<![CDATA[European Commission - Enterprise and Industry]]> http://ec.europa.eu/enterprise/policies/sustainable-business/news/index_en.htm European communities Thu, 24 Apr 2014 20:42:50 GMT Newsroom_2.0 20 <![CDATA[New companies join the fight against illegal online sale of counterfeit goods]]> Published : Tue, 01 Apr 2014

The European Commission has hosted the signing of the Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) on the Sale of Counterfeit Goods via the Internet by three new stakeholders: the European Association of Pharmaceutical Full-line Wholesalers (GIRP), PierreRiu and Videdressing.

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Mon, 31 Mar 2014 22:00:00 GMT
<![CDATA[Small and medium sized enterprises: feedback on Green Action Plan]]>

Published : Tue, 18 Mar 2014

The European Commission has published an overview on contributions received in response to a public consultation on the Green Action Plan for small and medium sized enterprises (SMEs).

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Mon, 17 Mar 2014 23:00:00 GMT
<![CDATA[MIPIM Innovation Forum, 11-14/3, Cannes: low energy buildings to boost EU construction industry]]>

Published : Tue, 11 Mar 2014

Low energy buildings still have a limited market uptake, despite their economic and environmental advantages. At the 2014 MIPIM Innovation Forum the European Commission Directorates General for industry and entrepreneurship, energy and regional policy will discuss the EU's approach to overcome the sector’s challenges and unleash its full potential.

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Mon, 10 Mar 2014 23:00:00 GMT
<![CDATA[EU Cohesion Policy 2014-2020 wants to target EU investments on four key areas for economic growth and job creation]]> Published : Thu, 27 Feb 2014

Research and Innovation Information and Communication Technologies (ICT) Enhancing the competitiveness of small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) Supporting the shift towards a low-carbon economy Cohesion Policy 2014-2020 will concentrate funding on research and innovation: Supporting innovation actors (especially research centres and SMEs) which are directly engaged in developing innovative solutions and the economic exploitation of [...]

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Wed, 26 Feb 2014 23:00:00 GMT
<![CDATA[''Ende gut, alles gut'': Commissioner Hedegaard welcomes agreement on the car emissions target]]> Published : Tue, 25 Feb 2014

The European Commission welcomed on 25 February 2014 the European Parliament's endorsement of the new target for CO2 emissions from cars.

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Mon, 24 Feb 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[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[Study on composition and drivers of energy prices and costs in energy intnsive industries]]> Published : Mon, 27 Jan 2014

In May 2013 the European Commission received a mandate from the European Council to “to present an analysis of the composition and drivers of energy prices and costs in Member States, with a particular focus on the impact on households, SMEs and energy intensive industries, and looking more widely at [...]

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Sun, 26 Jan 2014 23:00:00 GMT
<![CDATA[New leisure boat rules to help business and the environment]]>

Published : Wed, 18 Dec 2013

In the summertime, Europe’s waters come to life with several million motor boats, sail boats, jet skis and other recreational crafts. These tourist favourites are set to become safer and cleaner, with new legislation making the use of such crafts less harmful to the environment.

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Tue, 17 Dec 2013 23:00:00 GMT
<![CDATA[Eurobarometer survey: How green are European SMEs?]]> Published : Tue, 17 Dec 2013

The European Commission has published an extensive survey – the second of its kind – to understand the views and attitudes of small and medium sized enterprises (SMEs) towards three core environmental themes: green jobs, resource efficiency and green markets.

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Mon, 16 Dec 2013 23:00:00 GMT
<![CDATA[European SMEs getting greener, contributing to a resource-efficient economy]]>

Published : Tue, 17 Dec 2013

European SMEs are becoming more resource efficient and are contributing substantially to the transition towards a low-carbon economy.

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Mon, 16 Dec 2013 23:00:00 GMT
<![CDATA[Barrier-free travel: a win-win for society and EU tourism]]> Published : Sun, 15 Dec 2013

Making tourism more accessible is essential to the development of new markets and services that will help Europe’s tourism industry thrive.

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Sat, 14 Dec 2013 23:00:00 GMT
<![CDATA[Cultural Routes showcase remote destinations]]> Published : Sun, 15 Dec 2013

To further solidify Europe as the world’s number one tourist destination, new markets are continuously being explored.

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Sat, 14 Dec 2013 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[Removing roadblocks for citizens moving with their cars in the EU ]]>

Published : Thu, 12 Dec 2013

A European Commission proposal will simplify registration processes and reduce formalities associated with moving automobiles throughout the EU.

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Wed, 11 Dec 2013 23:00:00 GMT
<![CDATA[European campaign against counterfeit products]]>

Published : Tue, 10 Dec 2013

Designed to defraud and deceive, counterfeit products pose a threat to European citizens and the European economy.

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Mon, 09 Dec 2013 23:00:00 GMT
<![CDATA[Sustainable construction action plan forges ahead]]>

Published : Fri, 29 Nov 2013

At its meeting in Brussels today, the High Level Tripartite Strategic Forum (HLF) , chaired by the European Commission, discussed the progress of the Action Plan to promote the construction sector presented in July 2012.

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Thu, 28 Nov 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[COSME: € 2.3 billion to foster the competitiveness of SMEs over the next seven years]]>

Published : Thu, 21 Nov 2013

The European Commission welcomed today's adoption of the programme COSME by the European Parliament.

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Wed, 20 Nov 2013 23:00:00 GMT