Small businesses throughout the European Union are affected by EU legislation on a daily basis. To be able to respond to the vast number of legislative proposals coming from Brussels, spread over a large number of sectors, it is essential to possess a tool, enabling ESBA to voice its members’ concerns and represent their interests promptly and concisely.

ESBA position papers are one or two page documents, outlining the core of a legislative proposal, its relevance to small business, as well as its potential pitfalls, and ESBA’s recommendations to decision-makers. Position papers form the basis for further dialogue and in-depth discussion with policy makers on how to best shape a policy and ensure it will incorporate the needs of small businesses to the highest possible degree.