Family Businesses in the Netherlands

The latest report from CBS looks at Family Businesses in the Netherlands between 2015 and 2018. In the paper, we learn, amongst other things, that 93% of family businesses in the Netherlands are owned by 1 family, and of the top 500 performing businesses in the Netherlands, half of these are owned by families or single […]

2020 KPMG Global Tax Monitor

KPMG’s 2020 Global Tax Monitor explores the situation of taxation on family businesses in 54 countries, regions, and jurisdictions. It explores the principal factors impacting the transfer of business and succession process across the globe. The main theme of 2020’s monitor is “Charting a path for the future”, something that has been made more challenging thanks […]

EFB Position on the Industrial and SME Strategy

The Industrial Strategy from the European Commission and the accompanying SME strategy are a strong addition to the work plan for the next Commission and EFB welcome their proposal. The 3-pillar strategy focusing on digitalisation, resilience and sustainability sets out a well-co-ordinated strategy, however there are significant shortcomings and with no mention of Family Businesses, […]

EFB Position on COVID-19

The COVID-19 pandemic is the greatest challenge our society has faced in modern times. It also represents the first time we, as a society, have had to focus on a temporary issue. The crisis has caused extremely uncertain times for the whole world, but no more so than for our businesses. The importance of our […]

EFB position on the European Green Deal

A call to action! The European Green Deal is the most ambitious project ever undertaken to reverse the effects of man-made climate change. Europe’s response to this climate emergency is ambitious and far-reaching. Government, businesses, non-governmental organizations and citizens must unite to deliver on the Green Deal. Family businesses, as the producers of goods and […]

European Family Business Barometer 8th Edition

Our annual barometer, in collaboration KPMG Enterprise, shows Europe’s family businesses remain positive about the future at a time of rising economic and geopolitical uncertainties. Innovation, training and education, and diversification are key priorities as they adapt to a fast-changing world — while planning for succession is increasingly on families’ minds.  This year, the family business […]

EFB Position Paper on the New Europe

We are living in an extraordinary and challenging time for Europe. For it to survive to help the Next Generation, the EU must renew itself. Discover our Position Paper on the New Europe, launched today in conjunction with the 5th European Family Businesses Summit.