<![CDATA[European Commission - Enterprise and Industry]]> http://ec.europa.eu/enterprise/sectors/food/news/index_en.htm European communities Mon, 28 Jul 2014 15:58:55 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[Study on Food taxes and their impact on competitiveness of the agri-food sector]]>

Published : Wed, 16 Jul 2014

Non-harmonised taxes on high sugar, salt and fat products such as soft drinks, sweet and salty foodstuffs do induce a reduction of the consumption of the taxed products, but the exact impact on the competitiveness of the European agri-food sector needs to be further assessed.

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Tue, 15 Jul 2014 22:00:00 GMT
<![CDATA[European Commission to tackle unfair practices in the food supply chain]]> Published : Tue, 15 Jul 2014

The European Commission has adopted a communication encouraging Member States to look for ways to improve protection of small food producers and retailers against the unfair practices of their sometimes much stronger trading partners.

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Mon, 14 Jul 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 – Commission making EU law lighter, simpler and less costly ]]> Published : Wed, 18 Jun 2014

Just a few days ahead of the European Council, the Commission pushes the EU's smart regulation agenda further.

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Tue, 17 Jun 2014 22:00:00 GMT
<![CDATA[Call for Proposals explained: Cultural Routes and Luxury Goods]]> Published : Wed, 18 Jun 2014

The Commission recently launched a Call for Proposals, aiming to create a Cultural Route which showcases one high-end product, either perfume, chocolate or jewellery. In doing so it hopes to promote cooperation between tourism and the luxury goods industries.

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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[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[SILC II is a funding opportunity for EU industry to cope with the climate challenge]]>

Published : Tue, 13 May 2014

The European Commission has launched the Sustainable Industry Low Carbon II (SILC II) initiative with a budget of €20 million.

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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[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[New companies join the fight against illegal online sale of counterfeit goods]]> Published : Tue, 01 Apr 2014

The European Commission has hosted the signing of the Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) on the Sale of Counterfeit Goods via the Internet by three new stakeholders: the European Association of Pharmaceutical Full-line Wholesalers (GIRP), PierreRiu and Videdressing.

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Mon, 31 Mar 2014 22:00:00 GMT
<![CDATA[First round to define EU scientific programme for EXPO 2015]]> Published : Thu, 20 Mar 2014

Science, research and innovation are clearly at the heart of the EXPO Milano 2015 theme "Feeding the Planet, Energy for Life".

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Wed, 19 Mar 2014 23:00:00 GMT
<![CDATA[Improving trade in processed agricultural goods]]>

Published : Tue, 11 Mar 2014

The European Commission welcomes today's European Parliament vote on its proposal to update the trade regime for processed agricultural products (PAPs).

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Mon, 10 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[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[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[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