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Fears for venture capital firms under threat from Brussels

28 September 2010 Last updated at 20:17 BST

If you have got a great business idea, but no money, what is the next step?

For many it would be venture capital.

These are funds which take a stake in a start up, in exchange for a chunk of ownership.

But now the industry claims it is under threat in Europe.

From Brussels Ben Shore reports.