<![CDATA[European Commission - Enterprise and Industry]]> http://ec.europa.eu/enterprise/sectors/mechanical/news/index_en.htm European communities Sat, 19 Apr 2014 04:50:13 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[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[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[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[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[European campaign against counterfeit products]]>

Published : Tue, 10 Dec 2013

Designed to defraud and deceive, counterfeit products pose a threat to European citizens and the European economy.

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Mon, 09 Dec 2013 23:00:00 GMT
<![CDATA[EU aluminium industry suffers from regulatory costs ]]>

Published : Fri, 08 Nov 2013

In spite of increasing global demand for aluminium, since 2003 ten primary aluminium smelters have closed in the EU, while none have opened or are planned to open. Therefore, a new Commission study looks at the situation in the aluminium sector and how its competitiveness is affected by regulatory costs.

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Thu, 07 Nov 2013 23:00:00 GMT
<![CDATA[Tajani welcomes EP decision on cleaner recreational boats - helps also tourism industry]]>

Published : Wed, 09 Oct 2013

European Commission Vice President Antonio Tajani has welcomed the approval of the European Parliament of the recreational boats directive. It will reduce the boat’s annual emissions of nitrogen oxides and hydrocarbons by 20% and emissions of particulate matters by 34%.

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Tue, 08 Oct 2013 22:00:00 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[The Technical Committee on Motor Vehicles supports the European Commission approach to the MAC affair]]>

Published : Thu, 18 Jul 2013

The Technical Committee on Motor Vehicles reached general consensus that an effective solution on the MAC issue needs to be found.

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Wed, 17 Jul 2013 22:00:00 GMT
<![CDATA[Galileo Masters : deadline for registration extended until July 7th, 2013 !]]>

Published : Mon, 01 Jul 2013

For the 10th time, the European Satellite Navigation Competition (ESNC) is calling for services, products, and business innovations that use satellite navigation in everyday life.

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Sun, 30 Jun 2013 22:00:00 GMT
<![CDATA[Deadline for replies extended (EGNOS Open Service Users' satisfaction survey)]]>

Published : Fri, 28 Jun 2013

This process aims at collecting valuable feedback from current and potential EGNOS Open Service (OS) users and stakeholders. It will run until July 12th, 2013.

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Thu, 27 Jun 2013 22:00:00 GMT
<![CDATA[First pictures of the new Galileo Full Operational Capability (FOC) constellation satellite available ! (© ESA)]]>

Published : Mon, 24 Jun 2013

These pictures give the first detailed views of the next batch of Galileo satellites, the first of which has already been delivered to ESA for rigorous testing in simulated space conditions.

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Sun, 23 Jun 2013 22:00:00 GMT
<![CDATA[New Global Navigation Satellite System service centre in Spain to help European businesses access data]]>

Published : Tue, 14 May 2013

Galileo and the space industry in general presents a huge opportunity for Europe, not just for companies delivering the space infrastructures but even more for downstream industry, the people who develop innovative applications or services.

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Mon, 13 May 2013 22:00:00 GMT
<![CDATA[Galileo Masters Competition gathers new Partner Regions in 2013]]>

Published : Wed, 08 May 2013

6 new Partner Regions joined the European Satellite Navigation Competition (ESNC) 2013.

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Tue, 07 May 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