<![CDATA[European Commission - Enterprise and Industry]]> http://ec.europa.euenterprise/policies/smart-regulation/contracts-grants/index_en.htm European communities Fri, 29 Aug 2014 06:14:33 GMT Newsroom_2.0 20 <![CDATA[Which are the TOP 10 most burdensome legislative acts for SMEs?]]>

Published : Mon, 01 Oct 2012

Fri, 21 Dec 2012

Complaints are often aired about the red tape created by European law. We want to cut red tape and we can. However, there is a definite lack of concrete proposals to reduce this burden. With this in mind, the European Commission is calling upon businesses: "Let us know what could [...]

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<![CDATA[European Commission seeks public input on a modern system of European insolvency law]]> Published : Fri, 30 Mar 2012

Thu, 21 Jun 2012

The European Commission launched a public consultation on modernising EU rules governing insolvencies.

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Thu, 29 Mar 2012 22:00:00 GMT Thu, 29 Mar 2012 22:00:00 GMT
<![CDATA[Consultation on the future of European Company Law]]> Published : Thu, 23 Feb 2012

Mon, 14 May 2012

The purpose of this consultation is to collect views from all interested stakeholders on the future of European company law. All citizens and organisations are welcome to contribute.

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Wed, 22 Feb 2012 23:00:00 GMT Sun, 19 Feb 2012 23:00:00 GMT
<![CDATA[Consultation on the revision of the limit values for lead in toys]]>

Published : Mon, 13 Feb 2012

Mon, 07 May 2012

The new toy safety directive 2009/48/EC introduced strict migration limits for lead in toys. The new directive also foresees the possibility to amend these limits when new scientific evidence is made available, in order to assure constant alignment on the latest scientific evidence and appropriate protection for children. The latest EFSA [...]

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Sun, 12 Feb 2012 23:00:00 GMT Sun, 12 Feb 2012 23:00:00 GMT
<![CDATA[Share your opinion about a European passport for venture capital funds]]> Published : Wed, 15 Jun 2011

Wed, 10 Aug 2011

The European Commission launched a consultation on new European rules for venture capital funds.

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Tue, 14 Jun 2011 22:00:00 GMT Tue, 14 Jun 2011 22:00:00 GMT
<![CDATA[Corporate governance framework for European companies: what needs to be improved?]]>

Published : Wed, 30 Mar 2011

Fri, 22 Jul 2011

One of the lessons of the financial crisis is that corporate governance, until now usually based on self-regulation, was not as effective as it could have been. Therefore, the European Commission has launched a public consultation that addresses the ways in which corporate governance of European companies can be improved. [...]

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Tue, 29 Mar 2011 22:00:00 GMT Tue, 05 Apr 2011 22:00:00 GMT
<![CDATA[New initiative on registration of cars previously registered in another Member State (closed since 26.05.2011)]]> Published : Thu, 03 Mar 2011

Thu, 26 May 2011

In 2012 the Commission will propose a simplification of the formalities and conditions for registration of motor vehicles previously registered in one Member State. This initiative is also one of the actions set out in the EU Citizenship report 2010 that complements the Single Market Act of 2010.

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Wed, 02 Mar 2011 23:00:00 GMT Wed, 02 Mar 2011 23:00:00 GMT
<![CDATA[Digital Agenda: Commission launches public consultation on eSignatures and eIdentification]]> Published : Fri, 18 Feb 2011

Fri, 15 Apr 2011

In order to tackle low levels of consumer and business confidence in online transactions, the European Commission is asking citizens and other interested parties how electronic signatures and electronic identification (eID) and authentication can help the development of the European Digital Single Market. Currently, difficulties in verifying people's identities and [...]

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Thu, 17 Feb 2011 23:00:00 GMT Thu, 17 Feb 2011 23:00:00 GMT
<![CDATA[Public consultation on a possible successor to the Competitiveness and Innovation Framework Programme (CIP)]]> Published : Mon, 08 Nov 2010

Fri, 04 Feb 2011

This public consultation is about a possible successor to the Competitiveness and Innovation Framework Programme (CIP). The CIP consists of three operational programmes: the Entrepreneurship and Innovation Programme, the ICT - Policy Support Programme and the Intelligent Energy Europe programme. The consultation is being undertaken in order to provide the [...]

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Sun, 07 Nov 2010 23:00:00 GMT Sun, 07 Nov 2010 23:00:00 GMT
<![CDATA[New Legislative Framework for the marketing of products: Proposal to align ten product harmonisation directives to Decision 768/2008]]> Published : Thu, 20 May 2010

Fri, 15 Oct 2010

The consultation concerns the marketing of electrical and electronic products, lifts, pressure equipment, measuring instruments, civil explosives, pyrotechnic articles and equipment for use in potentially explosive atmospheres.

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Wed, 19 May 2010 22:00:00 GMT Wed, 19 May 2010 22:00:00 GMT
<![CDATA[Review of Directive 2000/14/EC on Noise emissions from outdoor noise equipment]]> Published : Thu, 01 Apr 2010

Sat, 15 May 2010

This is an invitation to contribute to a public consultation in the context of an upcoming review of Directive 2000/14/EC relating to the noise emission in the environment by equipment for use outdoors. Directive 2000/14/EC of the European Parliament and of the Council on the approximation of the laws of the [...]

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Wed, 31 Mar 2010 22:00:00 GMT Wed, 31 Mar 2010 22:00:00 GMT
<![CDATA[Review of the European Standardisation System]]> Published : Wed, 24 Mar 2010

Fri, 21 May 2010

The DG Enterprise and Industry has launched a public consultation on the review of the European Standardisation System. Comments and suggestions are invited by 21 May 2010 and should be sent by following the instructions that you can find in the introduction page.

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<![CDATA[Review of the scope of REACH]]> Published : Tue, 23 Mar 2010

Wed, 01 Dec 2010

The Commission is assisted by a contractor in the task to carry out a review to assess whether or not to amend the scope of REACH (Regulation (EC) No 1907/2006 of the European Parliament and of the Council of 18 December 2006 concerning the Registration, Evaluation, Authorisation and Restriction of [...]

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Mon, 22 Mar 2010 23:00:00 GMT Mon, 22 Mar 2010 23:00:00 GMT
<![CDATA[Business Panel on future EU innovation policy for open consultation]]> Published : Tue, 07 Jul 2009

Mon, 31 Aug 2009

Re-invent Europe through innovation and transform the EU into an innovation society. These are key orientations proposed by a Business Panel on future EU innovation policy for open consultation. The panel was set up by DG Enteprise and Industry to provide bold ideas for a new European Plan for Innovation. [...]

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Mon, 06 Jul 2009 22:00:00 GMT Mon, 06 Jul 2009 22:00:00 GMT
<![CDATA[Simplification of accounting rules for SMEs]]> Published : Mon, 30 Mar 2009

Thu, 30 Apr 2009

This consultation concerns the third step in the simplification of accounting rules for SMEs and other companies in the scope of the Fourth and Seventh Company Law Directives ("Accounting Directives"), which began with a fast-track proposal in 2008. A Member State option to create a new "micro" entity category in [...]

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Sun, 29 Mar 2009 22:00:00 GMT Tue, 24 Feb 2009 23:00:00 GMT
<![CDATA[UK Government launches consultation on limiting the cost of new regulations]]> Published : Tue, 12 Aug 2008

Wed, 12 Nov 2008

Report by BER (12 August 2008)

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Mon, 11 Aug 2008 22:00:00 GMT Mon, 11 Aug 2008 22:00:00 GMT
<![CDATA[Simplification of 8 metrology directives]]> Published : Fri, 23 May 2008

Tue, 15 Jul 2008

Measuring instruments are essential to ensure accuracy of measurement: examples include water meters, taximeters, electricity meters and weighing machines. The consultation is intended to collect feedback from industry, SMEs, trade unions, consumers, governments and interested individuals on the current Commission approach, aimed to extend the scope of Directive 2004/22/EC on Measuring [...]

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Thu, 22 May 2008 22:00:00 GMT Thu, 22 May 2008 22:00:00 GMT
<![CDATA[Consumer safety mark survey]]> Published : Fri, 11 Apr 2008

Fri, 06 Jun 2008

On 21 February, the European Parliament approved two legislative proposals for the marketing of products which will contribute to ensuring the free movement of goods whilst at the same guaranteeing a high level of safety and protection for consumers and users of products placed on the EU market. The two [...]

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Thu, 10 Apr 2008 22:00:00 GMT Thu, 10 Apr 2008 22:00:00 GMT
<![CDATA[Public comment - Joint draft report by US OMB and European Commission SG on their respective regulatory impact assessment]]> Published : Fri, 09 Nov 2007

Fri, 29 Feb 2008

On 8 November 2007, the US Office of Management and Budget (OMB) and the European Commission issued for public comment a joint draft report by the OMB's Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs (OIRA) and the European Commission's Secretariat-General on their respective regulatory impact assessment guidelines in relation to impacts [...]

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Thu, 08 Nov 2007 23:00:00 GMT Thu, 08 Nov 2007 23:00:00 GMT
<![CDATA[Simplification of Cosmetics Directive 76/768/EEC]]> Published : Fri, 12 Jan 2007

Fri, 16 Mar 2007

The Commission intends to simplify the Cosmetics Directive. Consultation document and detailed explanation are available in DE EN FR

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