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Weekly digest - EU news for businesses 03/09/2019

Reading Enterprise Europe Network weekgly digest – EU news for businesses

Events to look out for

Webinar: Doing business in Colombia and Chile: the tole of intellectual property - 5 September, 14:00 CET. 

Webinar: A practical guide on export-to-sales processes for the EU agri-food products to Japan - 10 September, 10:30 CET. 

Retail & the City: Practical tips on how to revitalise and modernise small retail - 9 October 2019, Brussels (BE). 

Funds available

Vilnius Factoring Company to issue €10m in new microloans. Vilnius Factoring Company, a private lending company in Lithuania, has signed a cooperation agreement with the European Investment Fund (EIF) to issue microloans of up to €25,000. Micro-enterprises and farmers in Lithuania can now benefit from non-banking business funding opportunities. 

Apply for the European SME innovation associate. Are you a small business looking for a post-doctoral researcher for your innovation projects? Apply to the Innovation Associate call by 15 January 2020 and receive funding for up to one-year employment of a researcher.  

EU policies for better business

Extended anti-dumping measures on imports of bicycles from several countries. Last week, the European Commission decided to extend for another 5 years the anti-dumping measures in place on imports of bicycles originating in China. Bicycles imported from Indonesia, Malaysia, Sri Lanka, Tunisia, Cambodia, Pakistan and the Philippines are also covered by these measures after investigations found that Chinese bicycles were passing by these countries to then be re-exported to the EU.

Get involved

The European Commission will organise a stakeholder dialogue on 15 October to discuss best practices for cooperation between online content-sharing service providers and rightholders. The outcome of the discussions will feed into the preparation of the Commission’s guidance on the application of Article 17 of the Directive on Copyright in the Digital Single Market. Express your interest to participate in the stakeholder dialogue by filling out the dedicated online application form, by 18 September 2019.

 

Updated on 3 September 2019