<![CDATA[European Commission - Enterprise and Industry]]> http://ec.europa.eu/enterprise/initiatives/sme-week/news/index_en.htm European communities Wed, 26 Nov 2014 09:20:00 GMT Newsroom_2.0 20 <![CDATA[Commission gathers proposals for single market and digitalising business ]]>

Published : Tue, 25 Nov 2014

On 26 November the Commission will hear from its "Enterprise and SME Policies" Group on their ideas on how to consolidate the single market and digitalise business and industry.

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Mon, 24 Nov 2014 23:00:00 GMT
<![CDATA[Brazil - EU entrepreneurial exchange programme seeking applicants]]> Published : Mon, 24 Nov 2014

An EU-Brazil Exchange Programme for entrepreneurs that is supported by the European Commission is now open for applications from interested parties

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Sun, 23 Nov 2014 23:00:00 GMT
<![CDATA[Access to finance: still a barrier for EU companies’ growth]]>

Published : Wed, 12 Nov 2014

EU's small businesses are increasingly optimistic about their growth prospects but many are still concerned about the lack of access to finance, according to a survey published today by the European Commission. Between April and September 2014, SMEs demands for financing were not always fulfilled - especially for smaller and [...]

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Tue, 11 Nov 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[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[Commission announces €100 million Fast Track to Innovation and five innovation prizes ]]> Published : Tue, 22 Jul 2014

On 22 July 2014 the European Commission presented details of a new €100 million "Fast Track to Innovation" (FTI) pilot action and five innovation prizes under Horizon 2020, the European Union's €80 billion research and innovation programme.

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Mon, 21 Jul 2014 22:00:00 GMT
<![CDATA[REFIT: Have your say on the Commission's impact assessments and stakeholder consultations]]> Published : Tue, 01 Jul 2014

The Commission launches a public consultation on the revision of its internal guidelines for impact assessment and stakeholder consultation.

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Mon, 30 Jun 2014 22:00:00 GMT
<![CDATA[European Enterprise Promo­tion Awards: Entrepreneurial education crucial for jobs creation]]>

Published : Wed, 25 Jun 2014

Education is an essential element of entrepreneurship.

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Tue, 24 Jun 2014 22:00:00 GMT
<![CDATA[New Portal Helps SMEs ‘Go International’]]>

Published : Wed, 18 Jun 2014

To help EU-based SMEs extend their business to markets beyond the EU, the European Commission recently launched the SME Internationalisation Portal. The Portal aims to give SMEs clear and easy access to the broad range of existing public services.

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Tue, 17 Jun 2014 22:00:00 GMT
<![CDATA[Mission for Growth to Argentina: building business links]]>

Published : Thu, 12 Jun 2014

On 13 June European Commission Vice President and Commissioner for enterprise and industry Antonio Tajani will visit Buenos Aires, to lead discussions with both politicians and business people about closer industrial cooperation between Argentina and the EU.

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Wed, 11 Jun 2014 22:00:00 GMT
<![CDATA[Modern insolvency rules: EU Ministers back Commission proposal to give honest businesses a second chance]]> Published : Fri, 06 Jun 2014

National ministers in the Justice Council back the Commission's proposal to modernise European rules on cross-border insolvency.

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Thu, 05 Jun 2014 22:00:00 GMT
<![CDATA[Top tech leaders come to Brussels to support start-ups and energise the economy]]> Published : Thu, 22 May 2014

Vice President Neelie Kroes has formally launched two new initiatives first announced in Davos in January for start-ups in Europe. First, a brand-new think tank, the European Digital Forum , to raise the political profile of this sector and show just [...]

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Wed, 21 May 2014 22:00:00 GMT
<![CDATA[Compétences numériques: la Commission lance une nou­velle campagne; la coalition grecque pour l’économie numérique]]>

Published : Tue, 06 May 2014

La demande d’emplois nécessitant des compétences numériques croît rapidement et pourrait créer une pénurie de compétences qui laisserait un million de postes vacants en Europe d’ici à 2020.

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Mon, 05 May 2014 22:00:00 GMT
<![CDATA[Les PME peinent à obtenir des informations en retour sur leurs demandes de prêt]]>

Published : Tue, 15 Apr 2014

Une nouvelle évaluation publiée aujourd’hui confirme que plus une entreprise est petite, plus grande est la probabilité que sa demande de prêt soit refusée par une institution financière.

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Mon, 14 Apr 2014 22:00:00 GMT
<![CDATA[VP Tajani visits Italy's Sicily region to jump-start the recovery of local SMEs]]>

Published : Thu, 27 Mar 2014

Like in many regions in the European Union, companies in Sicily have suffered a lot from the economic crisis over the last years.

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Wed, 26 Mar 2014 23:00:00 GMT
<![CDATA[Feuille de route de la Commission pour répondre aux besoins de financement à long terme de l’économie européenne]]>

Published : Thu, 27 Mar 2014

La Commission européenne a adopté un paquet de mesures visant à stimuler de méthodes nouvelles et différentes pour libérer le financement à long terme.

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Wed, 26 Mar 2014 23:00:00 GMT
<![CDATA[Countdown in sight in Kourou : EGNOS GEO2 in the starting blocks !!]]>

Published : Tue, 18 Mar 2014

On March 21st, a replenishment satellite for the EGNOS service will leave the European SpacePort of Kourou aboard an Ariane 5 launcher. This will ensure a next 15 years of uninterrupted EGNOS service above Europe.

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Mon, 17 Mar 2014 23:00:00 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