<![CDATA[European Commission - Enterprise and Industry]]> http://ec.europa.eu/enterprise/news/index_en.htm European communities Mon, 05 Oct 2015 04:24:05 GMT Newsroom_2.0 20 <![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 [...]

Tue, 11 Nov 2014 23:00:00 GMT
<![CDATA[European Emerging Industries Conference 2014: Now Open for Registration]]> Published : Mon, 27 Oct 2014


Sun, 26 Oct 2014 23:00:00 GMT
<![CDATA[NEW EU CLUSTER PORTAL]]> Published : Tue, 12 Aug 2014


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).

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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 how essential it is. Second, the Startup [...]

Wed, 21 May 2014 22:00:00 GMT
<![CDATA[e-Skills: Commission launches new campaign; Greek Coalition for Digital Jobs and Skills]]>

Published : Tue, 06 May 2014

Demand for jobs requiring digital skills is growing rapidly – and likely to create a skills shortage that may leave up to one million positions vacant by 2020 in Europe.

Mon, 05 May 2014 22:00:00 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.

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).

Mon, 17 Mar 2014 23:00:00 GMT
<![CDATA[Listen to the song of Galileo signals and earn your award !]]>

Published : Fri, 14 Mar 2014

To mark the first anniversary of Galileo’s historic first satnav positioning measurement, ESA plans to award certificates to groups who picked up signals from the four satellites in orbit to perform their own fixes.

Thu, 13 Mar 2014 23:00:00 GMT
<![CDATA[VP Tajani visits Italy's Campania region to jump-start the recovery of local SMEs]]>

Published : Thu, 13 Mar 2014

Like in many regions in the European Union, companies in Campania have suffered a lot from the economic crisis in recent years.

Wed, 12 Mar 2014 23:00:00 GMT
<![CDATA[Insolvency: Commission recommends new approach to rescue businesses and give honest entrepreneurs a second chance]]> Published : Wed, 12 Mar 2014

The European Commission has set out a series of common principles for national insolvency procedures for businesses in financial difficulties.

Tue, 11 Mar 2014 23:00:00 GMT
<![CDATA[European Strategic Policy Forum on Digital Entrepreneurship Launched in Brussels]]> Published : Fri, 28 Feb 2014

New Forum Dedicated to Enhancing Digital Entrepreneurship in Europe

Thu, 27 Feb 2014 23:00:00 GMT
<![CDATA[A Commission opens taps on "SME Instrument" funding for innovation]]> Published : Fri, 28 Feb 2014

Innovative small and medium-sized companies in Europe will be able to apply from 01/03 for grants to help get their brightest ideas from the lab to the market

Thu, 27 Feb 2014 23:00:00 GMT
<![CDATA[Growth prospects for SMEs are encouraging]]>

Published : Tue, 26 Nov 2013

The European Commission published the 2012/2013 Annual Report on European SMEs. 2013 is expected to be the first year since 2008 with a combined increase in aggregated employment and value-added of EU’s SMEs.

Mon, 25 Nov 2013 23:00:00 GMT
<![CDATA[Commission takes ambitious steps to make EU law lighter, simpler and cheaper ]]>

Published : Wed, 02 Oct 2013

The Commission takes another important step in ensuring that EU legislation is fit for purpose. In a Communication the Commission sets out in a concrete way, policy area by policy area, where it will take further action to simplify or withdraw EU laws, ease the burden on businesses and facilitate [...]

Tue, 01 Oct 2013 22:00:00 GMT