Navigation path

Login   |   Register

Advanced search Search in:    Audio    Photo    Video    Shotlist


EU Innovative Industry - 2010


On 28/10/2010, Antonio Tajani, Vice-President of the EC in charge of Industry and Entrepreneurship, will present a Communication on a renewed industrial policy. Reinforcing the EU’s strengths in producing high quality goods will be crucial for economic recovery and for putting Europe on a path towards resource efficiency and sustainability. The Communication aims to improve the framework conditions for European industry and facilitate the transformation towards a low carbon economy, mastering globalization and innovation. The Commission will also present the Competitiveness Report 2010 and a report on Member States competitiveness performance and policies. To illustrate this, the European Commission's audiovisual service is producing a video stockshots which covers: - production of off-shore components (Germany) - innovative textile production (Spain). Nordseewerke used to be a very busy shipyard until recession hit production badly. Nowadays, the docks are used for maintenance and repair of existing ships. New ships are no longer built in Emden. However, through a business agreement between Thyssen and SIAG all jobs will be kept in the city thanks to new activities on the site: the production of off-shore windmills by SIAG components by the Siag-group. Thyssen stays with as repairing company for ships and all other workers are employed by SIAG Nordseewerke. The construction of steel towers for off-shore wind turbines will start in 2011. The know-how of the workers in steel construction will thus be used for a new and promising production of renewable energy. Nordseewerke is a perfect site for this activity: production of all components at one location combined with a port of lading at the premises helps reduce costs. In a globalised era, this is a competitive advantage. Textil Santanderina works mainly in clothes. It is a good example of a company which has innovated through the years, researching different textiles and fabrics, to adapt to globalization in a very competitive sector. Textil Santanderina centres are equipped with state-of-the-art technology, in order to guarantee excellent quality standards for pure and blended yarns. The spinning works in Cabezón de la Sal, the largest in Spain, is a modern working environment in a traditional, almost rural setting.

Type: Stockshots [short]   Reference: I-067455   Date: 27/10/2010   Duration: 08:11 Location: Cabezón de la Sal,Cabezón de la Sal - Textil Santanderina,Emden,Emden - Nordseewerke  
Languages: ORIGINAL,
© European Commission, 2015   /   Source: EC - Audiovisual Service   /   Producer: Agence France-Presse (AFP)
To download, please log in

Related media

08:11 EU Innovative Industry - 2010
EU Innovative Industry - 2010
Ref: I-067455
Date: 27/10/2010
Video Player   Need some help?

You don't find what you are looking for? Ask us!


Fri 09/10
European Commission - Commissioners' weekly activities Brussels, 9 October 2015 (Susceptible de modifications en cours de semaine) Déplacements et visites Lundi 12 octobre Foreign Affairs Council, in Luxembourg. President Jean-Claude Juncker receives a delegation of senior bank representatives. Ms Federica Mogherini chairs the Foreign Affairs Council, in Luxembourg.
Fri 09/10
European Commission - Press release Brussels, 9 October 2015 The European Commission has found that the pricing methodology for waste transfer contracts to be concluded between the UK Government and operators of new nuclear power plants is compatible with EU state aid rules.
Fri 09/10
European Commission - Press release Luxembourg, 9 October 2015 Today, Ministers in the Justice Council have sealed an overall agreement on the EU's Data Protection Directive for the police and criminal justice sector. Today, Ministers in the Justice Council have sealed an overall agreement on the EU's Data Protection Directive...
Fri 09/10
European Commission - Press release Brussels, 9 October 2015 Labour markets and social indicators in the EU continue to gradually improve, benefitting from the strengthening in economic activity, according to the latest edition of the Quarterly Employment and Social Situation Review.
Fri 09/10
European Commission - Daily News Daily News 09/10/2015 Brussels, 9 October 2015 Data protection package on track: Commission proposal on new data protection rules in law enforcement area backed by Justice Ministers Today, Ministers in the Justice Council have sealed an overall agreement on the EU's Data Protection Directive for...
Fri 09/10
European Commission - Speech - [Check Against Delivery] Rome, 9 October 2015 I am a bit emotionally charged today. Just five months ago I was in Malta in order to assist at a funeral of desperate refugees who lost their lives in the Mediterranean Sea.
Fri 09/10
European Commission - EUROSTAT Brussels, 9 October 2015 The European Union (EU) places considerable emphasis on regional policies. The regional yearbook, published every year by Eurostat, the statistical office of the European Union, provides an overview of European regional statistics covering a wide range of fields.
Thu 08/10
European Commission - Press release Brussels, 8 October 2015 Commissioner Avramopoulos and Minister Asselborn in Italy: First Relocation Flight and Hotspot visit On Friday 9 October, Migration and Home Affairs Commissioner Dimitris Avramopoulos and Luxembourg Minister for Foreign Affairs Jean Asselborn will travel to Italy accompanied by Interior Minister Angelino...
Thu 08/10
European - Press release Commission Brussels, 8 October 2015 The European Commission has launched a public consultation to help identify the key measures for inclusion in the re-launch of the proposal for a Common Consolidated Corporate Tax Base (CCCTB).
Thu 08/10
European Commission - Press release 8 October 2015 EU approves additional €17 million to help Serbia and the Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia cope with refugee influx Today the European Commission has detailed its support of €17 million to help Serbia and the former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia cope with...

Go to useful links page Useful links

Go to rss page Go to EU Tube page Go to twitter page Go to facebook page Go to contact page

Credit © European Union, 2015