<![CDATA[European Commission - Enterprise and Industry]]> http://ec.europa.eu/enterprise/news/index_en.htm European communities Mon, 25 May 2015 10:21:37 GMT Newsroom_2.0 20 <![CDATA[Commission asks Germany to fully implement EU toy legislation]]>

Published : Fri, 17 Oct 2014

The protection of children is a key concern. This is why European toy safety rules are among the strictest in the world. However, Germany is currently not applying agreed EU rules on limit values for levels of arsenic, mercury and antimony in toys.

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Thu, 16 Oct 2014 22:00:00 GMT
<![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).

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Mon, 21 Jul 2014 22:00:00 GMT
<![CDATA[New safety requirements for toys ]]>

Published : Fri, 18 Jul 2014

While continuously striving to improve the safety of toys and, at the same time, seeking to cut "red tape" where possible the European Commission took three important decisions in the past weeks.

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Thu, 17 Jul 2014 22:00:00 GMT
<![CDATA[Unnecessary nickel tests no longer required for toys]]> Published : Tue, 01 Jul 2014

While continuously striving to improve the safety of toys and, at the same time, seeking to cut "red tape" where possible the European Commission has decided to exempt nickel in electric toys from the limit value regarding carcinogenicity (Toy Safety Directive 2009/48/EC, Annex II, section 3, No 5).

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Mon, 30 Jun 2014 22:00:00 GMT
<![CDATA[Bisphenol A (BPA) strictly limited in toys]]>

Published : Wed, 25 Jun 2014

In its continuous strive to improve the safety of toys the European Commission has decided to set a strict limit of 0.1 mg/l (migration limit) in toys for children up to the age of 3 years and in any toys intended to be placed in the mouth.

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Tue, 24 Jun 2014 22:00:00 GMT
<![CDATA[TCEP (Tris(2-chloroethyl) phosphate) and similar flame retardants strictly limited in toys]]> Published : Fri, 20 Jun 2014

In its continuous strive to improve the safety of toys the European Commission has decided to drastically reduce the maximum limit value for the flame retardant TCEP (Tris(2-chloroethyl) phosphate) to 5 mg/kg in toys for children up to the age of 3 years and in any toys intended to be [...]

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Thu, 19 Jun 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.

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Tue, 17 Jun 2014 22:00:00 GMT
<![CDATA[Aktionsplan für die Kernbranchen: Europas industrielle Grundlage stärken]]>

Published : Mon, 16 Jun 2014

In den vergangenen vier Jahren hat Antonio Tajani, Vizepräsident der Europäischen Kommission, mehrere Aktionspläne gestartet.

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Sun, 15 Jun 2014 22:00:00 GMT
<![CDATA[Protecting Europe’s industry and consumers from organised crime - 04/06/2014]]>

Published : Mon, 02 Jun 2014

During a "Traceability versus counterfeiting" workshop in Brussels, several European companies will present their technologies and show how they can contribute to the battle against fake goods, through the use of magnetic ink, holograms, radio-frequency identification (known as RFID) and smartphone applications.

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Sun, 01 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.

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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.

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Mon, 28 Apr 2014 22:00:00 GMT
<![CDATA[Unternehmensdienstleistungen sichern die Leistungsfähigkeit der Industrie in Europa]]>

Published : Wed, 09 Apr 2014

Die große Bedeutung von Unternehmensdienstleistungen sollte sich in der Strategie Europa 2020 angemessen niederschlagen. Dies ist die Aussage eines Berichts der hochrangigen Gruppe zu diesem Thema.

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Tue, 08 Apr 2014 22:00:00 GMT
<![CDATA[New companies join the fight against illegal online sale of counterfeit goods]]> Published : Tue, 01 Apr 2014

The European Commission has hosted the signing of the Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) on the Sale of Counterfeit Goods via the Internet by three new stakeholders: the European Association of Pharmaceutical Full-line Wholesalers (GIRP), PierreRiu and Videdressing.

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Mon, 31 Mar 2014 22:00:00 GMT
<![CDATA[Europas Schnellwarnsystem für gefährliche Produkte sorgt seit 10 Jahren für mehr Verbrauchersicherheit]]> Published : Tue, 25 Mar 2014

RAPEX, das EU-System zum raschen Informationsaustausch, schützt die euro­päischen Verbraucherinnen und Verbraucher seit zehn Jahren vor gefährlichen Non-Food-Produkten.

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Mon, 24 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[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[European retail action plan to promote growth and job creation]]> Published : Fri, 01 Feb 2013

The retail and wholesale services sector is one of the most important in the EU economy and should play an important part in stimulating growth and job creation.

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Thu, 31 Jan 2013 23:00:00 GMT
<![CDATA[EU and China agree to improve toy safety ]]>

Published : Thu, 24 Jan 2013

Because toys are for children, it is important to have additional regulations to ensure safety. That’s why the Netherlands – one of the EU’s main entry points for toys – has teamed up with China – one of the EU’s main sources of toy imports –signed an action plan called, [...]

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Wed, 23 Jan 2013 23:00:00 GMT
<![CDATA[Have your say on European Competitiveness]]>

Published : Fri, 26 Oct 2012

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Thu, 25 Oct 2012 22:00:00 GMT