<![CDATA[European Commission - Enterprise and Industry]]> http://ec.europa.eu/enterprise/policies/sme/news/index_en.htm European communities Sat, 19 Apr 2014 05:39:28 GMT Newsroom_2.0 20 <![CDATA[Social Innovation Prize: who will meet the Job Challenge?]]>

Published : Mon, 14 Apr 2014

After the success of the first edition of the Competition last year, the European Commission launched a second Social Innovation Competition in memory of Diogo Vasconcelos on 11 October 2013.

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Sun, 13 Apr 2014 22:00:00 GMT
<![CDATA[The European Commission has published an update on progress made by Members States in 2013 as regards their commitment to simplify start-up procedures]]> Published : Thu, 03 Apr 2014

Administrative simplification remains high in the political agenda of the EU and the Commission consistently monitors the progress of all EU Member States in simplifying and reducing the times and costs to start-up a business.

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Wed, 02 Apr 2014 22:00:00 GMT
<![CDATA[More flexible visa rules to boost growth and job creation]]>

Published : Tue, 01 Apr 2014

Many non-EU nationals wishing to travel to the EU are often faced with cumbersome, lengthy and costly visa procedures.

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Mon, 31 Mar 2014 22:00:00 GMT
<![CDATA[VP Tajani visits Italy's Sicily region to jump-start the recovery of local SMEs]]>

Published : Thu, 27 Mar 2014

Like in many regions in the European Union, companies in Sicily have suffered a lot from the economic crisis over the last years.

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Wed, 26 Mar 2014 23:00:00 GMT
<![CDATA[Commission roadmap to meet the long-term financing needs of the European economy]]>

Published : Thu, 27 Mar 2014

The European Commission has adopted a package of measures to stimulate new and different ways of unlocking long-term financing.

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Wed, 26 Mar 2014 23:00:00 GMT
<![CDATA[Countdown in sight in Kourou : EGNOS GEO2 in the starting blocks !!]]>

Published : Tue, 18 Mar 2014

On March 21st, a replenishment satellite for the EGNOS service will leave the European SpacePort of Kourou aboard an Ariane 5 launcher. This will ensure a next 15 years of uninterrupted EGNOS service above Europe.

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Mon, 17 Mar 2014 23:00:00 GMT
<![CDATA[Small and medium sized enterprises: feedback on Green Action Plan]]>

Published : Tue, 18 Mar 2014

The European Commission has published an overview on contributions received in response to a public consultation on the Green Action Plan for small and medium sized enterprises (SMEs).

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Mon, 17 Mar 2014 23:00:00 GMT
<![CDATA[Listen to the song of Galileo signals and earn your award !]]>

Published : Fri, 14 Mar 2014

To mark the first anniversary of Galileo’s historic first satnav positioning measurement, ESA plans to award certificates to groups who picked up signals from the four satellites in orbit to perform their own fixes.

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Thu, 13 Mar 2014 23:00:00 GMT
<![CDATA[VP Tajani visits Italy's Campania region to jump-start the recovery of local SMEs]]>

Published : Thu, 13 Mar 2014

Like in many regions in the European Union, companies in Campania have suffered a lot from the economic crisis in recent years.

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Wed, 12 Mar 2014 23:00:00 GMT
<![CDATA[Insolvency: Commission recommends new approach to rescue businesses and give honest entrepreneurs a second chance]]> Published : Wed, 12 Mar 2014

The European Commission has set out a series of common principles for national insolvency procedures for businesses in financial difficulties.

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Tue, 11 Mar 2014 23:00:00 GMT
<![CDATA[Commission supports Maritime and Coastal Tourism and assists SMEs to access markets in Greece]]>

Published : Tue, 11 Mar 2014

Coastal and maritime tourism is one of the key drivers for creating growth and new jobs in Europe, in particular in coastal areas which often suffer from high unemployment. It is a pillar of the "Blue Growth" strategy and has a potential to create growth and new jobs, particularly in [...]

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Mon, 10 Mar 2014 23:00:00 GMT
<![CDATA[Final "simplification scoreboard": 120 measures to cut red tape on EU funding]]> Published : Tue, 04 Mar 2014

The Commission has adopted its Final Simplification Scoreboard: over 120 measures to simplify the EU funding rules for Europe's businesses, towns, regions, scientists and NGOs.

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Mon, 03 Mar 2014 23:00:00 GMT
<![CDATA[Member States endorse Commission proposal to fill legal gaps for unitary patent protection]]> Published : Tue, 04 Mar 2014

Ministers in the Council have adopted on 04/03/2014 the European Commission's proposal to complete the legal framework for Europe-wide patent protection, updating existing EU rules on the jurisdiction of courts and recognition of judgments.

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Mon, 03 Mar 2014 23:00:00 GMT
<![CDATA[A Commission opens taps on "SME Instrument" funding for innovation]]> Published : Fri, 28 Feb 2014

Innovative small and medium-sized companies in Europe will be able to apply from 01/03 for grants to help get their brightest ideas from the lab to the market

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Thu, 27 Feb 2014 23:00:00 GMT
<![CDATA[EU Cohesion Policy 2014-2020 wants to target EU investments on four key areas for economic growth and job creation]]> Published : Thu, 27 Feb 2014

Research and Innovation Information and Communication Technologies (ICT) Enhancing the competitiveness of small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) Supporting the shift towards a low-carbon economy Cohesion Policy 2014-2020 will concentrate funding on research and innovation: Supporting innovation actors (especially research centres and SMEs) which are directly engaged in developing innovative solutions and the economic exploitation of [...]

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Wed, 26 Feb 2014 23:00:00 GMT
<![CDATA[New tourism quality principles – Good for tourists, good for small enterprises]]>

Published : Thu, 20 Feb 2014

The European Commission proposed on 20/02 a set of voluntary European Tourism Quality Principles.

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Wed, 19 Feb 2014 23:00:00 GMT
<![CDATA[VP Tajani visits Belgium's Wallonia region to jump-start the recovery of local SMEs ]]>

Published : Tue, 18 Feb 2014

To help SMEs in Wallonia emerge from the downturn and help them participate in the next economic growth cycle, the European Commission Vice President Antonio Tajani travelled to La Louvière with Daniel Calleja Crespo, Director-General of DG Enterprise and SME Envoy.

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Mon, 17 Feb 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[The €63 billion app boom]]>

Published : Thu, 13 Feb 2014

The EU's app sector has gone from zero to digital superhero in less than five years.

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Wed, 12 Feb 2014 23:00:00 GMT
<![CDATA[Help for EU SME to enter Latin America]]>

Published : Tue, 11 Feb 2014

After successful rollouts in China and Southeast Asia, the European Commission launched another IPR SME Helpdesk in Latin America. By providing free information and a variety of services, including legal assistance to help protect intellectual property rights, the Commission helps Europe’s SMEs benefit from the region’s continued growth.

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Mon, 10 Feb 2014 23:00:00 GMT