<![CDATA[European Commission - Enterprise and Industry]]> http://ec.europa.eu/enterprise/policies/single-market-goods/news/index_en.htm European communities Thu, 18 Sep 2014 03:59:07 GMT Newsroom_2.0 20 <![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[Study on Food taxes and their impact on competitiveness of the agri-food sector]]>

Published : Wed, 16 Jul 2014

Non-harmonised taxes on high sugar, salt and fat products such as soft drinks, sweet and salty foodstuffs do induce a reduction of the consumption of the taxed products, but the exact impact on the competitiveness of the European agri-food sector needs to be further 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 – Kommissionen gör EU-lagstiftningen lättare, enklare och billigare]]> Published : Wed, 18 Jun 2014

Bara några dagar före Europeiska rådet driver kommissionen EU:s agenda för smart lagstiftning vidare.

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Tue, 17 Jun 2014 22:00:00 GMT
<![CDATA[Commission welcomes European Parliament vote for safer products and better market surveillance]]>

Published : Wed, 16 Apr 2014

The European Commission welcomes European Parliament vote in favour of new rules to improve the safety of consumer products circulating in the EU's internal market - including those imported from outside the EU - and to step-up market surveillance concerning all non-food products.

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Tue, 15 Apr 2014 22:00:00 GMT
<![CDATA[Framsteg för konsumentsäkerheten – EU:s system för snabbt informationsutbyte om farliga produkter fyller tio år]]> Published : Tue, 25 Mar 2014

I tio år har Rapex, EU:s system för snabbt informationsutbyte, skyddat de europeiska konsumenterna mot farliga produkter.

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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[Industrial structure report highlights need for industrial renaissance]]>

Published : Mon, 17 Feb 2014

According to a European Commission report published today on the current status of EU industry, most sectors have still not regained their pre-crisis level of output and significant differences exist between sectors and Member States.

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Sun, 16 Feb 2014 23:00:00 GMT
<![CDATA[Refrigerants used in mobile air condition systems (MAC) - State of play ]]> Published : Tue, 11 Feb 2014

In September 2012, one manufacturer (Daimler) raised concerns about the safety of the use of HFO 1234yf as refrigerant in mobile air condition systems and declared that it would continue to use R134a.

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Mon, 10 Feb 2014 23:00:00 GMT
<![CDATA[Eurobarometer survey: How green are European SMEs?]]> Published : Tue, 17 Dec 2013

The European Commission has published an extensive survey – the second of its kind – to understand the views and attitudes of small and medium sized enterprises (SMEs) towards three core environmental themes: green jobs, resource efficiency and green markets.

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Mon, 16 Dec 2013 23:00:00 GMT
<![CDATA[Objective: Uniform standards from Lisbon to Vladivostok]]>

Published : Sun, 15 Dec 2013

While the European Union and Russia are already strong trading partners, differences in standards still prevent truly unfettered bilateral trade.

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Sat, 14 Dec 2013 23:00:00 GMT
<![CDATA[Removing roadblocks for citizens moving with their cars in the EU ]]>

Published : Thu, 12 Dec 2013

A European Commission proposal will simplify registration processes and reduce formalities associated with moving automobiles throughout the EU.

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Wed, 11 Dec 2013 23:00:00 GMT
<![CDATA[European campaign against counterfeit products]]>

Published : Tue, 10 Dec 2013

Designed to defraud and deceive, counterfeit products pose a threat to European citizens and the European economy.

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Mon, 09 Dec 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[SMEs an important aspect of Euro-Mediterranean cooperation]]>

Published : Mon, 09 Sep 2013

The European Commission is determined to strengthen ties between the EU and its Mediterranean neighbours, which together form the Union for the Mediterranean (UfM).

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Sun, 08 Sep 2013 22:00:00 GMT
<![CDATA[EU and China explore the benefits of green growth]]>

Published : Mon, 09 Sep 2013

The EU and China together are on a ‘green growth’ mission, one that supports environmental protection and sustainable prosperity by promoting regulatory harmony.

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Sun, 08 Sep 2013 22:00:00 GMT