Upward mobility in Europe is difficult because of the red tape involved. It's costly and slow. Try opening a company here, and then deal with the employees trying to tell you how to run your business.[/QUOTE]
This is one of the biggest problems in Europe, and something we need to address at an EU level.. If you see me debating on European forums I always nag on about this to other peoples discontent or them just ignoring it.. Its one if the most vital reforms we need in Europe, to make it easy for anyone to start a business, with a minimum of procedures and a minimum cost, and then rather use the effort on starting the actual business instead of registering it.
I like the American policy on business start ups, I often point to it as an example of business policy to adapt in Europe, but I also like the Danish and Irish models which is even easier and faster(internet based, and based around your national number), and no costs in Denmark.. But then again Denmark have huge taxes for businesses. France have a model which is almost as good as the US, believe it or not, being one of the best models for starting businesses in Europe. Elsewhere its relative expensive and you need to go via a notary in most cases, it can take months, with tons of paperwork and running between a dusin offices at least, back and forward like a ping pong ball.
It annoys me utterly, and it annoys me even more that most Europeans do not take this serious when I tell them we need to reform in this area.
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