<![CDATA[European Commission - Enterprise and Industry]]> http://ec.europa.eu/enterprise/initiatives/sme-week/news/index_en.htm European communities Thu, 17 Apr 2014 13:48:22 GMT Newsroom_2.0 20 <![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[Commission roadmap to meet the long-term financing needs of the European economy]]>

Published : Thu, 27 Mar 2014

The European Commission has adopted a package of measures to stimulate new and different ways of unlocking long-term financing.

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Wed, 26 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
<![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[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.

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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.

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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.

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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

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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

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Thu, 27 Feb 2014 23:00:00 GMT
<![CDATA[VP Tajani visits Belgium's Wallonia region to jump-start the recovery of local SMEs ]]>

Published : Tue, 18 Feb 2014

To help SMEs in Wallonia emerge from the downturn and help them participate in the next economic growth cycle, the European Commission Vice President Antonio Tajani travelled to La Louvière with Daniel Calleja Crespo, Director-General of DG Enterprise and SME Envoy.

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Mon, 17 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[Help for EU SME to enter Latin America]]>

Published : Tue, 11 Feb 2014

After successful rollouts in China and Southeast Asia, the European Commission launched another IPR SME Helpdesk in Latin America. By providing free information and a variety of services, including legal assistance to help protect intellectual property rights, the Commission helps Europe’s SMEs benefit from the region’s continued growth.

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Mon, 10 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[European Parliament backs Commission proposal to give viable businesses a 'second chance']]>

Published : Wed, 05 Feb 2014

The European Parliament has today backed with an overwhelming majority the European Commission's proposal to modernise Europe’s rules on cross-border insolvency.

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Tue, 04 Feb 2014 23:00:00 GMT
<![CDATA[Administrative burden will be slashed in eight industry sectors ]]>

Published : Wed, 05 Feb 2014

The European Commission welcomed the vote of the European Parliament on the Commission proposal to make the internal market leaner for eight industry sectors.

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Tue, 04 Feb 2014 23:00:00 GMT
<![CDATA[2014 European Enterprise Promotion Awards launch ]]>

Published : Mon, 27 Jan 2014

The European Commission launched the 2014 edition of the European Enterprise Promotion Awards, a competition to reward the most imaginative and successful initiatives from EU public bodies and public-private partnerships which support entrepreneurship.

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Sun, 26 Jan 2014 23:00:00 GMT
<![CDATA[Commission calls for immediate action for a European Industrial Renaissance]]>

Published : Wed, 22 Jan 2014

The European Commission is urging Member States to recognise the central importance of industry for creating jobs and growth and to mainstream industry-related competitiveness concerns across all policy areas.

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Tue, 21 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
<![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[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