<![CDATA[European Commission - Enterprise and Industry]]> http://ec.europa.eu/enterprise/news/index_en.htm European communities Sat, 10 Oct 2015 11:17:15 GMT Newsroom_2.0 20 <![CDATA[European Destinations of ExcelleNce : a network for sustainable tourism]]>

Published : Fri, 24 Oct 2014

The network of European Destinations for ExcelleNce (EDEN) met on 21 October 2014. Participants shared good practices to develop sustainable tourism and benefited from learning sessions on innovative communication channels.

Thu, 23 Oct 2014 22:00:00 GMT
<![CDATA[Passenger rights: smartphone app upgraded for summer holidays]]> Published : Tue, 08 Jul 2014

The European Commission's free smartphone application for passenger rights has been upgraded just before the summer holidays.

Mon, 07 Jul 2014 22:00:00 GMT
<![CDATA[Huge cuts in roaming charges as of 1 July]]> Published : Tue, 24 Jun 2014

From 1 July 2014, the EU will cut the price caps for data downloads by more than half: down from 45 to 20 cents per megabyte (plus VAT).

Mon, 23 Jun 2014 22:00:00 GMT
<![CDATA[REFIT – Commission making EU law lighter, simpler and less costly ]]> Published : Wed, 18 Jun 2014

Just a few days ahead of the European Council, the Commission pushes the EU's smart regulation agenda further.

Tue, 17 Jun 2014 22:00:00 GMT
<![CDATA[Call for Proposals explained: Cultural Routes and Luxury Goods]]> Published : Wed, 18 Jun 2014

The Commission recently launched a Call for Proposals, aiming to create a Cultural Route which showcases one high-end product, either perfume, chocolate or jewellery. In doing so it hopes to promote cooperation between tourism and the luxury goods industries.

Tue, 17 Jun 2014 22:00:00 GMT
<![CDATA[Tourism: Heading in the right direction]]>

Published : Tue, 17 Jun 2014

Tourism was Europe’s most resilient sector during the recent economic downturn and will act as a main driver on the road to recovery.

Mon, 16 Jun 2014 22:00:00 GMT
<![CDATA[Ocuparea forței de muncă: noul pașaport european al competențelor va facilita recrutarea în sectorul hotelier]]> Published : Tue, 17 Jun 2014

Comisia Europeană a lansat pașaportul european al competențelor în domeniul hotelier, un instrument care a fost elaborat pentru a facilita contactul între persoanele aflate în căutarea unui loc de muncă și angajatorii din sectorul hotelier și al turismului în Europa.

Mon, 16 Jun 2014 22:00:00 GMT
<![CDATA[Multimodal journey planners: Commission pushes for better travel solutions]]> Published : Mon, 16 Jun 2014

The European Commission has published an analysis of the current situation of multimodal travel planners in Europe and its plans for the way forward

Sun, 15 Jun 2014 22:00:00 GMT
<![CDATA[European Excellence Awards for Accessible Tourism]]>

Published : Fri, 06 Jun 2014

The European Excellence Awards for Accessible Tourism were announced on 6 June 2014. They rewarded the efforts of private enterprises or public authorities in making services and facilities more accessible to tourists with special needs.

Thu, 05 Jun 2014 22:00:00 GMT
<![CDATA[Air passenger rights]]> Published : Thu, 15 May 2014

The European Commission has published a report reviewing passenger rights' complaint handling and enforcement in the European air transport sector between 2010 and 2012.

Wed, 14 May 2014 22:00:00 GMT
<![CDATA[SILC II is a funding opportunity for EU industry to cope with the climate challenge]]>

Published : Tue, 13 May 2014

The European Commission has launched the Sustainable Industry Low Carbon II (SILC II) initiative with a budget of €20 million.

Mon, 12 May 2014 22:00:00 GMT
<![CDATA[EU CSR policy: The Commis­sion seeks stake­holders’ views on achievements and future challenges]]>

Published : Tue, 29 Apr 2014

The Commission is seeking stakeholders’ views about the impact of its Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) Strategy over the past three years and on the role it should play in the future.

Mon, 28 Apr 2014 22:00:00 GMT
<![CDATA[Six partnerships to develop sustainable transnational tourism in Europe ]]>

Published : Wed, 23 Apr 2014

Six new tourism projects have been awarded with EU grants in 2013 through a call for proposals aimed at “Supporting the enhancement and promotion of sustainable transnational thematic tourism products” under the Competitiveness and Innovation Programme (CIP).

Tue, 22 Apr 2014 22:00:00 GMT
<![CDATA[Commission supports Maritime and Coastal Tourism and assists SMEs to access markets in Greece]]>

Published : Tue, 11 Mar 2014

Coastal and maritime tourism is one of the key drivers for creating growth and new jobs in Europe, in particular in coastal areas which often suffer from high unemployment. It is a pillar of the "Blue Growth" strategy and has a potential to create growth and new jobs, particularly in [...]

Mon, 10 Mar 2014 23:00:00 GMT
<![CDATA[New European rules for airports safety]]> Published : Thu, 06 Mar 2014

The European Commission is putting in place on 6 March 2014 a legal framework providing common standards for safe design, operation and maintenance in over 700 EU and EEA airports.

Wed, 05 Mar 2014 23:00:00 GMT
<![CDATA[Europe more innovative but regional differences persist]]>

Published : Tue, 04 Mar 2014

Europe is closing its innovation gap with the United States and Japan but differences in performance between EU Member States are still high and diminishing only slowly.

Mon, 03 Mar 2014 23:00:00 GMT
<![CDATA[Commission presents new European strategy to promote coastal and maritime tourism]]> Published : Thu, 20 Feb 2014

The European Commission presented on 20/02 a new strategy to support coastal and maritime tourism in Europe.

Wed, 19 Feb 2014 23:00:00 GMT
<![CDATA[New tourism quality principles – Good for tourists, good for small enterprises]]>

Published : Thu, 20 Feb 2014

The European Commission proposed on 20/02 a set of voluntary European Tourism Quality Principles.

Wed, 19 Feb 2014 23:00:00 GMT
<![CDATA[State aid: Commission adopts new guidelines for state aid to airports and airlines]]> Published : Thu, 20 Feb 2014

The European Commission adopted today new guidelines on how Member States can support airports and airlines in line with EU state aid rules.

Wed, 19 Feb 2014 23:00:00 GMT
<![CDATA[Tourism expected to grow again in 2014, led by strong domestic and European demand ]]>

Published : Thu, 13 Feb 2014

Tourism has been one of the strongholds of European economy during the recent economic crisis, and according to the results of the new Eurobarometer survey, the positive trend will continue in 2014.

Wed, 12 Feb 2014 23:00:00 GMT