Commission launches public consultation on new digital data portal
The public consultation, launched on 20 January, gathers stakeholders’ input for European Commission’s plans to set up a European single access point (ESAP).
ESAP sets up an EU-wide platform that provides investors and other relevant stakeholders with one-stop-shop access to comparable company information – both financial and non-financial. SMEs’ information is also proposed to be included in the portal, but on a voluntary basis. Accountancy Europe is preparing its response to the consultation as well.
Stakeholders have until 12 March to respond.
Commission disburses €14 billion under SURE to nine Member States
This is the first disbursement in 2021, and the fourth one since the SURE instrument’s launch. This latest installment allocates to Belgium €2 billion, Cyprus €229 million, Hungary €304 million, Latvia €72 million, Poland €4.28 billion, Slovenia €913 million, Spain €1.03 billion, Greece €728 million and Italy €4.45 billion.
SURE funding is aimed to help Member States cover the costs directly related to the financing of national short-time work schemes, and other similar measures that they have put in place as a response to the coronavirus pandemic, including for the self-employed.
Accountancy Europe supports SURE and similar measures that help SMEs retain their workforce and skills.