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Internal Market, Industry, Entrepreneurship and SMEs

Policy areas

The Commission supports SMEs with access to funding. We work with various financial institutions like the European Investment Bank Group and local financial intermediaries in European countries.

EU financial instruments provide loan guarantees and equity funding to improve finance opportunities for small businesses via guarantee providers (banks, leasing companies, national promotional institutes) and venture capital funds.

We also support small businesses' access to various sources of finance by regulatory initiatives, raising awareness and exchanging good practices. Our focus areas are