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European Toy Safety Campaign: Ensuring safety for our children

30/11/2011

European Commission - Press release Brussels, 29 November 2011. Christmas is a very busy time of year for Santa Claus. He has to get the sleigh ready, feed his reindeers, check his list to be sure he hasn't forgotten any good girls and boys…and make sure ...

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Vehicle noise to be reduced

30/11/2011

The European Commission proposed today to reduce noise produced by cars, vans, buses, coaches, light and heavy trucks. Noise limit values would be lowered in two steps of each 2 dB(A) for ...

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Commission wants to facilitate the return of unlawfully removed national treasures
Commission wants to facilitate the return of unlawfully removed national treasures

30/11/2011

European Commission - Press release Brussels, 29 November 2011 - There is rising concern about increasing illegal trade in high cultural properties such as paintings, sculptures, religious property and archaeological pieces....

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

30/11/2011

European Commission - Press release Brussels, 30 November 2011 – Promote access to finance and encouraging an entrepreneurial culture, including the creation of new enterprises are the core issues of the new financial support programme, tabled by the ...

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New way forward for Galileo satellite navigation
New way forward for Galileo satellite navigation

30/11/2011

European Commission - Press release Brussels, 30 November 2011 – The European Commission has proposed today the new framework for the financing and governance of the two European satellite navigation programmes Galileo and EGNOS (GPS signal augmentation) ...

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€5.8 billions proposed to fund the European programme for Earth observation
€5.8 billions proposed to fund the European programme for Earth observation

30/11/2011

European Commission - Press release Brussels, 30 November 2011 – Today, the European Commission has proposed to finance the GMES programme (Global Monitoring for Environment and Security) for Earth observation for the period 2014-2020 outside the EU financial ...

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Horizon 2020: Commission proposes €80 billion investment in research and innovation, to boost growth and jobs

30/11/2011

European Commission - Press release Brussels, 30 November 2011 – The European Commission has today presented a package of measures to boost research, innovation and competitiveness in Europe. Commissioner Máire Geoghegan-Quinn has announced Horizon 2020, ...

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Improving the functioning of the food supply chain

30/11/2011

European Commission - Press release Brussels, 29 November 2011: Business-to-business contractual practices, competitiveness in the agro-food industry and the monitoring of food prices will be the main interest of the 2012 work of the High Level Forum ...

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

24/11/2011

The European Commission has 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 requests The Netherlands to comply with EU rules on firearms

24/11/2011

The European Commission has decided to request The Netherlands to implement in full EU rules on firearms (Directive 2008/51/EC). So far, The Netherlands has only partially implemented the ...

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Product safety improved in nine industry sectors
Product safety improved in nine industry sectors

21/11/2011

Nine EU directives covering a wide variety of products will ensure better product safety. The sectors concerned are electrical and electronic products, lifts, measuring instruments, civil ...

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International agreed rules to speed up introduction of electric vehicles
International agreed rules to speed up introduction of electric vehicles

17/11/2011

The introduction of electrical cars will get a further boost with an international agreement promoted by the European Union, the United States and Japan in Geneva (Switzerland) today....

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Female mentors to help woman entrepreneurs to get started
Female mentors to help woman entrepreneurs to get started

15/11/2011

A new European network of mentors to promote female entrepreneurship through the sharing of know-how and experience has been launched today by the European Commission....

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Opening the world for small and medium sized enterprises to enhance EU growth
Opening the world for small and medium sized enterprises to enhance EU growth

09/11/2011

European small and medium sized enterprises (SMEs) should better profit from fast growing emerging markets, such as in China, India, Russia or in regions like South East Asia and ...

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