<![CDATA[European Commission - Enterprise and Industry]]> http://ec.europa.eu/enterprise/news/index_en.htm All topics European communities Tue, 22 Jul 2014 17:02:11 GMT Newsroom_2.0 20 <![CDATA[COSME: Agreement signed which will boost funding opportunities for SMEs ]]>

Published : Tue, 22 Jul 2014

Small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) in Europe will soon have access to up to € 25 bn of additional finance, as a result of an agreement signed today between the European Commission and the European Investment Fund (EIF).

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Mon, 21 Jul 2014 22:00:00 GMT
<![CDATA[Commission announces €100 million Fast Track to Innovation and five innovation prizes ]]> Published : Tue, 22 Jul 2014

On 22 July 2014 the European Commission presented details of a new €100 million "Fast Track to Innovation" (FTI) pilot action and five innovation prizes under Horizon 2020, the European Union's €80 billion research and innovation programme.

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Mon, 21 Jul 2014 22:00:00 GMT
<![CDATA[New safety requirements for toys ]]>

Published : Fri, 18 Jul 2014

While continuously striving to improve the safety of toys and, at the same time, seeking to cut "red tape" where possible the European Commission took three important decisions in the past weeks.

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Thu, 17 Jul 2014 22:00:00 GMT
<![CDATA[Study on Food taxes and their impact on competitiveness of the agri-food sector]]>

Published : Wed, 16 Jul 2014

Non-harmonised taxes on high sugar, salt and fat products such as soft drinks, sweet and salty foodstuffs do induce a reduction of the consumption of the taxed products, but the exact impact on the competitiveness of the European agri-food sector needs to be further assessed.

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Tue, 15 Jul 2014 22:00:00 GMT
<![CDATA[Η Ευρωπαϊκή Επιτροπή κατά των αθέμιτων πρακτικών στην τροφική αλυσίδα]]> Published : Tue, 15 Jul 2014

Η Ευρωπαϊκή Επιτροπή εξέδωσε ανακοίνωση με την οποία ενθαρρύνει τα κράτη μέλη να αναζητήσουν τρόπους μεγαλύτερης θωράκισης των μικρών παραγωγών και των λιανοπωλητών τροφίμων έναντι αθέμιτων πρακτικών που εφαρμόζουν οι ενίοτε πολύ ισχυρότεροι εμπορικοί τους εταίροι.

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Mon, 14 Jul 2014 22:00:00 GMT
<![CDATA[May 2014 compared with April 2014: Industrial production down by 1.1% in euro area and EU28]]> Published : Mon, 14 Jul 2014

In May 2014 compared with April 2014, seasonally adjusted industrial production fell by 1.1% in both the euro area (EA18) and the EU28, according to estimates from Eurostat, the statistical office of the European Union.

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Sun, 13 Jul 2014 22:00:00 GMT
<![CDATA[Free movement of goods: Commission refers Czech Republic to Court over jewellery hallmarking rules]]> Published : Thu, 10 Jul 2014

The European Commission has decided to refer the Czech Republic to the EU's Court of Justice due to its rules on the hallmarking of jewellery. The Czech Assay office requires that certain articles of jewellery imported from another EU country be stamped with an additional national hallmark, despite the fact [...]

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Wed, 09 Jul 2014 22:00:00 GMT
<![CDATA[Free movement of goods: Commission requests Romania to remove barriers to exports of natural gas]]> Published : Thu, 10 Jul 2014

By obliging the producers in Romania to give priority to sales on the domestic market and by submitting gas transactions to prior control and approval, the Commission considers that the current Romanian legal framework creates unjustified barriers to exports of gas from Romania and has requested that the barriers be [...]

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Wed, 09 Jul 2014 22:00:00 GMT
<![CDATA[EU-industry partnerships seek innovation boost with first €1 billion for projects]]> Published : Wed, 09 Jul 2014

Research partnerships between the EU, the private sector and Member States presented their first calls for projects and partners under Horizon 2020, the EU's €80 billion research and innovation programme.

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Tue, 08 Jul 2014 22:00:00 GMT
<![CDATA[Ventilation units more energy efficient and less noisy ]]> Published : Wed, 09 Jul 2014

Ventilation units will become more energy-efficient and less noisy. As of 1 January 2016 a new Ecodesign Regulation will ensure that newly produced residential ventilation units will have to fulfil minimum energy efficiency requirements as well as maximum noise emission requirements.

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Tue, 08 Jul 2014 22:00:00 GMT
<![CDATA[State aid: Commission adopts four decisions on regional investment aid for car manufacturers Porsche, BMW, AUDI and Ford]]> Published : Wed, 09 Jul 2014

The European Commission has adopted decisions on the compatibility with EU state aid rules of four distinct projects by Germany, Hungary and Spain to grant regional aid in favour of the car manufacturers Volkswagen, BMW and Ford, in order to attract major investment projects.

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Tue, 08 Jul 2014 22:00:00 GMT
<![CDATA[Passenger rights: smartphone app upgraded for summer holidays]]> Published : Tue, 08 Jul 2014

The Commission's free smartphone application for passenger rights has been upgraded just before the summer holidays.

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Mon, 07 Jul 2014 22:00:00 GMT
<![CDATA[A €2 billion boost for low-carbon energy projects in Europe]]> Published : Tue, 08 Jul 2014

The European Commission is awarding a total of 1 billion EUR to 19 innovative low-carbon energy projects selected under the second call of the NER300 funding programme.

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Mon, 07 Jul 2014 22:00:00 GMT
<![CDATA[Modern Insolvency Rules: European Commission kicks off EU-wide interconnection of insolvency registers]]> Published : Mon, 07 Jul 2014

The European Commission is launching an EU-wide interconnection of national insolvency registers by linking up databases from seven Member States.

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Sun, 06 Jul 2014 22:00:00 GMT
<![CDATA[Επιχείρηση ΕΡΜΗΣ: 70.000 προϊόντα παραποίησης/απομίμησης κατασχέθηκαν σε κοινή τελωνειακή επιχείρηση της ΕΕ]]> Published : Mon, 07 Jul 2014

Πάνω από 70.000 προϊόντα παραποίησης/απομίμησης κατασχέθηκαν στο πλαίσιο μιας μεγάλης Κοινής Τελωνειακής Επιχείρησης (ΚΤΕ) με την ονομασία «ΕΡΜΗΣ».

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Sun, 06 Jul 2014 22:00:00 GMT
<![CDATA[Launch of the consultation of sectoral experts in the context of the identification of ICT Technical Specification UBL 2.1]]> Published : Fri, 04 Jul 2014

After consultation of the European Multi-stakeholders Platform on ICT Standardisation (MSP) of last May 22 about the identification, the Commission is launching today a second consultation of sectoral experts about the identification of the OASIS Universal Business Language version 2.1 (UBL 2.1) ICT technical specification in accordance with Article 13 [...]

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Thu, 03 Jul 2014 22:00:00 GMT
<![CDATA[Higher recycling targets to drive transition to a Circular Economy; Green Employment Initiative]]>

Published : Wed, 02 Jul 2014

The Commission adopted proposals to turn Europe into a more circular economy and boost recycling in the Member States

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Tue, 01 Jul 2014 22:00:00 GMT
<![CDATA[Environment/industrial policy: Live and work in better buildings]]> Published : Wed, 02 Jul 2014

The Commission adopted new proposals which aim to reduce the environmental impacts of new and renovated buildings by increasing resource efficiency and improving the information available about the environmental performance of buildings.

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Tue, 01 Jul 2014 22:00:00 GMT
<![CDATA[President Barroso announces caretaker replacements following the resignation of 4 Commissioners]]> Published : Wed, 02 Jul 2014

President Barroso announces caretaker replacements following the resignation of 4 Commissioners.

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Tue, 01 Jul 2014 22:00:00 GMT
<![CDATA[Unnecessary nickel tests no longer required for toys]]> Published : Tue, 01 Jul 2014

While continuously striving to improve the safety of toys and, at the same time, seeking to cut "red tape" where possible the European Commission has decided to exempt nickel in electric toys from the limit value regarding carcinogenicity (Toy Safety Directive 2009/48/EC, Annex II, section 3, No 5).

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Mon, 30 Jun 2014 22:00:00 GMT