SMEs and entrepreneurship in the EU

This publication by the European Commission summarises the role of smaller and medium-sized enterprises in the European economy. The importance of SMEs in terms of number of enterprises, value-added and employment in different activities are shown. Included are also analyses of differences in apparent labour productivity and recent gains/losses in employment. The contribution of SMEs to various aspects of entrepreneurship is highlighted, including comparisons with the situation in the US. http://epp.eurostat.ec.europa.eu/cache/ITY_OFFPUB/KS-NP-06-024/EN/KS-NP-06-024-EN.PDF

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