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“Ms or Mr SME”: Small business gets an advocate in each EU Member State
“Ms or Mr SME”: Small business gets an advocate in each EU Member State

25/05/2011

IP/11/642 Brussels, 25 May 2011 Newly appointed Ms or Mr SME will advocate for the interests of Small and Medium sized Enterprises (SMEs). Chiefly they will check the correct application of the EU law on SMEs and ensure that policies at national, regional ...

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5th European Enterprise Awards: Barcelona wins for Job Creation Initiative
5th European Enterprise Awards: Barcelona wins for Job Creation Initiative

24/05/2011

IP/11/637 Bruxelles, 24 May 2011 Today Vice-President Antonio Tajani announced the winner of the 5th edition of the European Enterprise Awards ceremony in Budapest. The entrepreneurship centre of the Barcelona Council, Activa was awarded the Grand Jury ...

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Galileo: October take off for EU satellites
Galileo: October take off for EU satellites

23/05/2011

IP/11/627 Brussels, 23 May 2011 The launch of the first two operational satellites of the EU's global navigation satellite system will take place on 20th October, the European Commission announced today....

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Chemicals/REACH: EU to ban cadmium in jewellery, brazing sticks and all plastics
Chemicals/REACH: EU to ban cadmium in jewellery, brazing sticks and all plastics

20/05/2011

IP/11/620 Brussels, 20 May 2011 Cadmium in jewellery, plastics and brazing sticks will be banned in the EU from December 2011. High levels of the harmful substance cadmium have been found in some jewellery articles, especially in imported imitation jewellery. ...

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Free movement of goods: Commission requests Greece to facilitate the selling of "bake off" products

19/05/2011

IP/11/609 Brussels, 19 May 2011 The European Commission has today decided to request Greece to amend its current legislation on the minimum surface areas for the preparation of bakery products produced using the ‘bake‑off’ method....

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Free movement of goods: Commission asks Spain to comply with EU rules on authorisations for motor vehicles

19/05/2011

IP/11/611 Brussels, 19 May 2011 The European Commission has today requested Spain to change its legislation on the granting of authorisations to motor vehicles in order to comply with EU rules on the free movement of goods....

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Commission requests France to align safety standards of hoods for protection of fire-fighters

19/05/2011

IP/11/610 Brussels, 19 May 2011 The European Commission issued today a reasoned opinion requesting France to amend its rules on hoods for protection of fire-fighters to facilitate the free trade in the EU....

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Bright vision for tourist season 2011
Bright vision for tourist season 2011

13/05/2011

IP/11/566 Brussels, 13 May 2011 Bright vision for tourist season 2011 Increasing number of Europeans enjoy their holidays: 68% of EU citizens travelled for private reasons in 2010 compared to 65% in 2009....

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Mediterranean: Unleashing mass scale entrepreneurial activity for stabilization and jobs
Mediterranean: Unleashing mass scale entrepreneurial activity for stabilization and jobs

12/05/2011

IP/11/559 Brussels, 12 May 2011 The democratic uprisings that occurred in the Mediterranean area and the rightful claims of young people for jobs and a better future in these countries have made it clear that the EU needs to offer greater support to the ...

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