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ZA6783: Flash Eurobarometer 442 (Insolvency)

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Citation Citation European Commission, Brussels (2016): Flash Eurobarometer 442 (Insolvency). TNS opinion, Brussels [producer]. GESIS Data Archive, Cologne. ZA6783 Data file Version 1.0.0,
Study No.ZA6783
TitleFlash Eurobarometer 442 (Insolvency)
Current Version1.0.0, 2016-12-19,
Date of Collection15.06.2016 - 24.06.2016
Principal Investigator/ Authoring Entity, Institution
  • European Commission, Brussels DG Communication COMM A1 ´Strategy, Corporate Communication Actions and Eurobarometer´ Unit


AbstractDebt claims of companies. Insolvency. Topics: debt claims of the company in 2015 against the following kinds of debtors and time of payment: domestic debtors, debtors in the European Union (plus Iceland, Liechtenstein, Norway, Switzerland), debtors in other countries; share of foreign debt claims in 2015 turnover (in percent); difficulty of recovering unpaid foreign or domestic debt claims in 2015; enforcement of unpaid debt claims of the abovementioned kinds via judicial or out-of-court procedures in 2015 in relation to amount of debt; importance of the rights against debtors with regard to investments in firms in foreign countries; difficulty of finding information on companies’ rights against debtors in foreign countries; important obstacles regarding investments in or trade with foreign firms. Demography: information about the company: number of employees, year of company establishment; total turnover in 2015; development of turnover since January 2015 (in percent); region. Additionally coded was: respondent ID; country; NACE-Code; nation group; weighting factor.
Categories Categories
  • International Institutions, Relations, Conditions
  • Work and Industry
  • Stock Market and Monetary Transactions
Topics Topics
  • 8 Trade, industry and markets
  • 17 Economics


Geographic Coverage
  • Belgium (BE)
  • Bulgaria (BG)
  • Czech Republic (CZ)
  • Denmark (DK)
  • Germany (DE)
  • Estonia (EE)
  • Ireland (IE)
  • Greece (GR)
  • Spain (ES)
  • France (FR)
  • Italy (IT)
  • Cyprus (CY)
  • Latvia (LV)
  • Lithuania (LT)
  • Luxembourg (LU)
  • Hungary (HU)
  • Malta (MT)
  • Netherlands (NL)
  • Austria (AT)
  • Poland (PL)
  • Portugal (PT)
  • Romania (RO)
  • Slovenia (SI)
  • Slovakia (SK)
  • Finland (FI)
  • Sweden (SE)
  • Croatia (HR)
  • United Kingdom (GB)
Universe The FLASH EUROBAROMETER 442 survey covers businesses employing 1 or more persons within Manufacturing (Nace category C), Retail (Nace category G), Services (Nace categories H/I/J/K/L/M/N/R) and Industry (Nace categories D/E/F) in the EU 28.
Sampling Procedure Sampling Procedure
Probability Sample: Stratified Sample
Mode of Collection Mode of Collection
Telephone interview: CATI (Computer Assisted Telephone Interview)
Data CollectorTNS Dimarso, Brussels, Belgium; TNS BBSS, Sofia, Bulgaria; TNS Aisa s.r.o., Prague, Czech Republic; TNS Gallup, Copenhagen, Denmark; TNS Infratest, Munich, Germany; TNS Emor, Tallinn, Estonia; IMS Millward Brown, Dublin, Ireland; TNS ICAP, Athens, Greece; TNS Demoscopia, Madrid, Spain; TNS Sofres, Montrouge, France; TNS Italia, Milan, Italy; CYMAR, Nicosia, Cyprus; TNS Latvia, Riga, Latvia; TNS LT, Vilnius, Lithuania; TNS Dimarso, Luxembourg, Luxembourg; TNS Hoffmann Kft, Budapest, Hungary; MISCO International Ltd, Valletta, Malta; TNS NIPO, Amsterdam, Netherlands; TNS Austria, Vienna, Austria; TNS Polska, Warsaw, Poland; TNS Euroteste, Lisbon, Portugal; TNS CSOP, Bucharest, Romania; Mediana, Ljubljana, Slovenia; TNS Slovakia, Bratislava, Slovakia; TNS Gallup Oy, Espoo, Finland; TNS SIFO, Stockholm, Sweden; TNS UK, London, United Kingdom; HENDAL, Zagreb, Croatia; TNS Political & Social, Brussels (international co-ordination)
Date of Collection
  • 15.06.2016 - 24.06.2016 (total)
  • 15.06.2016 - 23.06.2016 (Belgium)
  • 15.06.2016 - 22.06.2016 (Bulgaria)
  • 15.06.2016 - 20.06.2016 (Czech Republic)
  • 15.06.2016 - 24.06.2016 (Denmark)
  • 15.06.2016 - 22.06.2016 (Germany)
  • 15.06.2016 - 17.06.2016 (Estonia)
  • 15.06.2016 - 23.06.2016 (Ireland)
  • 15.06.2016 - 24.06.2016 (Greece)
  • 15.06.2016 - 24.06.2016 (Spain)
  • 15.06.2016 - 24.06.2016 (France)
  • 15.06.2016 - 24.06.2016 (Croatia)
  • 15.06.2016 - 24.06.2016 (Italy)
  • 15.06.2016 - 21.06.2016 (Republik of Cyprus)
  • 15.06.2016 - 20.06.2016 (Latvia)
  • 15.06.2016 - 21.06.2016 (Lithuania)
  • 15.06.2016 - 22.06.2016 (Luxembourg)
  • 15.06.2016 - 24.06.2016 (Hungary)
  • 15.06.2016 - 22.06.2016 (Malta)
  • 15.06.2016 - 22.06.2016 (Netherlands)
  • 15.06.2016 - 23.06.2016 (Austria)
  • 15.06.2016 - 24.06.2016 (Poland)
  • 15.06.2016 - 24.06.2016 (Portugal)
  • 15.06.2016 - 24.06.2016 (Romania)
  • 15.06.2016 - 22.06.2016 (Slovenia)
  • 15.06.2016 - 23.06.2016 (Slovakia)
  • 15.06.2016 - 23.06.2016 (Finland)
  • 15.06.2016 - 24.06.2016 (Sweden)
  • 15.06.2016 - 24.06.2016 (United Kingdom)

Errata & Versions

VersionDate, Name, DOI
1.0.0 (current version)2016-12-19 Archive release
Errata in current version
Version changes

Further Remarks

Number of Units: 13128
Number of Variables: 143
Analysis System(s): SPSS, Stata


  • European Commission: Insolvency. Conducted by TNS Political & Social at the request of the European Commission, Directorate-General for Justice and Consumers. Survey co-ordinated by the European Commission, Directorate-General for Communication (DG COMM “Strategy, Corporate Communication Actions and Eurobarometer” Unit). Brussels, November 2016. DOI: 10.2838/05518
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  •  EB - Flash Eurobarometer
    The Flash Eurobarometer were launched by the European Commission in the late eighties, turning out a Monthly Monitor between in 1994 and 1995. These “small scale” surveys are conducted in all EU member states at times, occasionally reducing or enlarging the scope of countries as a function of specific topics. The typical sample size is 500-1000 respondents per country and interviews are usually conducted by phone in the respective national language. The Flash Eurobarometer include series on special topics (Common Currency, EU Enlargement, Information Society, Entrepreneurship, Innovation) as well as special target group polls, particularly company managers with enterprise related topics.