Mark Prisk

Minister Calls for Small Business Friendly Europe

Europe’s business ministers must work together to improve small firms’ growth in the EU through practical measures, the UK “small business minister” has said. Business and enterprise minister, Mark Prisk, made the comments following the publication of a review A Small Business Act for Europe. Prisk said he supported plans by the European Commission (EC) to cut red tape and urged the creation of a senior politicians’ group to work for the interests of small business in all 27 EU states. Prisk said such a forum would be an influential body that could “improve the visibility of SME policies across Europe, spread best practice and encourage effective action.” He added that what was needed was a “practical mechanism to boost Europe’s position as a small-business friendly environment”. “We... »