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Construction: unleashing the potential of low energy buildings to restore growth


European Commission Press release Brussels, 31 July 2012 Low energy buildings with high CO2 and energy cost saving potential still have a limited market uptake, despite their economic and environmental advantages....


Security industry: Commission proposes programme to enable further growth


European Commission Press release Brussels, 30 July 2012 Providing security is a central concern of any society. Recent natural disasters and terrorist attacks have highlighted the need to be better prepared for crisis situations....


New internet service improves greatly GPS reliability


European Commission Press release Brussels, 26 July 2012 GPS data can now be obtained via the internet in addition to access via the existing satellite signal. Vice President Antonio Tajani launched today in Brussels the European Data Access Service (EDAS) ...


Tourism: Commission welcomes OECD report indicating revival


European Commission Press release Brussels, 19 July 2012 International tourism arrivals have returned rapidly to steady growth, showing tourism’s resilience to the effects of the global economic and financial crisis, according to a new OECD report....


Entrepreneurship: consultation on future action at EU level


European Commission Press release Brussels, 17 July 2012 In these difficult times of increasing unemployment, Europe needs more entrepreneurs. Whilst actually only 11% of European citizens are entrepreneurs, 45% would like to be their own boss if they ...


Commission continues to upgrade EGNOS for higher positioning accuracy


European Commission Press release Brussels, 10 July 2012 Many EU citizens may have noticed the improvement in the accuracy of GPS signals over the past three years, thanks to the enhancement provided by EGNOS the European Geostationary Navigation Overlay ...


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