The aim of this article is to illustrate the contribution offered by new European Union financial instruments to assist SMEs to face financial constraints. Starting from theoretical and empirical literature reviews about the main difficulties of SMEs in founding financial sources, the paper introduces the project “Jeremie” and its financial features, stressing the potential role that financial intermediaries have to play. Furthermore, the work will identify some important characteristics of Jeremie; characteristics which could potentially help SMEs to overcome financial constraints. Finally, the article proposes a description of the most important Jeremie projects that have already been started in Italy.

Vincoli e sostenibilità finanziaria delle PMI e nuovi strumenti di sostegno dell’Unione europea: Jeremie

PACE, ROBERTA
2012

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The aim of this article is to illustrate the contribution offered by new European Union financial instruments to assist SMEs to face financial constraints. Starting from theoretical and empirical literature reviews about the main difficulties of SMEs in founding financial sources, the paper introduces the project “Jeremie” and its financial features, stressing the potential role that financial intermediaries have to play. Furthermore, the work will identify some important characteristics of Jeremie; characteristics which could potentially help SMEs to overcome financial constraints. Finally, the article proposes a description of the most important Jeremie projects that have already been started in Italy.
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