<![CDATA[European Commission - Enterprise and Industry]]> http://ec.europa.eu/enterprise/policies/industrial-competitivenessnews/index_en.htm European communities Mon, 21 Apr 2014 13:37:42 GMT Newsroom_2.0 20 <![CDATA[Business services crucial for keeping Europe's industry fit]]>

Published : Wed, 09 Apr 2014

The importance of Business Services should be adequately reflected in the Europe 2020 Strategy according to a report of the High Level Group on Business Services.

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Tue, 08 Apr 2014 22:00:00 GMT
<![CDATA[European Commission calls for tough standards to regulate civil drones]]> Published : Tue, 08 Apr 2014

The European Commission has proposed to set tough new standards to regulate the operations of civil drones (remotely piloted aircrafts, RPAS).

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Mon, 07 Apr 2014 22:00:00 GMT
<![CDATA[New companies join the fight against illegal online sale of counterfeit goods]]> Published : Tue, 01 Apr 2014

The European Commission has hosted the signing of the Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) on the Sale of Counterfeit Goods via the Internet by three new stakeholders: the European Association of Pharmaceutical Full-line Wholesalers (GIRP), PierreRiu and Videdressing.

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Mon, 31 Mar 2014 22:00:00 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[EGNOS launch in Kourou delayed by 24 hours because of adverse weather]]>

Published : Fri, 21 Mar 2014

The countdown of Flight VA216 has been delayed 24 hours, for a liftoff on Saturday, March 22 at 19h04 local time (22h04 UTC, 2304 local Belgian time) during a launch window of 58 minutes.

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Thu, 20 Mar 2014 23:00:00 GMT
<![CDATA[EGNOS launch from Kourou on Saturday March 22nd : the Ariane rocket is on the launchpad !]]>

Published : Fri, 21 Mar 2014

After yesterday's delay due to strong winds at ground level, the Ariane 5 launcher carrying the EGNOS satellite has left the Final Assembly Building for the launchpad !

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Thu, 20 Mar 2014 23:00:00 GMT
<![CDATA[Friday's EGNOS launch in Kourou : a look back into the mirror]]>

Published : Thu, 20 Mar 2014

"Une hirondelle ne fait pas le printemps", as the proverb goes in French, but it is on spring day that the Ariane 5 launcher will take the EGNOS GEO2-loaded satellite into space....

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Wed, 19 Mar 2014 23:00:00 GMT
<![CDATA[Vice-President Tajani appeals to Council to put industry on top of agenda]]>

Published : Thu, 20 Mar 2014

As part of the European summit 20-21 March, Vice-President Antonio Tajani has made a plea to the European Council to ‘go beyond abstract statements and guarantee that policies are at truly consistent with the goal of reindustrialisation’.

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Wed, 19 Mar 2014 23:00:00 GMT
<![CDATA[Advancing Manufacturing paves way for future of industry in Europe]]>

Published : Wed, 19 Mar 2014

The role of the manufacturing industry in Europe has declined in recent years.

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Tue, 18 Mar 2014 23:00:00 GMT
<![CDATA[EGNOS launch in Kourou : a nicely wrapped satellite ready to fly away ...]]>

Published : Wed, 19 Mar 2014

On Friday March 21st, a replenishment satellite for the EGNOS Satellite-based augmentation System (SBAS) constellation will be launched from the European Space Port of Kourou.

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Tue, 18 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[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[Europe more innovative but regional differences persist]]>

Published : Tue, 04 Mar 2014

Europe is closing its innovation gap with the United States and Japan but differences in performance between EU Member States are still high and diminishing only slowly.

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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[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[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[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
<![CDATA[European IPR Helpdesk – new edition successfully launched ]]>

Published : Tue, 11 Feb 2014

The launch of the new EU Framework Programme for Research and Innovation, Horizon 2020, as well as of the Programme for the Competitiveness of Enterprises and SMEs, COSME, is the basis for this year’s activities of the European IPR Helpdesk.

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Mon, 10 Feb 2014 23:00:00 GMT