<![CDATA[European Commission - Enterprise and Industry]]> http://ec.europa.eu/enterprise/sectors/chemicals/news/index_en.htm European communities Wed, 30 Jul 2014 12:39:35 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[Unnecessary nickel tests no longer required for toys]]> Published : Tue, 01 Jul 2014

While continuously striving to improve the safety of toys and, at the same time, seeking to cut "red tape" where possible the European Commission has decided to exempt nickel in electric toys from the limit value regarding carcinogenicity (Toy Safety Directive 2009/48/EC, Annex II, section 3, No 5).

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Mon, 30 Jun 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 is organising two international high-level space research events that will take place from 15 to 17 September 2014 in Rome, Italy. Do not miss these excellent opportunities to learn more about the results of some of the space projects supported by the 7th Framework Programme for Research [...]

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Thu, 26 Jun 2014 22:00:00 GMT
<![CDATA[Annual report on the implementation of the EU Steel Action Plan 25/06/2014]]>

Published : Wed, 25 Jun 2014

At today's High level expert group on the future of the European steel industry the annual report on progress in the implementation of the Steel Action Plan will be presented. The plan was devised in June 2013 to help the sector confront challenges and lay the foundations for future competitiveness [...]

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Tue, 24 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[Le projet phare sur le graphène a doublé d'envergure]]> Published : Mon, 23 Jun 2014

À l'occasion de la semaine du graphène , la Commission a la fierté d'annoncer que le projet phare Graphène , l'une des plus grandes initiatives européennes de recherche, a doublé d'envergure. À l'issue d'un [...]

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Sun, 22 Jun 2014 22:00:00 GMT
<![CDATA[TCEP (Tris(2-chloroethyl) phosphate) and similar flame retardants strictly limited in toys]]> Published : Fri, 20 Jun 2014

In its continuous strive to improve the safety of toys the European Commission has decided to drastically reduce the maximum limit value for the flame retardant TCEP (Tris(2-chloroethyl) phosphate) to 5 mg/kg in toys for children up to the age of 3 years and in any toys intended to be [...]

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Thu, 19 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[Transparency measures for nanomaterials: impact assessment, public consultation and workshop]]> Published : Wed, 18 Jun 2014

The European Commission is conducting an impact assessment on transparency measures for nanomaterials on the market. This is in response to concerns from certain stakeholders and Member States that the current level of available information on the presence of nanomaterials and products containing nanomaterials on the market may be [...]

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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[Mergers: Commission approves acquisition of chemical company DuPont's GLSV business by rival Kuraray, subject to conditions]]> Published : Tue, 29 Apr 2014

The European Commission has cleared under the EU Merger Regulation the proposed acquisition of DuPont's Glass Laminating Solutions/Vinyls (GLSV) business (USA) by Kuraray of Japan.

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Mon, 28 Apr 2014 22:00:00 GMT
<![CDATA[Essential Oils and REACH: Commission and industry meet to address registration issues]]> Published : Tue, 22 Apr 2014

A workshop held at the European Commission in Brussels on 8 April brought together representatives of essential oils producers from Member States such as France, Italy and Bulgaria, following serious concerns expressed by the industry that the EU chemicals legislation REACH and CLP (Classification, Labelling and Packaging) would hamper the [...]

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Mon, 21 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[Stakeholders unite to boost access to raw materials in Europe]]> Published : Mon, 07 Apr 2014

A milestone of the  European  Innovation  Partnership  on  Raw  Materials  was  reached  on 7 April 2014 with the announcement of the first set of commitments by over 800 companies, public agencies, research institutes, non-governmental organisations and other stakeholders from all over Europe. These partners have all committed to contribute in one [...]

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Sun, 06 Apr 2014 22:00:00 GMT
<![CDATA[La Commission approuve une aide de 43,65 millions d’euros au programme de recherche « IFMAS » dans le domaine de la chimie verte]]> Published : Thu, 27 Mar 2014

La Commission européenne a conclu que l'aide octroyée par la France au partenariat public-privé IFMAS pour le développement de plastiques végétaux et de peintures biosourcées était conforme aux règles de l'UE relatives aux aides d'État.

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Wed, 26 Mar 2014 23:00:00 GMT
<![CDATA[La sécurité des consommateurs avant tout: le Système européen d’alerte rapide pour les produits dangereux fête son dixième anniversaire]]> Published : Tue, 25 Mar 2014

Depuis dix ans, RAPEX, le Système d’échange rapide d’informations de l’Union, défend le consommateur européen contre les produits non alimentaires dangereux.

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Mon, 24 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