<![CDATA[European Commission - Enterprise and Industry]]> http://ec.europa.eu/enterprise/policies/sme/news/index_en.htm European communities Fri, 25 Jul 2014 14:54:42 GMT Newsroom_2.0 20 <![CDATA[155 small firms to receive funding in first wave of grants under EU SME Instrument]]> Published : Thu, 24 Jul 2014

The European Commission today announces the first results of its new €3 billion SME Instrument, launched under Horizon 2020 to help innovative small firms get ideas from the lab to the market.

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Wed, 23 Jul 2014 22:00:00 GMT
<![CDATA[European Enterprise Promotion Awards 2014: Shortlisted projects announced]]>

Published : Wed, 23 Jul 2014

Hundreds of projects competed in the 2014 national competitions for a chance to represent their country in the European Enterprise Promotion Awards; 22 projects have now been shortlisted. A record number of 31 countries entered the Awards this year including 28 EU member states as well as Iceland, Serbia and [...]

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Tue, 22 Jul 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[Commission announces €100 million Fast Track to Innovation and five innovation prizes ]]> Published : Tue, 22 Jul 2014

On 22 July 2014 the European Commission presented details of a new €100 million "Fast Track to Innovation" (FTI) pilot action and five innovation prizes under Horizon 2020, the European Union's €80 billion research and innovation programme.

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Mon, 21 Jul 2014 22:00:00 GMT
<![CDATA[La Comisión Europea, contra las prácticas desleales en la cadena de suministro alimentario]]> Published : Tue, 15 Jul 2014

La Comisión Europea ha adoptado una Comunicación en la que se anima a los Estados miembros a buscar medios para mejorar la protección de los pequeños productores de alimentos y minoristas contra las prácticas desleales de sus socios comerciales, a veces mucho más fuertes.

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Mon, 14 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.

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Tue, 08 Jul 2014 22:00:00 GMT
<![CDATA[Modern Insolvency Rules: European Commission kicks off EU-wide interconnection of insolvency registers]]> Published : Mon, 07 Jul 2014

The European Commission is launching an EU-wide interconnection of national insolvency registers by linking up databases from seven Member States.

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Sun, 06 Jul 2014 22:00:00 GMT
<![CDATA[Environment/industrial policy: Live and work in better buildings]]> Published : Wed, 02 Jul 2014

The Commission adopted new proposals which aim to reduce the environmental impacts of new and renovated buildings by increasing resource efficiency and improving the information available about the environmental performance of buildings.

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Tue, 01 Jul 2014 22:00:00 GMT
<![CDATA[REFIT: Have your say on the Commission's impact assessments and stakeholder consultations]]> Published : Tue, 01 Jul 2014

The Commission launches a public consultation on the revision of its internal guidelines for impact assessment and stakeholder consultation.

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Mon, 30 Jun 2014 22:00:00 GMT
<![CDATA[European Enterprise Promo­tion Awards: Entrepreneurial education crucial for jobs creation]]>

Published : Wed, 25 Jun 2014

Education is an essential element of entrepreneurship.

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Tue, 24 Jun 2014 22:00:00 GMT
<![CDATA[Social entrepreneurship: new standard to measure social impact]]> Published : Mon, 23 Jun 2014

A new standard to allow social enterprises of all sizes to better measure and demonstrate their social impact and so help them in their discussions with partners, investors, and public sector funders has been published by the European Commission. The standard, featured in a report on [...]

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Sun, 22 Jun 2014 22:00:00 GMT
<![CDATA[Revolucionando la cultura emprendedora de Europa]]>

Published : Fri, 20 Jun 2014

Desde que asumió el cargo en 2010, el Vicepresidente de la Comisión Europea Antonio Tajani ha convertido en una prioridad la reactivación del espíritu emprendedor europeo para liderar la salida de Europa de la crisis.

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Thu, 19 Jun 2014 22:00:00 GMT
<![CDATA[El vicepresidente Tajani dirige las Misiones para el Crecimiento]]>

Published : Thu, 19 Jun 2014

El crecimiento económico se concentra cada vez más en los mercados fuera de la UE: Para 2030, se estima que el 60 % del crecimiento mundial provendrá de las economías emergentes.

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Wed, 18 Jun 2014 22:00:00 GMT
<![CDATA[CONNECTing European Entrepreneurs with Brazil]]> Published : Thu, 19 Jun 2014

The European Commission is co-financing a scheme to support the exchange of entrepreneurs between Brazil and Europe. This will give EU entrepreneurs the chance to work alongside an experienced host entrepreneur in Brazil and explore the Brazilian market.

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Wed, 18 Jun 2014 22:00:00 GMT
<![CDATA[New Portal Helps SMEs ‘Go International’]]>

Published : Wed, 18 Jun 2014

To help EU-based SMEs extend their business to markets beyond the EU, the European Commission recently launched the SME Internationalisation Portal. The Portal aims to give SMEs clear and easy access to the broad range of existing public services.

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Tue, 17 Jun 2014 22:00:00 GMT
<![CDATA[Misión para el Crecimiento: Las pymes europeas buscan oportunidades de negocio en Paraguay]]>

Published : Thu, 12 Jun 2014

Después de visitar Panamá y Argentina, Antonio Tajani, Vicepresidente de la Comisión Europea, viajará a Paraguay el 14 de junio acompañado de una amplia delegación comercial formada por más de veinte empresas y tres asociaciones empresariales que representan a nueve Estados miembros de la UE.

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Wed, 11 Jun 2014 22:00:00 GMT
<![CDATA[Call for Proposals Explained: Entrepreneurship Education]]> Published : Thu, 12 Jun 2014

The Call for Proposals COS-ENTEDU-2014-4-06 aims to bring together EU and national expertise on entrepreneurial learning.

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Wed, 11 Jun 2014 22:00:00 GMT
<![CDATA[«Misión para el Crecimiento» en Argentina: crear vínculos empresariales con este país]]>

Published : Thu, 12 Jun 2014

El 13 de junio, el Vicepresidente de la Comisión Europea y Comisario de Empresa e Industria, Antonio Tajani, visitará Buenos Aires para dirigir las conversaciones con políticos y empresarios acerca de una intensificación de la cooperación industrial entre Argentina y la Unión Europea.

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Wed, 11 Jun 2014 22:00:00 GMT
<![CDATA[Misión para el Crecimiento: mejorar los lazos económicos entre Panamá y la UE]]>

Published : Wed, 11 Jun 2014

Como parte de los esfuerzos de la UE por reforzar las relaciones económicas con países de Centroamérica y América Latina, el Vicepresidente de la Comisión Europea Antonio Tajani viajará el 12 de junio de 2014 a Panamá al frente de una Misión para el Crecimiento.

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Tue, 10 Jun 2014 22:00:00 GMT
<![CDATA[European awards for Accessible Tourism]]>

Published : Fri, 06 Jun 2014

The European Excellence awards for Accessible Tourism have been annouced on 6 June 2014. They reward the efforts of private enterprises or public authorities in making services and facilities more accessible to tourists with special needs.

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Thu, 05 Jun 2014 22:00:00 GMT