<![CDATA[European Commission - Enterprise and Industry]]> http://ec.europa.eu/enterprise/policies/sme/news/index_en.htm European communities Fri, 26 Dec 2014 15:23:11 GMT Newsroom_2.0 20 <![CDATA[Study on "Statistical data on Women entrepreneurs in Europe"]]> Published : Mon, 15 Dec 2014

Women represent more than 50% of the European population, but far fewer are taking the plunge to start up their own company.

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Sun, 14 Dec 2014 23:00:00 GMT
<![CDATA[Results of the Public Consultation on the EU Corporate Social Responsibility Strategy:]]> Published : Tue, 09 Dec 2014

Good business is good for business according to feedback from the CSR public consultation.

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Mon, 08 Dec 2014 23:00:00 GMT
<![CDATA[Study on ''Bankruptcy and second chance for honest bankrupt Entrepreneurs'']]> Published : Wed, 03 Dec 2014

The fear of failure is one of the most important factors affecting the creation of new enterprises.

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Tue, 02 Dec 2014 23:00:00 GMT
<![CDATA[Creative Industries - 10-step growth agenda]]>

Published : Thu, 27 Nov 2014

Today the European Creative Industries Alliance launched an action plan to maximise the contributions of European creative industries to our economy.

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Wed, 26 Nov 2014 23:00:00 GMT
<![CDATA[Commission gathers proposals for single market and digitalising business ]]>

Published : Tue, 25 Nov 2014

On 26 November the Commission will hear from its "Enterprise and SME Policies" Group on their ideas on how to consolidate the single market and digitalise business and industry.

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Mon, 24 Nov 2014 23:00:00 GMT
<![CDATA[Access to finance: still a barrier for EU companies’ growth]]>

Published : Wed, 12 Nov 2014

EU's small businesses are increasingly optimistic about their growth prospects but many are still concerned about the lack of access to finance, according to a survey published today by the European Commission. Between April and September 2014, SMEs demands for financing were not always fulfilled - especially for smaller and [...]

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Tue, 11 Nov 2014 23:00:00 GMT
<![CDATA[Second online competition for the Serious Game of the China IPR SME Helpdesk runs until Novermber 16th]]> Published : Thu, 06 Nov 2014

The China IPR SME Helpdesk has launched its second online competition for the Serious Game, on Thursday the 30th of October 2014 and it runs until Sunday the 16th of November 2014.

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Wed, 05 Nov 2014 23:00:00 GMT
<![CDATA[E-Learning Module: Protecting your Domain Name in Southeast Asia]]> Published : Thu, 06 Nov 2014

This interactive e-learning module (ELM) from the ASEAN IPR SME Helpdesk allows the user to learn about the significance of internet usage in Southeast Asia that is relevant to them.

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Wed, 05 Nov 2014 23:00:00 GMT
<![CDATA[European Emerging Industries Conference 2014: Now Open for Registration]]> Published : Mon, 27 Oct 2014

NOW OPEN FOR REGISTRATION: RINASCIMENTO IN MILAN, 13-14 November 2014

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Sun, 26 Oct 2014 23:00:00 GMT
<![CDATA[COSME: Access to Finance - Ready to aid 330 000 SMEs]]>

Published : Fri, 24 Oct 2014

Proving their unyielding commitment to stimulating the economy from the foundation up, the European Commission and the European Investment Fund (EIF) signed an agreement on 22 July that will guarantee Small & Medium-sized Enterprises (SMEs) in Europe access of to up to €25 billion of additional finance over the next [...]

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Thu, 23 Oct 2014 22:00:00 GMT
<![CDATA[European Commission leads delegation of EU companies to Chengdu in China to pro­mote trade links, 21-23 Oct]]>

Published : Tue, 21 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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Mon, 20 Oct 2014 22:00:00 GMT
<![CDATA[SBA and COSME: dream duo for SMEs]]>

Published : Mon, 20 Oct 2014

Small and Medium sized Enterprises provide an incredible 85 % of all new EU jobs so the European Commission believes a policy fit for them is a policy fit for nearly everybody.

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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