<![CDATA[European Commission - Enterprise and Industry]]> http://ec.europa.eu/enterprise/news/index_en.htm European communities Tue, 06 Oct 2015 17:18:29 GMT Newsroom_2.0 20 <![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.

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.

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.

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).

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 [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

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. [...]

Wed, 18 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[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.

Tue, 17 Jun 2014 22:00:00 GMT
<![CDATA[Presadzovanie bezpečnosti spotrebiteľov: 10. výročie európskeho systému včasného varovania o nebezpečných výrobkoch]]> Published : Tue, 25 Mar 2014

Systém EÚ na rýchlu výmenu informácií (RAPEX) už 10 rokov chráni európskych spotrebiteľov pred nebezpečnými nepotravinárskymi výrobkami.

Mon, 24 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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Sun, 28 Apr 2013 22:00:00 GMT
<![CDATA[Modernising the EU's trade defence system to tackle unfair trading practices]]>

Published : Wed, 10 Apr 2013

The European Commission today made a proposal that aims at adapting the EU's rulebook to tackle unfair competition from dumped and subsidised imports.

Tue, 09 Apr 2013 22:00:00 GMT
<![CDATA[Product Safety and Market Surveillance Package: Safer products and more fair play in the internal market]]> Published : Wed, 13 Feb 2013

The European Commission proposed on 13 February 2013 to improve product safety in the EU by strengthening market surveillance in the Member States. This will benefit consumers and will protect businesses from unfair competition. Today, if market surveillance is ‘softer’ in some parts of the EU than others, weak spots [...]

Tue, 12 Feb 2013 23:00:00 GMT
<![CDATA[Commission consults on gaps in the internal market for industrial products]]> Published : Sat, 02 Feb 2013

The EU aims to allow free circulation of all products throughout the EU - the Single Market concept - but complaints from producers and distributors to the European Commission show that blockages in the trade of industrial products still exist.

Fri, 01 Feb 2013 23:00:00 GMT
<![CDATA[About 150 harmonised standards provide presumption of conformity for electromagnetic compatibility]]>

Published : Thu, 25 Oct 2012

More than 150 harmonised standards provide solutions for compliance and confer a presumption of conformity with the relevant essential health and safety requirements of the electromagnetic compatibility (EMC) directive.

Wed, 24 Oct 2012 22:00:00 GMT