<![CDATA[European Commission - Enterprise and Industry]]> http://ec.europa.eu/enterprise/policies/sustainable-business/news/index_en.htm European communities Tue, 30 Sep 2014 13:24:53 GMT Newsroom_2.0 20 <![CDATA[NEW EU CLUSTER PORTAL]]> Published : Tue, 12 Aug 2014


Mon, 11 Aug 2014 22:00:00 GMT
<![CDATA[Green Action Plan for SMEs: turning environmental challenges into business opportunities]]>

Published : Thu, 31 Jul 2014

The European Commission adopted on 2 July a Communication Green Action Plan (GAP) for SMEs: Enabling SMEs to turn environmental challenges into business opportunities. The Action Plan presents a series of SME-oriented actions proposed at European level to help exploit the business opportunities that the transition to a green economy [...]

Wed, 30 Jul 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).

Mon, 21 Jul 2014 22:00:00 GMT
<![CDATA[Ventilation units more energy efficient and less noisy ]]> Published : Wed, 09 Jul 2014

Ventilation units will become more energy-efficient and less noisy. As of 1 January 2016 a new Ecodesign Regulation will ensure that newly produced residential ventilation units will have to fulfil minimum energy efficiency requirements as well as maximum noise emission requirements.

Tue, 08 Jul 2014 22:00:00 GMT
<![CDATA[A €2 billion boost for low-carbon energy projects in Europe]]> Published : Tue, 08 Jul 2014

The European Commission is awarding a total of 1 billion EUR to 19 innovative low-carbon energy projects selected under the second call of the NER300 funding programme.

Mon, 07 Jul 2014 22:00:00 GMT
<![CDATA[Environnement/politique industrielle: vivre et travailler dans des bâtiments de meilleure qualité]]>

Published : Wed, 02 Jul 2014

La Commission a adopté de nouvelles propositions visant à réduire les incidences environnementales des bâtiments neufs et des bâtiments rénovés en garantissant une utilisation plus efficace des ressources et en améliorant l'information disponible quant à la performance environnementale des bâtiments.

Tue, 01 Jul 2014 22:00:00 GMT
<![CDATA[Secteur de la construction: Libérer le potentiel de croissance des émissions de carbone faibles]]>

Published : Fri, 20 Jun 2014

Malgré leurs avantages économiques et environnementaux (un potentiel d’économies élevé en termes de CO₂ et de coûts énergétiques), les bâtiments à faible émission de carbone représentent encore un marché limité.

Thu, 19 Jun 2014 22:00:00 GMT
<![CDATA[Économies d'énergie et ré­duction des émissions grâce aux nouveaux critères de ren­dement des transfos]]>

Published : Wed, 21 May 2014

Le règlement sur l'écoconception adopté par la CE permettra que les transformateurs soient de plus en plus efficaces sur le plan énergétique au fur et à mesure que les nouveaux transformateurs mis en service sur le marché intérieur de l'UE répondront à des exigences minimales en matière d'efficacité énergétique à [...]

Tue, 20 May 2014 22:00:00 GMT
<![CDATA[EU emissions decline faster even as Europe's economy rebounds]]> Published : Thu, 15 May 2014

EU's greenhouse gas emissions from installations participating in the EU's Emissions Trading System (ETS) have decreased at least by 3% last year, according to data from the Union Registry.

Wed, 14 May 2014 22:00:00 GMT
<![CDATA[SILC II constitue une possi­bilité de financement per­mettant à l’industrie euro­péen­ne de faire face au défi climatique]]>

Published : Tue, 13 May 2014

La Commission européenne vient de lancer l’initiative pour une industrie durable à faibles émissions de carbone (SILC II), qui est dotée d’un budget de 20 millions d’euros.

Mon, 12 May 2014 22:00:00 GMT
<![CDATA[EU CSR policy: The Commis­sion seeks stake­holders’ views on achievements and future challenges]]>

Published : Tue, 29 Apr 2014

The Commission is seeking stakeholders’ views about the impact of its Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) Strategy over the past three years and on the role it should play in the future.

Mon, 28 Apr 2014 22:00:00 GMT
<![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.

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).

Mon, 17 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 [...]

Wed, 26 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.

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.

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 [...]

Sun, 26 Jan 2014 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.

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.

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.

Sat, 14 Dec 2013 23:00:00 GMT