<![CDATA[European Commission - Enterprise and Industry]]> http://ec.europa.eugrowth/smes/cosme/news/index_en.htm European communities Thu, 02 Jul 2015 22:05:06 GMT Newsroom_2.0 20 <![CDATA[A new structure for Growth]]>

Published : Mon, 01 Jun 2015

The Commission has decided on a major restructuring of the new DG dealing with Internal Market, Industry, Entrepreneurship and SMEs which was created at the beginning of 2015. The new DG was created to make sure that the internal market operates at maximum efficiency and to give a boost to [...]

Sun, 31 May 2015 22:00:00 GMT
<![CDATA[COSME agreement in Austria will benefit 1 500 small businesses]]>

Published : Fri, 13 Mar 2015

The European Investment Fund (EIF) and the Austrian federal development and financing bank, Austria Wirtschaftsservice, have signed an agreement under the COSME programme that will provide the latter with EU funds to support small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs).

Thu, 12 Mar 2015 23:00:00 GMT
<![CDATA[Albania joins COSME, the EU's financing programme for SMEs ]]>

Published : Tue, 03 Mar 2015

Elżbieta Bieńkowska, European Commissioner for Internal Market, Industry, Entrepreneurship and SMEs, and Arben Ahmetaj, Albanian Minister of Economic Development, Trade and Entrepreneurship, signed an Agreement formalising the entry of Albania in the Competitiveness of Enterprises and Small and Medium-sized [...]

Mon, 02 Mar 2015 23:00:00 GMT
<![CDATA[Entrepreneurship Education: A road to success]]> Published : Wed, 28 Jan 2015

A compilation of evidence on the impact of entrepreneurship education strategies and measures

Tue, 27 Jan 2015 23:00:00 GMT
<![CDATA[European Commission and EIB Group support microfinance in Spain]]>

Published : Mon, 26 Jan 2015

Under a mandate from the European Commission, the European Investment Fund (EIF) has signed an agreement on 27 January 2015 with MicroBank – the social bank within La Caixa – to facilitate loans of up to EUR 25 000 each to microenterprises and self-employed entrepreneurs in Spain. At least 40 [...]

Sun, 25 Jan 2015 23:00:00 GMT
<![CDATA[Call for proposals: COS-CLUSTER-2014-3-03 – Cluster Go International ]]> Published : Tue, 20 Jan 2015

The main objective of the action is to intensify cluster and business network collaboration across borders and sectoral boundaries and to support the establishment of European Strategic Cluster Partnership to lead international cluster cooperation in fields of strategic interest – notably in support of the development of emerging industries.

Mon, 19 Jan 2015 23:00:00 GMT
<![CDATA[Study on "Statistical data on Women entrepreneurs in Europe"]]> Published : Mon, 15 Dec 2014

Women represent more than 50% of the European population, but far fewer are taking the plunge to start up their own company.

Sun, 14 Dec 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 [...]

Tue, 11 Nov 2014 23:00:00 GMT
<![CDATA[SBA and COSME: dream duo for SMEs]]>

Published : Mon, 20 Oct 2014

Small and Medium sized Enterprises provide an incredible 85 % of all new EU jobs so the European Commission believes a policy fit for them is a policy fit for nearly everybody.

Sun, 19 Oct 2014 22:00:00 GMT
<![CDATA[Turkey joins COSME, the EU’s programme for SME financing]]>

Published : Thu, 16 Oct 2014

Turkey and the European Commission signed an agreement for Turkey to join the EU's Competitiveness of Enterprises and Small and Medium-Sized Enterprises Programme (COSME).

Wed, 15 Oct 2014 22:00:00 GMT
<![CDATA[The former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia and Moldova join COSME]]>

Published : Mon, 29 Sep 2014

Commissioner for Industry and Entrepreneurship Ferdinando Nelli Feroci signed two Agreements with the former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia and Moldova formalising the entry of both countries in the EU's Competitiveness of Enterprises and Small and Medium-Sized Enterprises Programme (COSME) (2014-2020).

Sun, 28 Sep 2014 22:00:00 GMT
<![CDATA[The ASEAN IPR SME Helpdesk video: Know Before You Go]]> Published : Tue, 23 Sep 2014

This short animation from the ASEAN IPR SME Helpdesk showcases the services of the Helpdesk in a visually appealing and easily accessible way, including explaining the importance of SMEs to the EU economy and the challenges they face internationalising to Southeast Asia.

Mon, 22 Sep 2014 22:00:00 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[Modern Insolvency Rules: European Commission kicks off EU-wide interconnection of insolvency registers]]> Published : Mon, 07 Jul 2014

The European Commission is launching an EU-wide interconnection of national insolvency registers by linking up databases from seven Member States.

Sun, 06 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[Unleashing Europe's poten­tial through mobilising up to €25 billion of finance for SMEs]]>

Published : Mon, 30 Jun 2014

European Commission Vice President Antonio Tajani has announced that SMEs in Europe will soon have the opportunity to access up to €25 billion of additional finance supported by the COSME programme (the EU Programme for the Competitiveness of Enterprises and Small and Medium-sized Enterprises).

Sun, 29 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[Montenegro joins COSME, the EU´s financing programme for small and medium-sized enterprises]]> Published : Wed, 25 Jun 2014

Montenegro is the first candidate country to join the EU's Competitiveness of Enterprises and Small and Medium-Sized Enterprises Programme (COSME).

Tue, 24 Jun 2014 22:00:00 GMT
<![CDATA[Social entrepreneurship: new standard to measure social impact]]> Published : Mon, 23 Jun 2014

A new standard to allow social enterprises of all sizes to better measure and demonstrate their social impact and so help them in their discussions with partners, investors, and public sector funders has been published by the European Commission. The standard, featured in a report on social [...]

Sun, 22 Jun 2014 22:00:00 GMT