<![CDATA[European Commission - Enterprise and Industry]]> http://ec.europa.eu/enterprise/news/index_en.htm All topics European communities Tue, 21 Apr 2015 15:14:46 GMT Newsroom_2.0 20 <![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[ECIA Policy Agenda to boost Creative Industries in Europe]]>

Published : Thu, 16 Apr 2015

The results of individuals exercising their imagination and exploiting its economic value form the Creative Industries (CI), which include books, films, music, TV, games, arts, architecture, design and more.

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Wed, 15 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
<![CDATA[Updated Single Market Scoreboard: transposition of directives improving but Member States can do better]]> Published : Wed, 15 Apr 2015

According to the latest edition of the Single Market Scoreboard, Member States have improved the timely transposition of EU legislation into national law (0.5%) compared to six months ago (0.6%). However, the number of pending infringements concerning incorrect transposition of directives, violation of Treaty articles and regulations, or bad application [...]

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Tue, 14 Apr 2015 22:00:00 GMT
<![CDATA[Success of European cooperation: Designer-led innovation benefits EU industry]]>

Published : Tue, 14 Apr 2015

Inspired by the pioneer of haute couture, Charles F. Worth, the Worth pilot project has set up partnerships between designers and SMEs from fashion-led industries. By combining technological advances with design creativity, Worth partnerships are leading the way to a new wave of innovative products and services.

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Mon, 13 Apr 2015 22:00:00 GMT
<![CDATA[Making EU governance more innovation-friendly]]>

Published : Mon, 13 Apr 2015

A concrete plan for economic growth and success in the EU Member States has been etched out in a blueprint by the independent tripartite High Level Group (HLG) working on Innovation Policy Management.

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Sun, 12 Apr 2015 22:00:00 GMT
<![CDATA[First COSME agreement in France signed: EUR 900m for French SMEs ]]> Published : Mon, 13 Apr 2015

The first loan guarantee agreement under the EU programme for the Competitiveness of Enterprises and Small and Medium-sized Enterprises (COSME) in France was signed on 10 April 2015. It will bring over EUR 900 million of EU support to French small and medium-sized enterprises (SMES).

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Sun, 12 Apr 2015 22:00:00 GMT
<![CDATA[Galileo Open Service : Ionospheric Correction Algorithm for Galileo Single Frequency Users]]>

Published : Wed, 08 Apr 2015

The Galileo ionospheric model unveiled: a new step towards better performance.

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Tue, 07 Apr 2015 22:00:00 GMT
<![CDATA[Galileo: High accuracy for new business opportunities ]]>

Published : Wed, 08 Apr 2015

Galileo, the EU's satellite navigation programme, placed two more satellites into orbit at the end of March 2015. By 2020, Galileo will boast 30 satellites, which will help Europe tap into the booming market for navigation satellite products, expected to hit €244 billion by the end of the decade.

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Tue, 07 Apr 2015 22:00:00 GMT
<![CDATA[How to Protect Trade Secrets when Meeting Potential Partners]]> Published : Wed, 01 Apr 2015

The latest blog article from Your IP Insider explains how to protect trade secrets.

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Tue, 31 Mar 2015 22:00:00 GMT
<![CDATA[NEW REPORT: Vehicle safety and the protection of vulnerable road users - next steps]]> Published : Tue, 31 Mar 2015

The Commission has published a long awaited report with a list of over 50 specific vehicle safety features that have the most potential to improve vehicle safety, and thus road safety, in the EU.

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Mon, 30 Mar 2015 22:00:00 GMT
<![CDATA[EU successfully launches two Galileo satellites]]>

Published : Mon, 30 Mar 2015

Galileo, the EU's satellite navigation programme, placed two more satellites into orbit. The lift-off took place on 27 March at 22.46 CET from the European spaceport near Kourou in French Guiana. We have received signals proving that they were positioned as expected.

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Sun, 29 Mar 2015 22:00:00 GMT
<![CDATA[Galileo: European GPS will start soon]]> Published : Fri, 27 Mar 2015

In implementing its own global navigation satellite system (GNSS), the EU is creating an enormous potential of opportunities for European businesses as well as taking a decisive step towards greater technological independence. The latest satellites in the Galileo array have been launched at the end of March 2015.

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Thu, 26 Mar 2015 23:00:00 GMT
<![CDATA[Commissioner Bieńkowska launches high-level group on defence research]]>

Published : Fri, 27 Mar 2015

A competitive and efficient European defence and technological industrial base requires more investment in research and innovation. However, over the last years this investment has seen dramatic reductions in Europe accompanied by rapidly deteriorating security context.

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Thu, 26 Mar 2015 23:00:00 GMT
<![CDATA[Answering your questions: Information services for cross-border activity]]>

Published : Thu, 26 Mar 2015

The Single Market is a cornerstone of European integration and greatly benefits businesses and consumers. The free movement of goods, capital, services and people has brought with it vastly expanded trading possibilities for businesses and a huge increase in choice for consumers.

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Wed, 25 Mar 2015 23:00:00 GMT
<![CDATA[EU-U.S. Cooperation on Satellite Navigation, Working Group C - ARAIM Technical Subgroup, Milestone II Report]]> Published : Thu, 26 Mar 2015

The U.S.-EU Agreement on GPS-Galileo Cooperation signed in 2004 established the principles for the cooperation activities between the United States of America and the European Union in the field of satellite navigation.

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Wed, 25 Mar 2015 23:00:00 GMT
<![CDATA[Buy and sell services in Europe]]>

Published : Wed, 25 Mar 2015

The Service Directive requires all EU countries to cut red-tape and increase transparency in the market. Significant progress has recently been made in the fields of integration, the digital Single Market and jobs creation.

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Tue, 24 Mar 2015 23:00:00 GMT
<![CDATA[Report: Digital Transformation of European Industry and Enterprises]]>

Published : Wed, 25 Mar 2015

The Strategic Policy Forum on Digital Entrepreneurship has released its first report at an event in Brussels on 24 March 2015.

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Tue, 24 Mar 2015 23:00:00 GMT