Koninklijke Vereniging MKB-Nederland

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Lobbying Costs

50,000€ - 99,999€

Financial year: Jan 2023 - Dec 2023

Lobbyists (Full time equivalent)

0.5 Fte (1)

Lobbyists with EP accreditation


High-level Commission meetings


Lobbying Costs over the years

  • Info

    Koninklijke Vereniging MKB-Nederland   (MKB-Nederland)

    EU Transparency Register

    05673984520-73 First registered on 12 Nov 2010

    Goals / Remit

    Koninklijke Vereniging MKB-Nederland (“Royal Association SME-Netherlands”) …

    The SME employers organisation of the Netherlands (“MKB” is the Dutch equivalent of SME) and its mission is to promote entrepreneurship.

    The biggest employers organisation of the Netherlands.

    Its members are 150 trade associations and 600 local and regional SME chapters, in total we represent 186.000 small- and medium-sized enterprises.

    “One voice”: since 1995 uniting all SME associations in the Netherlands under one umbrella (having its roots in 1902, declared as a royal association in 1927).

    Our members are grouped in five clusters: business services; retail; health and public services; industry and construction; leisure and “zakelijke gastvrijheid”.

    Since 2009 we share offices with VNO-NCW in The Hague. The policy department is a shared one with VNO-NCW, the two associations and its boards are independent.

    The Brussels office was founded in 1992 and since 2010 MKB-Nederland and V (...)

    Main EU files targeted

    MKB-Nederland is in Brussel in principe actief op alle onderwerpen op sociaal en economisch gebied die van belang kunnen zijn voor het Nederlandse bedrijfsleven. Met name richt MKB-Nederland zich op de voorwaarden die voor het mkb van essentieel belang zijn om te kunnen investeren en te groeien. Onder die voorwaarden is de regeldruk en kostenbeheersing van cruciaal belang. Dit betreft alle onderdelen van het sociale, economische en financiële beleid van de Europese Unie. Eu policies and legislative proposals that are of great interest for us and that we want to influence are: Gender Pay Gap, Platformwork, minimum wage and minimum income, sociale dialogue, Due Diligence, Taxonomy, European Green Deal, European Social Fund, Skills agenda, Health and Safety policy, limit values Occupational Exposure Limits (e.g. Asbestos Directive), Care-policy, CMD Directive, migration, EU-Talent Pool, European Recovery and Resilience Plan, Social Security Coordination regulation, Action Plan Social Pillar, Posting of workers, Transparent and Predictable Working Conditions Directive, Review Temporary Agency Directive, Work program European Labor Authority, Negotiations Telework and Right to disconnect.


    Head Office
    Bezuidenhoutseweg, 12
    The Hague 2509 AA - 93002
    EU Office
    Bezuidenhoutseweg, 12
    The Hague 2509 AA - 93002


  • People

    Total lobbyists declared


    Employment timeLobbyists

    Lobbyists (Full time equivalent)


    Lobbyists with EP accreditation

    All Lobbyists with EP accreditation over time

    0 accreditations were / are live (in bold) for the selected state of 17 Jul 2024

    Name Start date End Date
    Mr Wilhelmus VAN MIERLO 05 Jan 2023 01 Jan 2024
    Mr Wilhelmus MIERLO 05 Jan 2023 30 Jan 2023
    Martijn VAN WANROOIJ 23 Jul 2022 22 Jul 2023

    Complementary Information

    None declared

    Person in charge of EU relations

    Data not provided by Register Secretariat due to GDPR

    Person with legal responsibility

    Data not provided by Register Secretariat due to GDPR

  • Categories


    Trade and business associations

  • Networking


    Member the European umbrella organisations:
    - SMEUnited (SME employers)
    - EuroCommerce (retail)

    Member organisations

    None declared

  • Financial Data

    Interests represented

    Promotes their own interests or the collective interests of their members

    Closed financial year

    Jan 2023 - Dec 2023

    Lobbying costs for closed financial year

    50,000€ - 99,999€

    Major contributions in closed year

    None declared

    Intermediaries for closed year

    None declared

    Intermediaries for current year

    None declared

    Closed year Costs

    50,000€ - 99,999€

    Other financial info

    None declared

  • EU Structures

    Groups (European Commission)

    Advisory Committee on free movement of workers#X01784#https://ec.europa.eu/transparency/expert-groups-register/screen/expert-groups/consult?lang=en&groupID=1784 #Member #C#Employees/workers

    Groups (European Parliament)


    Communication activities


    Other activities

    None declared

  • Meetings


    11 meetings found. Download meetings

    The list below only covers meetings held since November 2014 with commissioners, their cabinet members or directors-general at the European Commission; other lobby meetings with lower-level staff may have taken place, but the European Commission doesn't proactively publish information about these meetings. For more information about which commissioner is responsible for which portfolio, check out this link: https://commissioners.ec.europa.eu/index_en All information below comes from European Commission web pages.

    1 July 2024: We have noted that some meetings are appearing in duplicate, ie. some meetings seem to be listed twice. This seems to be because the Commission changes some element of a meeting data after the meeting has first been listed, which causes LobbyFacts to register it as a new meeting. We are investigating further.

    • Date 06 Mar 2024 Location Brussels
      Subject ontwikkelingen op klimaatterrein, de SME dialogues en de bredere Europese agenda
      Cabinet Cabinet of Commissioner Wopke Hoekstra
      • Daniel Mes (Cabinet member)
    • Date 25 Sep 2023 Location Brussels
      Subject Revision of the passenger rights regulation and travel package directive.
      Cabinet Cabinet of Commissioner Adina Vălean
      Portfolio Transport
      • Rachel Smit (Cabinet member)
      • Pablo Fabregas Martinez (Cabinet member)
      Other Lobbyists
    • Date 16 Jun 2023 Location Brussels
      Subject consumers - package travel directive
      Cabinet Cabinet of Commissioner Didier Reynders
      Portfolio Justice
      • Isabelle Perignon (Cabinet member)
      Other Lobbyists
    • Date 12 Oct 2021 Location Brussels (videocnference)
      Subject Speech on the Fit for 55 Package at Online seizoensopening VNO-NCW en MKB-Nederland
      Cabinet Cabinet of Executive Vice-President Frans Timmermans
      Portfolio European Green Deal
      • Diederik Samsom (Cabinet member)
      Other Lobbyists
    • Date 13 Jul 2021 Location Brussels - videoconference
      Subject Fit for 55 and due diligence
      Cabinet Cabinet of Executive Vice-President Frans Timmermans
      Portfolio European Green Deal
      • Frans Timmermans (Executive Vice-President)
      Other Lobbyists
    • Date 20 Apr 2020 Location Video Conference
      Subject Follow-up call on the crisis’ impact on the built environment sector
      Cabinet Cabinet of Commissioner Thierry Breton
      Portfolio Internal Market
      • Gaelle Garnier (Cabinet member)
      • Thierry Breton (Commissioner)
      Other Lobbyists
    • Date 07 Feb 2019 Location Brussels
      Subject Better Regulation and SME Policy
      Cabinet Cabinet of First Vice-President Frans Timmermans
      Portfolio Better Regulation, Interinstitutional Relations, the Rule of Law and the Charter of Fundamental Rights
      • Frans Timmermans (First Vice-President)
    • Date 20 Mar 2018 Location Brussels
      Subject FP9
      Cabinet Cabinet of Commissioner Carlos Moedas
      Portfolio Research, Science and Innovation
      • Robert Schröder (Cabinet member)
    • Date 14 Jun 2016 Location Brussels
      Subject Digital single market
      Cabinet Cabinet of First Vice-President Frans Timmermans
      Portfolio Better Regulation, Interinstitutional Relations, the Rule of Law and the Charter of Fundamental Rights
      • Bernardus Smulders (Cabinet member)
      Other Lobbyists
    • Date 28 Jan 2016 Location Brussels
      Subject China MES
      Cabinet Cabinet of Vice-President Cecilia Malmström
      Portfolio Trade
      • Maria Asenius (Cabinet member)
      • Miguel Ceballos Baron (Cabinet member)
      Other Lobbyists
    • Date 28 Apr 2015 Location Brussels
      Subject Circular Economy
      Cabinet Cabinet of Vice-President Jyrki Katainen
      Portfolio Jobs, Growth, Investment and Competitiveness
      • Heidi Jern (Cabinet member)
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