<![CDATA[European Commission - Enterprise and Industry]]> http://ec.europa.eu/enterprise/contracts-grants/index_en.htm European communities Thu, 05 Mar 2015 03:34:15 GMT Newsroom_2.0 20 <![CDATA[Public consultation on information provided to consumers about characteristics of furniture products]]> Published : Wed, 11 Dec 2013

Tue, 04 Mar 2014

Objective of the consultation Information about specific furniture product characteristics, provided to consumers at the time of purchase, may be insufficient for them to compare between different furniture products sold on the EU market as a basis for informed choices. For example, such information may relate to furniture product weight, dimensions, [...]

Tue, 10 Dec 2013 23:00:00 GMT Tue, 10 Dec 2013 23:00:00 GMT
<![CDATA[Review of the internal market legislation for industrial products]]> Published : Tue, 22 Jan 2013

Wed, 17 Apr 2013

Following the 2012 Communication on a new industrial policy, the Commission is taking a fresh look at the single market for products, which makes up 75% of intra-EU trade. As we advance in the 21st century can we really say that the internal market for all industrial products, i.e. manufactured [...]

Mon, 21 Jan 2013 23:00:00 GMT Mon, 21 Jan 2013 23:00:00 GMT
<![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 [...]

Sun, 30 Sep 2012 22:00:00 GMT Thu, 27 Sep 2012 22:00:00 GMT
<![CDATA[Consultation on Industrial Policy Communication 2012]]>

Published : Wed, 16 May 2012

Tue, 07 Aug 2012

Developing new policies to boost the competitiveness of European industry is the aim of a new public consultation, which is meant to provide input for the review of the industrial policy communication planned for September 2012. It will focus on developing a limited number of new initiatives that can [...]

Tue, 15 May 2012 22:00:00 GMT Tue, 15 May 2012 22:00:00 GMT
<![CDATA[Commission consults on rules for wirelessly connected devices - the "Internet of Things"]]> Published : Thu, 12 Apr 2012

Thu, 12 Jul 2012

The "Internet of Things" (IoT) is a future in which everyday objects such as phones, cars, household appliances, clothes and even food are wirelessly connected to the Internet through smart chips, and can collect and share data. The European Commission wants to know what framework is needed to unleash the [...]

Wed, 11 Apr 2012 22:00:00 GMT Wed, 11 Apr 2012 22:00:00 GMT
<![CDATA[Chemicals: ECHA draft working proramme 2013 - 15]]> Published : Thu, 12 Apr 2012

Tue, 12 Jun 2012

Five years after its adoption, the REACH Regulation is still the most ambitious and comprehensive chemicals legislation in the world.

Wed, 11 Apr 2012 22:00:00 GMT Wed, 11 Apr 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.

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 [...]

Sun, 12 Feb 2012 23:00:00 GMT Sun, 12 Feb 2012 23:00:00 GMT
<![CDATA[Acquisitions and increase of holdings in the financial sector ]]> Published : Fri, 06 Jan 2012

Fri, 10 Feb 2012

The Commission has to review the application of Directive 2007/44/EC as regards acquisations and increase of holdings in the financial sector.

Thu, 05 Jan 2012 23:00:00 GMT Wed, 07 Dec 2011 23:00:00 GMT
<![CDATA[Public consultation on possible revision of Directive 93/7/EEC on the return of cultural objects unlawfully removed from EU member countries]]> Published : Tue, 29 Nov 2011

Mon, 05 Mar 2012

Commission wants to facilitate the return of unlawfully removed national treasures.

Mon, 28 Nov 2011 23:00:00 GMT Mon, 28 Nov 2011 23:00:00 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.

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 [...]

Thu, 17 Feb 2011 23:00:00 GMT Thu, 17 Feb 2011 23:00:00 GMT
<![CDATA[European Commission consults on the modernisation of the European Public Procurement Market]]>

Published : Thu, 27 Jan 2011

Mon, 18 Apr 2011

Public procurement accounts for roughly 17% of the EU’s GDP. In times of tight budgets,public procurement policy must ensure the most efficient use of public funds, with a view to supporting growth and job creation. This would require flexible tools that make transparent and competitive contract awards as easy as [...]

Wed, 26 Jan 2011 23:00:00 GMT Wed, 26 Jan 2011 23:00:00 GMT
<![CDATA[Innovation Union: Commission launches consultation on active & healthy ageing]]> Published : Fri, 26 Nov 2010

Fri, 28 Jan 2011

The European Commission is seeking the views of public and private organisations, companies and individual citizens on how Europe could scale up innovation to meet the challenges of the ageing population in Europe, and in particular on a pilot European Innovation Partnership (EIP) on active and healthy ageing, as set [...]

Thu, 25 Nov 2010 23:00:00 GMT Thu, 25 Nov 2010 23:00:00 GMT
<![CDATA[European Commission acts to expand the use of e-procurement in the EU]]> Published : Mon, 18 Oct 2010

Mon, 31 Jan 2011

The European Commission is today launching a consultation on e-procurement. Taking the form of a Green Paper, the consultation will seek the views of interested parties on how the EU can help Member States to speed up and facilitate the procurement process.

Sun, 17 Oct 2010 22:00:00 GMT Sun, 17 Oct 2010 22:00:00 GMT
<![CDATA[Public consultation on the Raw Materials Initiative]]> Published : Mon, 12 Jul 2010

Sun, 19 Sep 2010

In 2008 the Commission launched the EU Raw Materials Initiative. The Commission is now preparing a new Communication which will not only report on progress made with the implementation of this initiative, but also indicate the way forward.

Sun, 11 Jul 2010 22:00:00 GMT Sun, 11 Jul 2010 22:00:00 GMT
<![CDATA[Services Directive: Commission consults interested stakeholders in the context of the Directive's implementation process]]> Published : Wed, 30 Jun 2010

Mon, 13 Sep 2010

The transposition deadline for the Services Directive was the end of December 2009.

Tue, 29 Jun 2010 22:00:00 GMT Tue, 29 Jun 2010 22:00:00 GMT
<![CDATA[Revision of the General Product Safety Directive]]> Published : Fri, 04 Jun 2010

Fri, 30 Jul 2010

EU citizens, economic operators, other organisations and relevant national authorities are welcome to provide feedback by responding to the questionnaire. Contributions are sought in particular to feed into the economic impact assessment, which is why there are focused sections for national authorities and economic operators. Other stakeholders can also reply [...]

Thu, 03 Jun 2010 22:00:00 GMT Thu, 03 Jun 2010 22:00:00 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.

Wed, 19 May 2010 22:00:00 GMT Wed, 19 May 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.

Tue, 23 Mar 2010 23:00:00 GMT Tue, 23 Mar 2010 23:00:00 GMT