<![CDATA[European Commission - Enterprise and Industry]]> http://ec.europa.eu/enterprise/news/index_en.htm All topics European communities Sun, 20 Apr 2014 01:21:39 GMT Newsroom_2.0 20 <![CDATA[Commission welcomes European Parliament vote for safer products and better market surveillance]]>

Published : Wed, 16 Apr 2014

The European Commission welcomes European Parliament vote in favour of new rules to improve the safety of consumer products circulating in the EU's internal market - including those imported from outside the EU - and to step-up market surveillance concerning all non-food products.

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Tue, 15 Apr 2014 22:00:00 GMT
<![CDATA[The Informative Tool on light Industries ( ITI) is getting public]]>

Published : Wed, 16 Apr 2014

ITI, a database processing EUROSTAT data on light industries trade and production is now open to the public

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Tue, 15 Apr 2014 22:00:00 GMT
<![CDATA[European Commission welcomes European Parliament's approval of new rules for pressure equipment]]>

Published : Wed, 16 Apr 2014

The European Parliament voted in favour of a Commission proposal to streamline and simplify the rules for pressure equipment products enhancing the internal market and make life for business easier at the same time.

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Tue, 15 Apr 2014 22:00:00 GMT
<![CDATA[First radar vision for Copernicus]]>

Published : Wed, 16 Apr 2014

Launched on 3 April, ESA’s Sentinel-1A satellite has already delivered its first radar images of Earth.

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Tue, 15 Apr 2014 22:00:00 GMT
<![CDATA[European Parliament approves new provisions for the return of national treasures]]>

Published : Wed, 16 Apr 2014

Today the European Parliament voted in favour of a new directive to help EU countries organise the return of cultural objects that were unlawfully removed from their state and are currently located in another EU country.

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Tue, 15 Apr 2014 22:00:00 GMT
<![CDATA[Indicators for Sustainable Tourism ]]>

Published : Wed, 16 Apr 2014

The European Tourism Indicators System for Sustainable Management at Destination Level (ETIS) is entering a second testing phase involving more than 100 destinations. These destinations volunteered to use the toolkit developped by the European Commission to measure and monitor their sustainable tourism management performances.

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Tue, 15 Apr 2014 22:00:00 GMT
<![CDATA[SMEs find it hard to obtain feedback on their loan applications]]>

Published : Tue, 15 Apr 2014

A new evaluation published today confirms that the smaller a firm, the larger the likelihood that its credit application might be declined by a financial institution.

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Mon, 14 Apr 2014 22:00:00 GMT
<![CDATA[Social Innovation Prize: who will meet the Job Challenge?]]>

Published : Mon, 14 Apr 2014

After the success of the first edition of the Competition last year, the European Commission launched a second Social Innovation Competition in memory of Diogo Vasconcelos on 11 October 2013.

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Sun, 13 Apr 2014 22:00:00 GMT
<![CDATA[Policy workshop in Northern Ireland: service innovation at the heart of business transformation across sectors ]]>

Published : Fri, 11 Apr 2014

The regional work done in ESIC has reached the peer review phase. The aim of the ESIC activities carried out in all model demonstrator regions has been to assist regional policy-makers to test, update and improve their existing policies as well as to boost emerging industries by transformative service innovation. [...]

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Thu, 10 Apr 2014 22:00:00 GMT
<![CDATA[President Barroso and Commissioners attend 'Portugal: Path to growth and jobs' conference]]>

Published : Thu, 10 Apr 2014

On 11 April President José Manuel Barroso and several commissioners will travel to Lisbon for the conference, 'Portugal: Path to growth and jobs' (Rumo ao crescimento e emprego').

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Wed, 09 Apr 2014 22:00:00 GMT
<![CDATA[Policy workshop in Upper Austria: Policies to foster the transformative power of service innovation – towards a common roadmap for Upper Austria]]>

Published : Thu, 10 Apr 2014

The regional work done in ESIC has reached the peer review phase. The aim of the ESIC activities carried out in all model demonstrator regions has been to assist regional policy-makers to test, update and improve their existing policies as well as to boost emerging industries by transformative service innovation. [...]

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Wed, 09 Apr 2014 22:00:00 GMT
<![CDATA[Identifying the potential for and barriers to regional service innovation policies ]]> Published : Thu, 10 Apr 2014

What are the regional challenges faced in six ESIC Model Demonstrator Regions and can service innovation help addressing them? Is the regional policy mix conducive to transformation, induced by service innovation? How do regional stakeholders’ view on the regional innovation system and its attributes differ from the analysis provided by [...]

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Wed, 09 Apr 2014 22:00:00 GMT
<![CDATA[Business services crucial for keeping Europe's industry fit]]>

Published : Wed, 09 Apr 2014

The importance of Business Services should be adequately reflected in the Europe 2020 Strategy according to a report of the High Level Group on Business Services.

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Tue, 08 Apr 2014 22:00:00 GMT
<![CDATA[EU-Japan Industrial Relations and Co-operation discussed in Tokyo]]>

Published : Wed, 09 Apr 2014

EU-Japanese industrial relations and co-operation were top of the agenda in Tokyo on 8 and 9 April.

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Tue, 08 Apr 2014 22:00:00 GMT
<![CDATA[European Commission calls for tough standards to regulate civil drones]]> Published : Tue, 08 Apr 2014

The European Commission has proposed to set tough new standards to regulate the operations of civil drones (remotely piloted aircrafts, RPAS).

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Mon, 07 Apr 2014 22:00:00 GMT
<![CDATA[Stakeholders unite to boost access to raw materials in Europe]]> Published : Mon, 07 Apr 2014

A milestone of the  European  Innovation  Partnership  on  Raw  Materials  was  reached  on 7 April 2014 with the announcement of the first set of commitments by over 800 companies, public agencies, research institutes, non-governmental organisations and other stakeholders from all over Europe. These partners have all committed to contribute in one [...]

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Sun, 06 Apr 2014 22:00:00 GMT
<![CDATA[Earth observation: Copernicus satellite lifts off successfully]]>

Published : Fri, 04 Apr 2014

Today’s successful launch marks a major milestone for EU’s Earth observation programme Copernicus.

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Thu, 03 Apr 2014 22:00:00 GMT
<![CDATA[Commission welcomes the revised World Trade Organisation's Agreement on Government Procurement]]> Published : Fri, 04 Apr 2014

The European Commission welcomes the entry into force on 6 April 2014 of the revised World Trade Organisation's Agreement on Government Procurement (GPA).

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Thu, 03 Apr 2014 22:00:00 GMT
<![CDATA[VAT: Commission publishes guidelines to help businesses prepare for change of e-services rules]]>

Published : Fri, 04 Apr 2014

The Commission published explanatory notes to help businesses prepare for the new VAT rules for telecom, broadcasting and electronic services which will enter into force in 2015.

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Thu, 03 Apr 2014 22:00:00 GMT
<![CDATA[Commission welcomes Parliament vote on decreasing vehicle noise]]>

Published : Thu, 03 Apr 2014

The European Parliament voted in favour of a Commission proposal to decrease vehicle noise. Noise limit values will ultimately be decreased by 4 dB(A) for passenger cars, vans, buses and coaches and for trucks by 3 dB(A).

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Wed, 02 Apr 2014 22:00:00 GMT