<![CDATA[European Commission - Enterprise and Industry]]> http://ec.europa.eu/enterprise/policies/finance/news/index_en.htm European communities Mon, 20 Oct 2014 23:38:37 GMT Newsroom_2.0 20 <![CDATA[NEW EU CLUSTER PORTAL]]> Published : Tue, 12 Aug 2014


Mon, 11 Aug 2014 22:00:00 GMT
<![CDATA[155 small firms to receive funding in first wave of grants under EU SME Instrument]]> Published : Thu, 24 Jul 2014

The European Commission today announces the first results of its new €3 billion SME Instrument, launched under Horizon 2020 to help innovative small firms get ideas from the lab to the market.

Wed, 23 Jul 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[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.

Mon, 21 Jul 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 Account Preservation Order adopted: New EU rules will make it easier for companies to recover millions of cross-border debt]]> Published : Tue, 13 May 2014

New EU rules making it easier for companies to recover claims across borders have been adopted by EU Ministers.

Mon, 12 May 2014 22:00:00 GMT
<![CDATA[European Central Bank report on the results of the survey on the access to finance of SMEs in the euro area – October 2013 to March 2014]]> Published : Wed, 30 Apr 2014

The report mainly provides evidence on changes in the financial situation, financing needs and access to financing of SMEs in the euro area, compared with large firms, during the preceding six months.

Tue, 29 Apr 2014 22:00:00 GMT
<![CDATA[Fuelling Europe's SMEs to power Europe's Economies: Commissioner Hahn calls on EU ministers to act]]> Published : Fri, 25 Apr 2014

Regional Policy Commissioner Johannes Hahn has welcomed the submission by EU member states of the "Partnership Agreements" to set out their strategies for pending EU structural and Investment funds for 2014-2020.

Thu, 24 Apr 2014 22:00:00 GMT
<![CDATA[SMEs find it hard to obtain feedback on their loan applications]]>

Published : Tue, 15 Apr 2014

A new evaluation published today confirms that the smaller a firm, the larger the likelihood that its credit application might be declined by a financial institution.

Mon, 14 Apr 2014 22:00:00 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.

Wed, 26 Mar 2014 23:00:00 GMT
<![CDATA[Commission encourages the use of EU financial instruments in Greece]]> Published : Thu, 27 Mar 2014

The European Commission holds on March 27 in Athens an 'EU Access to Finance Day'.

Wed, 26 Mar 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.

Mon, 10 Feb 2014 23:00:00 GMT
<![CDATA[Budget 2014 adjustments to facilitate SMEs access to EU funding]]> Published : Tue, 11 Feb 2014

The Commission has proposed technical adjustments to the 2014 EU budget to reflect the latest decisions on the new EU expenditure programmes.

Mon, 10 Feb 2014 23:00:00 GMT
<![CDATA[Commissioner Barnier welcomes trilogue agreement on e-invoicing in public procurement]]>

Published : Mon, 27 Jan 2014

Following Member States' endorsement (on 24 January) of the trilogue agreement on new rules for e-invoicing in public procurement, Commissioner Barnier said: "This agreement will contribute to eliminating barriers to cross-border public procurement."

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.

Tue, 21 Jan 2014 23:00:00 GMT
<![CDATA[COSME: € 2.3 billion to foster the competitiveness of SMEs over the next seven years]]>

Published : Thu, 21 Nov 2013

The European Commission welcomed today's adoption of the programme COSME by the European Parliament.

Wed, 20 Nov 2013 23:00:00 GMT
<![CDATA[Single portal: Helping businesses access EU finance ]]>

Published : Wed, 25 Sep 2013

By offering information on how companies can access more than €100 billion of EU financing, the single portal on EU finance is helping entrepreneurs and SMEs in Europe face some of the major problems hampering their development.

Tue, 24 Sep 2013 22:00:00 GMT
<![CDATA[Vice-President Tajani visits the Galileo Space Center in Fucino to introduce the Galileo first position fix (video)]]>

Published : Thu, 25 Jul 2013

In a public demonstration in Fucino, Italy, European Commission Vice President Antonio Tajani announced the successful position fix on the basis of the EU’s current four Galileo satellites.

Wed, 24 Jul 2013 22:00:00 GMT
<![CDATA[Galileo appears in the Google's Summer of Code 2013 competition]]>

Published : Wed, 17 Jul 2013

Mara Branzanti, a PhD student at Geodesy and Geomatics Division, from University of Rome "La Sapienza", has been selected in the worldwide Google Summer of Code competition to decode Galileo signal and compute Position Velocity and Time solutions (PVT) exploiting the four in orbit Galileo Satellites.

Tue, 16 Jul 2013 22:00:00 GMT
<![CDATA[The UE SME Centre helps European businesses to get into the Chinese market]]>

Published : Tue, 16 Jul 2013

When expanding their businesses to China, many companies are facing the elementary question of how to enter the China Market. Avoiding misunderstandings in verbal and nonverbal communication when negotiating 'across cultures' can be a challenge.

Mon, 15 Jul 2013 22:00:00 GMT