<![CDATA[European Commission - Enterprise and Industry]]> http://ec.europa.eu/enterprise/sectors/metals-minerals/news/index_en.htm European communities Fri, 18 Apr 2014 05:59:08 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[Stakeholders unite to boost access to raw materials in Europe]]> Published : Mon, 07 Apr 2014

A milestone of the  European  Innovation  Partnership  on  Raw  Materials  was  reached  on 7 April 2014 with the announcement of the first set of commitments by over 800 companies, public agencies, research institutes, non-governmental organisations and other stakeholders from all over Europe. These partners have all committed to contribute in one [...]

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Sun, 06 Apr 2014 22:00:00 GMT
<![CDATA[Antitrust: Commission fines producers of steel abrasives € 30.7 million in cartel settlement]]> Published : Wed, 02 Apr 2014

The European Commission has found that Ervin, Winoa, Metalltechnik Schmidt and Eisenwerk Würth participated in a cartel to coordinate prices for steel abrasives in Europe for over six years and has imposed fines totalling € 30 707 000.

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Tue, 01 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.

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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.

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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[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[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[EU master plan for raw materials: innovation is the key]]>

Published : Wed, 25 Sep 2013

We face increasing demand for unprocessed minerals and metals and, in parallel, strong challenges to the supply of certain raw materials, including price volatility and market distortions.

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Tue, 24 Sep 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[EU Forest-based Industries: a Blueprint to unleash their economic and societal potential ]]>

Published : Fri, 20 Sep 2013

Today the Commission issued a blueprint to further develop the EU's significant forest-based industries.

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Thu, 19 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[EGNOS performance report July 2013 available]]>

Published : Tue, 06 Aug 2013

The EC-appointed contractor ESSP is committed to provide full visibility and transparency on the EGNOS services status and performance and is publishing the “EGNOS Monthly Performance Report” on a monthly basis.

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Mon, 05 Aug 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[Ensuring a future for steel in Europe ]]>

Published : Tue, 11 Jun 2013

The European Commission today put forward an action plan for the European Steel Industry to help this sector confront today’s challenges and lay the foundations for future competitiveness by fostering innovation, creating growth and jobs. For the first time since the Davignon Plan of 1977, the Commission is proposing an [...]

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Mon, 10 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
<![CDATA[Steel: High-Level Roundtable Recommendations to improve competitiveness]]>

Published : Tue, 12 Feb 2013

European steelmakers are currently facing extremely challenging economic conditions, but new opportunities are opening up for the steel industry through emerging industrial applications in traditional or technology-based industries, such as construction and renewable energy.

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Mon, 11 Feb 2013 23:00:00 GMT