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European Toy Safety Campaign: Ensuring safety for our children


Safe and fun is the perfect combination, but it is actually not so obvious! What makes a toy safe to use will depend not only on the toy itself, but also on how it is used and the age of the child. What should you look for as a parent, to know if a toy is safe or not for your child?


€ 2.5 billions to boost business competitiveness and SMEs 2014 - 2020


With a budget of € 2.5 billions over the period 2014-2020, the Programme for the Competitiveness of Enterprises and SMEs, COSME is a funding instrument, which is largely continuing the activities under the current Competitiveness and Innovation programme (CIP).


Less regulatory burden for small businesses


The Commission today presents a new approach to ensure that the EU responds better to the needs of small businesses. From now on, the European Commission will seek wherever possible to exempt micro-enterprises from EU legislation or introduce special regimes so as to minimise the regulatory burden on them.


Meeting Vice-President Tajani with Prime-Minister Benjamin Netanyahu
EU/Israel: Vice President Tajani signs space and tourism agreements


Cooperation between Israel and the European Union is set to expand into space, after Industry Minister Shalom Simhon and European Commission Vice President Antonio Tajani signed an agreement Monday in Tel Aviv. The agreement will allow the EU’s Galileo global-navigation satellite system to establish a satellite receiving station in Israel.

In addition, Simhon and Tajani signed a deal on deepening cooperation in the field of tourism. They also discussed deepening ties between small-business experts from Israel and Europe and expanding the participation of Israeli companies in European-funded R&D programs.


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