<![CDATA[European Commission - Enterprise and Industry]]> http://ec.europa.eu/enterprise/sectors/pressure-and-gas/news/index_en.htm European communities Sun, 20 Apr 2014 02:07:54 GMT Newsroom_2.0 20 <![CDATA[European Commission welcomes European Parliament's approval of new rules for pressure equipment]]>

Published : Wed, 16 Apr 2014

The European Parliament voted in favour of a Commission proposal to streamline and simplify the rules for pressure equipment products enhancing the internal market and make life for business easier at the same time.

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Tue, 15 Apr 2014 22:00:00 GMT
<![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[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[International market distortion hampers new technologies]]>

Published : Sun, 15 Dec 2013

Key enabling technologies (KETs) are an essential element of 21st century industry. Comprising advancements such as nanotechnology and industrial biotechnology, KETs enhance conventional industrial products and provide enormous economic potential.

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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[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[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
<![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.

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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.

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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.

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Sun, 12 Aug 2012 22:00:00 GMT
<![CDATA[Security industry: Commission proposes Action Plan to enable further growth ]]>

Published : Mon, 30 Jul 2012

Providing security is a central concern of any society. Recent natural disasters and terrorist attacks have highlighted the need to be better prepared for crisis situations. The European Commission has therefore proposed an Action Plan to boost Europe's security industry.

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Sun, 29 Jul 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 [...]

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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.

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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.

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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

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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.

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Mon, 04 Jun 2012 22:00:00 GMT