<![CDATA[European Commission - Enterprise and Industry]]> http://ec.europa.eu/enterprise/news/index_en.htm All topics European communities Tue, 21 Oct 2014 18:00:13 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[Diseño ecológico y eficiencia energética]]>

Published : Mon, 20 Oct 2014

Las medidas de diseño ecológico, que forman parte del paquete de estrategias políticas de la UE para lograr una Europa más competitiva, sostenible y con una mayor seguridad energética para el año 2020, van a tener un papel fundamental.

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Sun, 19 Oct 2014 22:00:00 GMT
<![CDATA[SBA y COSME: dúo ideal para las PYME]]>

Published : Mon, 20 Oct 2014

Teniendo en cuenta que la gran mayoría de las empresas europeas son PYME y que generan un 85% de los nuevos puestos de trabajo, la Comisión Europea mantiene su convicción de que una política adaptada a las PYME es una política adaptada a casi todo el mundo.

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Sun, 19 Oct 2014 22:00:00 GMT
<![CDATA[August 2014 compared with July 2014: Production in construction up by 1.5% in euro area]]> Published : Fri, 17 Oct 2014

In August 2014 compared with July 2014, seasonally adjusted production in the construction sector grew by 1.5% in the euro area (EA18) and by 0.5% in the EU28, according to first estimates from Eurostat, the statistical office of the European Union. In July 2014, production in construction grew [...]

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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[Turkey joins COSME, the EU’s programme for SME financing]]>

Published : Thu, 16 Oct 2014

Turkey and the European Commission signed an agreement for Turkey to join the EU's Competitiveness of Enterprises and Small and Medium-Sized Enterprises Programme (COSME).

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Wed, 15 Oct 2014 22:00:00 GMT
<![CDATA[EU cooperation has improved the food supply chain, but still much needs to be done]]>

Published : Wed, 15 Oct 2014

The food supply chain plays a crucial role in the daily life and well-being of every one of us. Apart from ensuring that we all have food to consume on a daily basis, it also provides employment for 46 million people in more than 15 million enterprises engaged in agriculture, [...]

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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[Aligerar, simplificar y abaratar el Derecho de la UE: balance de los logros alcanzados]]>

Published : Tue, 14 Oct 2014

La Comisión hace un balance de sus esfuerzos por aligerar, simplificar y abaratar el Derecho de la UE.

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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