<![CDATA[European Commission - Enterprise and Industry]]> http://ec.europa.eu/enterprise/news/index_en.htm European communities Tue, 13 Oct 2015 22:40:13 GMT Newsroom_2.0 20 <![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.

Tue, 01 Jul 2014 22:00:00 GMT
<![CDATA[Commission takes ambitious steps to make EU law lighter, simpler and cheaper ]]>

Published : Wed, 02 Oct 2013

The Commission takes another important step in ensuring that EU legislation is fit for purpose. In a Communication the Commission sets out in a concrete way, policy area by policy area, where it will take further action to simplify or withdraw EU laws, ease the burden on businesses and facilitate [...]

Tue, 01 Oct 2013 22:00:00 GMT
<![CDATA[45% of European internet users willing to upgrade or change supplier for higher speed ]]>

Published : Mon, 08 Jul 2013

Internet speed is emerging as a top issue for internet users according to the latest EU-wide survey of how Europeans use the internet.

Sun, 07 Jul 2013 22:00:00 GMT
<![CDATA[Why social innovation is the best way to create new jobs and businesses for Europe]]>

Published : Thu, 30 May 2013

Social innovation can stimulate new business models addressing unmet social needs. Yesterday, José Manuel Durão Barroso awarded the first Social Innovation prizes for three ground-breaking ideas that seek new ways to create more and better jobs in Europe.

Wed, 29 May 2013 22:00:00 GMT
<![CDATA[Improving access to finance for SMEs: key to economic recovery ]]>

Published : Thu, 02 May 2013

Small and medium sized enterprises (SMEs) will drive the recovery in Europe, but they need improved and easy access to finance. Over the last few years the European Commission has been constantly working to improve their situation.

Wed, 01 May 2013 22:00:00 GMT
<![CDATA[Labour costs have risen in the past five years, Eurostat reveals]]>

Published : Thu, 11 Apr 2013

Between 2008 and 2012, hourly labour costs in the whole economy have risen by 8.6% in the EU27 and by 8.7% in the euro area.

Wed, 10 Apr 2013 22:00:00 GMT
<![CDATA[The EU's free trade agreements – where are we?]]> Published : Mon, 03 Dec 2012

Over the next two years, 90% of world demand will be generated outside the EU. That's why it is a key priority for the EU to open up more market opportunities for European businesses by negotiating new Free Trade Agreements with key countries.

Sun, 02 Dec 2012 23:00:00 GMT
<![CDATA[Have your say on European Competitiveness]]>

Published : Fri, 26 Oct 2012

You can share with us your thoughts and ideas on the issues related to industrial competitiveness

Thu, 25 Oct 2012 22:00:00 GMT
<![CDATA[Invitation to contribute to the Draft Guide on Human Rights for SMEs]]>

Published : Fri, 31 Aug 2012

The European Commission invites you to provide feedback on a Draft Guide on Human Rights and SMEs.

Thu, 30 Aug 2012 22:00:00 GMT
<![CDATA[Public consultation Boosting the demand for innovative products]]>

Published : Wed, 20 Jun 2012

The European Commission has launched a public consultation with the aim to gather inputs from stakeholders and citizens on the scope of possible future EU-level actions in demand-side policies for industrial innovation policy.

Tue, 19 Jun 2012 22:00:00 GMT
<![CDATA[Vision 2020: Recommendations to help car industry reach new heights ]]>

Published : Thu, 07 Jun 2012

On the occasion of the presentation of the CARS 21 report, the European Commission announced today concrete actions to be taken in reaction to the current economic situation: 1) providing EU financing for research, 2) smart regulation and 3) improving international market access.

Wed, 06 Jun 2012 22:00:00 GMT
<![CDATA[Mission Growth: Europe at the Lead of the New Industrial Revolution]]>

Published : Tue, 29 May 2012

Europe is facing a severe economic crisis. But this situation and the changes are also an opportunity. We cannot let our industry simply leave Europe. It is a significant contributor to the real economy producing real values. Now, all efforts need to be undertaken to secure a modern, resource efficient, [...]

Mon, 28 May 2012 22:00:00 GMT
<![CDATA[Mission Growth: Europe at the Lead of the New Industrial Revolution]]>

Published : Tue, 24 Apr 2012

Brussels 29/05 - José Manuel Barroso, Antonio Tajani, Jeremy Rifkin together with key European leaders and key CEOs will discuss on the steps needed to make Europe more innovative, catch up competitors and recover the path of robust and sustainable growth.

Mon, 23 Apr 2012 22:00:00 GMT
<![CDATA[14 companies nominated for the 2012 European Business Awards for the Environment ]]> Published : Fri, 23 Mar 2012

This year’s entries for the European Business Awards for the Environment represent a variety of business sectors, ranging from telecommunications to retail, eco-design, transport, food industry and construction.

Thu, 22 Mar 2012 23:00:00 GMT
<![CDATA[European Enterprise Promotion Awards 2012 Launched]]> Published : Thu, 08 Mar 2012

The Commission launched its 2012 edition of the European Enterprise Promotion Awards. It rewards the success of public bodies and public-private partnerships in promoting enterprise and entrepreneurship.

Wed, 07 Mar 2012 23:00:00 GMT
<![CDATA[Networking for better Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) advice to Small and Medium Sized Enterprises (SMEs)]]>

Published : Thu, 23 Feb 2012

The European Commission is funding a project “Networking for better Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) advice to Small and Medium Sized Enterprises (SMEs) ” which fits into the European Commission’s objective to build a smart, sustainable and inclusive economy as laid out in the Europe 2020 Strategy.

Wed, 22 Feb 2012 23:00:00 GMT
<![CDATA[Enterprises must boost innovation as global competition becomes stronger ]]>

Published : Tue, 07 Feb 2012

Almost all Member States have improved their innovation performance according to the Innovation Union Scoreboard 2011. However, innovation performance growth is slowing down and the EU is not closing the persistent gap with global innovation leaders US, Japan and South Korea.

Mon, 06 Feb 2012 23:00:00 GMT
<![CDATA[Small companies create 85% of new jobs]]>

Published : Mon, 16 Jan 2012

85% of net new jobs (1) in the EU between 2002 and 2010 were created by small and medium sized enterprises (SMEs). This figure is considerably higher than the 67%-share of SMEs in total employment. During this period, net employment in the EU's business economy rose substantially, by an average [...]

Sun, 15 Jan 2012 23:00:00 GMT
<![CDATA[Do SMEs create more and better jobs?]]> Published : Mon, 16 Jan 2012

The European Commission published today a study analyzing the important role small and medium sized enterprises play in creating more and better jobs. SMEs provide a vital contribution to the European economy, being responsible for more than two thirds of the total employment in the private sectors and 85% of [...]

Sun, 15 Jan 2012 23:00:00 GMT
<![CDATA[European Commission announces partners for business and human rights projects under new CSR strategy]]>

Published : Tue, 10 Jan 2012

The European Commission’s Directorate-General for Enterprise and Industry has announced the names of organisations that will implement important new European projects on business and human rights.

Mon, 09 Jan 2012 23:00:00 GMT