<![CDATA[European Commission - Enterprise and Industry]]> http://ec.europa.eu/enterprise/policies/raw-materials/news/index_en.htm European communities Fri, 24 Oct 2014 08:12:29 GMT Newsroom_2.0 20 <![CDATA[Pharmaceutical Industry: A Strategic Sector for the European Economy ]]> Published : Wed, 22 Oct 2014

A workshop was organised on 22/10 in Rome by the European Commission (DG Enterprise and Industry) on the role and the competitiveness of the pharmaceutical industry and its importance with regard to public health and the economy in Europe.

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Tue, 21 Oct 2014 22:00:00 GMT
<![CDATA[COSME: Agreement signed which will boost funding opportunities for SMEs ]]>

Published : Tue, 22 Jul 2014

Small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) in Europe will soon have access to up to € 25 bn of additional finance, as a result of an agreement signed today between the European Commission and the European Investment Fund (EIF).

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Mon, 21 Jul 2014 22:00:00 GMT
<![CDATA[New Expert Group to support the competitiveness of Forest-based Industries]]> Published : Mon, 30 Jun 2014

The Commission has set up a new expert group: the Expert Group on Forest-based Industries and Sectorally Related Issues.

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Sun, 29 Jun 2014 22:00:00 GMT
<![CDATA[REFIT – Commission making EU law lighter, simpler and less costly ]]> Published : Wed, 18 Jun 2014

Just a few days ahead of the European Council, the Commission pushes the EU's smart regulation agenda further.

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Tue, 17 Jun 2014 22:00:00 GMT
<![CDATA[Raw materials: Recycled resources, new potential]]>

Published : Mon, 16 Jun 2014

The supply of raw materials, the lifeblood of today's high-tech industry, is increasingly under pressure.

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Sun, 15 Jun 2014 22:00:00 GMT
<![CDATA[20 critical raw materials - major challenge for EU industry]]>

Published : Mon, 26 May 2014

The European Commission presented today a revised list of Critical Raw Materials. The 2014 list includes 13 of the 14 materials identified in the previous list of 2011, with only tantalum moving out of the list (due [...]

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Sun, 25 May 2014 22:00:00 GMT
<![CDATA[New step towards 'wonder material' graphene applications]]> Published : Wed, 23 Apr 2014

Researchers of the AMBER centre in Dublin have developed a new process to mass produce graphene-based material.

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Tue, 22 Apr 2014 22:00:00 GMT
<![CDATA[Stakeholders unite to boost access to raw materials in Europe]]> Published : Mon, 07 Apr 2014

A milestone of the  European  Innovation  Partnership  on  Raw  Materials  was  reached  on 7 April 2014 with the announcement of the first set of commitments by over 800 companies, public agencies, research institutes, non-governmental organisations and other stakeholders from all over Europe. These partners have all committed to contribute in one [...]

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Sun, 06 Apr 2014 22:00:00 GMT
<![CDATA[EU-Africa Business Forum: Working together towards sustainable growth and employment]]>

Published : Mon, 31 Mar 2014

To promote sustainable and inclusive growth in both Africa and the EU, European Commission Vice-President, Antonio Tajani, and Commissioner for Development, Andris Piebalgs, take part in the 5th EU-Africa Business Forum in Brussels.

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Sun, 30 Mar 2014 22:00:00 GMT
<![CDATA[EU reports about progress in fight against protectionism]]> Published : Thu, 20 Mar 2014

In 2013, the EU made good progress towards removing some of the most trade-distortive barriers that hinder EU companies’ access to the markets abroad.

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Wed, 19 Mar 2014 23:00:00 GMT
<![CDATA[EU proposes responsible trading strategy for minerals from conflict zones]]> Published : Wed, 05 Mar 2014

High Representative of the EU for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy Catherine Ashton and EU Trade Commissioner Karel De Gucht proposed on 5 March 2014 an integrated EU approach to stop profits from trading minerals being used to fund armed conflicts.

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Tue, 04 Mar 2014 23:00:00 GMT
<![CDATA[Industrial structure report highlights need for industrial renaissance]]>

Published : Mon, 17 Feb 2014

According to a European Commission report published today on the current status of EU industry, most sectors have still not regained their pre-crisis level of output and significant differences exist between sectors and Member States.

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Sun, 16 Feb 2014 23:00:00 GMT
<![CDATA[EU aluminium industry suffers from regulatory costs ]]>

Published : Fri, 08 Nov 2013

In spite of increasing global demand for aluminium, since 2003 ten primary aluminium smelters have closed in the EU, while none have opened or are planned to open. Therefore, a new Commission study looks at the situation in the aluminium sector and how its competitiveness is affected by regulatory costs.

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Thu, 07 Nov 2013 23:00:00 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[Ensuring a future for steel in Europe ]]>

Published : Tue, 11 Jun 2013

The European Commission today put forward an action plan for the European Steel Industry to help this sector confront today’s challenges and lay the foundations for future competitiveness by fostering innovation, creating growth and jobs. For the first time since the Davignon Plan of 1977, the Commission is proposing an [...]

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Mon, 10 Jun 2013 22:00:00 GMT
<![CDATA[European retail action plan to promote growth and job creation]]> Published : Fri, 01 Feb 2013

The retail and wholesale services sector is one of the most important in the EU economy and should play an important part in stimulating growth and job creation.

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Thu, 31 Jan 2013 23:00:00 GMT
<![CDATA[Mission for Growth: enhancing business cooperation between Peru and the EU ]]>

Published : Wed, 23 Jan 2013

Today Vice President Antonio Tajani travels to Peru accompanied by a large business delegation composed of 44 representatives of 37 European companies and industry associations from 10 EU Member States.

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Tue, 22 Jan 2013 23:00:00 GMT
<![CDATA[Tourism : aiming for “Destination Europe 2020” !]]>

Published : Fri, 26 Oct 2012

On 1 October 2012, the Commission signed an ad hoc grant agreement to support an 18 month programme of joint activities with the ETC in long haul markets.

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Thu, 25 Oct 2012 22:00:00 GMT
<![CDATA[EU-U.S. Expert Workshop on Raw Material Flows & Data]]> Published : Fri, 21 Sep 2012

EU-U.S. Expert Workshop on Raw Material Flows & Data

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Thu, 20 Sep 2012 22:00:00 GMT
<![CDATA[Almost 100 European harmonised standards provide presumption of conformity for equipment for explosive atmospheres (ATEX)]]> Published : Mon, 13 Aug 2012

A consolidated list of references of harmonised standards under directive 94/9/EC for ATEX was published in the Official Journal C 233 on 3 August 2012.

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Sun, 12 Aug 2012 22:00:00 GMT