<![CDATA[European Commission - Enterprise and Industry]]> http://ec.europa.eu/enterprise/sectors/automotive/news/index_en.htm European communities Fri, 18 Apr 2014 15:12:54 GMT Newsroom_2.0 20 <![CDATA[Business services crucial for keeping Europe's industry fit]]>

Published : Wed, 09 Apr 2014

The importance of Business Services should be adequately reflected in the Europe 2020 Strategy according to a report of the High Level Group on Business Services.

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Tue, 08 Apr 2014 22:00:00 GMT
<![CDATA[Commission welcomes Parliament vote on decreasing vehicle noise]]>

Published : Thu, 03 Apr 2014

The European Parliament voted in favour of a Commission proposal to decrease vehicle noise. Noise limit values will ultimately be decreased by 4 dB(A) for passenger cars, vans, buses and coaches and for trucks by 3 dB(A).

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Wed, 02 Apr 2014 22:00:00 GMT
<![CDATA[Commission confirms unannounced inspections in the sector of automotive exhaust systems]]> Published : Wed, 26 Mar 2014

The European Commission can confirm that on 25 March 2014 Commission officials undertook unannounced inspections at the premises of companies active in the automotive exhaust systems industry in several Member States.

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Tue, 25 Mar 2014 23:00:00 GMT
<![CDATA[Galileo Masters Competition 2014 : pre-register now !]]>

Published : Mon, 24 Mar 2014

After the success of the previous editions, the European Satellite navigation Competition (ESNC) 2014 is opening a pre-registration phase.

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Sun, 23 Mar 2014 23:00:00 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[EGNOS launch in Kourou delayed by 24 hours because of adverse weather]]>

Published : Fri, 21 Mar 2014

The countdown of Flight VA216 has been delayed 24 hours, for a liftoff on Saturday, March 22 at 19h04 local time (22h04 UTC, 2304 local Belgian time) during a launch window of 58 minutes.

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Thu, 20 Mar 2014 23:00:00 GMT
<![CDATA[EGNOS launch from Kourou on Saturday March 22nd : the Ariane rocket is on the launchpad !]]>

Published : Fri, 21 Mar 2014

After yesterday's delay due to strong winds at ground level, the Ariane 5 launcher carrying the EGNOS satellite has left the Final Assembly Building for the launchpad !

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Thu, 20 Mar 2014 23:00:00 GMT
<![CDATA[EU reports about progress in fight against protectionism]]> Published : Thu, 20 Mar 2014

In 2013, the EU made good progress towards removing some of the most trade-distortive barriers that hinder EU companies’ access to the markets abroad.

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Wed, 19 Mar 2014 23:00:00 GMT
<![CDATA[Friday's EGNOS launch in Kourou : a look back into the mirror]]>

Published : Thu, 20 Mar 2014

"Une hirondelle ne fait pas le printemps", as the proverb goes in French, but it is on spring day that the Ariane 5 launcher will take the EGNOS GEO2-loaded satellite into space....

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Wed, 19 Mar 2014 23:00:00 GMT
<![CDATA[EGNOS launch : go-ahead given for Ariane 5 mission with EGNOS GEO2 payload !!! (© Arianespace)]]>

Published : Thu, 20 Mar 2014

All is in the green for planned launch of EGNOS tomorrow Friday March 21st: Arianespace’s second Ariane 5 flight of 2014 has been approved for its March 21 liftoff following today’s successful launch readiness review, which was performed at the Spaceport in French Guiana.

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Wed, 19 Mar 2014 23:00:00 GMT
<![CDATA[EGNOS launch in Kourou : a nicely wrapped satellite ready to fly away ...]]>

Published : Wed, 19 Mar 2014

On Friday March 21st, a replenishment satellite for the EGNOS Satellite-based augmentation System (SBAS) constellation will be launched from the European Space Port of Kourou.

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Tue, 18 Mar 2014 23:00:00 GMT
<![CDATA[Countdown in sight in Kourou : EGNOS GEO2 in the starting blocks !!]]>

Published : Tue, 18 Mar 2014

On March 21st, a replenishment satellite for the EGNOS service will leave the European SpacePort of Kourou aboard an Ariane 5 launcher. This will ensure a next 15 years of uninterrupted EGNOS service above Europe.

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Mon, 17 Mar 2014 23:00:00 GMT
<![CDATA[Listen to the song of Galileo signals and earn your award !]]>

Published : Fri, 14 Mar 2014

To mark the first anniversary of Galileo’s historic first satnav positioning measurement, ESA plans to award certificates to groups who picked up signals from the four satellites in orbit to perform their own fixes.

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Thu, 13 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[MAC Directive: no evidence to support the safety concerns]]>

Published : Fri, 07 Mar 2014

A scientific review of the research regarding the safety aspects of the use of refrigerant R1234yf in Mobile Air Conditioning (MAC) systems concludes that, there is no evidence of a serious risk in the use of this refrigerant in MAC systems under normal and foreseeable conditions of use.

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Thu, 06 Mar 2014 23:00:00 GMT
<![CDATA[Commission proposes €1.9 million from Globalisation Fund to help redundant workers in the Spanish car industry]]> Published : Wed, 05 Mar 2014

The European Commission has proposed to provide Spain with €1.9 million from the European Globalisation Adjustment Fund (EGF) to help 285 former workers of the car manufacturer Grupo Santana in Andalucía find new jobs. The proposal now goes to the European Parliament and the EU's Council of Ministers for approval.

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Tue, 04 Mar 2014 23:00:00 GMT
<![CDATA[Europe more innovative but regional differences persist]]>

Published : Tue, 04 Mar 2014

Europe is closing its innovation gap with the United States and Japan but differences in performance between EU Member States are still high and diminishing only slowly.

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Mon, 03 Mar 2014 23:00:00 GMT
<![CDATA[European Strategic Policy Forum on Digital Entrepreneurship Launched in Brussels]]> Published : Fri, 28 Feb 2014

New Forum Dedicated to Enhancing Digital Entrepreneurship in Europe

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Thu, 27 Feb 2014 23:00:00 GMT
<![CDATA[''Ende gut, alles gut'': Commissioner Hedegaard welcomes agreement on the car emissions target]]> Published : Tue, 25 Feb 2014

The European Commission welcomed on 25 February 2014 the European Parliament's endorsement of the new target for CO2 emissions from cars.

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Mon, 24 Feb 2014 23:00:00 GMT
<![CDATA[ESSP and London Southend Airport sign an EGNOS Working Agreement (© ESSP)]]>

Published : Wed, 19 Feb 2014

From now on, this British ANSP can publish EGNOS-based procedures that will improve safety, accessibility and efficiency to pilots and operators flying to London Southend Airport.

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Tue, 18 Feb 2014 23:00:00 GMT