<![CDATA[European Commission - Enterprise and Industry]]> http://ec.europa.eu/enterprise/news/index_en.htm European communities Tue, 06 Oct 2015 04:13:50 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[Ventilation units more energy efficient and less noisy ]]> Published : Wed, 09 Jul 2014

Ventilation units will become more energy-efficient and less noisy. As of 1 January 2016 a new Ecodesign Regulation will ensure that newly produced residential ventilation units will have to fulfil minimum energy efficiency requirements as well as maximum noise emission requirements.

Tue, 08 Jul 2014 22:00:00 GMT
<![CDATA[REFIT – Kommission setzt sich für schlankere, einfachere und kostensparendere EU-Rechtsvorschriften ein]]> Published : Wed, 18 Jun 2014

Nur wenige Tage vor der Tagung des Europäischen Rates treibt die Kommission die EU-Agenda für intelligente Regulierung weiter voran.

Tue, 17 Jun 2014 22:00:00 GMT
<![CDATA[SILC II: Finanzierung von Klimaschutzprojekten in EU‑Industrieunternehmen]]>

Published : Tue, 13 May 2014

Die Kommission hat soeben die Initiative „Sustainable Industry Low Carbon II“ (Initiative für eine CO₂-arme nachhaltige Industrie - SILC II) mit einer Mittelausstattung von 20 Mio. EUR ins Leben gerufen.

Mon, 12 May 2014 22:00:00 GMT
<![CDATA[Noch mehr Sicherheit bei Gasverbrauchs­einrichtungen durch straffere und einfachere Vorschriften]]>

Published : Mon, 12 May 2014

Die Europäische Kommission schlagt vor, die für die Sicherheit von Gasverbrauchseinrichtungen und der dazugehörigen Sicherheits-, Regel- und Kontrollvorrichtungen maßgebliche Richtlinie (Gasgeräterichtlinie) durch eine unmittelbar geltende Verordnung zu ersetzen.

Sun, 11 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[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[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[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[Today about 700 harmonised European standards provide presumption of conformity for low voltage]]> Published : Thu, 16 Aug 2012

A new consolidated list of references of harmonised standards under the low voltage directive 2006/95/EC was published in the Official Journal of the European Union OJ C 245 of 14 August 2012.

Wed, 15 Aug 2012 22:00:00 GMT
<![CDATA[Nearly 20 new references of harmonised European standards for pressure equipment]]> Published : Mon, 13 Aug 2012

A list of references of harmonised standards for pressure equipment and harmonised supporting standards for materials used in manufacturing pressure equipment was published in the Official Journal C 233 on 3 August 2012.

Sun, 12 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[More than 400 harmonised European standards provide a common technical language for the assessment of the performance of construction products]]>

Published : Fri, 22 Jun 2012

Today a total of 412 references of harmonised European standards related to the construction products directive (CPD) were cited in the Official Journal.

Thu, 21 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[Invitation to contribute to human rights guidance in 3 business sectors]]>

Published : Mon, 11 Jun 2012

The European Commission invites you to provide feedback on discussion papers about the corporate responsibility

Sun, 10 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