<![CDATA[European Commission - Enterprise and Industry]]> http://ec.europa.eu/enterprise/policies/sustainable-business/news/index_en.htm European communities Sun, 28 Dec 2014 05:20:48 GMT Newsroom_2.0 20 <![CDATA[Results of the Public Consultation on the EU Corporate Social Responsibility Strategy:]]> Published : Tue, 09 Dec 2014

Good business is good for business according to feedback from the CSR public consultation.

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Mon, 08 Dec 2014 23:00:00 GMT
<![CDATA[European Emerging Industries Conference 2014: Now Open for Registration]]> Published : Mon, 27 Oct 2014

NOW OPEN FOR REGISTRATION: RINASCIMENTO IN MILAN, 13-14 November 2014

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Sun, 26 Oct 2014 23:00:00 GMT
<![CDATA[Ecodesign and energy efficiency]]>

Published : Mon, 20 Oct 2014

As part of the EU’s suite of policy strategies for a more competitive and sustainable Europe by 2020, with greater energy security, ecodesign measures will play a key role.

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Sun, 19 Oct 2014 22:00:00 GMT
<![CDATA[The Enterprise Europe Network celebrating 7 years of support in Turin, helping small companies innovate and internationalise ]]>

Published : Wed, 15 Oct 2014

Through local business and innovation organisations, this EU-co-funded Network helps SMEs find partners in Europe and beyond, and provides an integrated range of support services to businesses, such as advising on European legislation or helping SMEs find financing for their projects.

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Tue, 14 Oct 2014 22:00:00 GMT
<![CDATA[NEW EU CLUSTER PORTAL]]> Published : Tue, 12 Aug 2014

NEW EU CLUSTER PORTAL

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Mon, 11 Aug 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[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.

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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.

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Mon, 07 Jul 2014 22:00:00 GMT
<![CDATA[Construction legacy: Unleashing low carbon growth potential]]>

Published : Fri, 20 Jun 2014

Despite their economic and environmental advantages, low-energy buildings with high CO₂ and energy cost saving potential still have a limited market uptake.

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Thu, 19 Jun 2014 22:00:00 GMT
<![CDATA[Energy savings and reduced emissions from new efficiency requirements for transformers]]>

Published : Wed, 21 May 2014

The Ecodesign Regulation adopted by the European Commission will ensure that transformers become progressively more efficient as new power transformers put into service in the EU internal market will have to fulfil minimum energy efficiency requirements from 1 July 2015.

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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.

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Wed, 14 May 2014 22:00:00 GMT
<![CDATA[SILC II is a funding opportunity for EU industry to cope with the climate challenge]]>

Published : Tue, 13 May 2014

The European Commission has launched the Sustainable Industry Low Carbon II (SILC II) initiative with a budget of €20 million.

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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.

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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.

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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[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[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[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