<![CDATA[European Commission - Enterprise and Industry]]> http://ec.europa.eu/enterprise/policies/european-standards/contracts-grants/index_en.htm European communities Mon, 20 Oct 2014 08:39:06 GMT Newsroom_2.0 20 <![CDATA[Patents and Standards: A modern framework for standardization involving intellectual property rights]]> Published : Mon, 13 Oct 2014

Sat, 31 Jan 2015

The objective of this consultation is to gather information and views on the interplay between standardisation and intellectual property rights (IPR) such as patents.

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Sun, 12 Oct 2014 22:00:00 GMT Mon, 13 Oct 2014 22:00:00 GMT
<![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, [...]

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Tue, 10 Dec 2013 23:00:00 GMT Tue, 10 Dec 2013 23:00:00 GMT
<![CDATA[Public consultation on applications of EU satellite navigation programmes (Galileo and EGNOS)]]> Published : Mon, 22 Apr 2013

Sun, 14 Jul 2013

The objective of this public consultation is to obtain input and a broader range of views on the way the European Commission should maximise and ensure the market uptake of GNSS downstream applications and of the European GNSS downstream applications in particular.

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Sun, 21 Apr 2013 22:00:00 GMT Sun, 21 Apr 2013 22:00:00 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 [...]

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Sun, 30 Sep 2012 22:00:00 GMT Thu, 27 Sep 2012 22:00:00 GMT
<![CDATA[Public consultation on demand-side policies to spur European industrial innovations in a global market]]> Published : Mon, 18 Jun 2012

Sun, 23 Sep 2012

The aim of the public consultation is to gather inputs from stakeholders on the scope of possible future EU-level actions in demand-side policies for industrial innovation policy.

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Sun, 17 Jun 2012 22:00:00 GMT Thu, 31 May 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 [...]

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Tue, 15 May 2012 22:00:00 GMT Tue, 15 May 2012 22:00:00 GMT
<![CDATA[Open Consultation on the European Tourism Label for Quality Systems Initiative]]>

Published : Fri, 13 Apr 2012

Fri, 13 Jul 2012

Currently there is a wide variety of public and private initiatives that aim at defining the principles and criteria to be used by European tourism stakeholders for ensuring the development and provision of quality tourism within the EU.

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Thu, 12 Apr 2012 22:00:00 GMT Thu, 12 Apr 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 [...]

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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.

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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[Licensing agreements for the transfer of technology under EU competition law]]> Published : Tue, 27 Dec 2011

Fri, 03 Feb 2012

The EU competition rules for licensing agreements are set out in Article 101 of the Treaty on the Functioning of the European Union. Article 101 prohibits agreements between companies which lead to an appreciable restriction of competition.

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Mon, 26 Dec 2011 23:00:00 GMT Mon, 05 Dec 2011 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[European Institute of Innovation and Technology (EIT): Commission consults on future strategy]]> Published : Thu, 14 Apr 2011

Sat, 30 Apr 2011

The European Commission today launches a public consultation on the future strategy of the European Institute of Innovation and Technology (EIT) following the success of its initial phase. The consultation will feed into a 'strategic innovation agenda' for the EIT which the Commission is due to propose by the end [...]

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Wed, 13 Apr 2011 22:00:00 GMT Wed, 13 Apr 2011 22:00:00 GMT
<![CDATA[Public Consultation on the revision of the Personal Protective Equipment Directive 89/686/EEC]]> Published : Wed, 13 Apr 2011

Tue, 14 Jun 2011

The main objective of this public consultation launched by DG Enterprise and Industry is to ask the views and opinions of citizens and stakeholders on the various issues that may need to be addressed in a draft proposal for the revision of the Personal Protective Equipment Directive 89/686/EEC.

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Tue, 12 Apr 2011 22:00:00 GMT Tue, 12 Apr 2011 22:00:00 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[Commission seeks opinions on the future for collective actions in Europe]]> Published : Fri, 04 Feb 2011

Sat, 30 Apr 2011

A European Commission public consultation is aimed at achieving a coherent approach towards collective redress in the European Union. The Commission enforces EU law. In parallel, individuals and business can seek enforcement of their rights under EU law in national courts. In some cases, the violation of EU law may [...]

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Thu, 03 Feb 2011 23:00:00 GMT Thu, 03 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 [...]

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Wed, 26 Jan 2011 23:00:00 GMT Wed, 26 Jan 2011 23:00:00 GMT
<![CDATA[Public consultation on the review of the Measuring Instruments Directive 2004/22/EC]]> Published : Mon, 06 Sep 2010

Mon, 01 Nov 2010

The Measuring Instruments Directive 2004/22/EC is fully operational since 30 October 2006. Its Article 25 requires the Commission to report on its functioning on 30 April 2011 and if needed to adopt proposals for its improvement.

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Sun, 05 Sep 2010 22:00:00 GMT Sun, 05 Sep 2010 22:00:00 GMT
<![CDATA[Public consultation on the revision of the Radio and Telecommunications Terminal Equipment Directive]]> Published : Fri, 16 Jul 2010

Wed, 15 Sep 2010

The main objective of this public consultation launched by DG Enterprise and Industry is to ask the views and opinions of citizens and stakeholders on the various issues that may need to be addressed in a draft proposal for amendment of the Directive.

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Thu, 15 Jul 2010 22:00:00 GMT Thu, 15 Jul 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