<![CDATA[European Commission - Enterprise and Industry]]> http://ec.europa.eu/enterprise/policies/finance/news/index_en.htm European communities Wed, 16 Apr 2014 22:43:20 GMT Newsroom_2.0 20 <![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.

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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.

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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'.

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Wed, 26 Mar 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[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.

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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[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[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."

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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[Shaping the future for social businesses]]>

Published : Thu, 16 Jan 2014

The social economy is an important pillar of the European economy, representing some 10% of GDP. On 16 and 17 January 2014 a large European interactive event on social entrepreneurship and the social economy will take place.

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Wed, 15 Jan 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.

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Mon, 25 Nov 2013 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.

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Wed, 20 Nov 2013 23:00:00 GMT
<![CDATA[One out of three SMEs did not get the finance they needed in 2013]]>

Published : Thu, 14 Nov 2013

According to the "Access to Finance" survey released by the European Commission and European Central Bank, about one third of the SMEs surveyed did not manage to get the full financing they had planned for during 2013.

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Wed, 13 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.

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Tue, 24 Sep 2013 22:00:00 GMT
<![CDATA[COSME to spur access to credit for small enterprises ]]>

Published : Sun, 22 Sep 2013

The European Commission is dedicated to helping Europe’s small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) overcome the financing problems currently plaguing Europe.

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Sat, 21 Sep 2013 22:00:00 GMT
<![CDATA[Success stories: EC investment brings hope to entrepreneurs ]]>

Published : Sun, 22 Sep 2013

There is a reason COSME (Competitiveness of Enterprises and SMEs) is designed like its predecessor, the Competitiveness and Innovation Framework Programme (CIP).

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Sat, 21 Sep 2013 22:00:00 GMT
<![CDATA[Stepping up efforts to cut red tape for businesses and improve public administrations ]]> Published : Thu, 19 Sep 2013

Today, President Barroso discussed ways of boosting growth and jobs with the High Level Group on Administrative Burdens, chaired by Dr Edmund Stoiber, the former Minister-President of Bavaria.

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Wed, 18 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.

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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.

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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.

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Mon, 15 Jul 2013 22:00:00 GMT