<![CDATA[European Commission - Enterprise and Industry]]> http://ec.europa.eu/enterprise/news/index_en.htm All topics European communities Thu, 02 Oct 2014 14:28:40 GMT Newsroom_2.0 20 <![CDATA[Introductory remarks of Commissioner-designate Elżbieta Bieńkowska at the EP]]>

Published : Thu, 02 Oct 2014

The Commissioner-designate for Internal Market, Industry, Entrepreneurship and SMEs, delivered her introductory statement at the European Parliament hearing.

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Wed, 01 Oct 2014 22:00:00 GMT
<![CDATA[The Transformative Power of Service Innovation is there on the Horizon but the Journey towards it has only just begun ]]>

Published : Wed, 01 Oct 2014

The European Service Innovation Centre (ESIC) conference entitled ‘Service Innovation as a Driver of Change for European Industries and Regions’ took place in Helsinki on 9-10 September 2014 and attracted 140 participants representing academia, businesses and the public sector. [...]

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Tue, 30 Sep 2014 22:00:00 GMT
<![CDATA[Highlights from the ESIC Conference: Integrating a Systemic Service Innovation Approach into Regional Policies ]]>

Published : Wed, 01 Oct 2014

Three parallel sessions of the ESIC Conference, held in Helsinki in September 2014, highlighted the experiences of the six model demonstrator regions, their attempts to harness the benefits of service innovation and the subsequent steps that they intend to take. These sessions considered: Transforming the manufacturing industries in Limburg and Upper Austria; [...]

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Tue, 30 Sep 2014 22:00:00 GMT
<![CDATA[Highlights from the ESIC Conference: The Way forward - Implications for European Service Innovation Policies]]>

Published : Wed, 01 Oct 2014

The ESIC conference held in September 2014 also reviewed the policies and activities that have been initiated to promote service innovation in Europe. In a very animated and participative session, members of the audience cast their votes on a series of alternative answers to the following six questions: What policy approach is [...]

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Tue, 30 Sep 2014 22:00:00 GMT
<![CDATA[The former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia and Moldova join COSME]]>

Published : Mon, 29 Sep 2014

Commissioner for Industry and Entrepreneurship Ferdinando Nelli Feroci signed two Agreements with the former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia and Moldova formalising the entry of both countries in the EU's Competitiveness of Enterprises and Small and Medium-Sized Enterprises Programme (COSME) (2014-2020).

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Sun, 28 Sep 2014 22:00:00 GMT
<![CDATA[Cutting emissions and cutting red tape: a new regulation for off-road engines]]>

Published : Thu, 25 Sep 2014

The European Commission proposed measures will cut emissions of major air pollutants from engines in non-road mobile machinery and cut the complexity of the legal framework for the sector.

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Wed, 24 Sep 2014 22:00:00 GMT
<![CDATA[Competitiveness Council – Brussels, 25-26 September 2014]]>

Published : Wed, 24 Sep 2014

The European Commission will be represented on 25 September by Vice-President Michel Barnier responsible for Internal Market and Services; Commissioner Ferdinando Nelli Feroci, responsible for Industry and Entrepreneurship; and Commissioner Neven Mimica, Commissioner for Consumer Policy.

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Tue, 23 Sep 2014 22:00:00 GMT
<![CDATA[The ASEAN IPR SME Helpdesk video: Know Before You Go]]> Published : Tue, 23 Sep 2014

This short animation from the ASEAN IPR SME Helpdesk showcases the services of the Helpdesk in a visually appealing and easily accessible way, including explaining the importance of SMEs to the EU economy and the challenges they face internationalising to Southeast Asia.

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Mon, 22 Sep 2014 22:00:00 GMT
<![CDATA[The annual Union work programme for European standardisation for 2015]]> Published : Mon, 22 Sep 2014

Pursuant Article 8 of Regulation (EU) No 1025/2012 on European standardisation, the Commission adopted on 30 July 2014 a Communication to the Council, the European Parliament and the European Economic and Social Committee on the annual Union work programme for European standardisation.

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Sun, 21 Sep 2014 22:00:00 GMT
<![CDATA[Enterprise Europe Network Awards recognise successful international cooperation between SMEs]]>

Published : Mon, 22 Sep 2014

The European Commission honoured companies from the UK, Czech Republic, Hungary, Spain, Germany and Greece at the Enterprise Europe Network Awards held at Solvay Library in Brussels on 23 September 2014.

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Sun, 21 Sep 2014 22:00:00 GMT
<![CDATA[Launch of the EU-Korea High-Level Industrial Policy Dialogue]]>

Published : Wed, 17 Sep 2014

Representatives of the Ministry of Trade, Industry and Energy of the Republic of Korea and of European Commission Directorate-General for Enterprise and Industry met in Brussels on 17 September 2014 to establish a High Level Industrial Policy dialogue.

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Tue, 16 Sep 2014 22:00:00 GMT
<![CDATA[European Service Innovation Centre conference –the transformative power of service innovation is on the horizon but the journey has just begun]]>

Published : Sun, 14 Sep 2014

The European Service Innovation Centre (ESIC) conference entitled ‘Service Innovation as a Driver of Change for European Industries and Regions’ took place in Helsinki on 9-10 September 2014 and attracted 140 participants representing academia, businesses and the public sector. The event focused on the key findings of, and lessons learned [...]

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Sat, 13 Sep 2014 22:00:00 GMT
<![CDATA[Industrial competitiveness: Commission reports underline need for incisive action by EU and Member States]]>

Published : Thu, 11 Sep 2014

EU manufacturing possesses a number of competitive strengths that should be leveraged to promote economic growth, despite the current difficult economic environment.

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Wed, 10 Sep 2014 22:00:00 GMT
<![CDATA[How can we make the EU a better place for SMEs? Commission seeks your views]]>

Published : Mon, 08 Sep 2014

What do small and medium sized enterprises in Europe need from future EU policy? This is the core question of a consultation the Commission launched to help upgrade the EU's Small Business Act (SBA).

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Sun, 07 Sep 2014 22:00:00 GMT
<![CDATA[Employment: Commission proposes €911,934 from Globalisation Fund for former steel workers in Belgium]]> Published : Fri, 05 Sep 2014

The European Commission has proposed to provide Belgium with €911,934 from the European Globalisation Adjustment Fund (EGF) to help 752 former workers of steel producer Carsid S.A. to find new jobs.

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Thu, 04 Sep 2014 22:00:00 GMT
<![CDATA[Innovative textiles to boost EU seaweed farming]]> Published : Fri, 05 Sep 2014

Seaweed is an important but under-exploited resource for food and feed ingredients, biochemicals and the production of biofuels.

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Thu, 04 Sep 2014 22:00:00 GMT
<![CDATA[Galileo: European Commission requests full details of launch problems from Arianespace and ESA]]>

Published : Mon, 25 Aug 2014

Following the failure on Friday August 22nd to inject Galileo satellites 5 and 6 into the correct orbit, the European Commission has requested Arianespace and the European Space Agency (ESA) to provide full details of the incident, together with a schedule and an action plan to rectify the problem.

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Sun, 24 Aug 2014 22:00:00 GMT
<![CDATA[European satellite navigation: Galileo to launch two more satellites]]>

Published : Thu, 21 Aug 2014

This week, Galileo, the EU's satellite navigation programme, will send two more satellites into space, reaching a total number of 6 satellites in orbit. The lift-off will take place at the European spaceport near Kourou in French Guiana, at 14.31 CET (exact date to be confirmed) and can be [...]

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Wed, 20 Aug 2014 22:00:00 GMT
<![CDATA[New launchers to support independence of EU's satellite navigation programme]]>

Published : Thu, 21 Aug 2014

The EU's satellite navigation programme Galileo signed a €500 million agreement with Arianespace which will bring an operational Galileo service much closer.

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Wed, 20 Aug 2014 22:00:00 GMT
<![CDATA[GALILEO LAUNCH: All on the right track ! (chronology in pictures)]]>

Published : Tue, 19 Aug 2014

It has been packed days for the Galileo Team preparing for the launch of satellites 5 and 6 from Kourou, on Friday August 22nd.

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Mon, 18 Aug 2014 22:00:00 GMT