<![CDATA[European Commission - Enterprise and Industry]]> http://ec.europa.eu/enterprise/sectors/food/news/index_en.htm European communities Sat, 19 Apr 2014 19:55:59 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[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[Expo Milano 2015: une grande occasion pour l'Italie et pour l'Europe ]]> Published : Thu, 30 Jan 2014

Président Barroso a participé le 29 Janvier dans un événement sur l'Exposition Universelle Milano 2015 au Parlement européen.

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Wed, 29 Jan 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
<![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.

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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.

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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 [...]

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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.

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Wed, 17 Apr 2013 22:00:00 GMT
<![CDATA[European retail action plan to promote growth and job creation]]> Published : Fri, 01 Feb 2013

The retail and wholesale services sector is one of the most important in the EU economy and should play an important part in stimulating growth and job creation.

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Thu, 31 Jan 2013 23:00:00 GMT
<![CDATA[Unleashing Europe's entrepreneurial potential to bring back growth]]>

Published : Wed, 09 Jan 2013

To return to growth and higher levels of employment, Europe needs more entrepreneurs. With 4 million new jobs created every year, new companies, especially small and medium sized enterprises (SMEs), create the most new jobs in Europe.

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Tue, 08 Jan 2013 23:00:00 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.

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Tue, 04 Dec 2012 23:00:00 GMT
<![CDATA[Better functioning of food supply chain]]>

Published : Wed, 05 Dec 2012

In 2010, the Commission tasked the Forum to help with the implementation of the recommendations of the former High Level Group on the Competitiveness of the Agro-Food Industry and of the initiatives announced in the 2009 Commission Communication "A Better Functioning Food Supply Chain in Europe" (COM(2009) 591).

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Tue, 04 Dec 2012 23:00:00 GMT
<![CDATA[Have your say on European Competitiveness]]>

Published : Fri, 26 Oct 2012

You can share with us your thoughts and ideas on the issues related to industrial competitiveness

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Thu, 25 Oct 2012 22:00:00 GMT