<![CDATA[European Commission - Enterprise and Industry]]> http://ec.europa.eu/enterprise/policies/sme/news/index_en.htm European communities Mon, 20 Oct 2014 23:13:39 GMT Newsroom_2.0 20 <![CDATA[European Commission leads delegation of EU companies to Chengdu in China to promote trade links, 21-23 Oct]]>

Published : Mon, 20 Oct 2014

The European Commission will lead a delegation of representatives of European business associations and entrepreneurs to China to discuss with the Chinese government and entrepreneurs how to further promote EU-China trade and industrial cooperation.

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Sun, 19 Oct 2014 22:00:00 GMT
<![CDATA[EU cooperation has improved the food supply chain, but still much needs to be done]]>

Published : Wed, 15 Oct 2014

The food supply chain plays a crucial role in the daily life and well-being of every one of us. Apart from ensuring that we all have food to consume on a daily basis, it also provides employment for 46 million people in more than 15 million enterprises engaged in agriculture, [...]

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Tue, 14 Oct 2014 22:00:00 GMT
<![CDATA[Adoption of the final report of the High Level Forum for a bet­ter functioning food supply chain]]>

Published : Wed, 15 Oct 2014

Since 2010, the High Level Forum for a better functioning food supply chain served a strategic mission: improving the functioning of this chain and thus the competitiveness of the agri-food sector as key segment of the Union economy.

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Tue, 14 Oct 2014 22:00:00 GMT
<![CDATA[The Enterprise Europe Network celebrating 7 years of support in Turin, helping small companies innovate and internationalise ]]>

Published : Wed, 15 Oct 2014

Through local business and innovation organisations, this EU-co-funded Network helps SMEs find partners in Europe and beyond, and provides an integrated range of support services to businesses, such as advising on European legislation or helping SMEs find financing for their projects.

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Tue, 14 Oct 2014 22:00:00 GMT
<![CDATA[Helping SMEs tap into EU funding for dual use projects]]>

Published : Fri, 10 Oct 2014

Technological applications that are now in common use, such as GPS and the Internet, have their origins in military research.

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Thu, 09 Oct 2014 22:00:00 GMT
<![CDATA[Competitiveness Council – Brussels, 25-26 September 2014]]>

Published : Wed, 24 Sep 2014

The European Commission will be represented on 25 September by Vice-President Michel Barnier responsible for Internal Market and Services; Commissioner Ferdinando Nelli Feroci, responsible for Industry and Entrepreneurship; and Commissioner Neven Mimica, Commissioner for Consumer Policy.

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Tue, 23 Sep 2014 22:00:00 GMT
<![CDATA[The ASEAN IPR SME Helpdesk video: Know Before You Go]]> Published : Tue, 23 Sep 2014

This short animation from the ASEAN IPR SME Helpdesk showcases the services of the Helpdesk in a visually appealing and easily accessible way, including explaining the importance of SMEs to the EU economy and the challenges they face internationalising to Southeast Asia.

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Mon, 22 Sep 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[Enterprise Europe Network Awards recognise successful international cooperation between SMEs]]>

Published : Mon, 22 Sep 2014

The European Commission honoured companies from the UK, Czech Republic, Hungary, Spain, Germany and Greece at the Enterprise Europe Network Awards held at Solvay Library in Brussels on 23 September 2014.

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Sun, 21 Sep 2014 22:00:00 GMT
<![CDATA[Komissio pyytää kommenttejasi: Miten EU voisi auttaa pk-yrityksiä?]]>

Published : Mon, 08 Sep 2014

Minkälaista tukea eurooppalaiset pienet ja keskisuuret yritykset tarvitsevat EU:n tulevalta politiikalta? Tämä on keskeinen kysymys komission käynnistämässä kuulemisessa, jonka avulla pk-yrityksiä tukeva Small Business Act –aloite pyritään saattamaan ajan tasalle.

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Sun, 07 Sep 2014 22:00:00 GMT
<![CDATA[NEW EU CLUSTER PORTAL]]> Published : Tue, 12 Aug 2014

NEW EU CLUSTER PORTAL

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Mon, 11 Aug 2014 22:00:00 GMT
<![CDATA[Green Action Plan for SMEs: turning environmental challenges into business opportunities]]>

Published : Thu, 31 Jul 2014

The European Commission adopted on 2 July a Communication Green Action Plan (GAP) for SMEs: Enabling SMEs to turn environmental challenges into business opportunities. The Action Plan presents a series of SME-oriented actions proposed at European level to help exploit the business opportunities that the transition to a green economy [...]

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Wed, 30 Jul 2014 22:00:00 GMT
<![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[European Commission to tackle unfair practices in the food supply chain]]> Published : Tue, 15 Jul 2014

The European Commission has adopted a communication encouraging Member States to look for ways to improve protection of small food producers and retailers against the unfair practices of their sometimes much stronger trading partners.

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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