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Evaluation support study on the EU’s framework regulating State aid for access to finance for SMEs applicable in 2014-2020

Lear, in consortium with Sheppard Mullin and DIW Berlin, has been appointed by the European Commission to carry out a study seeking to evaluate the relevance and effectiveness of the rules contained in the GBER and in the Risk Finance Guidelines, that the Commission set out for Member States to provide aid to Small and Medium Enterprises to facilitate their access to finance. The study will rely on a comprehensive literature review, interviews with selected stakeholders and case studies.