<![CDATA[European Commission - Enterprise and Industry]]> http://ec.europa.eu/enterprise/policies/sme/news/index_en.htm European communities Fri, 25 Jul 2014 14:33:55 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 Commissione europea contro le pratiche sleali nella filiera alimentare]]> Published : Tue, 15 Jul 2014

La Commissione europea ha adottato una comunicazione che invita gli Stati membri a cercare il modo di migliorare la protezione dei piccoli produttori e dettaglianti di prodotti alimentari contro le pratiche sleali dei loro partner commerciali spesso molto più forti.

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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[Rivoluzionare la cultura imprenditoriale europea]]>

Published : Fri, 20 Jun 2014

Dall’inizio del suo mandato nel 2010, il Vice Presidente della Commissione europea Antonio Tajani ha fatto della promozione dello spirito imprenditoriale europeo una priorità assoluta al fine di fare uscire l'UE dalla crisi.

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Thu, 19 Jun 2014 22:00:00 GMT
<![CDATA[Il Vice Presidente Tajani alla guida delle Missioni per la Crescita]]>

Published : Thu, 19 Jun 2014

La crescita economica si concentra sempre più nei mercati esterni all'UE:si stima infatti che, entro il 2030, il 60% della crescita mondiale sarà generato nelle economie emergenti.

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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[Missione per la crescita: le PMI europee cercano opportunità d'affari in Paraguay]]>

Published : Thu, 12 Jun 2014

Dopo aver visitato Panama e l'Argentina il Vicepresidente della Commissione europea Antonio Tajani si recherà il 14 giugno in Paraguay accompagnato da una numerosa delegazione di imprenditori in rappresentanza di più di 20 imprese e di 3 associazioni di imprese di 9 Stati membri dell'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[Missione per la crescita in Argentina: stringere i legami commerciali]]>

Published : Thu, 12 Jun 2014

Il 13 giugno Antonio Tajani, Vicepresidente della Commissione europea e Commissario responsabile delle Imprese e dell'industria, si recherà a Buenos Aires per condurre discussioni con politici e rappresentanti dell'imprenditoria in merito a una più stretta cooperazione industriale tra l'Argentina e l'UE.

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Wed, 11 Jun 2014 22:00:00 GMT
<![CDATA[Missione per la crescita: rafforzare i legami economici fra Panama e l'UE]]>

Published : Wed, 11 Jun 2014

Nell'ambito degli sforzi dell'Unione intesi a rafforzare le relazioni economiche con i paesi dell'America centrale e latina, il 12 giugno 2014 il vice presidente della Commissione europea Antonio Tajani sarà a capo di una missione per la crescita a Panama.

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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