<![CDATA[European Commission - Enterprise and Industry]]> http://ec.europa.eu/cip/news/index_en.htm European communities Fri, 25 Apr 2014 09:58:07 GMT Newsroom_2.0 20 <![CDATA[European IPR Helpdesk – new edition successfully launched ]]>

Published : Tue, 11 Feb 2014

The launch of the new EU Framework Programme for Research and Innovation, Horizon 2020, as well as of the Programme for the Competitiveness of Enterprises and SMEs, COSME, is the basis for this year’s activities of the European IPR Helpdesk.

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Mon, 10 Feb 2014 23:00:00 GMT
<![CDATA[International market distortion hampers new technologies]]>

Published : Sun, 15 Dec 2013

Key enabling technologies (KETs) are an essential element of 21st century industry. Comprising advancements such as nanotechnology and industrial biotechnology, KETs enhance conventional industrial products and provide enormous economic potential.

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Sat, 14 Dec 2013 23:00:00 GMT
<![CDATA[Educating Europe’s future entrepreneurs]]>

Published : Sun, 15 Dec 2013

Europe needs to create an entrepreneurial culture that permeates our schools and universities – a culture in which creativity and innovation are actively encouraged.

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Sat, 14 Dec 2013 23:00:00 GMT
<![CDATA[Experts wanted for biggest EU research and innovation programme yet]]>

Published : Thu, 28 Nov 2013

The European Commission needs independent experts for Horizon 2020, the new €79 billion EU research and innovation programme. To recruit them a call for applications was launched on November 22.

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Wed, 27 Nov 2013 23:00:00 GMT
<![CDATA[Press and media corner (VP Tajani photos, videos and press releases)]]> Published : Sat, 16 Nov 2013

This site aims to help journalists to find images and videos of European Commission Vice President Antonio Tajani as well as his press releases.

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Fri, 15 Nov 2013 23:00:00 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 [...]

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Tue, 01 Oct 2013 22:00:00 GMT
<![CDATA[Without a strong industrial base, Europe's economy cannot prosper ]]>

Published : Tue, 24 Sep 2013

Manufacturing has strong spill-over effects on the rest of the economy and especially on overall productivity. 80% of private innovation, ¾ of export and a substantial role in jobs creation come from industry. Action is needed to keep industry in Europe.

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Mon, 23 Sep 2013 22:00:00 GMT
<![CDATA[EU and China explore the benefits of green growth]]>

Published : Mon, 09 Sep 2013

The EU and China together are on a ‘green growth’ mission, one that supports environmental protection and sustainable prosperity by promoting regulatory harmony.

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Sun, 08 Sep 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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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, [...]

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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.

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Mon, 23 Apr 2012 22:00:00 GMT
<![CDATA[SME Envoys call upon action to eliminate access barriers for SMEs to public procurement ]]> Published : Thu, 29 Mar 2012

The Network of SME Envoys met yesterday in Brussels to discuss how to improve market access opportunities for the 23 million SMEs in the EU. The SME Envoys were particularly concerned by the low participation rate of small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) in public procurement. They supported the upcoming review of the [...]

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Wed, 28 Mar 2012 22:00:00 GMT