<![CDATA[European Commission - Enterprise and Industry]]> http://ec.europa.eu/enterprise/sectors/toys/news/index_en.htm European communities Tue, 21 Oct 2014 02:33:12 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[The annual Union work programme for European standardisation for 2015]]> Published : Mon, 22 Sep 2014

Pursuant Article 8 of Regulation (EU) No 1025/2012 on European standardisation, the Commission adopted on 30 July 2014 a Communication to the Council, the European Parliament and the European Economic and Social Committee on the annual Union work programme for European standardisation.

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Sun, 21 Sep 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: la Commission rend la législation de l'UE plus légère, plus simple et moins coûteuse]]> Published : Wed, 18 Jun 2014

À quelques jours de la réunion du Conseil européen, la Commission fait encore avancer le programme de l'UE pour une réglementation intelligente.

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Tue, 17 Jun 2014 22:00:00 GMT
<![CDATA[Plans d'action pour le coeur du secteur industriel : renforcer les fondamentaux de l'industrie européenne]]>

Published : Mon, 16 Jun 2014

Au cours des quatre dernières années, le vice-président de la Commission européenne Antonio Tajani a lancé plusieurs plans d'actions pour aider les secteurs industriels fondamentaux à surmonter les difficultés nées de la surcapacité, des coûts de production élevés et des distorsions commerciales.

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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 constitue une possi­bilité de financement per­mettant à l’industrie euro­péen­ne de faire face au défi climatique]]>

Published : Tue, 13 May 2014

La Commission européenne vient de lancer l’initiative pour une industrie durable à faibles émissions de carbone (SILC II), qui est dotée d’un budget de 20 millions d’euros.

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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[Les services aux entreprises sont essentiels pour la bonne santé de l’industrie européenne]]>

Published : Wed, 09 Apr 2014

La Stratégie Europe 2020 devrait refléter de manière appropriée l’importance des services aux entreprises, selon un rapport du groupe de haut niveau sur les services aux entreprises.

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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[La sécurité des consommateurs avant tout: le Système européen d’alerte rapide pour les produits dangereux fête son dixième anniversaire]]> Published : Tue, 25 Mar 2014

Depuis dix ans, RAPEX, le Système d’échange rapide d’informations de l’Union, défend le consommateur européen contre les produits non alimentaires dangereux.

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Mon, 24 Mar 2014 23:00:00 GMT
<![CDATA[Une Europe plus innovatrice, présentant encore de fortes disparités régionales]]>

Published : Tue, 04 Mar 2014

L’Europe est en train de combler son retard en matière d’innovation par rapport aux États–Unis et au Japon, mais les écarts de performance entre les États membres de l’Union européenne restent très importants et ne se réduisent que lentement.

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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[European campaign against counterfeit products]]>

Published : Tue, 10 Dec 2013

Designed to defraud and deceive, counterfeit products pose a threat to European citizens and the European economy.

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Mon, 09 Dec 2013 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