19.05.2000 - Meeting-discussion "Enlargement of the European Union and the challenges for small and medium-sized enterprises in the process of accession"

On 19th May 2000 in the Bulgarian Chamber of Commerce and Industry a meeting was organized between the representatives of the branch associations and the institutions directly involved in the process of eurointegration. It was attended by Irena Petrunova from the Agency for Small and Medium-sized Enterprises, Thierry Lipert and Egidio Canciani from the Delegation of the European Commission, Yuliana Nikolova and Jivka Staneva from Directorate "European Integration" at the Council of Ministers and also Duncan Sparkes, Phare Prgramme Coordinator for Bulgaria from Directorate General for EU Enlargement at the European Commission and Evelyne Hania from Enterprise Directorate General at the European Commission. They discussed with the representatives of the branch associations the real problems that encounters the business community in Bulgaria and the perspectives and challenges for the small and medium-sized enterprises on their way to the internal European market.