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* 3. What is your gender:

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* 4. Which three issues do you consider to be the most important threats to your business? Please rank in order of importance.

  Most important Second most important Third most important
High taxes
Corruption
Excessive red tape
Global economic situation
Unfair competition
Difficulty of finding skilled employees
Difficulty of accessing financing
Economic situation in your country
Insufficient digital infrastructure
Technological disruption

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* 5. Which three issues do you consider to be the most important priorities for Small and Medium Sized Enterprises to grow over the next five years? Please rank in order of importance.

  Most important Second most important Third most important
Help start-ups to scale up
Fair taxation system where the big companies pay their fair share
Finalise building a real Digital Single Market
Negotiate new fair trade agreements
Investing in skilled labour
Reduce red tape
Provide better access to finance and investments
Improve European innovation in the Digital Age
Invest in (digital) Infrastructure with a new investment plan
Deepen the European Single Market
Encourage labour mobility between member states

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* 6. Which three issues do you consider to be the most important priorities for Small and Medium Sized Enterprises to boost employment over the next five years? Please rank in order of importance. 

  Most important Second most important Third most important 
Reduce brain drain
Better transfer of scientific results into real innovation through an improved network between the academic and business world
Public investments in skills training for those already in labour markets
Encourage labour mobility within member states
Flexible working conditions for parents
Reduce side costs related to employment

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* 7. For each of the following proposals please indicate to what extent, if at all, you agree or disagree with them.

  Strongly agree Tend to agree Neither agree nor disagree Tend to disagree Strongly disagree Don't know
Create an ambitious European Innovation Union to pool resources to find solutions to big social and technology challenges such as cancer, low emission airplanes and smart houses for elderly
Invest in European strategic infrastructure to ensure that we have the infrastructure for companies in all regions to access the European common market
Create 5 million new jobs through fair trade agreements and a new investment plan to fight youth unemployment across Europe, especially in Southern Europe
Reduce red tape and bureaucracy to allow companies focus on their business and customers
Making the euro crisis-proof, ensuring sound public finances everywhere and preventing a debt union
Create an Investment plan 4.0 to invest in technological innovations in every region
Establish a Digital Fairness Tax to global Internet giants to make sure they pay their fair share

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* 8. In your opinion, what political change would make the greatest impact for Small and Medium Sized Enterprises?

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