<![CDATA[European Commission - Enterprise and Industry]]> http://ec.europa.eu/enterprise/news/index_en.htm European communities Wed, 01 Jul 2015 00:09:52 GMT Newsroom_2.0 20 <![CDATA[Second EU-Japan Industrial Dialogue on Railways takes place in Tokyo]]>

Published : Thu, 04 Dec 2014

The European Commission and the Japanese Ministry for Land, Infrastructure, Transport and Tourism, is holding the second meeting of the EU-Japan Industrial Dialogue on Railways in Tokyo.

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Wed, 03 Dec 2014 23:00:00 GMT
<![CDATA[Adoption of the final report of the High Level Forum for a bet­ter functioning food supply chain]]>

Published : Wed, 15 Oct 2014

Since 2010, the High Level Forum for a better functioning food supply chain served a strategic mission: improving the functioning of this chain and thus the competitiveness of the agri-food sector as key segment of the Union economy.

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Tue, 14 Oct 2014 22:00:00 GMT
<![CDATA[Competitiveness Council – Brussels, 25-26 September 2014]]>

Published : Wed, 24 Sep 2014

The European Commission will be represented on 25 September by Vice-President Michel Barnier responsible for Internal Market and Services; Commissioner Ferdinando Nelli Feroci, responsible for Industry and Entrepreneurship; and Commissioner Neven Mimica, Commissioner for Consumer Policy.

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Tue, 23 Sep 2014 22:00:00 GMT
<![CDATA[The annual Union work programme for European standardisation for 2015]]> Published : Mon, 22 Sep 2014

Pursuant Article 8 of Regulation (EU) No 1025/2012 on European standardisation, the Commission adopted on 30 July 2014 a Communication to the Council, the European Parliament and the European Economic and Social Committee on the annual Union work programme for European standardisation.

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Sun, 21 Sep 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).

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Mon, 21 Jul 2014 22:00:00 GMT
<![CDATA[Food taxes and their impact on competitiveness in the agri-food sector, a study]]>

Published : Wed, 16 Jul 2014

Non-harmonised taxes on high sugar, salt and fat products can affect the competitiveness of the agri-food industry, especially small businesses in the sector. Taxes on these products can reduce their consumption but not necessarily consumption of the targeted ingredients. The impact on the European agri-food sector needs to be assessed [...]

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Tue, 15 Jul 2014 22:00:00 GMT
<![CDATA[Free movement of goods: Commission refers Czech Republic to Court over jewellery hallmarking rules]]> Published : Thu, 10 Jul 2014

The European Commission has decided to refer the Czech Republic to the EU's Court of Justice due to its rules on the hallmarking of jewellery. The Czech Assay office requires that certain articles of jewellery imported from another EU country be stamped with an additional national hallmark, despite the fact [...]

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Wed, 09 Jul 2014 22:00:00 GMT
<![CDATA[Free movement of goods: Commission requests Romania to remove barriers to exports of natural gas]]> Published : Thu, 10 Jul 2014

By obliging the producers in Romania to give priority to sales on the domestic market and by submitting gas transactions to prior control and approval, the Commission considers that the current Romanian legal framework creates unjustified barriers to exports of gas from Romania and has requested that the barriers be [...]

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Wed, 09 Jul 2014 22:00:00 GMT
<![CDATA[EU, US and China agree to continue trilateral cooperation on consumer product safety ]]> Published : Thu, 19 Jun 2014

EU Consumer Policy Commissioner Neven Mimica, Elliot F. Kaye, Executive Director and Chairman-Designate of the United States Consumer Product Safety Commission, and Sun Dawei, Vice-Minister General Administration of Quality Supervision, Inspection and Quarantine (AQSIQ) of the People’s Republic of China participated in the biannual trilateral Summit on Consumer product safety. [...]

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Wed, 18 Jun 2014 22:00:00 GMT
<![CDATA[Late payments: Commission seeks clarifications from Italy and Slovakia]]>

Published : Wed, 18 Jun 2014

The Commission decided to seek clarifications from Italy and Slovakia on their application and implementation of the EU's Late Payment Directive. The request for information in both cases takes the form of a letter of formal notice under EU infringement procedures.

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Tue, 17 Jun 2014 22:00:00 GMT
<![CDATA[12th Plenary meeting of the EU – China Consultation Mechanism on Industry and WTO/TBT (18-06-14)]]>

Published : Wed, 18 Jun 2014

Over the past 13 years continuous progress has been made in the understanding and convergence of EU and Chinese product regulations through this dialogue between the European Commission and the Administration for Quality Supervision, Inspection and Quarantine of China.

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Tue, 17 Jun 2014 22:00:00 GMT
<![CDATA[REFIT — Commissie maakt EU-wetgeving lichter, eenvoudiger en goedkoper]]> Published : Wed, 18 Jun 2014

Enkele dagen vóór de Europese Raad zet de Commissie een volgende stap in de EU-agenda voor slimme regelgeving.

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Tue, 17 Jun 2014 22:00:00 GMT
<![CDATA[Werken aan de veiligheid van de consument: het Europese Rapex-systeem voor snelle melding van gevaarlijke producten bestaat tien jaar]]> Published : Tue, 25 Mar 2014

Al tien jaar lang beschermt het EU-systeem voor snelle uitwisseling van informatie over gevaarlijke consumentenproducten (Rapex) de Europese consument tegen onveilige niet voor voeding bestemde producten.

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Mon, 24 Mar 2014 23:00:00 GMT
<![CDATA[E-desk allows EU citizens to provide information about late payments]]>

Published : Wed, 19 Mar 2014

As part of the Late Payment Information Campaign, Vice-President Antonio Tajani has created an e-desk, allowing European companies to provide information about the application of the Late Payment Directive in their own countries.

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Tue, 18 Mar 2014 23:00:00 GMT
<![CDATA[The Technical Committee on Motor Vehicles supports the European Commission approach to the MAC affair]]>

Published : Thu, 18 Jul 2013

The Technical Committee on Motor Vehicles reached general consensus that an effective solution on the MAC issue needs to be found.

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Wed, 17 Jul 2013 22:00:00 GMT
<![CDATA[Vice-President Tajani on the respect of MAC directive (mobile air conditioning) ]]>

Published : Wed, 17 Jul 2013

The Commission has the duty to ensure that European Union law is fully and uniformly applied throughout the EU's internal market, so that a level playing field and fair competition conditions are respected for all economic operators.

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Tue, 16 Jul 2013 22:00:00 GMT
<![CDATA[Easier repatriation of illegally removed national treasures ]]>

Published : Fri, 31 May 2013

The European Commission is taking new action to help Member States recover national treasures which have been unlawfully removed from their territory.

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Thu, 30 May 2013 22:00:00 GMT
<![CDATA[Industrial production up by 1.0% in euro area]]> Published : Tue, 14 May 2013

In March 2013 compared with February 2013, seasonally adjusted industrial production grew by 1.0% in the euro area.

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Mon, 13 May 2013 22:00:00 GMT
<![CDATA[15 000 national technical regulations in the EU]]>

Published : Mon, 29 Apr 2013

Although we enjoy the free movement of goods in the internal market, more than 15 000 national technical regulations can make it difficult for enterprises to sell their products (from bicycles to foodstuffs) in other Member States.

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Sun, 28 Apr 2013 22:00:00 GMT
<![CDATA[Construction: Single market made easy for companies ]]>

Published : Sun, 28 Apr 2013

Construction companies wishing to expand their business to another EU Member State need to know the challenges they might face. Employment, environmental and safety requirements may differ, quite like those for construction materials and products.

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Sat, 27 Apr 2013 22:00:00 GMT