<![CDATA[European Commission - Enterprise and Industry]]> http://ec.europa.eu/enterprise/policies/raw-materials/news/index_en.htm European communities Thu, 17 Apr 2014 13:22:26 GMT Newsroom_2.0 20 <![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 [...]

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.

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.

Wed, 19 Mar 2014 23:00:00 GMT
<![CDATA[UE propõe estratégia comercial responsável para minerais provenientes de zonas de conflito]]> Published : Wed, 05 Mar 2014

A Alta Representante da UE para os negócios estrangeiros e a política de segurança e Vice-Presidente da Comissão, Catherine Ashton, e o Comissário europeu do comércio, Karel De Gucht, propuseram uma abordagem integrada da UE que visa impedir que os lucros do comércio de minerais sejam utilizados para financiar conflitos [...]

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.

Sun, 16 Feb 2014 23:00:00 GMT
<![CDATA[New opportunities to work with the European Institute of Innovation and Technology]]>

Published : Fri, 14 Feb 2014

The European Institute of Innovation and Technology (EIT) launched a selection process on February 14 to set up two new Knowledge and Innovation Communities (KICs), with partners from higher education, research and business.

Thu, 13 Feb 2014 23:00:00 GMT
<![CDATA[Raw materials sector: university day illustrates new work opportunities ]]>

Published : Fri, 06 Dec 2013

The European Commission launched in Sapienza University of Rome the first of a series of "Raw Materials University Days", to educate students about the potential for interesting careers in the raw materials sector.

Thu, 05 Dec 2013 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.

Thu, 07 Nov 2013 23:00:00 GMT
<![CDATA[EU master plan for raw materials: innovation is the key]]>

Published : Wed, 25 Sep 2013

We face increasing demand for unprocessed minerals and metals and, in parallel, strong challenges to the supply of certain raw materials, including price volatility and market distortions.

Tue, 24 Sep 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.

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 [...]

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.

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.

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.

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

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.

Sun, 12 Aug 2012 22:00:00 GMT
<![CDATA[Security industry: Commission proposes Action Plan to enable further growth ]]>

Published : Mon, 30 Jul 2012

Providing security is a central concern of any society. Recent natural disasters and terrorist attacks have highlighted the need to be better prepared for crisis situations. The European Commission has therefore proposed an Action Plan to boost Europe's security industry.

Sun, 29 Jul 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 [...]

Mon, 25 Jun 2012 22:00:00 GMT
<![CDATA[Cooperation with Greenland in field on raw materials ]]>

Published : Wed, 13 Jun 2012

To improve access of EU industry to raw materials at an affordable price, the European Commission wishes to intensify cooperation with Greenland benefitting both sides, such as joint infrastructures and investments or capacity building in exploration and exploitation of raw materials.

Tue, 12 Jun 2012 22:00:00 GMT
<![CDATA[Study on pilot plants and innovative technologies - Innovation Partnership on Raw Materials]]> Published : Tue, 12 Jun 2012

In the framework of the proposed European Innovation Partnership on Raw Materials, the European Commission has commissioned a study to a consortium, led by TNO, to identify and assess possible pilot plants and innovative technologies in the area of raw materials along the entire value chain. Stakeholders can contribute to this [...]

Mon, 11 Jun 2012 22:00:00 GMT