<![CDATA[European Commission - Enterprise and Industry]]> http://ec.europa.eu/enterprise/news/index_en.htm European communities Mon, 05 Oct 2015 09:05:56 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).

Mon, 21 Jul 2014 22:00:00 GMT
<![CDATA[Refit – Kommissionen gör EU-lagstiftningen lättare, enklare och billigare]]> Published : Wed, 18 Jun 2014

Bara några dagar före Europeiska rådet driver kommissionen EU:s agenda för smart lagstiftning vidare.

Tue, 17 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.

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[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.

Sun, 23 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.

Mon, 03 Mar 2014 23:00:00 GMT
<![CDATA[Vice-President Tajani visits the Galileo Space Center in Fucino to introduce the Galileo first position fix (video)]]>

Published : Thu, 25 Jul 2013

In a public demonstration in Fucino, Italy, European Commission Vice President Antonio Tajani announced the successful position fix on the basis of the EU’s current four Galileo satellites.

Wed, 24 Jul 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.

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.

Sun, 28 Apr 2013 22:00:00 GMT
<![CDATA[Punctuality is king's politeness : Galileo UTC time dissemination successfully tested.]]>

Published : Fri, 19 Apr 2013

The Galileo European Navigation Satellite Service takes another step towards its promising future : UTC time dissemination test successfully passed.

Thu, 18 Apr 2013 22:00:00 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

Thu, 25 Oct 2012 22:00:00 GMT
<![CDATA[A new harmonised European standard for electricity metering equipment]]> Published : Thu, 16 Aug 2012

A consolidated list of references of harmonised standards under the measuring instruments directive 2004/22/EC have been published in the Official Journal.

Wed, 15 Aug 2012 22:00:00 GMT
<![CDATA[Unleashing the huge potential of key enabling technologies for jobs]]>

Published : Tue, 26 Jun 2012

The European Commission has today called for a European effort to boost Key Enabling Technologies (KETs). The global market in KETs, which comprises micro- and nanoelectronics, advanced materials, industrial biotechnology, photonics, nanotechnology and advanced manufacturing systems, is forecast to grow from € 646 Billion to over € 1 Trio by [...]

Mon, 25 Jun 2012 22:00:00 GMT
<![CDATA[Commission requests Finland to withdraw legislation on calibration of ships' tanks ]]> Published : Thu, 21 Jun 2012

The European Commission has requested Finland to comply with its obligations under EU law to repeal national legislation on the calibration of ships' tanks that implemented a Directive dating from 1971 (71/349/EEC). The deadline for Member States to repeal this legislation was 1 July 2011.

Wed, 20 Jun 2012 22:00:00 GMT
<![CDATA[Cooperation with Greenland in field on raw materials ]]>

Published : Wed, 13 Jun 2012

To improve access of EU industry to raw materials at an affordable price, the European Commission wishes to intensify cooperation with Greenland benefitting both sides, such as joint infrastructures and investments or capacity building in exploration and exploitation of raw materials.

Tue, 12 Jun 2012 22:00:00 GMT
<![CDATA[Pilot project for the development of sector skills alliances (Call for proposals EAC / S01 / 2012)]]> Published : Tue, 05 Jun 2012

Today shortages of vocational skills have become a serious problem in many economic sectors. Consequently, Europe has to better match demand for and supply of skills.

Mon, 04 Jun 2012 22:00:00 GMT
<![CDATA[Mission Growth: Europe at the Lead of the New Industrial Revolution]]>

Published : Tue, 29 May 2012

Europe is facing a severe economic crisis. But this situation and the changes are also an opportunity. We cannot let our industry simply leave Europe. It is a significant contributor to the real economy producing real values. Now, all efforts need to be undertaken to secure a modern, resource efficient, [...]

Mon, 28 May 2012 22:00:00 GMT
<![CDATA[Mission Growth: Europe at the Lead of the New Industrial Revolution]]>

Published : Tue, 24 Apr 2012

Brussels 29/05 - José Manuel Barroso, Antonio Tajani, Jeremy Rifkin together with key European leaders and key CEOs will discuss on the steps needed to make Europe more innovative, catch up competitors and recover the path of robust and sustainable growth.

Mon, 23 Apr 2012 22:00:00 GMT
<![CDATA[Small enterprises: Shift to green economy underway, but not at full speed yet]]>

Published : Tue, 27 Mar 2012

According to the Eurobarometer survey on "SMEs, resource efficiency and green markets", 37% of EU SMEs have at least one full or part-time green employee. Green jobs are largely created in SMEs as opposed to large firms: In 2012, 1 in 8 employees of small and medium-sized firms had a [...]

Mon, 26 Mar 2012 22:00:00 GMT
<![CDATA[Eurobarometer survey: SMEs are important for a smooth transition to a greener economy ]]> Published : Tue, 27 Mar 2012

The European Commission has published an extensive survey – the first of its kind - to understand the views and attitudes of small and medium sized enterprises (SMEs) towards resource efficiency and green markets. The report addresses three core themes: resource efficiency, green markets and green jobs.

Mon, 26 Mar 2012 22:00:00 GMT