<![CDATA[European Commission - Enterprise and Industry]]> http://ec.europa.eu/enterprise/policies/european-standards/news/index_en.htm European communities Tue, 23 Dec 2014 04:52:30 GMT Newsroom_2.0 20 <![CDATA[Standards help businesses and protect consumers – World Standards Day]]>

Published : Tue, 14 Oct 2014

Standards improve compatibility, interoperability, safety or quality of products and services. Standards were never as important as today with mobile phone or software companies publicly battling for the domination of their respective technical specifications.

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Mon, 13 Oct 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[GALILEO LAUNCH: All on the right track ! (chronology in pictures)]]>

Published : Tue, 19 Aug 2014

It has been packed days for the Galileo Team preparing for the launch of satellites 5 and 6 from Kourou, on Friday August 22nd.

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Mon, 18 Aug 2014 22:00:00 GMT
<![CDATA[GALILEO LAUNCH : Doresa and Milena take place on the launchers upper stage ]]>

Published : Mon, 18 Aug 2014

The two Galileo Full-Operational Capability (FOC) satellites planned to take-off on Friday, August 22nd, at 14:27 (Brussels time) from the European Space Port of Kourou are getting a step closer to space with their integration on Soyuz's Fregat upper stage.

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Sun, 17 Aug 2014 22:00:00 GMT
<![CDATA[GALILEO LAUNCH: Doresa and Milena now share the same seat !]]>

Published : Thu, 14 Aug 2014

On August 22nd, 2014, 14:27 CET, the two first satellites of the Galileo Full Operational Capability (FOC) will be launched from the European Space Port of Kourou, French Guyana. The two satellites are now placed on the dispenser.

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Wed, 13 Aug 2014 22:00:00 GMT
<![CDATA[Galileo getting ready to initiate its Full Operational Capability deployment on August 21st, 2014 !]]>

Published : Mon, 11 Aug 2014

On August 21st, 2014, Galileo will initiate the deployment of its Full Operational Capability (FOC) satellites with the launch of Satellites "Doresa" and "Milena" from the European Space Port of Kourou, French Guyana.

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Sun, 10 Aug 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[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[Mission for Growth: enhancing economic ties between Panama and the EU]]>

Published : Wed, 11 Jun 2014

As part of the EU’s effort to strengthen economic relations with Central and Latin American countries, European Commission Vice President Antonio Tajani will lead a Mission for Growth to Panama on 12 June 2014.

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Tue, 10 Jun 2014 22:00:00 GMT
<![CDATA[Successful launch for the EGNOS GEO-2 satellite aboard Ariane 5 !!!]]> Published : Sat, 22 Mar 2014

At 23:04 on March 22nd, 2014, the giant rocket Ariane 5 lifted off from the European Space Port of Kourou, sending to space it payload of satellites, amongst which the ASTRA 5B GEO-2 of carrying the EGNOS payload.

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Fri, 21 Mar 2014 23:00:00 GMT
<![CDATA[Road safety: new rules adopted for technical testing of vehicles]]> Published : Wed, 12 Mar 2014

On 11 March 2014, the European Parliament adopted with a clear majority the roadworthiness package, a set of measures to toughen up vehicle checks and to widen their scope.

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Tue, 11 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[Help for EU SME to enter Latin America]]>

Published : Tue, 11 Feb 2014

After successful rollouts in China and Southeast Asia, the European Commission launched another IPR SME Helpdesk in Latin America. By providing free information and a variety of services, including legal assistance to help protect intellectual property rights, the Commission helps Europe’s SMEs benefit from the region’s continued growth.

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Mon, 10 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[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[Join the Space App Camp 2014: Apply now !!]]>

Published : Fri, 24 Jan 2014

Innovative developers from Europe with experience in app development are invited to apply for admission to the Space App Camp by 3 March 2014.

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Thu, 23 Jan 2014 23:00:00 GMT
<![CDATA[Regulation (EU) 1285/2013 of the European Parliament and of the Council on the implementation & exploitation of European Satellite Navigation Systems]]>

Published : Fri, 10 Jan 2014

The new GNSS Regulation covering the financial period 2014-2020 has been published in the Official Journal

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Thu, 09 Jan 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[International market distortion hampers new technologies]]>

Published : Sun, 15 Dec 2013

Key enabling technologies (KETs) are an essential element of 21st century industry. Comprising advancements such as nanotechnology and industrial biotechnology, KETs enhance conventional industrial products and provide enormous economic potential.

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Sat, 14 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