<![CDATA[European Commission - Enterprise and Industry]]> http://ec.europa.eu/enterprise/policies/european-standards/news/index_en.htm European communities Mon, 28 Jul 2014 22:15:37 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[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[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[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[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
<![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[New EC report investigates: is there a need for additional labelling of textile and leather products?]]> Published : Tue, 24 Sep 2013

Today the European Commission adopted a report based on the results of three assessment studies carried out to investigate the need for possible new labelling requirements of textile and leather products as well as allergenic substances in textile finished products.

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Mon, 23 Sep 2013 22:00:00 GMT
<![CDATA[GSA/2013/544 : Vacancy at the GSA for PRS Access Officer]]>

Published : Tue, 24 Sep 2013

The European GNSS Agency (GSA) has a new vacancy for a Public Regulated Service (PRS) Access Officer.

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Mon, 23 Sep 2013 22:00:00 GMT
<![CDATA[GSA/2013/106 : Vacancy at the GSA for GNSS Exploitation Programme Control Officer]]>

Published : Tue, 24 Sep 2013

The European GNSS Agency (GSA) has a new vacancy for a GNSS Exploitation Programme Control Officer.

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Mon, 23 Sep 2013 22:00:00 GMT