<![CDATA[European Commission - Enterprise and Industry]]> http://ec.europa.eu/enterprise/news/index_en.htm All topics European communities Thu, 23 Oct 2014 03:17:26 GMT Newsroom_2.0 20 <![CDATA[E-Learning Module: Enforcement of IPR in China (China IPR SME Helpdesk)]]> Published : Tue, 21 Oct 2014

This interactive e-learning module (ELM) from the China IPR SME Helpdesk allows the user to learn about the enforcement options in China that are relevant to them.

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Mon, 20 Oct 2014 22:00:00 GMT
<![CDATA[European Commission leads delegation of EU companies to Chengdu in China to pro­mote trade links, 21-23 Oct]]>

Published : Tue, 21 Oct 2014

The European Commission will lead a delegation of representatives of European business associations and entrepreneurs to China to discuss with the Chinese government and entrepreneurs how to further promote EU-China trade and industrial cooperation.

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Mon, 20 Oct 2014 22:00:00 GMT
<![CDATA[European Court of Justice rules favourably for the Commission over the German barriers to trade in construction products]]> Published : Tue, 21 Oct 2014

German requirements that construction products must have additional national marks or approvals, despite the fact that they already have a CE-mark and are legally marketed in other Member States are breaching the European rules of free movement of goods.

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Mon, 20 Oct 2014 22:00:00 GMT
<![CDATA[Guide on EU funding for the tourism sector]]>

Published : Mon, 20 Oct 2014

The "Guide on EU funding for the tourism sector (2014-2020)" gathers information on the various sources of EU funding of interest for the European tourism industry and its different actors, from both private and public sector.

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Sun, 19 Oct 2014 22:00:00 GMT
<![CDATA[Ökodesign und Energieeffizienz]]>

Published : Mon, 20 Oct 2014

Innerhalb der EU-Strategie für ein wettbewerbsfähigeres und nachhaltigeres Europa bis 2020 sowie mehr Energiesicherheit werden Ökodesign-Maßnahmen eine Schlüsselrolle spielen.

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Sun, 19 Oct 2014 22:00:00 GMT
<![CDATA[SBA und COSME: Traumduo für KMU]]>

Published : Mon, 20 Oct 2014

Da kleine und mittlere Unternehmen unglaubliche 85 % aller neuen Arbeitsplätze in Europa schaffen und die überwältigende Mehrheit der europäischen Unternehmen KMU sind, steht die Europäische Kommission zu ihrer Überzeugung, dass eine gezielte KMU Politik allen zugutekommt.

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Sun, 19 Oct 2014 22:00:00 GMT
<![CDATA[August 2014 gegenüber Juli 2014: Produktion im Baugewerbe im Euroraum um 1,5% gestiegen]]> Published : Fri, 17 Oct 2014

Im August 2014 stieg die saisonbereinigte Produktion im Baugewerbe gegenüber Juli 2014 im Euroraum (ER18) um 1,5% und in der EU28 um 0,5%, laut ersten Schätzungen von Eurostat, dem statistischen Amt der Europäischen Union. Im Juli 2014 hatte sich die Produktion im Baugewerbe um 0,3% bzw. 0,4% erhöht. Im August [...]

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Thu, 16 Oct 2014 22:00:00 GMT
<![CDATA[Commission asks Germany to fully implement EU toy legislation]]>

Published : Fri, 17 Oct 2014

The protection of children is a key concern. This is why European toy safety rules are among the strictest in the world. However, Germany is currently not applying agreed EU rules on limit values for levels of arsenic, mercury and antimony in toys.

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Thu, 16 Oct 2014 22:00:00 GMT
<![CDATA[Türkei schließt sich dem Pro­gramm der EU für die Finan­zie­rung von KMU (COSME) an ]]>

Published : Thu, 16 Oct 2014

Die Türkei und die Europäische Kommission unterzeichneten heute ein Abkommen, mit dem die Türkei in das Programm der EU für die Wettbewerbsfähigkeit von Unternehmen und für kleine und mittlere Unternehmen (COSME) aufgenommen wird.

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Wed, 15 Oct 2014 22:00:00 GMT
<![CDATA[Zusammenarbeit: Fortschritte bei der Lebensmittel­versorgungskette, doch wei­terhin Verbesserungsbedarf]]>

Published : Wed, 15 Oct 2014

Die Lebensmittelversorgungskette spielt eine wesentliche Rolle in unserem Alltag und für unser aller Wohlbefinden.

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Tue, 14 Oct 2014 22:00:00 GMT
<![CDATA[Adoption of the final report of the High Level Forum for a bet­ter functioning food supply chain]]>

Published : Wed, 15 Oct 2014

Since 2010, the High Level Forum for a better functioning food supply chain served a strategic mission: improving the functioning of this chain and thus the competitiveness of the agri-food sector as key segment of the Union economy.

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Tue, 14 Oct 2014 22:00:00 GMT
<![CDATA[The Enterprise Europe Network celebrating 7 years of support in Turin, helping small companies innovate and internationalise ]]>

Published : Wed, 15 Oct 2014

Through local business and innovation organisations, this EU-co-funded Network helps SMEs find partners in Europe and beyond, and provides an integrated range of support services to businesses, such as advising on European legislation or helping SMEs find financing for their projects.

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Tue, 14 Oct 2014 22:00:00 GMT
<![CDATA[Standards help businesses and protect consumers – World Standards Day]]>

Published : Tue, 14 Oct 2014

Standards improve compatibility, interoperability, safety or quality of products and services. Standards were never as important as today with mobile phone or software companies publicly battling for the domination of their respective technical specifications.

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Mon, 13 Oct 2014 22:00:00 GMT
<![CDATA[Vereinfachung und Verschlankung des EU-Rechts – Eine Bestandsaufnahme]]>

Published : Tue, 14 Oct 2014

Die Kommission bewertet ihre Anstrengungen zur Vereinfachung und Verschlankung des EU-Rechts.

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Mon, 13 Oct 2014 22:00:00 GMT
<![CDATA[Helping SMEs tap into EU funding for dual use projects]]>

Published : Fri, 10 Oct 2014

Technological applications that are now in common use, such as GPS and the Internet, have their origins in military research.

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Thu, 09 Oct 2014 22:00:00 GMT
<![CDATA[Transforming existing Manufacturing Industries through Service Innovation]]>

Published : Thu, 09 Oct 2014

Most strong regions maintain a balanced and smart mix of manufacturing and service activities. Such an amalgamation enables them to establish strong, economic specialisations, to provide competitive product-service combinations and to constantly adapt their economies to new circumstances. The service-based transformation and revitalisation of mature manufacturing economies, such as those [...]

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Wed, 08 Oct 2014 22:00:00 GMT
<![CDATA[Messages from other EU initiatives that relate closely to Service Innovation, PART 2 ]]>

Published : Thu, 09 Oct 2014

This article presents the main outcomes of the EU initiatives close to European Service Innovation Centre: the Business Innovation Observatory, the European Cluster Observatory and the High Level Group on Business Services. Each of these three initiatives has briefly outlined the key issues that should be taken into account when designing future [...]

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Wed, 08 Oct 2014 22:00:00 GMT
<![CDATA[Messages from other EU initiatives that relate closely to Service Innovation, PART 1 ]]>

Published : Thu, 09 Oct 2014

This article presents the main outcomes of the EU initiatives close to European Service Innovation Centre: the European Mobile and Mobility Industries Alliance and the European Creative Industries Alliance. Both of these two initiatives has briefly outlined the key issues that should be taken into account when designing future policies and practices for [...]

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Wed, 08 Oct 2014 22:00:00 GMT
<![CDATA[Integrating Service Innovation into Cluster Policies]]>

Published : Thu, 09 Oct 2014

A challenge for regional innovation policy is to create an enabling business environment in which entrepreneurially-minded individuals can explore and realise their ambitions. One effective mechanism that addresses innovation system linkages and aims to improve the business climate is cluster policy and its related cluster initiatives, which can explicitly embrace [...]

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Wed, 08 Oct 2014 22:00:00 GMT
<![CDATA[Transforming Regional Economies by boosting Innovation through emerging Service Industries]]>

Published : Thu, 09 Oct 2014

In his new book ‘Creating a Learning Society’ Stiglitz (2014) explains several good reasons to publicly support emerging industries. It is not that governments are better than markets at selecting which industries to support, but government policies can help ‘infant industries’ to learn and the benefits of that learning, including [...]

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Wed, 08 Oct 2014 22:00:00 GMT