site.btaDeputy Economy Minister Danchev: Businesses Ought to Be More Resource Efficient and Environmentally Minded
Deputy Economy and Industry Minister Dimitar Danchev told the Sofia Forum on SMEs and Green Transition that businesses should integrate the circular economy models and become more resource efficient and more engaged in environmental protection. This calls for business support policies, with a special focus on SMEs, during this difficult transition, he said.
Danchev stressed that the Economy and Industry Ministry is conducting a policy supporting SMEs in line with the EU policy. A National Strategy for Small and Medium-sized Enterprises 2021-2027 has been planned, with strategic goals including competitiveness, SME specialization and high-tech production. The six priority impact areas are entrepreneurship, access to markets and financing, digitization and skills, better regulation and business environment, and environment.
The measures mapped out in the strategy aim to help SMEs with easier access to various sources of financing and participation in public procurement. The strategy gives special attention to the priority areas environment and digitization and skills, Danchev said.