<![CDATA[European Commission - Enterprise and Industry]]> http://ec.europa.eu/enterprise/policies/industrial-competitivenessnews/index_en.htm European communities Tue, 23 Sep 2014 03:42:49 GMT Newsroom_2.0 20 <![CDATA[Industrial competitiveness: Commission reports underline need for incisive action by EU and Member States]]>

Published : Thu, 11 Sep 2014

EU manufacturing possesses a number of competitive strengths that should be leveraged to promote economic growth, despite the current difficult economic environment.

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Wed, 10 Sep 2014 22:00:00 GMT
<![CDATA[GALILEO LAUNCH: All on the right track ! (chronology in pictures)]]>

Published : Tue, 19 Aug 2014

It has been packed days for the Galileo Team preparing for the launch of satellites 5 and 6 from Kourou, on Friday August 22nd.

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Mon, 18 Aug 2014 22:00:00 GMT
<![CDATA[GALILEO LAUNCH : Doresa and Milena take place on the launchers upper stage ]]>

Published : Mon, 18 Aug 2014

The two Galileo Full-Operational Capability (FOC) satellites planned to take-off on Friday, August 22nd, at 14:27 (Brussels time) from the European Space Port of Kourou are getting a step closer to space with their integration on Soyuz's Fregat upper stage.

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Sun, 17 Aug 2014 22:00:00 GMT
<![CDATA[GALILEO LAUNCH: Doresa and Milena now share the same seat !]]>

Published : Thu, 14 Aug 2014

On August 22nd, 2014, 14:27 CET, the two first satellites of the Galileo Full Operational Capability (FOC) will be launched from the European Space Port of Kourou, French Guyana. The two satellites are now placed on the dispenser.

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Wed, 13 Aug 2014 22:00:00 GMT
<![CDATA[Galileo getting ready to initiate its Full Operational Capability deployment on August 21st, 2014 !]]>

Published : Mon, 11 Aug 2014

On August 21st, 2014, Galileo will initiate the deployment of its Full Operational Capability (FOC) satellites with the launch of Satellites "Doresa" and "Milena" from the European Space Port of Kourou, French Guyana.

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Sun, 10 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[May 2014 compared with April 2014: Industrial production down by 1.1% in euro area and EU28]]> Published : Mon, 14 Jul 2014

In May 2014 compared with April 2014, seasonally adjusted industrial production fell by 1.1% in both the euro area (EA18) and the EU28, according to estimates from Eurostat, the statistical office of the European Union.

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Sun, 13 Jul 2014 22:00:00 GMT
<![CDATA[EU-industry partnerships seek innovation boost with first €1 billion for projects]]> Published : Wed, 09 Jul 2014

Research partnerships between the EU, the private sector and Member States presented their first calls for projects and partners under Horizon 2020, the EU's €80 billion research and innovation programme.

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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[Electronics: Commission launches a €5bn public-private partnership]]> Published : Tue, 01 Jul 2014

The European Commission launches a €5 billion public-private partnership:

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Mon, 30 Jun 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[Sport as a growth engine for EU economy]]>

Published : Thu, 19 Jun 2014

Sport is an important economic sector in the EU in its own right, with a share in the national economies which is comparable to agriculture, forestry and fisheries combined.

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Wed, 18 Jun 2014 22:00:00 GMT
<![CDATA[REFIT – Commission making EU law lighter, simpler and less costly ]]> Published : Wed, 18 Jun 2014

Just a few days ahead of the European Council, the Commission pushes the EU's smart regulation agenda further.

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Tue, 17 Jun 2014 22:00:00 GMT
<![CDATA[12th Plenary meeting of the EU – China Consultation Mechanism on Industry and WTO/TBT (18-06-14)]]>

Published : Wed, 18 Jun 2014

Over the past 13 years continuous progress has been made in the understanding and convergence of EU and Chinese product regulations through this dialogue between the European Commission and the Administration for Quality Supervision, Inspection and Quarantine of China.

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Tue, 17 Jun 2014 22:00:00 GMT
<![CDATA[Action plans for core industry sectors: Reinforcing Europe’s industrial foundation]]>

Published : Mon, 16 Jun 2014

Over the past four years, European Commission Vice-President Antonio Tajani launched several action plans to help core industry sectors overcome difficulties arising from overcapacity, high production costs and trade distortions.

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Sun, 15 Jun 2014 22:00:00 GMT
<![CDATA[Eurostat - Industrial production - April 2014]]> Published : Thu, 12 Jun 2014

In April 2014 compared with March 2014, seasonally adjusted industrial production rose by 0.8% in the euro area (EA18) and by 0.7% in the EU28, according to estimates from Eurostat, the statistical office of the European Union.

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Wed, 11 Jun 2014 22:00:00 GMT
<![CDATA[Moving forward with the European Industrial Renaissance]]>

Published : Tue, 03 Jun 2014

At the beginning of 2014, European Commission Vice-President Antonio Tajani unveiled his plan for a ‘European Industrial Renaissance’.

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Mon, 02 Jun 2014 22:00:00 GMT