<![CDATA[European Commission - Enterprise and Industry]]> http://ec.europa.eu/enterprise/policies/industrial-competitivenesscontracts-grants/index_en.htm European communities Tue, 29 Jul 2014 02:16:00 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, [...]

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Tue, 10 Dec 2013 23:00:00 GMT Tue, 10 Dec 2013 23:00:00 GMT
<![CDATA[Open Consultation on Regulatory and Administrative Framework on Tourism Businesses, Public Administrations, and other Tourism Stakeholders in the EU]]>

Published : Tue, 03 Dec 2013

Sat, 15 Mar 2014

The European Commission would like to examine roots of regulatory and administrative burden on tourism businesses, which may impede their capacity of growth and their competitiveness, as well as burden hindering the effectiveness of tourism policies at national, regional or local level.

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Mon, 02 Dec 2013 23:00:00 GMT Wed, 11 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[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 [...]

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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 [...]

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Sun, 30 Sep 2012 22:00:00 GMT Thu, 27 Sep 2012 22:00:00 GMT
<![CDATA[Commission invites comments on use of state aid rules for supporting risk capital investments]]> Published : Tue, 17 Jul 2012

Fri, 05 Oct 2012

The purpose of this consultation is to invite Member States and other stakeholders to provide comments on the application of the risk capital guidelines and on SME access to finance at large.

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Mon, 16 Jul 2012 22:00:00 GMT Sun, 15 Jul 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[Public consultation on Challenges and opportunities for maritime and coastal tourism in Europe]]> Published : Mon, 14 May 2012

Mon, 06 Aug 2012

This consultation aims at gathering the opinion of individuals and stakeholders that have an interest in and would like to shape the EU actions in the maritime and coastal tourism sectors.

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Sun, 13 May 2012 22:00:00 GMT Sun, 13 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 [...]

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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.

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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[Commission launches consultation on further reducing industrial gas emissions ]]> Published : Mon, 26 Sep 2011

Mon, 19 Dec 2011

The European Commission today launched a public consultation on strengthening EU measures to reduce emissions of fluorinated gases, a group of industrial gases which are extremely powerful contributors to global warming.

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Sun, 25 Sep 2011 22:00:00 GMT Sun, 25 Sep 2011 22:00:00 GMT
<![CDATA[Consultation on the preparation of a Communication on the Sustainable Competitiveness of the construction sector and its enterprises]]>

Published : Thu, 07 Jul 2011

Thu, 15 Sep 2011

6 July 2011: The Commission intends to adopt a Communication on the sustainable competitiveness of the construction sector and its enterprises by the end of 2011. It will propose a series of initiatives that could help the sector to achieve the sustainable [...]

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Wed, 06 Jul 2011 22:00:00 GMT Tue, 05 Jul 2011 22:00:00 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[Consultation on improving supply of raw materials in Europe through innovation]]> Published : Mon, 06 Jun 2011

Mon, 20 Jun 2011

Raw materials are vital for the EU’s economy and particularly crucial for the development of modern environmentally friendly technologies such as electric cars and photovoltaics. However their availability is increasingly under pressure. Therefore, the European Commission is seeking ideas to ensure Europe’s sustainable access and supply of raw materials. Are [...]

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Sun, 05 Jun 2011 22:00:00 GMT Sun, 05 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[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