<![CDATA[European Commission - Enterprise and Industry]]> http://ec.europa.eu/enterprise/news/index_en.htm European communities Mon, 27 Apr 2015 02:10:11 GMT Newsroom_2.0 20 <![CDATA[EIT selects New Strategic Partnership: Milestone for Europe in the area of Raw Materials]]> Published : Wed, 17 Dec 2014

On 9 December 2014, the EIT announced the the pan-European consortium RawMatTERS as the winner of the 2014 Call for Knowledge and Innovation Communities (KIC) in the area of Raw Materials. RawMatTERS plans to address serious raw materials supply challenges that the EU is facing. The [...]

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Tue, 16 Dec 2014 23:00:00 GMT
<![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: la Commission rend la législation de l'UE plus légère, plus simple et moins coûteuse]]> Published : Wed, 18 Jun 2014

À quelques jours de la réunion du Conseil européen, la Commission fait encore avancer le programme de l'UE pour une réglementation intelligente.

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Tue, 17 Jun 2014 22:00:00 GMT
<![CDATA[Les matières premières: Le recyclage des ressources, un nouveau potentiel]]>

Published : Mon, 16 Jun 2014

L'approvisionnement en matières premières, élément vital de l'industrie de haute technologie, devient de plus en plus difficile.

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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[Forum des affaires UE-Afrique: œuvrer ensemble en faveur d’une croissance durable et de l’emploi]]>

Published : Mon, 31 Mar 2014

Le vice-président de la Commission européenne, M. Antonio Tajani, et le commissaire chargé du développement, M. Andris Piebalgs, participent au 5e forum des affaires UE-Afrique qui se tient à Bruxelles dans le but de promouvoir une croissance durable et inclusive tant en Afrique que dans l’Union européenne.

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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[L'Union européenne propose une stratégie pour le commerce responsable des minerais originaires de zones de conflit]]> Published : Wed, 05 Mar 2014

La haute représentante pour les affaires étrangères et la politique de sécurité de l’Union, Mme Catherine Ashton, et le commissaire européen chargé du commerce, M. Karel De Gucht, ont proposé une stratégie intégrée européenne destinée à mettre un terme à l’utilisation des recettes tirées de l'exploitation minière pour financer des [...]

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Tue, 04 Mar 2014 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[Atelier d'experts UE/Etats-Unis concernant les données sur les flux de matières premières]]> Published : Fri, 21 Sep 2012

Atelier d'experts UE/Etats-Unis concernant les données sur les flux de matières premières

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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
<![CDATA[Unleashing the huge potential of key enabling technologies for jobs]]>

Published : Tue, 26 Jun 2012

The European Commission has today called for a European effort to boost Key Enabling Technologies (KETs). The global market in KETs, which comprises micro- and nanoelectronics, advanced materials, industrial biotechnology, photonics, nanotechnology and advanced manufacturing systems, is forecast to grow from € 646 Billion to over € 1 Trio by [...]

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Mon, 25 Jun 2012 22:00:00 GMT