<![CDATA[European Commission - Enterprise and Industry]]> http://ec.europa.eu/enterprise/news/index_en.htm European communities Wed, 22 Apr 2015 02:57:28 GMT Newsroom_2.0 20 <![CDATA[Pharmaceutical Industry: A Strategic Sector for the European Economy ]]> Published : Wed, 22 Oct 2014

A workshop was organised on 22/10 in Rome by the European Commission (DG Enterprise and Industry) on the role and the competitiveness of the pharmaceutical industry and its importance with regard to public health and the economy in Europe.

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Tue, 21 Oct 2014 22:00:00 GMT
<![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.

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Tue, 14 Oct 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[La Commission européenne s'attaque aux pratiques déloyales dans la chaîne d’approvisionnement alimentaire]]> Published : Tue, 15 Jul 2014

La Commission européenne a adopté une communication qui encourage les États membres à chercher des moyens d’améliorer la protection des petits producteurs et détaillants de denrées alimentaires contre les pratiques déloyales de leurs partenaires commerciaux parfois bien plus puissants.

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Mon, 14 Jul 2014 22:00:00 GMT
<![CDATA[LET’S EMBRACE SPACE events on 15-17 in September 2014 in Rome, Italy]]>

Published : Fri, 27 Jun 2014

The European Commission has organised two international high-level space research events that took place from 15 to 17 September 2014 in Rome, Italy. These events were excellent opportunities to learn more about the results of some of the space projects supported by the 7th Framework Programme for Research (The 3rd [...]

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Thu, 26 Jun 2014 22:00:00 GMT
<![CDATA[Bisphenol A (BPA) strictly limited in toys]]>

Published : Wed, 25 Jun 2014

In its continuous strive to improve the safety of toys the European Commission has decided to set a strict limit of 0.1 mg/l (migration limit) in toys for children up to the age of 3 years and in any toys intended to be placed in the mouth.

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Tue, 24 Jun 2014 22:00:00 GMT
<![CDATA[REFIT: la Commission rend la législation de l'UE plus légère, plus simple et moins coûteuse]]> Published : Wed, 18 Jun 2014

À quelques jours de la réunion du Conseil européen, la Commission fait encore avancer le programme de l'UE pour une réglementation intelligente.

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Tue, 17 Jun 2014 22:00:00 GMT
<![CDATA[Plans d'action pour le coeur du secteur industriel : renforcer les fondamentaux de l'industrie européenne]]>

Published : Mon, 16 Jun 2014

Au cours des quatre dernières années, le vice-président de la Commission européenne Antonio Tajani a lancé plusieurs plans d'actions pour aider les secteurs industriels fondamentaux à surmonter les difficultés nées de la surcapacité, des coûts de production élevés et des distorsions commerciales.

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Sun, 15 Jun 2014 22:00:00 GMT
<![CDATA[Aller de l'avant avec la renaissance industrielle européenne]]>

Published : Tue, 03 Jun 2014

Au début de l'année 2014, le vice-président de la Commission européenne, Antonio Tajani, a dévoilé son plan pour une « Renaissance industrielle européenne ».

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Mon, 02 Jun 2014 22:00:00 GMT
<![CDATA[SILC II constitue une possi­bilité de financement per­mettant à l’industrie euro­péen­ne de faire face au défi climatique]]>

Published : Tue, 13 May 2014

La Commission européenne vient de lancer l’initiative pour une industrie durable à faibles émissions de carbone (SILC II), qui est dotée d’un budget de 20 millions d’euros.

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Mon, 12 May 2014 22:00:00 GMT
<![CDATA[EU CSR policy: The Commis­sion seeks stake­holders’ views on achievements and future challenges]]>

Published : Tue, 29 Apr 2014

The Commission is seeking stakeholders’ views about the impact of its Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) Strategy over the past three years and on the role it should play in the future.

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Mon, 28 Apr 2014 22:00:00 GMT
<![CDATA[Les services aux entreprises sont essentiels pour la bonne santé de l’industrie européenne]]>

Published : Wed, 09 Apr 2014

La Stratégie Europe 2020 devrait refléter de manière appropriée l’importance des services aux entreprises, selon un rapport du groupe de haut niveau sur les services aux entreprises.

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Tue, 08 Apr 2014 22:00:00 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[Une Europe plus innovatrice, présentant encore de fortes disparités régionales]]>

Published : Tue, 04 Mar 2014

L’Europe est en train de combler son retard en matière d’innovation par rapport aux États–Unis et au Japon, mais les écarts de performance entre les États membres de l’Union européenne restent très importants et ne se réduisent que lentement.

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Mon, 03 Mar 2014 23:00:00 GMT
<![CDATA[SEURAT-1 meeting showcases new results and challenges in alternative methods to animal testing]]>

Published : Tue, 18 Feb 2014

The 4th Annual Meeting of the SEURAT-1 cluster, recently held in Barcelona (5-6 February 2014), was the largest so far, attracting more than 150 participants. With the collective aim of ultimately replacing in vivo repeated dose systemic toxicity testing with animal-free solutions, SEURAT-1 is the largest EU initiative ever undertaken [...]

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Mon, 17 Feb 2014 23:00:00 GMT
<![CDATA[Without a strong industrial base, Europe's economy cannot prosper ]]>

Published : Tue, 24 Sep 2013

Manufacturing has strong spill-over effects on the rest of the economy and especially on overall productivity. 80% of private innovation, ¾ of export and a substantial role in jobs creation come from industry. Action is needed to keep industry in Europe.

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Mon, 23 Sep 2013 22:00:00 GMT
<![CDATA[I4food : Six European regions join forces to improve their food industry policies]]>

Published : Thu, 22 Aug 2013

I4Food, an EU-funded project, aims to develop and improve regional policies for competitive and sustainable regional food industries, with a particular focus on SMEs. By the end 2014, the project is expected to deliver exchanges of experience between 6 European regions, transferability studies and policy recommendations.

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Wed, 21 Aug 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.

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Sun, 28 Apr 2013 22:00:00 GMT
<![CDATA[Too good to be true: the real price of fake products]]>

Published : Fri, 19 Apr 2013

Counterfeiting activities account for over €200 billion in losses for the world economy and it is estimated that such losses may climb further. They harm the European economy, as they damage legitimate business and starve innovation. And fake goods compete unfairly with genuine products, putting many jobs at risk in [...]

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Thu, 18 Apr 2013 22:00:00 GMT
<![CDATA[Better access to medicines for patients in Europe ]]>

Published : Thu, 18 Apr 2013

A significant progress was made in the work of the Process on Corporate Responsibility in the field of Pharmaceuticals with the endorsement of the outcomes of the Platform on Access to Medicines in Europe, at the meeting of the Steering Group in Ireland on 17th April, 2013.

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Wed, 17 Apr 2013 22:00:00 GMT