<![CDATA[European Commission - Enterprise and Industry]]> http://ec.europa.eu/enterprise/sectors/chemicals/news/index_en.htm European communities Mon, 21 Apr 2014 04:05:09 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[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[Commission approves aid of €43.65 million for the IFMAS research programme in the field of green chemistry]]> Published : Thu, 27 Mar 2014

The European Commission concluded that the aid granted by France to the IFMAS public‑private partnership for the development of plant-based plastics and bio‑based paints was in line with EU state aid rules.

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Wed, 26 Mar 2014 23:00:00 GMT
<![CDATA[Patērētāju drošības vārdā – Eiropas ātrās ziņošanas sistēma par bīstamiem ražojumiem darbojas jau 10 gadus]]> Published : Tue, 25 Mar 2014

ES ātrās ziņošanas sistēma (RAPEX) jau 10 gadus Eiropā aizsargā patērētājus pret bīstamām nepārtikas precēm.

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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
<![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[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[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[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[Electronics industry submits plan to make Europe a global leader in micro and nano-electronics]]>

Published : Fri, 14 Feb 2014

Electronics industry CEOs have told European Commission Vice-President Neelie Kroes that Europe can capture up to 60% of new electronics markets, and double the economic value of semiconductor component production in Europe within the next 10 years, in a plan delivered to the European Commission on 14 Febraury.

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Thu, 13 Feb 2014 23:00:00 GMT
<![CDATA[Commission calls for immediate action for a European Industrial Renaissance]]>

Published : Wed, 22 Jan 2014

The European Commission is urging Member States to recognise the central importance of industry for creating jobs and growth and to mainstream industry-related competitiveness concerns across all policy areas.

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Tue, 21 Jan 2014 23:00:00 GMT
<![CDATA[Chemicals: reducing legal overlaps to help businesses]]> Published : Sun, 15 Dec 2013

As an integral part of everyday life, chemicals are closely monitored to ensure they do not pose unacceptable risks to human health or the environment.

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Sat, 14 Dec 2013 23:00:00 GMT
<![CDATA[EU chemicals legislation : helping SMEs]]>

Published : Thu, 17 Oct 2013

Undoubtedly, the EU chemicals legislation brings benefits for society.

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Wed, 16 Oct 2013 22:00:00 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[REACH enforcement project: Performance needs to be improved ]]> Published : Thu, 05 Sep 2013

Of a total of 1 181 companies inspected, 67% did not comply with one or more provisions of obligations under REACH and rules on the classification, labelling and packaging (CLP) of chemicals.

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Wed, 04 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[Priority Medicines for Europe and the World ]]>

Published : Wed, 10 Jul 2013

On Tuesday 9th of July, the 2013 Report Priority Medicines for Europe and the World, produced by the World Health Organisation with financial and technical assistance from the European Commission, was launched in Brussels.

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Tue, 09 Jul 2013 22:00:00 GMT
<![CDATA[Ensuring a future for steel in Europe ]]>

Published : Tue, 11 Jun 2013

The European Commission today put forward an action plan for the European Steel Industry to help this sector confront today’s challenges and lay the foundations for future competitiveness by fostering innovation, creating growth and jobs. For the first time since the Davignon Plan of 1977, the Commission is proposing an [...]

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Mon, 10 Jun 2013 22:00:00 GMT
<![CDATA[Fight against illicit drugs: EU signs new agreement with Russia]]>

Published : Wed, 05 Jun 2013

The EU and Russia have completed signature of a new cooperation agreement on the control of the drug precursors, at the EU-Russia Summit in Yekaterinburg.

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Tue, 04 Jun 2013 22:00:00 GMT
<![CDATA[3215 companies have submitted 9084 registration dossiers for chemicals to ECHA]]>

Published : Wed, 05 Jun 2013

The REACH deadline for registering substances manufactured or imported in quantities of 100 to 1 000 tonnes per annum was 24:00 (BST) on 31 May 2013.

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Tue, 04 Jun 2013 22:00:00 GMT