<![CDATA[European Commission - Enterprise and Industry]]> http://ec.europa.eu/enterprise/news/index_en.htm European communities Wed, 07 Oct 2015 01:21:46 GMT Newsroom_2.0 20 <![CDATA[Pharmaceutical Industry: A Strategic Sector for the European Economy ]]> Published : Wed, 22 Oct 2014

A workshop was organised on 22/10 in Rome by the European Commission (DG Enterprise and Industry) on the role and the competitiveness of the pharmaceutical industry and its importance with regard to public health and the economy in Europe.

Tue, 21 Oct 2014 22:00:00 GMT
<![CDATA[La coopération a permis d'améliorer la chaîne d'ap­provisionnement alimentaire, mais beaucoup reste à faire]]>

Published : Wed, 15 Oct 2014

La chaîne d'approvisionnement alimentaire occupe une place fondamentale dans la vie de tous les jours et le bien-être des citoyens.

Tue, 14 Oct 2014 22:00:00 GMT
<![CDATA[Adoption of the final report of the High Level Forum for a bet­ter functioning food supply chain]]>

Published : Wed, 15 Oct 2014

Since 2010, the High Level Forum for a better functioning food supply chain served a strategic mission: improving the functioning of this chain and thus the competitiveness of the agri-food sector as key segment of the Union economy.

Tue, 14 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).

Mon, 21 Jul 2014 22:00:00 GMT
<![CDATA[Food taxes and their impact on competitiveness in the agri-food sector, a study]]>

Published : Wed, 16 Jul 2014

Non-harmonised taxes on high sugar, salt and fat products can affect the competitiveness of the agri-food industry, especially small businesses in the sector. Taxes on these products can reduce their consumption but not necessarily consumption of the targeted ingredients. The impact on the European agri-food sector needs to be assessed [...]

Tue, 15 Jul 2014 22:00:00 GMT
<![CDATA[La Commission européenne s'attaque aux pratiques déloyales dans la chaîne d’approvisionnement alimentaire]]> Published : Tue, 15 Jul 2014

La Commission européenne a adopté une communication qui encourage les États membres à chercher des moyens d’améliorer la protection des petits producteurs et détaillants de denrées alimentaires contre les pratiques déloyales de leurs partenaires commerciaux parfois bien plus puissants.

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.

Tue, 24 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.

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.

Tue, 17 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.

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.

Mon, 28 Apr 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".

Wed, 19 Mar 2014 23:00:00 GMT
<![CDATA[Améliorer le commerce des produits agricoles transformés]]>

Published : Tue, 11 Mar 2014

La Commission européenne se félicite du vote, aujourd’hui, par le Parlement européen, de sa proposition d’actualisation du régime d’échange applicable aux produits agricoles transformés.

Mon, 10 Mar 2014 23:00:00 GMT
<![CDATA[Une Europe plus innovatrice, présentant encore de fortes disparités régionales]]>

Published : Tue, 04 Mar 2014

L’Europe est en train de combler son retard en matière d’innovation par rapport aux États–Unis et au Japon, mais les écarts de performance entre les États membres de l’Union européenne restent très importants et ne se réduisent que lentement.

Mon, 03 Mar 2014 23:00:00 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.

Wed, 21 Aug 2013 22:00:00 GMT
<![CDATA[Enhancing business ties with Russia through regulatory, business and tourism cooperation]]>

Published : Fri, 14 Jun 2013

On Sunday 16 June Vice President Antonio Tajani traveled to Russia accompanied by a 120 strong business delegation composed of representatives of companies and industry associations from 23 Member States.

Thu, 13 Jun 2013 22:00:00 GMT
<![CDATA[15 000 national technical regulations in the EU]]>

Published : Mon, 29 Apr 2013

Although we enjoy the free movement of goods in the internal market, more than 15 000 national technical regulations can make it difficult for enterprises to sell their products (from bicycles to foodstuffs) in other Member States.

Sun, 28 Apr 2013 22:00:00 GMT
<![CDATA[Too good to be true: the real price of fake products]]>

Published : Fri, 19 Apr 2013

Counterfeiting activities account for over €200 billion in losses for the world economy and it is estimated that such losses may climb further. They harm the European economy, as they damage legitimate business and starve innovation. And fake goods compete unfairly with genuine products, putting many jobs at risk in [...]

Thu, 18 Apr 2013 22:00:00 GMT
<![CDATA[Better access to medicines for patients in Europe ]]>

Published : Thu, 18 Apr 2013

A significant progress was made in the work of the Process on Corporate Responsibility in the field of Pharmaceuticals with the endorsement of the outcomes of the Platform on Access to Medicines in Europe, at the meeting of the Steering Group in Ireland on 17th April, 2013.

Wed, 17 Apr 2013 22:00:00 GMT
<![CDATA[Improving the functioning of the food supply chain]]>

Published : Wed, 05 Dec 2012

Every day, numerous operators (EU and non-EU) of the food supply chain deliver safe and diverse foodstuffs and beverages to over 500 million European consumers, representing an average of 15 % of household expenditure.

Tue, 04 Dec 2012 23:00:00 GMT