Barroso
June UEAPME position on nutrient profiling
May UEAPME position on the future of European Company Law
May UEAPME position on the revision of the directive on the recognition of professional qualifications
May UEAPME position on the Regulation on consumer ODR and on the Directive on consumer ADR
April UEAPME position on the proposal for a General Data Protection Regulation
April UEAPME position on the proposal of the European Commission on Public Procurement
March UEAPME reply to the Green Paper on “Restructuring and anticipation of change: what lessons from recent experience?”
March UEAPME position on the future Innovation and R&D Programme Horizon 2020
March UEAPME position on the legislative proposals for laying down common provisions on the European Structural Funds for 2014-2020
January UEAPME position on "Erasmus for all"
January UEAPME position on the EC report “Minimising regulatory burden for SMEs – Adapting EU regulation to the needs of micro-enterprises”
January UEAPME position on a Common Sales Law for the European Union (general remarks)
January UEAPME position on a Common Sales Law for the European Union (specific remarks)
November UEAPME position on the Basel III Implementation – CRD IV and CRR
November UEAPME Opinion on the Implementation of the European Tools EQF, ECVET, EQAVET
November UEAPME reflections on the discussion paper “Review of Sustainable Consumption and Production / Sustainable Industrial Policy Action Plan”
November UEAPME comments on the State aid package on Services of General Economic Interest (SGEI)
October UEAPME position on the Consultation Paper “Implementation of the European Tourism Quality Label”
October UEAPME position on the proposal for a directive on the minimum health and safety requirements regarding the exposure to electromagnetic fields
October UEAPME position paper on the Energy Efficiency Directive – COM (2011) 370 final
September UEAPME comments on the proposal for a SBIR type programme to support research and innovation in SMEs
September UEAPME reply to the first stage consultation of social partners on the possible review of Directive 2001/86/EC supplementing the Statute for a European Company with regard to the involvement of employees
September UEAPME position on the Green Paper “Modernising the Professional Qualifications Directive”
July UEAPME position on the Green Paper “The EU corporate governance framework”
July UEAPME position on the consultation document “Small Business, Big World – a new partnership to help SMEs seize global opportunities”.
July UEAPME position on the feasibility study of the Expert Group on European Contract Law
June UEAPME comments regarding the Commission’s Staff Working Paper on the development of benchmarks on education and training for employability and on learning mobility
June UEAPME opinion on the European Globalisation Adjustment Fund: crisis derogations and future of the instrument
June UEAPME position on the impact of direct sales on SMEs
June UEAPME answer to the consultation “Towards a Coherent European Approach on Collective Redress”
May UEAPME position on the European Commission’s Green Paper on “Less bureaucracy for citizens: promoting free movement of public documents and recognition of the effects of civil status records”
May UEAPME position on the use of alternative dispute resolutions (ADR) as a means to resolve disputes related to commercial transactions and practices in the EU
May UEAPME position on the “Digital Agenda for Europe: Electronic identification, authentication and signatures in the European digital single market”
May UEAPME’s reply to the green paper consultation on a “Common Strategic Framework for EU Research and Innovation funding”
May UEAPME comments on the evaluation of the European Commission on the preparation of the future (post-2013) EU Consumer Policy Strategy and Programme
April UEAPME reply to the consultation on the modernisation of EU public procurement policy
April Evaluation of the Ecodesign Directive - UEAPME Response to the Online Questionnaire
March UEAPME’s first reflections on the upcoming revision of the Sustainable Consumption and Production Action Plan
March UEAPME reply to the second-phase consultation of the social partners on the revision of the Working Time Directive
March UEAPME reply to the consultation by DG Internal Market and Services on the Professional Qualifications Directive
March UEAPME position on the Communication of the European Commission “Towards a Single Market Act”
March UEAPME position on the disclosure of non-financial information by companies
February UEAPME position on the Green Paper on the attachment of bank accounts
February UEAPME position on the next generation of European SME Finance Programmes
February UEAPME response to the EC second stage consultation on classification, labelling and packaging of substances and mixtures
February UEAPME position on the fifth report on economic, social and territorial cohesion: the future of cohesion policy
February UEAPME position on the proposal for a Directive on the conditions of entry and residence of third-country nationals in the framework of an intra-corporate transfer
January UEAPME position on the European Commission’s Green Paper towards a European Contract Law
January UEAPME position on the Communication of the European Commission on innovation and regional policy
January UEAPME response to the Commission communication and to the impact study on the common agricultural policy up to 2020
January UEAPME response to the public consultation on the common agricultural policy up to 2020
January UEAPME’s position on the Communication of the European Commission on the Innovation Union
January UEAPME’s first orientations for a new and more innovation focused framework programme for Research and Development (FP 8)
January UEAPME position on a comprehensive approach on personal data protection in the European Union
Dec 2010 UEAPME position on the Green Paper on “Audit Policy: Lessons from the Crisis”
Dec 2010 UEAPME position on the proposal for a Directive on the conditions of entry and residence of third-country nationals for the purpose of seasonal employment
Nov 2010 UEAPME position on Countercyclical Capital Buffer
Nov 2010 UEAPME reply to the EC Green Paper towards adequate, sustainable and safe European pension systems
Nov 2010 UEAPME position on the future of electronic commerce in the internal market and the implementation of the Directive on electronic commerce
Oct 2010 UEAPME comments on the new Basel III capital requirements for banks
Oct 2010 Paving the way out of the crisis: UEAPME priorities for the Hungarian Presidency
Oct 2010 UEAPME position on the proposal for a Directive on Consumer Rights and on the draft report of the Internal Market and Consumer Protection Committee of the European Parliament
Oct 2010 UEAPME position on the governance process of the Europe 2020 Strategy
Sep 2010 UEAPME’s views on SMEs and Sustainable Development in the current economic and environmental context
Aug 2010 UEAPME position on "smart regulation"
Jul 2010 UEAPME position on the General Product Safety Legislative Initiative
Jul 2010 UEAPME position on the review of the “Small Business Act for Europe”
Jul 2010 Craft and SME priorities for the new R&D and Innovation Strategy
Jul 2010 UEAPME position on the draft report on the Directive on Consumer Rights in the Internal Market and Consumer Rights Committee of the European Parliament
Jul 2010 UEAPME reply to the second stage consultation of the European Social Partners on the protection of workers from the risks related to exposure to electromagnetic fields
Apr 2010 UEAPME reply to the EC consultation on IFRS for SMEs
Apr 2010 UEAPME reply to the public consultation on the Capital Requirements Directive
Apr 2010 UEAPME position on the upcoming revision of the Environmental Technologies Action Plan (ETAP) and towards the Eco-Innovation Action Plan
Apr 2010 Updated UEAPME position on the proposal for a Directive on Consumer Rights
Mar 2010 UEAPME proposals for simplification measures of the administrative rules and the financial management of structural funds
Mar 2010 UEAPME’s position for the second reading of the Proposal for a Directive on Industrial Emissions
Mar 2010 UEAPME’s comments on the discussion document “A new framework for the tourism policy in the EU”
Mar 2010 UEAPME position on the Council Regulation 44/2001 on jurisdiction and the recognition and enforcement of judgements in civil and commercial matters
Feb 2010 UEAPME position on the review of the Package Travel Directive
Jan 2010 UEAPME reply to the EC first stage consultation on the promotion and validation of non-formal and informal learning
Jan 2010 UEAPME response to the EC first stage consultation on classification, labelling and packaging of substances and mixtures
Jan 2010 UEAPME comments on the future “EU 2020 Strategy”
Jan 2010 UEAPME position on the European Employment Strategy post 2010
Dec 2009 UEAPME position on the legal framework for fundamental rights to protection of personal data
Dec 2009 UEAPME response to the Committee of the Regions’ White Paper on “Multilevel Governance”
Dec 2009 UEAPME position on the EC “Review of the Financial Regulation”
Dec 2009 European Craft and SME Policy 2010 – 2014: Towards Growth, Prosperity and Stability
Dec 2009 UEAPME comments on the proposal for a Regulation concerning the placing on the market and use of biocidal products
Nov 2009 UEAPME’s position on the impact of climate change on employment
Nov 2009 UEAPME’s position paper on the proposal by the European Commission for a Council Recommendation on smoke-free environments
Oct 2009 UEAPME’s position on the International Agreement to be negotiated at the UN Climate Change Conference in Copenhagen
Oct 2009 UEAPME position on the review of competition rules applicable to vertical agreements
Oct 2009 UEAPME reply to the Green Paper "Promoting the learning mobility of young people"
Oct 2009 UEAPME position paper on a strategic framework for European cooperation in education and training 2020
Oct 2009 UEAPME position on the problems for SMEs arising from the implementation of REACH after two years
Sep 2009 Acting now to trigger a new start – UEAPME memorandum to the European Parliament for its first year in office
Sep 2009 UEAPME response to the European Commission’s first consultation of the social partners under Article 138 of the EC Treaty on the protection of workers from the risks related to exposure to electromagnetic fields at work
Sep 2009 UEAPME’s position paper on the Commission’s proposal on the late payments directive (recast)
Aug 2009 UEAPME’s position on the recasting of the WEEE and RoHS Directives
Jul 2009 UEAPME’s contribution to stakeholders’ consultation on administrative burdens due to EU environmental legislation
Jul 2009 UEAPME answer to the consultation on consumer collective redress
Jun 2009 UEAPME position paper on the EC Communication "A shared commitment for employment"
Jun 2009 UEAPME answer to the call for evidence on the review of the Market Abuse Directive
Jun 2009 UEAPME position on the consultation paper “Cutting Accounting Burden for Small Business / Review of the Accounting Directives”
Jun 2009 Restoring confidence for a new start: UEAPME priorities for the Swedish Presidency
May 2009 UEAPME contribution to the Extraordinary Employment Summit
Apr 2009 Think and act "small first": four actions to get out of the crisis
Mar 2009 UEAPME position on the recast of the Energy Performance of Buildings Directive
Mar 2009 UEAPME reply to the European Parliament’s questionnaire on consumer rights
Mar 2009 UEAPME’s amendments to the Proposal for a Directive Establishing a Framework for the Setting of Ecodesign Requirements for Energy-Related Products (Recommendations to the Council of the European Union)
Mar 2009 UEAPME answer to the consultation on consumer collective redress
Feb 2009 UEAPME position on the EC communication "New skills for new jobs"
Feb 2009 National recovery plans from an SME perspective: a short summary
Feb 2009 UEAPME position paper on the Green paper on Territorial Cohesion
Feb 2009 UEAPME response to the first stage consultation of the Social Partners on the protection of workers from risks related to exposure to environmental tobacco smoke at the workplace
Jan 2009 UEAPME Position on the proposal for a Directive on Consumer Rights
Jan 2009 Proposal for a Directive Establishing a Framework for the Setting of Ecodesign Requirements for Energy-Related Products (Proposal for Amendments and Comments to the European Parliament)
Dec 2008 UEAPME comments on "Completing SEPA: a framework for action 2009-2012"
Dec 2008 UEAPME comments on the temporary framework for State aid measures to support access to finance in the current financial and economic crisis
Dec 2008 UEAPME priorities for the Czech Presidency
Dec 2008 UEAPME Memorandum to the European Parliament for the upcoming elections
Nov 2008 UEAPME assessment of the implementation of Recommendation 2003/361/EC on the definition of micro, small and medium-sized enterprises by Member States
Nov 2008 UEAPME position paper on the EC proposal for a directive on implementing the principle of equal treatment between persons
Nov 2008 UEAPME position paper on the new directive on self-employed and assisting spouses
Nov 2008 UEAPME position paper on the revision of the directive on the safety and health at work of pregnant workers (92/85/CE)
Nov 2008 UEAPME Position Paper on the Communication on Green public Procurement (GPP)
Nov 2008 UEAPME Position Paper on the Proposal for an amendment of the Eco-design Directive
Nov 2008 UEAPME Position Paper on the Sustainable Consumption and Production Action Plan (SCP)
Nov 2008 UEAPME position on the revision of the Eco-label Regulation
Nov 2008 UEAPME reply to the Consultation of the European social partners for a review of the implementation of the Commission Communication and Decision of 20 May 1998
Nov 2008 UEAPME position paper regarding the proposal for an Industrial Emissions Directive
Nov 2008 UEAPME’s views on the revision of the EMAS Regulation 76/2001
Nov 2008 UEAPME Position on the “Eurovignette” Directive
Oct 2008 UEAPME Resolution on Vocational Education and Training and Mobility of apprentices and young people in initial VET
Oct 2008 UEAPME Position on the European Private Company
Sep 2008 UEAPME position paper on the second stage consultation of social partners on the review of Directive 86/613/EEC on the application of the principle of equal treatment between men and women engaged in an activity, including agriculture, in a self-employed capacity, and on the protection of selfemployed women during pregnancy and motherhood
Sep 2008 Small Business Act for Europe: UEAPME proposal for a specific Inter-Institutional Agreement
Aug 2008 UEAPME Comments on the Commission Evaluation report on the operation of Regulation (EC) 1400/2002 concerning motor vehicle distribution and servicing (DE)
Aug 2008 UEAPME Comments on the Commission Evaluation report on the operation of Regulation (EC) 1400/2002 concerning motor vehicle distribution and servicing (EN)
Aug 2008 UEAPME Comments on the Commission Evaluation report on the operation of Regulation (EC) 1400/2002 concerning motor vehicle distribution and servicing (IT)
Aug 2008 UEAPME position on the EC White Paper on damages actions for breach of antitrust rules
Jul 2008 UEAPME preliminary Position Paper on the Draft Impact Assessment Guidelines
Jul 2008 Informal Competitiveness Council: speaking notes of Secretary General Andrea Benassi on the Small Business Act
Jul 2008 UEAPME’s position paper on the proposal for a Directive on Industrial Emissions
Jun 2008 UEAPME position on the proposal for a Recommendation by the European Commission on the “European Quality Assurance Reference Framework for Vocational Education and Training” (EQARF)
Jun 2008 Joint cross-industry paper: European ecolabel scheme threatened by failure to take account of scientific assessment
Jun 2008 "Les attentes de l’Artisanat et des PME en vue de la Présidence française de l’Union européenne"
Jun 2008 UEAPME’s Position on the Globally Harmonised System (GHS)
May 2008 UEAPME position on the European Credit System for Vocational Education and Training (ECVET)
Apr 2008 Revision of Waste Framework Directive 75/442/EEC, 2st reading: UEAPME indications of vote on the Position on the draft recommendation for second reading Caroline Jackson and tabled amendments proposed by MEPs (Vote in the ENVI Committee on 8th April 2008)
Mar 2008 UEAPME response to the European Commission’s questionnaire on the Small Business Act for Europe
Mar 2008 UEAPME comments on the Draft General Block exemption Regulation (revised version February 2008)
Mar 2008 UEAPME comments on the 2nd draft of a Commission Notice on State aid in form of guarantees (Version 21 February 2008)
Mar 2008 UEAPME position paper on the proposal for a directive on the conditions of entry and residence of third-country nationals for the purpose of highly qualified employment
Mar 2008 UEAPME comments on the first draft of the EIB “Findings and conclusions” of the SME Consultation 2007/2008
Mar 2008 UEAPME proposals for simplification
Mar 2008 UEAPME comments on the first draft of the EIB “Findings and conclusions” of the SME Consultation 2007/2008
Feb 2008 UEAPME reply to the Commission’s 2nd consultation to promote the active inclusion of the people furthest from the labour market
Jan 2008 UEAPME response to the second stage consultation of the Social Partners on protecting EU healthcare workers from blood-borne infections resulting from needlestick injuries
Jan 2008 UEAPME concept paper on the mobility of apprentices and young people in initial vocational training
Jan 2008 UEAPME response to the European Commission’s consultation “Growing regions, growing Europe”
Dec 2007 Les attentes de l’UEAPME par rapport à la proposition du « Small Business Act » européen
Dec 2007 UEAPME expectations on the proposal for a European Small Business Act
Dec 2007 UEAPME position on the new Employment Guidelines 2008-2010
Dec 2007 UEAPME position paper on the proposal for a directive on a single application procedure for a single permit for third-country nationals to reside and work in the territory of a Member State and on a common set of rights for third country workers legally residing in a Member State
Dec 2007 UEAPME position paper on the Draft 2008 joint progress report on the implementation of the Education & Training 2010 work programme
Dec 2007 UEAPME position on the Doorstep Selling Directive (85/577/EEC)
Nov 2007 UEAPME position paper on the EC Communication "Stepping up the fight against undeclared work"
Nov 2007 UEAPME’s reaction to the Green Paper "Adapting to climate change in europe"
Nov 2007 UEAPME’s response to the Consultation on a possible European Private Company (EPC) Statute
Nov 2007 UEAPME considerations on the upcoming Sustainable Consumption and Production (SCP) action plan
Oct 2007 UEAPME’s position paper on the Communication from the Commission on a simplified business environment for companies in the areas of company law, accounting and auditing
Oct 2007 UEAPME comments on the draft Community Guidelines on State Aid for Environmental Protection (Version from 5 October 2007)
Oct 2007 UEAPME comments on “Energising Europe: A real market with secure supply”, the third legislative package on energy markets
Oct 2007 "Key challenges facing European labour markets: a joint analysis of European Social Partners": full version
Oct 2007 "Key challenges facing European labour markets: a joint analysis of European Social Partners": conclusions and recommendations
Oct 2007 Crafts and SMEs: keys for the success of urban policy
Oct 2007 UEAPME comments on the Draft General Block exemption Regulation (2007/C 210/10)
Oct 2007 Overview of the problems faced by micro and small businesses when applying the concept of eco-efficiency, including energy efficiency (updated)
Oct 2007 UEAPME comments on the EC Consultation Document on State aid in form of guarantees
Sep 2007 UEAPME position paper on the proposal for an EU directive for sanctioning employers employing illegal immigrants
Sep 2007 UEAPME Position on the EC Communication "Towards Common Principles of Flexicurity: More and better jobs through flexibility and security"
Aug 2007 UEAPME’s reply to the first phase of the consultation concerning cross border transfers of undertakings
Jul 2007 UEAPME Comments on the initiative from DG Environment on Green Public Procurement (GPP)
Jul 2007 UEAPME’s response to the second stage consultation of the European Social Partners on “the reconciliation of professional, private and family life”
Jul 2007 UEAPME Policy message to the Portuguese Presidency: Unleash the growth and employment potential of Europe’s Crafts and SMEs
Jul 2007 UEAPME considerations on the Breyer report on the proposal for a Regulation concerning the placing of Plant Protection Products on the market
Jul 2007 UEAPME comments on the Community Guidelines for State Aid for Environmental Protection
Jul 2007 The effects of new policies on energy efficiency and renewables on SMEs as providers of specialist engineering services
Jun 2007 UEAPME comments on the Draft General Block exemption Regulation
May 2007 UEAPME response to the second stage consultation of the Social Partners on the protection of workers from risks related to exposure to carcinogens, mutagens and substances which are toxic for human reproduction
May 2007 UEAPME response to the Green Paper on the Review of the Consumer Acquis
May 2007 UEAPME report on the practical implementation of Directive 2003/88/EC concerning certain aspects of the organisation of working time
May 2007 UEAPME position on the full accomplishment of the internal market for Community postal services
May 2007 Towards a comprehensive EU contract law: the Regulation on the law applicable to contractual obligations (Rome I)
Apr 2007 A successful “Energy Policy for Europe” must meet the needs of Crafts and SMEs
Apr 2007 Single Euro Payments Area – SEPA: Needs, Opportunities and Threats for Crafts and SMEs
Apr 2007 UEAPME response to the Commission’s second stage consultation of the Social Partners on work-related musculoskeletal disorders (MSD)
Apr 2007 UEAPME position paper on the Commission’s green paper “Towards a Europe free from tobacco smoke: policy options at EU level"
Mar 2007 Considerations of UEAPME on sustainable urban transport
Mar 2007 UEAPME response to the European Commission’s consultation on an "European Credit Transfer System for Vocational Education and Training" (ECVET)
Mar 2007 Moderniser le droit du travail pour relever les défis du XXIe siècle - Position de l’UEAPME
Mar 2007 UEAPME position on the EC Green Paper "Modernising Labour Law to meet challenges of the 21st century"
Mar 2007 CSR: Further Red Tape or Chance for SMEs?
Mar 2007 Joint statement — Spring Summit: no time for complacency, warn European business organisations
Feb 2007 UEAPME comments and observations on the Discussion Paper of DG Internal Market on the simplification of accounting rules for small and medium-sized companies
Feb 2007 UEAPME position paper on the article 138 consultation on blood-borne infections
Feb 2007 Draft final report of the Study “Assessment of options to streamline legislation on industrial emissions”: UEAPME comments
Feb 2007 SMEs’ access to public procurement: promoting the exchange of good practices
Jan 2007 Position of UEAPME and NORMAPME on the Methodology for the Ecodesign of Energy- Using Products Directive (MEEuP)
Jan 2007 UEAPME position paper on adult learning
Jan 2007 UEAPME’s Reply to the questionnaire sent to the European Social Partners concerning the follow-up of Communication COM (2006) 159 – “Guidance on the posting of workers in the framework of the provisions of services”
Jan 2007 IPPC Review - Data Gathering Part II: Suggestions for further possible amendments
Dec 2006 UEAPME open letter to Mr Peer Steinbrück, German Federal Minister of Finance, on the “VAT package” standstill at the Economic and Financial Affairs Council
Dec 2006 UEAPME Offener Brief zur Blockierung des “Mehrwertsteuerpakets” im ECOFIN-Rat
Dec 2006 UEAPME position paper on the commission’s communication “The demographic future of Europe – from challenge to opportunity”
Nov 2006 UEAPME’s response to the first stage consultation of the European Social Partners on “the reconciliation of professional, private and family life”
Nov 2006 UEAPME position on the Communication from the Commission on “Global Europe – Competing in the world”
Nov 2006 UEAPME amendments to the proposal for a Regulation of the European Parliament and of the Council concerning the placing of plant protection products on the market
Oct 2006 European Innovation Policy: Take SMEs on Board too
Oct 2006 UEAPME position on the Commission’s proposals for enhancing supply chain security
Oct 2006 Joint Employers’ Analysis of the Key Challenges Facing Europe’s Labour Markets
Oct 2006 Facilitating the access of SMEs and crafts to public tenders
Oct 2006 L’amélioration de l’accès des PME aux marchés publics
Oct 2006 UEAPME comments on the revised proposals from the European Commission on the amended new "de minimis" block exemption
Oct 2006 UEAPME position on key REACH amendments (second reading vote in the Environment Committee)
Oct 2006 UEAPME letter to MEPs ahead of REACH second reading vote in the Environment Committee
Sep 2006 UEAPME position paper on the European Institute of Technology (EIT)
Aug 2006 UEAPME’s position paper on the “European Transparency Initiative”
Aug 2006 UEAPME’s priorities for the second reading of REACH
Aug 2006 Amendments proposed by UEAPME for the revision of the waste framework Directive 75/442/EEC (first reading of the European Parliament)
Aug 2006 UEAPME’s amendments for the second reading of REACH
Jul 2006 UEAPME’s Position Paper on free movement of goods in the non-harmonised area
Jul 2006 UEAPME’s comments on the draft regulation on “LIFE +” and the first draft of the “LIFE +” multi-annual plan
Jul 2006 UEAPME’s comments on the Discussion Paper presented by DG Environment on the revision of the European Eco-label scheme
Jul 2006 UEAPME position on the revision of the Waste Framework Directive (first reading of the European Parliament)
Jul 2006 UEAPME’s priorities for the second reading of REACH
Jun 2006 UEAPME position paper on the priorities for the upcoming Community Health and Safety Strategy 2007-2012
Jun 2006 UEAPME’s contribution to the public consultation on the future of the Internal Market
Jun 2006 UEAPME Position Paper on the informal consultation document of the European Commission “Towards a Europe Free From Tobacco Smoke: Policy Options at EU level”
Jun 2006 UEAPME position on late payments
May 2006 Comments on the Consultation Documents from the European Commission on State Aid relevant for SMEs
Apr 2006 UEAPME’s opinion on the draft revision of Directive 91/414/EEC on plant protection products
Apr 2006 UEAPME reply to the Questionnaire on the effect of the provision of Council Directive 2001/23/EC of 12 march 2001 on the approximation of the laws of the members States relating to the safeguarding of employee’s rights in the vent of transfers of undertakings, businesses or part of undertakings or businesses
Apr 2006 UEAPME Position on European Globalisation Adjustment Fund
Apr 2006 UEAPME position on the Commission’s consultation on action at EU level to promote the active inclusion of the people furthest from the labour market
Mar 2006 UEAPME concept paper on Measures for improving mobility of apprentices in the framework of the Leonardo da Vinci programme 2007-2013 and of the studies undertaken by the European Commission with the budget line “Guy-Quint” on an “Erasmus style” programme for Apprentices
Mar 2006 European Policy for Crafts and SMEs: Now it’s time for concrete actions
Mar 2006 UEAPME’s evaluation of the European Parliament’s vote on the Services Directive
Mar 2006 UEAPME position paper on the Commission’s Communication on Implementing the Community Lisbon Programme: Fostering entrepreneurial mindsets through education and learning - COM (2006) 33 final
Feb 2006 UEAPME position paper on the proposal for a directive on improving the portability of supplementary pension rights
Jan 2006 Position Paper on the reduction of the CIP budget
Jan 2006 UEAPME Position Paper on the Commission’s communication: ’Working together, working better’
Jan 2006 Response to the consultation on the Posting of Workers Directive
Jan 2006 UEAPME reply on the Commission services draft working document "Report by the Commission services on the implementation of Council Directive 1999/70/EC of 28 June 1999 concerning the framework agreement on fixed-term work concluded by ETUC, UNICE and CEEP"
Dec 2005 UEAPME remarks on the Compliance Assistance Programme (CAP) for SMEs in the field of the environment
Dec 2005 UEAPME position on the draft 2006 joint progress report on the implementation of the Education & Training 2010 work programme
Dec 2005 Comments on the consultation on State Aid for Innovation
Dec 2005 UEAPME Position on the consultation ’Towards a European Qualifications Framework for Lifelong learning’
Nov 2005 UEAPME position on the simplification of the ’health and safety’ directives
Nov 2005 UEAPME position on mobility in the framework of the proposal for the new integrated lifelong learning programme
Oct 2005 UEAPME Position Paper on the Commission Communication on European Policies Concerning Youth
Oct 2005 The European Social Model and the European economic reform agenda - a contradiction or complementary policies?
Oct 2005 UEAPME position on the revision of the Waste Framework Directive
Sep 2005 UEAPME Factsheet on the main SME concerns with the optical radiation proposals
Jul 2005 UEAPME proposals on simplification
Jul 2005 UEAPME Position on the Communication from the Commission on Restructuring and employment
Jul 2005 UEAPME Position on the Commission Green Paper on Demographic Change
Jul 2005 UEAPME comments on the effects of energy market opening on SMEs
Jun 2005 UEAPME Position on the patentability of computer-implemented inventions for the European Parliament 2nd Reading
Jun 2005 UEAPME Position Paper on the follow-up to the Green Paper on Public Private Partnerships (PPPs)
Jun 2005 UEAPME Position Paper on the streamlining of the open method of coordination in the field of social protection
May 2005 UEAPME’s Position Paper on the Draft Regulation on Plant Protection Products
May 2005 UEAPME position paper on the simplification of the provisions of the health and safety at work directives
Apr 2005 UEAPME’s amendments on the REACH proposal for European Parliament first reading
Apr 2005 UEAPME’s position paper on Mr Sacconi’s report on the REACH regulation
Apr 2005 UEAPME’s position paper on Mrs EK’s opinion on the REACH regulation
Apr 2005 UEAPME’s comments on the draft Eco-Label Working Plan 2005-2007
Apr 2005 UEAPME’s position paper on the Green Paper on managing Economic Migration
Mar 2005 Economic growth and job creation: UEAPME Action Plan for the European Council
Mar 2005 UEAPME’s response to the consultation on the European Year of Mobility for Workers 2006
Mar 2005 UEAPME’s position paper on the Joint Employment Report 2005
Mar 2005 UEAPME’s response to the consultation on the Directive on waste oils
Feb 2005 UEAPME’s position paper on the state of play of the proposed Directive on professional qualifications
Feb 2005 UEAPME’s position paper on a Framework Programme for Competitiveness and Innovation
Feb 2005 UEAPME Position Paper on the Social Agenda 2005-2010
Feb 2005 Position de l’UEAPME sur la Communication de la Commission sur l’Agenda social 2005-2010
Feb 2005 UEAPME Position Paper on the sustainable use of pesticides
Jan 2005 UEAPME Position Paper on the REACH Regulation EP Hearing
Dec 2004 UEAPME’s position on the future of existing Community business support networks
Dec 2004 Give last chance to Lisbon, UEAPME’s position paper for the Luxembourg Presidency of the EU
Dec 2004 REPONSE DE L’UEAPME A LA PREMIERE PHASE DE CONSULTATION DES PARTENAIRES SOCIAUX SUR LES TROUBLES MUSCULO-SQUELETTIQUES AU TRAVAIL
Dec 2004 UEAPME response to the first stage consultation of the Social Partners on Musculoskeletal Disorders at work
Dec 2004 UEAPME Position Paper on Social Services of General Interest
Dec 2004 Prise de Position de l’UEAPME sur les Services Sociaux d’Intérêt Général
Nov 2004 UEAPME, Eurochambres and Eurocommerce position on the implementation of the Basel II Agreement on Regulatory Capital into European law
Nov 2004 UEAPME’s position paper on the proposal for a directive on Services in the Internal Market
Oct 2004 UEAPME Position on the proposal for a directive of the European Parliament and the Council modifying directive 2003/88/CE concerning certain aspects of the organisation of working time
Oct 2004 Position de l’UEAPME sur la proposition de directive du Parlement européen et du Conseil modifiant la directive 2003/88/CE concernant certains aspects de l’aménagement du temps de travail
Oct 2004 Towards an innovation policy for crafts, trades and SMEs
Oct 2004 UEAPME’s Position Paper on SME access to finance
Oct 2004 UEAPME Position on Partnership for change in an enlarged Europe Enhancing the contribution of European social dialogue
Oct 2004 Prise de position de l’UEAPME : Partenariat pour le changement dans une Europe élargie Renforcer la contribution du dialogue social européen - COM (2004) 557 final
Sep 2004 UEAPME response to the consultation on a system of credit transfer for vocational training and common reference levels for VET
Sep 2004 UEAPME comments on the proposal for a Regulation on the statistics relating to vocational training in enterprises
Sep 2004 24 questions for 24 new Commissioners: UEAPME’s proposals for the Hearings at the European Parliament
Sep 2004 UEAPME position on the proposal for a directive on the implementation of the principle of equal opportunities and equal treatment of men and women in matters of employment and occupation
Sep 2004 PRISE DE POSITION DE L’UEAPME CONCERNANT LA PROPOSITION DE DIRECTIVE RELATIVE A LA MISE EN OEUVRE DU PRICINPE DE L’EGALITE DES CHANCES ET DE L’EGALITE DE TRAITEMENT ENTRE HOMMES ET FEMMES EN MATIERE D’EMPLOI ET DE TRAVAIL (REFONTE)
Jul 2004 UEAPME Position Paper on the Future of SME finance
Jul 2004 UEAPME’s position on the Commission’s Communication on Health Care
Jul 2004 UEAPME’s comments to the approach "One Substance, One Registration" in REACH
Jul 2004 European Taxation Policy for SMEs (DE)
Jul 2004 European Taxation Policy for SMEs (EN)
Jul 2004 European Taxation Policy for SMEs (FR)
Jul 2004 European Taxation Policy for SMEs (IT)
Jun 2004 UEAPME Position on the communication of the Commission concerning the revision of directive 93/104/CE on certain aspects of the organisation of working time
Jun 2004 Position de l’UEAPME à propos de la Communication de la Commission concernant le réexamen de la directive 93/104/CE sur certains aspects de l’aménagement du temps de travail Deuxième phase de consultation des partenaires sociaux
Jun 2004 UEAPME comments on the Commission document "Towards a new Tacis concept and regulation: outline of issues for web-based consultation"
May 2004 Réponse de l’UEAPME à la première phase de Consultation de la Commission européenne sur les Comités d’Entreprise Européens: Vers l’optimisation du potentiel d’implication des travailleurs au profit des entreprises et de leur personnel
May 2004 UEAPME response to the Consultation from the Commission on European Works Councils: Fully realising their potential for employee involvement for the benefit of enterprises and their employees aussi disponible en Français
May 2004 UEAPME response to the first stage consultation of the Social Partners on the protection of workers from risks related to exposure to carcinogens, mutagens and substances which are toxic for human reproduction
May 2004 UEAPME response on the consultation on common European Principles on the validation of informal and non-formal learning
May 2004 UEAPME’s Position on the Third Report of European Cohesion Policy
Apr 2004 UEAPME Memorandum for the Election to the European Parliament (DE)
Apr 2004 UEAPME Memorandum for the Election to the European Parliament (EN)
Apr 2004 UEAPME Memorandum for the Election to the European Parliament (FR)
Apr 2004 UEAPME Memorandum for the Election to the European Parliament (IT)
Apr 2004 UEAPME’s Position on the new generation of community education and training programmes after 2006
Apr 2004 UEAPME’s Position on the communication from the Commission "increasing the employment of older workers and delaying the exit from the labour market"
Apr 2004 PRISE DE POSITION DE L’DRAFT UEAPME SUR LA COMMUNICATION DE LA COMMISSION EUROPEENNE “ACCROITRE L’EMPLOI DES TRAVAILLEURS AGES ET DIFFERER LA SORTIE DU MARCHE DU TRAVAIL”
Mar 2004 UEAPME Position on ammendments to Directive 91/414/EEC
Mar 2004 PRISE DE POSTION DE L’ UEAPME SUR LA MODERNISATION DE LA PROTECTION SOCIALE POUR RENDRE LE TRAVAIL REMUNERATEUR
Mar 2004 UEAPME’s Position on modernising Social protection systems to make work pay
Mar 2004 UEAPME Position Paper on the proposal for a Directive on Cross-Border mergers of Companies with share capital
Mar 2004 PRISE DE POSITION DE L’UEAPME SUR LES FUSIONS TRANSFRONTALIERES DES SOCIETES DE CAPITAUX
Mar 2004 UEAPME Position concerning the Communication from the Commission on the revision of certain aspects of the Working Time Directive 93/104/CE
Mar 2004 Summary of the Commission’s Communication on Integrated Product Policy (COM (2003) 302 final) and its links with EMAS and the EU Eco-label
Feb 2004 UEAPME Position regarding the 4th Daughter Directive Ambient Air
Feb 2004 REPONSE DE L’UEAPME CONCERNANT LA COMMUNICATION DE LA COMMISSION EUROPEENNE “EDUCATION ET FORMATION 2010”
Feb 2004 UEAPME’s response to the European Commission Communication "Education and Training 2010"
Feb 2004 UEAPME Position regarding the 4th Daughter Directive Ambient Air
Feb 2004 UEAPME Position Paper on the Consultation on E-Business
Jan 2004 UEAPME Position Paper on the successor to FP6
Jan 2004 UEAPME position paper on the green paper on the Services of General Interest
Dec 2003 Summary of the proposal for the amendment of Council Directive 91/414/EEC regarding the data protection provisions
Dec 2003 UEAPME position paper on the Wim KOK Employment Task Force Report
Dec 2003 Projet de Prise de position de l’UEAPME sur le rapport de la Task Force pour l’emploi présidée par M. Wim KOK
Nov 2003 UEAPME’s response to the Commission Second Stage Consultation on the portability of Occupational Pension Rights
Nov 2003 Réponse de l’UEAPME à la deuxième phase de consultation de la Commission sur la portabilité des droits à pension professionnelle
Nov 2003 UEAPME’s Position on the Communication - Towards a thematic strategy on the prevention and recycling of waste
Oct 2003 UEAPME’s suggestions for the upcoming Compliance Assistance Programme of the EU for SMEs
Oct 2003 UEAPME’s response to the Commission open consultation on "Simplification and Improvement of Legislation in the area of Equal Treatment between Men and Women"
Oct 2003 UNICE, UEAPME and CEEP response to the draft Opinion of the Advisory Committee on Equal Opportunities on "the recasting of Directives in the area of equality between men and women"
Oct 2003 UEAPME statement on the occasion of the Hearing in European Parliament of reduced VAT rates
Oct 2003 UEAPMEs comments on the 3rd Consultative Document issued by the European Commission
Sep 2003 Position of the European social partners on the Commission communication on streamlining of open coordination in the field of social protection
Sep 2003 Position des partenaires sociaux européens sur la communication de la Commission sur la rationalisation de la coordination ouverte dans le domaine de la protection sociale
Aug 2003 UEAPME position paper on the Regulation in Liberal Professions and its effects
Aug 2003 Position Paper on the Consultation Document ’Basic orientations for the Sustainability of European Tourism
Jul 2003 UEAPME’s response to the internet consultation on REACH
Jul 2003 Position paper on the 3rd Consultative Document issued by the Basel Committee
Jul 2003 UEAPME’s position paper on the Green Paper on Entrepreneurship
Jul 2003 Position Paper on the patentability of computer-implemented inventions
Jul 2003 UEAPME’s comments on European Commissions Report on Experimental application of a reduced rate of VAT to certain labour intensive services
Jul 2003 Commentaires relatifs au rapport de la Commission Européenne sur l’ application expérimentale d’un taux réduit de TVA sur certains services à haute densité de main d’ oeuvre
Jul 2003 Commento al Rapporto della Commissione Europea Applicazione sperimentale della riduzione dell’aliquota IVA nel settore dei servizi ad alta intensità lavorativa
Jun 2003 UEAPME’s Position paper on Broad Economic Policy Guidelines 2003
Jun 2003 Prise de position concernant les GOPE 2003
Jun 2003 UEAPMEs position paper on the Green Paper on a European order for Payment procedure and on measures to simplify and speed up small claims litigation
Jun 2003 Addendum to the UEAPMEs position paper on the Green Paper on a European order for Payment procedure and on measures to simplify and speed up small claims litigation
Jun 2003 UEAPME’s position paper on Environmental Liability in view of the Environment Council of June the 13th
Jun 2003 The change-over to the Euro: a success story for European SMEs
May 2003 UEAPME’s Response to the Commission Consultation on the Role of Universities in the Europe of Knowledge
May 2003 UEAPME’s position paper on the proposal for a Council Decision on the Member State Employment Guidelines
May 2003 Position de l’UEAPME concernant la proposition de Décision du Conseil relative à des lignes directrices pour les politiques de l’emploi des Etats membres
May 2003 Position of UEAPME and NORMAPME on the Communication from the Commission on Developing an Action Plan for Environmental Technology
May 2003 UEAPME’s position on Environmental liability in view of the vote in plenary on the 13th of May
May 2003 UEAPME position paper on the Communication of the Commission "a more coherent contract law - Action Plan"
Mar 2003 Position de l’UEAPME à propos de la Communication de la Commission concernant le réexamen de la directive 93/104/CE sur certains aspects de l’aménagement du temps de travail - Première phase de consultation
Mar 2003 UEAPME’s position paper on "Home State taxation for SMEs"
Mar 2003 UEAPME’s Rome Declaration on European Taxation Policy
Feb 2003 UEAPME’s response to the Communication of the Commission on the Future of the European Strategy for Employment "A strategy for full employment and better jobs for all"
Feb 2003 Réponse de l’UEAPME à la Communication de la Commission sur l’Avenir de la Stratégie Européenne pour l’Emploi "Une stratégie pour le plein emploi et des emplois de meilleure qualité pour tous »
Feb 2003 UEAPME’s comments on the consultation on the draft EURES Charter
Feb 2003 Commentaires de l’UEAPME à la consultation sur le projet de Charte EURES
Feb 2003 UEAPME Position Paper on a New Legal Framework for Payments in the Internal Market
Feb 2003 UEAPME’s Position Paper on the Commission’s Directive on VOC
Feb 2003 Common Statement on the proposal for a Directive on Environmental Liability (UEAPME, UNICE, Eurochambres, CEA, BIPAR and FERMA)
Jan 2003 Position Paper of UEAPME on the Working Paper on Pack Sizes in the EU
Jan 2003 Debate on industrial policy is good, change in policy making approach is better
Jan 2003 Joint contribution by the social partners’ representatives in the Convention working group on social Europe
Jan 2003 Basel II: UEAPME’s position paper on the Commission’s Working Document (Nov 18th 2002)
Jan 2003 UEAPME’s Response to the Commission’s Consultation on Language Learning and Linguistic Diversity
Dec 2002 UEAPME response to the second stage consultation of the social partners on the protection of workers’ personal data
Dec 2002 UEAPME’s position on the proposal for a Directive onenvironmental liability with regard to the prevention and remedying of environmental damage before the 1st reading in the European Parliament
Dec 2002 UEAPME Position Paper on the Commission Draft Proposal for a Directive on establishing a Framework for Eco-design of End Use Equipment
Dec 2002 Prise de position de l’UEAPME concernant la Communication de la Commission "Bilan de cinq années de Stratégie Européenne pour l’Emploi"
Dec 2002 UEAPME position on the Communication of the Commission "Taking stock of 5 years of the European Strategy for Employment"
Nov 2002 UEAPME’s European Programme for Growth and Stability. Resolution adopted by the General Assembly on the 14/11/02
Nov 2002 Programme Européen pour la Croissance et la Stabilité: Résolution de l’Assemblée Generale de l’UEAPME
Nov 2002 UEAPME Position Paper on the Commission’s Communication on a framework for the promotion of employee financial participation
Nov 2002 Prise de position de l’UEAPME sur la Communication de la Commission "Cadre pour la promotion de la participation financière des salariés"
Oct 2002 UEAPME’s position on the communication from the Commission concerning "The European social dialogue, a force for innovation and change" COM (2002) 341 final
Oct 2002 Prise de position de l’UEAPME sur la communication de la Commission "Le dialogue social européen, force de modernisation et de changement" COM (2002) 341 final
Oct 2002 UEAPME’s position paper on Corporate Social responsibility
Oct 2002 UEAPME’s proposals for the upcoming communication of the European Commission on Industrial Policy
Sep 2002 UEAPME Position Paper on the Communication from the Commission: "Follow-up Communication to the Green Paper on EU Consumer Protection"
Sep 2002 UEAPME Position Paper on the Preliminary Draft Commission Recommendation amending Recommendation 96/280/EC concerning the definition of small and medium-sized enterprises (dd.25/6/2002). Second consultation
Sep 2002 Extended letter to the Spanish presidency - European Charter for Small Enterprises
Sep 2002 UEAPME document for the preparation of the Experts’ Meeting on the Business Environment for Crafts and Small Enterprises
Sep 2002 UEAPME position concerning the Proposal for a DIRECTIVE OF THE EUROPEAN PARLIAMENT AND OF THE COUNCIL on the recognition of professional qualifications COM (2002)119 final - 2002/0061 (COD)
Sep 2002 Undeclared Work: Empirical evidences and new policy issue at European Level
Aug 2002 UEAPME response to the first-stage consultation of the Social Partners on the portability of supplementary pension rights
Jul 2002 Towards a reinforced culture of consultation and dialogue - Proposal for general principles and minimum standards for consultation of interested parties by the Commission.
Jun 2002 UEAPME’s position paper on the proposal for a directive concerning the working conditions of temporary agency workers
Jun 2002 Amendments proposed by UEAPME for the first reading in the Environment Committee of the European Parliament on Packaging and Packaging Waste
May 2002 UEAPME’s opinion on the Communication from the Commission “Adapting to change in work and society: a new Community strategy on health and safety at work 2002-2006”
Apr 2002 Vote in Plenary of the Directive on Waste Electrical and Electronic Equipment
Apr 2002 UEAPME Position on Consolidated Corporate Tax Base
Feb 2002 General Reflections on the Business Impact Analysis system
Dec 2001 Meeting the challenges of the economic downturn and of terrorism
Nov 2001 First reaction of UEAPME to the Draft Commission Recommendation amending Recommendation 96/280/EC concerning the definition of small and medium-sized enterprises
Oct 2001 UEAPME position paper in response to the European Commission’s first consultation on“Financial participation of employees in the European Union"
Sep 2001 UEAPME response to the first stage consultation of the social partners on the protection of workers’ personal data
Aug 2001 Consultation of the Social Partners on the health and safety of Independent Workers
Aug 2001 Position of UEAPME on the Vibrations Directive
Aug 2001 Position of UEAPME on the Noise Directive
Aug 2001 Health and Safety: UEAPME response to the consultation of the Social Partners on Asbestos
Jul 2001 UEAPME position - paper European Commission Memorandum on Lifelong Learning
Jun 2001 UEAPME Position Paper on the Green Paper "Promoting a European Framework for Corporate Social Responsibility" COM(2001)366 final
Jun 2001 UEAPME’s opinion on the Green Paper on Integrated Product Policy - COM(2001) 68 final
Jun 2001 Comments on Directive on the co-ordination of procedures for the award of public supply, public services and public work contracts
Jun 2001 UEAPME Position on Energy Tax Reduction for Energy Intensive Companies
May 2001 UEAPME Position Paper: RTD Committee "New RTD Framework Programme 2002-2006 [COM(2001)094]"
May 2001 UEAPME Position Paper on the Communication from the Commission on "An Internal Market Strategy for Services" COM(2000)888 of 29/12/2000
May 2001 UEAPME position on the proposal for a Council Directive relating to the value added tax arrangements applicable to certain electronically supplied services (COM(2000) 349 final)
Apr 2001 Joint statement by representatives of consumers and representatives of traders and SMEs: "Good practice to promote consumers’ familiarity with the euro and to facilitate the introduction of euro coins and banknotes in 2002" (EN)
Mar 2001 Objectives have to be implemented — UEAPME’s contribution to the European Council, Stockholm, 23rd and 24th March 2001
Mar 2001 Social Partners Interim Report for the Stockholm Summit
Feb 2001 UEAPME’s opinion on the Working Paper for a Directive of the European Parliament and the Council on the impact on the environment of electrical and electronic equipment (EEE)
Mar 2000 UEAPME contribution for the Lisbon Summit "Employment, Economic Reforms and Social Cohesion"
Mar 2000 UEAPME position on the Communication from the Commission to the Council, the European Parliament, the Economic and Social Committee and the Committee of the Regions "Towards a european research area"
Jan 2000 UEAPME position paper on the Draft Directive replacing Council Directive 92/59/|EEC of 29 June 1992 on General Product Safety
Nov 1999 UEAPME Position Paper on the "Green Paper on Liability for Defective Products"
Feb 1999 UEAPME draft Position Paper on the "Green Paper on Counterfeiting and Piracy in the Single Market"