<![CDATA[European Commission - Enterprise and Industry]]> http://ec.europa.eu/enterprise/sectors/electrical/news/index_en.htm European communities Sun, 20 Apr 2014 03:37:07 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[Personal protective equipment and cableway installations – simpler legislation, putting safety first]]>

Published : Thu, 27 Mar 2014

The European Commission proposed to replace two EU directives governing the safety of personal protective equipment and cableways installations by directly applicable regulations.

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Wed, 26 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 : 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[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 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[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[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
<![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[What is inexpensive, home made and listens to space ? IABG's Galileo receiver !!!]]>

Published : Wed, 12 Feb 2014

On Friday, January 31st, Michael Truong-Le, an intern working under supervision of IABG's Drs Stadler and Baumann, achieved the tracking of all four Galileo IOV's long enough to decode full almanac and ephemerides data and to get a position fix.

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Tue, 11 Feb 2014 23:00:00 GMT
<![CDATA[EGNOS performance report January 2014 available]]>

Published : Tue, 11 Feb 2014

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 Performance Report” on a monthly basis.

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Mon, 10 Feb 2014 23:00:00 GMT
<![CDATA[Validated LPV approach procedures in Tunisia making use of the EGNOS coverage in North Africa (© MEDUSA)]]>

Published : Tue, 11 Feb 2014

Only a few months after partial EGNOS coverage availability in North Africa, the validation flights campaign was carried out with the support of ESSP, the EGNOS Services Provider, which has performed the EGNOS’s feasibility assessment.

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Mon, 10 Feb 2014 23:00:00 GMT
<![CDATA[Join the Space App Camp 2014: Apply now !!]]>

Published : Fri, 24 Jan 2014

Innovative developers from Europe with experience in app development are invited to apply for admission to the Space App Camp by 3 March 2014.

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Thu, 23 Jan 2014 23:00:00 GMT
<![CDATA[A vision for the internal market for industrial products]]> Published : Wed, 22 Jan 2014

The vision Communication is based on a 12-week online public consultation and a thorough and independent assessment of the day-to-day functioning of Union legislation on industrial products and its impact on businesses, administrations and other stakeholders.

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Tue, 21 Jan 2014 23:00:00 GMT
<![CDATA[EGNOS lands in both Sweden and Norway !]]>

Published : Wed, 22 Jan 2014

ESSP (European Satellite Service Provider) has signed an EGNOS working agreement with LFV from Sweden and AVINOR from Norway (© ESSP)

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Tue, 21 Jan 2014 23:00:00 GMT