<![CDATA[European Commission - Enterprise and Industry]]> http://ec.europa.eu/enterprise/sectors/construction/news/index_en.htm European communities Sun, 26 Oct 2014 02:16:53 GMT Newsroom_2.0 20 <![CDATA[COSME: Access to Finance - Ready to aid 330 000 SMEs]]>

Published : Fri, 24 Oct 2014

Proving their unyielding commitment to stimulating the economy from the foundation up, the European Commission and the European Investment Fund (EIF) signed an agreement on 22 July that will guarantee Small & Medium-sized Enterprises (SMEs) in Europe access of to up to €25 billion of additional finance over the next [...]

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Thu, 23 Oct 2014 22:00:00 GMT
<![CDATA[European Court of Justice rules favourably for the Commission over the German barriers to trade in construction products]]> Published : Tue, 21 Oct 2014

German requirements that construction products must have additional national marks or approvals, despite the fact that they already have a CE-mark and are legally marketed in other Member States are breaching the European rules of free movement of goods.

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Mon, 20 Oct 2014 22:00:00 GMT
<![CDATA[August 2014 compared with July 2014: Production in construction up by 1.5% in euro area]]> Published : Fri, 17 Oct 2014

In August 2014 compared with July 2014, seasonally adjusted production in the construction sector grew by 1.5% in the euro area (EA18) and by 0.5% in the EU28, according to first estimates from Eurostat, the statistical office of the European Union. In July 2014, production in construction grew [...]

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Thu, 16 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[Environment/industrial policy: Live and work in better buildings]]>

Published : Wed, 02 Jul 2014

The Commission adopted new proposals which aim to reduce the environmental impacts of new and renovated buildings by increasing resource efficiency and improving the information available about the environmental performance of buildings.

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Tue, 01 Jul 2014 22:00:00 GMT
<![CDATA[Construction legacy: Unleashing low carbon growth potential]]>

Published : Fri, 20 Jun 2014

Despite their economic and environmental advantages, low-energy buildings with high CO₂ and energy cost saving potential still have a limited market uptake.

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Thu, 19 Jun 2014 22:00:00 GMT
<![CDATA[Production in construction up in April]]> Published : Wed, 18 Jun 2014

In April 2014 compared with March 2014, seasonally adjusted production in the construction sector grew by 0.8% in the euro area (EA18) and by 0.6% in the EU28, according to first estimates from Eurostat, the statistical office of the European Union.

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Tue, 17 Jun 2014 22:00:00 GMT
<![CDATA[Action plans for core industry sectors: Reinforcing Europe’s industrial foundation]]>

Published : Mon, 16 Jun 2014

Over the past four years, European Commission Vice-President Antonio Tajani launched several action plans to help core industry sectors overcome difficulties arising from overcapacity, high production costs and trade distortions.

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Sun, 15 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[Moving forward with the European Industrial Renaissance]]>

Published : Tue, 03 Jun 2014

At the beginning of 2014, European Commission Vice-President Antonio Tajani unveiled his plan for a ‘European Industrial Renaissance’.

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Mon, 02 Jun 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[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[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[Sustainable construction action plan forges ahead]]>

Published : Fri, 29 Nov 2013

At its meeting in Brussels today, the High Level Tripartite Strategic Forum (HLF) , chaired by the European Commission, discussed the progress of the Action Plan to promote the construction sector presented in July 2012.

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Thu, 28 Nov 2013 23:00:00 GMT
<![CDATA[Online information about construction products to save time and money ]]>

Published : Wed, 30 Oct 2013

Today the Commission took another step to simplify administration and reduce costs for businesses in the construction sector. According to the Commission’s proposal, manufacturers of construction products (e.g. bricks, insulation, doors etc.) will be able to upload digital “declarations of performance” on their websites.

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Tue, 29 Oct 2013 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[SMEs an important aspect of Euro-Mediterranean cooperation]]>

Published : Mon, 09 Sep 2013

The European Commission is determined to strengthen ties between the EU and its Mediterranean neighbours, which together form the Union for the Mediterranean (UfM).

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Sun, 08 Sep 2013 22:00:00 GMT
<![CDATA[EU and China explore the benefits of green growth]]>

Published : Mon, 09 Sep 2013

The EU and China together are on a ‘green growth’ mission, one that supports environmental protection and sustainable prosperity by promoting regulatory harmony.

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Sun, 08 Sep 2013 22:00:00 GMT
<![CDATA[EGNOS performance report July 2013 available]]>

Published : Tue, 06 Aug 2013

The EC-appointed contractor ESSP is committed to provide full visibility and transparency on the EGNOS services status and performance and is publishing the “EGNOS Monthly Performance Report” on a monthly basis.

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Mon, 05 Aug 2013 22:00:00 GMT
<![CDATA[Galileo appears in the Google's Summer of Code 2013 competition]]>

Published : Wed, 17 Jul 2013

Mara Branzanti, a PhD student at Geodesy and Geomatics Division, from University of Rome "La Sapienza", has been selected in the worldwide Google Summer of Code competition to decode Galileo signal and compute Position Velocity and Time solutions (PVT) exploiting the four in orbit Galileo Satellites.

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Tue, 16 Jul 2013 22:00:00 GMT