<![CDATA[European Commission - Enterprise and Industry]]> http://ec.europa.eu/enterprise/news/index_en.htm All topics European communities Tue, 01 Sep 2015 02:04:12 GMT Newsroom_2.0 20 <![CDATA[Investment Plan for Europe: a new financing agreement to benefit SMEs in the Czech Republic]]> Published : Wed, 19 Aug 2015

The European Investment Fund (EIF) and Česko moravská záruční a rozvojová banka, a.s. (CMZRB) have signed an agreement to increase lending to small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) in the Czech Republic. The deal benefits from the support of the European Fund for Strategic Investments (EFSI).

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Tue, 18 Aug 2015 22:00:00 GMT
<![CDATA[Food and beverage podcast with a China IPR SME Helpdesk Business Advisor ]]> Published : Tue, 11 Aug 2015

China IPR SME Helpdesk business advisor Reinout Van Malenstein, gives some advice for food and beverage companies looking to make the leap into the lucrative Chinese market.

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Mon, 10 Aug 2015 22:00:00 GMT
<![CDATA[Getting Territorial: Champagne and Geographic Indicators in China, from the Your IP Insider blog]]> Published : Tue, 11 Aug 2015

If you intend to export products from a specific geographic region to China, obtaining GI registration can provide necessary evidence of your product’s origin, which will increase trust for your brand among domestic consumers. This new China IPR SME Helpdesk blogs explains which are the four key steps to protecting [...]

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Mon, 10 Aug 2015 22:00:00 GMT
<![CDATA[GIs in China Today: Blog post with guest expert, Davide Follador]]> Published : Tue, 11 Aug 2015

In this blog post, IP expert Davide Follador has collated a wealth of information, and provides a professional analysis of the current situation in China which should be of great use to any EU producers of GI products looking to export to China.

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Mon, 10 Aug 2015 22:00:00 GMT
<![CDATA[European Sustainable Chemicals Support Service - Call for Tender (EASME/COSME)]]> Published : Wed, 05 Aug 2015

Through this call for tender, the European Commission aims to establish the 'European Sustainable Chemicals Support Service', to provide advisory support services to six 'Model Demonstrator Regions'.

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Tue, 04 Aug 2015 22:00:00 GMT
<![CDATA[High Level Group on Retail Competitiveness publishes its recommendations ]]>

Published : Thu, 30 Jul 2015

The report of the High Level Group on Retail Competitiveness outlines the views of the Group on how to improve the competitiveness of the EU retail sector.

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Wed, 29 Jul 2015 22:00:00 GMT
<![CDATA[Update: Drawing up an IP strategy for creative industries in China]]>

Published : Wed, 29 Jul 2015

European businesses are sometimes reluctant to enter the China market and build relationships with Chinese partners because of the risk of the infringement of creative ideas and designs. This new China IPR SME Helpdesk blog post explains how to effectively use the Chinese IP system.

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Tue, 28 Jul 2015 22:00:00 GMT
<![CDATA[The Public consultation on Methylisothiazolinone (MI) is launched]]> Published : Wed, 29 Jul 2015

The Public consultation on Methylisothiazolinone (MI) in the framework of Regulation (EC) No. 1223/2009 of the European Parliament and of the Council on cosmetic products is launched. Deadline: 23 October 2015

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Tue, 28 Jul 2015 22:00:00 GMT
<![CDATA[The top five problems for EU SMEs in China - exclusive tips from our IP Expert]]>

Published : Wed, 29 Jul 2015

China IP Business Advisor, Reinout van Malenstein, has been living and practicing IP law in China for several years. In this China IPR SME Helpdesk blog post he discusses the top five problems that EU SMEs experience in China.

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Tue, 28 Jul 2015 22:00:00 GMT
<![CDATA[What should I know about IPR in Indonesia? From the Your IP Insider blog]]>

Published : Wed, 29 Jul 2015

This South-East Asia IPR SME Helpdesk blog post explains how to protect your copyrights, patents, industrial designs, trade marks and trade secrets in Indonesia.

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Tue, 28 Jul 2015 22:00:00 GMT
<![CDATA[High flyers: how to succeed in the satellite navigation sector]]>

Published : Mon, 27 Jul 2015

BusinessPlanet visits London to learn how the burgeoning world of navigation and satellite applications offers a wide and lucrative range of opportunities for SMEs. To help European businesses make the most of this rapidly-evolving sector, the European Commission backs an open contest that has already had huge benefits for previous [...]

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Sun, 26 Jul 2015 22:00:00 GMT
<![CDATA[European Commission issues status report of implementation of UN Guiding Principles for Business and Human Rights]]> Published : Mon, 27 Jul 2015

A Staff Working Document issued by the European Commission this month presents the EU's activities in implementing the UNGPs and promoting progress in business and human rights.

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Sun, 26 Jul 2015 22:00:00 GMT
<![CDATA[European Fund for Strategic Investments adds firepower to COSME funding for SMEs]]>

Published : Wed, 22 Jul 2015

The European Commission has put the final measures in place to kick-start investment in the real economy. A package agreed today will ensure that the European Fund for Strategic Investments (EFSI) is up and running by early autumn 2015, keeping the ambitious timetable set by President Jean-Claude Juncker to implement [...]

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Tue, 21 Jul 2015 22:00:00 GMT
<![CDATA[Commission selects 30 great social innovation projects]]>

Published : Wed, 22 Jul 2015

The European Commission has selected 30 semi-finalists from over 1400 applicants in the 2015 edition of the European Social Innovation Competition.

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Tue, 21 Jul 2015 22:00:00 GMT
<![CDATA[EU-Greenland Workshop on Raw Materials (Brussels, 19 June 2015)]]> Published : Mon, 20 Jul 2015

The raw materials diplomacy event “EU-Greenland Workshop on Raw Materials” was held in Brussels on 19 June 2015.

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Sun, 19 Jul 2015 22:00:00 GMT
<![CDATA[Schweinfurt, Germany: The European Home Of Electric Bikes]]>

Published : Mon, 20 Jul 2015

BusinessPlanet visits Schweinfurt in Germany, the European home of the electric bike. How can Europe make the most of the e-bike boom and how do new innovations impact on growth and employment?

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Sun, 19 Jul 2015 22:00:00 GMT
<![CDATA[Evaluation of the Commercial Agents Directive (86/653/EEC) Report]]> Published : Fri, 17 Jul 2015

To evaluate the functioning of the Commercial Agents Directive, the European Commission launched a public consultation in 2014. Find below the evaluation report and the executive summary.

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Thu, 16 Jul 2015 22:00:00 GMT
<![CDATA[Public procurement data now available on EU Open Data Portal]]> Published : Wed, 15 Jul 2015

Data on public procurement conducted according to EU-rules has been made available on the EU Open Data Portal. This data, which shows how over €400 billion in EU citizens' money is being spent every year, is provided in a format accessible to NGOs, academics, companies and journalists.

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Tue, 14 Jul 2015 22:00:00 GMT
<![CDATA[The Latin America IPR SME Helpdesk is here]]>

Published : Mon, 13 Jul 2015

From 7 July, the Mercosur IPR Helpdesk has considerably expanded its services to include more than 18 Latin American countries, including Mexico, Colombia and Peru. This change is reflected in the Helpdesk's new name, the Latin America IPR SME Helpdesk.

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Sun, 12 Jul 2015 22:00:00 GMT
<![CDATA[Prevention not cure: Online IPR in South-East Asia, from the Your IP Insider blog]]>

Published : Mon, 13 Jul 2015

There are many reasons for European SMEs to be optimistic due to the rise of e-commerce in South-East Asia. However, there are several challenges that they should be aware of when establishing their virtual gateway into this market.

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Sun, 12 Jul 2015 22:00:00 GMT