Support for doing business in Europe



There is plenty of support available to help you do business in Europe. The European Commission is committed to enabling businesses across Europe to expand, move into new markets in the European Economic Area (EEA), and become more competitive. In Northern Ireland, the government organisation Invest Northern Ireland helps businesses locate here and grow internationally.

The Services Directive is a major initiative that removes legal and administrative barriers to the selling of services between EEA countries (European Union member states plus Norway, Iceland and Liechtenstein). It benefits UK service businesses wishing to operate in mainland Europe.

This guide covers support for expanding into Europe, the types of business finance available in Europe and general EU support for business.

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