<![CDATA[European Commission - Enterprise and Industry]]> http://ec.europa.eu/enterprise/publications/index_en.htm European communities Tue, 06 Oct 2015 17:03:25 GMT Newsroom_2.0 20 <![CDATA[Ideas for competitiveness of the fashion and high-end industries]]>

Published : Fri, 19 Oct 2012

Following the Communication on cultural and creative sectors late September, Commission services have published two Staff Working Documents on the fashion and high-end industries. They present possible initiatives in order to invest in creativity and innovation, boost exports and sustainable growth, foster e-commerce while protecting intellectual property rights. Furthermore, the documents consider possibilities [...]

Thu, 18 Oct 2012 22:00:00 GMT
<![CDATA[Strengthening Euro-Mediterranean industrial cooperation ]]> Published : Fri, 24 Jun 2011

The EU will support the Southern Mediterranean people’s democratic aspirations by creating a Euro-Med area of shared prosperity with a special focus on entrepreneurship and small business. To this end, industry ministers have agreed upon a series of practical actions during the latest Euro-Med meeting held in Malta.

Thu, 23 Jun 2011 22:00:00 GMT
<![CDATA[A first class act fostering the competitiveness of small businesses]]> Published : Fri, 29 Apr 2011

The Small Business Act (SBA) was launched in 2008 to ensure that European small and medium-sized enterprises have access to finance and markets and can thrive in a regulatory environment conducive to growth. A recent European Commission review reveals that progress in implementing the SBA’s measures has been made, while [...]

Thu, 28 Apr 2011 22:00:00 GMT Thu, 28 Apr 2011 22:00:00 GMT
<![CDATA[Study of the difficulties encountered by SMEs in Trade Defence Investigations]]> Published : Tue, 22 Feb 2011

The objective of this Study is to identify the difficulties that “SMEs” face, when involved in trade defence investigations and to make recommendations as to possible solutions that could facilitate the participation of SMEs in such investigations.

Mon, 21 Feb 2011 23:00:00 GMT Mon, 29 Nov 2010 23:00:00 GMT
<![CDATA[A European strategy for raw materials]]> Published : Fri, 18 Feb 2011

Raw materials play a key role in industrial competitiveness, including in sectors developing environmentally friendly technologies, such as electric cars and photovoltaics. Building on previous initiatives, the European Commission has proposed a set of actions that seek to enhance the EU’s access to raw materials in its competitiveness, social and [...]

Thu, 17 Feb 2011 23:00:00 GMT Thu, 17 Feb 2011 23:00:00 GMT
<![CDATA[Supporting European SMEs on the global scene]]> Published : Thu, 03 Feb 2011

In order to seize the opportunities opened up by internationalisation, enterprises need to take care of several aspects, not least the protection of their intellectual property rights. A new EU-US portal provides a wealth of useful information in this domain.

Wed, 02 Feb 2011 23:00:00 GMT Wed, 02 Feb 2011 23:00:00 GMT
<![CDATA[Supporting European Enterprise and Industry in the Global Economy]]> Published : Mon, 10 Jan 2011

This brochure introduces the many facets of DG Enterprise and Industry efforts to help European enterprises compete successfully in the global economy.

Sun, 09 Jan 2011 23:00:00 GMT Sun, 09 Jan 2011 23:00:00 GMT
<![CDATA[An Innovation Union at the service of a sustainable future]]> Published : Fri, 10 Dec 2010

The European Commission has unveiled an ambitious plan to boost Europe’s innovative potential with the aim of turning ideas into jobs and green growth. The strategic approach streamlines efforts on key challenges, such as climate change, energy and food security, health and an ageing population. In addition, it seeks to [...]

Thu, 09 Dec 2010 23:00:00 GMT
<![CDATA[New EU guide to help exporters affected by trade defence investigations from abroad]]> Published : Wed, 27 Oct 2010

The main aim of the Commission's trade policy is to help the EU to compete better on international markets. Unwarranted trade defence measures unfairly block EU exporters' free access to the world's markets, and their negative impact should be minimised whenever possible.

Tue, 26 Oct 2010 22:00:00 GMT Tue, 26 Oct 2010 22:00:00 GMT
<![CDATA[Enterprise Europe Network helps SMEs internationalise]]> Published : Fri, 27 Aug 2010

Active in 19 countries outside the EU, the Enterprise Europe Network can help European small and medium-sized enterprises to internationalise beyond the single market, with all the benefits that can bring.

Thu, 26 Aug 2010 22:00:00 GMT
<![CDATA[Critical raw materials]]> Published : Thu, 22 Jul 2010

A vast array of raw materials, including minerals and ‘high-tech metals’, play a key role in the development of industrial applications and advanced consumer products. According to a recent report by an expert group in the framework of the EU Raw Materials Initiative, Europe is in a vulnerable position when [...]

Wed, 21 Jul 2010 22:00:00 GMT
<![CDATA[Small businesses benefit from internationalisation]]> Published : Thu, 15 Jul 2010

Internationalisation is vital for SMEs to prosper in an increasingly competitive world and could contribute to sustaining employment, according to a recent study.

Wed, 14 Jul 2010 22:00:00 GMT
<![CDATA[A more innovative Europe]]> Published : Tue, 27 Apr 2010

EU Member States continue to improve their innovation performance, according to the 2009 edition of the European Innovation Scoreboard, and the difference between the leaders and the catching-up countries is narrowing. Although the majority of available data predates the beginning of the recession, there are signs hinting that the good [...]

Mon, 26 Apr 2010 22:00:00 GMT Mon, 26 Apr 2010 22:00:00 GMT
<![CDATA[Boosting business in the Mediterranean: Entrepreneurs' success stories]]> Published : Thu, 14 Jan 2010

The publication is a short collection of 20 testimonies of European campanies which have successfully invested in the Mediterranean countries.

Wed, 13 Jan 2010 23:00:00 GMT Sun, 05 Jul 2009 22:00:00 GMT
<![CDATA[CIP factsheets]]> Published : Wed, 13 Jan 2010

Factsheets on the three CIP programmes and main initiatives

Tue, 12 Jan 2010 23:00:00 GMT Tue, 12 Jan 2010 23:00:00 GMT
<![CDATA[Overview of International e-Business developments Monitoring activities, Key Results and Policy Implications]]> Published : Thu, 29 Oct 2009

Special e-Business W@tch Report, July 2005

Wed, 28 Oct 2009 23:00:00 GMT Wed, 28 Oct 2009 23:00:00 GMT
<![CDATA[Basel II: Capital Adequacy & Rating Conferences]]> Published : Sat, 31 Dec 2005

The Commission has organised 60 conferences in 28 European countries on this theme. An interactive toolkit was developed to help SMEs analyse and assess their preparedness for raising finance from banks following the introduction of Basel II. Notice: These publications do not necessarily reflect the opinion or position of the European [...]

Fri, 30 Dec 2005 23:00:00 GMT Fri, 30 Dec 2005 23:00:00 GMT
<![CDATA[Final Report of the EU-US Working Group on Venture Capital]]> Published : Tue, 04 Oct 2005

This is a report from the transatlantic working group reviewing the state of venture capital investing and making recommendations about global policy learning.

Mon, 03 Oct 2005 22:00:00 GMT Mon, 03 Oct 2005 22:00:00 GMT
<![CDATA[Results from the Survey of European Banks]]> Published : Sun, 01 May 2005

This document contains the results of the survey carried out for the guide on how to deal with banks.

Sat, 30 Apr 2005 22:00:00 GMT Sat, 30 Apr 2005 22:00:00 GMT
<![CDATA[Results from the Survey of Basel II Conferences]]> Published : Sat, 01 Jan 2005

This document contains the results of the survey carried out for the Basel II conferences on how to deal with banks.

Fri, 31 Dec 2004 23:00:00 GMT Fri, 30 Apr 2004 22:00:00 GMT