<![CDATA[European Commission - Enterprise and Industry]]> http://ec.europa.eu/enterprise/news/index_en.htm All topics European communities Thu, 04 Jun 2015 00:19:29 GMT Newsroom_2.0 20 <![CDATA[A new structure for Growth]]>

Published : Mon, 01 Jun 2015

The Commission has decided on a major restructuring of the new DG dealing with Internal Market, Industry, Entrepreneurship and SMEs which was created at the beginning of 2015. The new DG was created to make sure that the internal market operates at maximum efficiency and to give a boost to [...]

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Sun, 31 May 2015 22:00:00 GMT
<![CDATA[Decision establishing a new High level Forum for a better functioning food supply chain]]>

Published : Mon, 01 Jun 2015

The Commission today set up a new High level Forum for a better functioning food supply chain, following the success of a previous forum held from 2010 to 2014. The Commission will soon be inviting experts in the area to express their interest in contributing to the work of this [...]

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Sun, 31 May 2015 22:00:00 GMT
<![CDATA[First meeting of the High Level Expert Group on energy-intensive industries]]>

Published : Wed, 27 May 2015

The first meeting of the High Level Group (HLG) on energy-intensive industries will take place today. Discussions will focus on the reform of the Energy Trading System (ETS). Other topics, such as Energy Union, innovation or trade will follow.

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Tue, 26 May 2015 22:00:00 GMT
<![CDATA[TEDxBinnenhof 'Made in Europe' to feature the EU's most inspiring entrepreneurs]]> Published : Thu, 21 May 2015

During its Presidency of the EU, the Dutch government in conjunction with private partners, will organise for the first time a European TEDx event. This special edition will take place in The Hague on 31 March 2016 and feature ground-breaking ideas from Europe's most inspiring entrepreneurs.

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Wed, 20 May 2015 22:00:00 GMT
<![CDATA[Measuring REACH and CLP Enforcement - new study]]> Published : Tue, 19 May 2015

Commission publishes report on study proposing 50 enforcement indicators for regulations on chemicals The enforcement of EU legislation plays an essential role in ensuring that the Internal Market for goods works effectively so as to create jobs and growth. This is a top priority for the current Commission. In this context, and following a [...]

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Mon, 18 May 2015 22:00:00 GMT
<![CDATA[Record-breaking number of entries received for the 2015 European Social Innovation Competition]]>

Published : Tue, 19 May 2015

The third European Social Innovation Competition, asking for ideas for ‘New Ways to Grow’ in Europe, broke a new record, receiving 1 408 entries.

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Mon, 18 May 2015 22:00:00 GMT
<![CDATA[Success of EuroMed Days at EXPO Milano 2015 paves way for other international events]]> Published : Mon, 11 May 2015

The EuroMed Days on 6-7 May were early successes for the European Commission at EXPO 2015. Building on the Commission's industrial cooperation work with Mediterranean neighbour countries, the event demonstrated the attractiveness of the proposed programme, and launches a series of events in conjunction with non-EU countries.

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Sun, 10 May 2015 22:00:00 GMT
<![CDATA[Progress Report on the implementation of the EU Defence Communication]]> Published : Fri, 08 May 2015

The European Commission has published a Progress Report that outlines the developments regarding the implementation of the Defence Communication since the Roadmap was adopted last year.

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Thu, 07 May 2015 22:00:00 GMT
<![CDATA[Innovation Union Scoreboard 2015: Unleash innovation to spur growth in Europe]]>

Published : Thu, 07 May 2015

Improving Europe's capacity to innovate and be globally competitive requires further efforts to encourage disruptive ideas and foster their commercial up-take. These are some of the conclusions to be drawn from the latest ranking of innovation performance across Europe.

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Wed, 06 May 2015 22:00:00 GMT
<![CDATA[Copernicus agreement - signing ceremony with Chile]]>

Published : Wed, 06 May 2015

Philippe Brunet, the Director for Aerospace, Maritime and Defence Industries at the Directorate-General for Internal Market, Industry, Entrepreneurship and SMEs and Chilean Ambassador Enrique Carlos Appelgren have signed a Letter of Intent on Copernicus cooperation.

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Tue, 05 May 2015 22:00:00 GMT
<![CDATA[Internet shopping... Public consultation on cross-border parcel delivery]]>

Published : Wed, 06 May 2015

The European Commission is launching an online public consultation on parcel delivery – one of the main priorities in the development of a Digital Single Market in the EU.

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Tue, 05 May 2015 22:00:00 GMT
<![CDATA[GROW your REGIOn conference ]]>

Published : Wed, 29 Apr 2015

GROW your REGIOn conference – Thumbs Up for a Joint Approach to Delivering Smart Specialisation and Economic Transformation through Clusters.

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Tue, 28 Apr 2015 22:00:00 GMT
<![CDATA[European Parliament approves eCall]]>

Published : Tue, 28 Apr 2015

The European Parliament approved a Regulation that will make eCall, the European emergency call system, mandatory for new types of cars and vans. Carmakers will have to install the technology in all new car and van models from 31 March 2018 onward. The system could help save hundreds of lives [...]

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Mon, 27 Apr 2015 22:00:00 GMT
<![CDATA[Cooperation Arrangement on Clusters signed in Washington D.C.]]>

Published : Thu, 23 Apr 2015

Clusters are being recognised on both sides of the Atlantic as boosters of the economy and a Cooperation Arrangement on Clusters, the first of its kind, was signed on 22 April in Washington D.C.

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Wed, 22 Apr 2015 22:00:00 GMT
<![CDATA[Parliament and Council back Commission trade mark reform package]]>

Published : Wed, 22 Apr 2015

After two years of inter-institutional discussions, the Commission, the European Parliament and the Council have reached a provisional political agreement on the trade mark reform package in the so-called "trilogue discussions".

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Tue, 21 Apr 2015 22:00:00 GMT
<![CDATA[Commission recognises voluntary energy efficiency agreement for game consoles]]>

Published : Wed, 22 Apr 2015

The European Commission is recognising a voluntary agreement on the energy efficiency of video game consoles.

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Tue, 21 Apr 2015 22:00:00 GMT
<![CDATA[European Commission launches IMI public procurement pilot project]]> Published : Mon, 20 Apr 2015

The European Commission has launched a pilot project to use the Internal Market Information (IMI) system to help public authorities check the information and documentation provided by procurement companies from other European countries.

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Sun, 19 Apr 2015 22:00:00 GMT
<![CDATA[Commission report on the benefits of TTIP for Small and Medium Enterprises]]>

Published : Mon, 20 Apr 2015

The Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP) has significant potential for small and medium sized enterprises (SMEs), according to a report presented by EU Trade Commissioner Malmström on 20 April.

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Sun, 19 Apr 2015 22:00:00 GMT
<![CDATA[European Commission launches €3 million prize to improve air quality in cities]]>

Published : Thu, 16 Apr 2015

The €3 million Horizon prize for materials for clean air will be awarded to the person or team that develops the best material to reduce the concentration of particulate matter in urban areas.

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Wed, 15 Apr 2015 22:00:00 GMT
<![CDATA[New EU rules on the use of Butylpara­ben and Propyl­par­aben in cosmetics products]]>

Published : Wed, 15 Apr 2015

As of 16 April 2015, European Commission rules require manufacturers to reduce the concentration of Butylparaben and Propylparaben in cosmetics products and to avoid using these preservatives in products designed for application on the nappy area of children under the age of three.

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Tue, 14 Apr 2015 22:00:00 GMT