<![CDATA[European Commission - Enterprise and Industry]]> http://ec.europa.eu/enterprise/policies/raw-materials/publications/index_en.htm European communities Fri, 18 Apr 2014 15:01:37 GMT Newsroom_2.0 17 <![CDATA[Final report - Assessment of Cumulative Cost Impact for the Aluminium Industry]]> Published : Tue, 26 Nov 2013

This Study contains an assessment of the cumulative costs of EU legislation on the European aluminium industry, as well as an evaluation of how these costs affect the competitiveness of this industry from an international standpoint. Cumulative costs are compared to production costs and current margins of the European primary aluminium [...]

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Mon, 25 Nov 2013 23:00:00 GMT
<![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 [...]

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Thu, 18 Oct 2012 22:00:00 GMT
<![CDATA[Study on the impact of EU policies and the measures undertaken in their framework on tourism]]>

Published : Fri, 12 Oct 2012

This study examines the impact of different EU policies, and their legislative and non-legislative initiatives, on tourism and its competitiveness (Volume 1). The study also includes a separate guide to EU financial instruments, for stakeholders within the sector to identify and access funding (volume 2).

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Thu, 11 Oct 2012 22:00:00 GMT
<![CDATA[Enterprise & Industry magazine n° 13 - July 2012]]>

Published : Thu, 26 Jul 2012

The European Commission has made a number of initiatives and programmes available to ensure [...]

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Wed, 25 Jul 2012 22:00:00 GMT
<![CDATA[EU Innovation push in raw materials ]]> Published : Mon, 23 Apr 2012

The European Commission has put forward an ambitious European Innovation Partnership for raw materials whose objective is to establish Europe as the vanguard of raw material exploration, extraction, processing, recycling and substitution technologies by 2020. Central aims include ensuring a sustainable supply of raw materials for the European industry, as [...]

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Sun, 22 Apr 2012 22:00:00 GMT
<![CDATA[Africa-EU cooperation on raw materials ]]> Published : Tue, 20 Mar 2012

Raw materials are high on the agenda as their sustainable supply can provide a key contribution in several areas, ranging from development to industrial competitiveness. Good governance, investment & infrastructure and geological knowledge & skills were the three main themes for discussions at a high-level conference about the Africa-EU partnership [...]

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Mon, 19 Mar 2012 23:00:00 GMT
<![CDATA[Responsible business: a key to competitiveness ]]> Published : Thu, 12 Jan 2012

Socially responsible businesses play a crucial role in achieving sustainable economic growth through generating consumer confidence and positively contributing towards society’s well-being. Supporting responsible entrepreneurship is an EU priority, as a recently adopted package of measures demonstrates.

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Wed, 11 Jan 2012 23:00:00 GMT
<![CDATA[Enterprise & Industry magazine n° 12 - December 2011 ]]>

Published : Fri, 16 Dec 2011

Satellite navigation is playing an increasingly important role in the global economy. It facilitates precise in-car navigation, effective transport management and accurate search and rescue, to name but a few examples. Following the successful launch of the first two operational Galileo satellites, [...]

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Thu, 15 Dec 2011 23:00:00 GMT
<![CDATA[Economic recovery through industrial competitiveness]]> Published : Tue, 15 Nov 2011

Supporting Europe’s competitiveness requires robust industrial and SMEs policies at the national level along with effective EU-level coordination. To this end, the European Commission is ready to promote and monitor the structural improvements which can play a key role in ensuring sustainable growth. Two recent reports offer a valuable insight [...]

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Mon, 14 Nov 2011 23:00:00 GMT
<![CDATA[Sustainable industry: delivering resource-efficient growth and jobs ]]> Published : Fri, 07 Oct 2011

Europe needs more growth and jobs but these cannot come at the expense of the environment. That is why an effective industrial policy needs to embrace resource efficiency. Two recent studies provide a valuable insight into the progress that has been made in Europe, and the opportunities that exist for [...]

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Thu, 06 Oct 2011 22:00:00 GMT
<![CDATA[Enterprise and Industry magazine n° 10 - May 2011]]> Published : Thu, 12 May 2011

The Small Business Act (SBA) promotes a comprehensive policy framework to ensure that European SMEs can thrive. E&I magazine’s main feature analyses progress made so far in implementing the SBA, while looking at how the recent SBA Review is intended to drive Europe’s economic engine further forward to respond to [...]

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Wed, 11 May 2011 22:00:00 GMT Wed, 11 May 2011 22:00:00 GMT
<![CDATA[The right formula for Europe’s chemical industry]]> Published : Thu, 17 Mar 2011

Medieval alchemists sought to turn copper into gold. Even though modern-day chemists focus their research on different objectives, the compounds and materials they produce are truly awe-inspiring and are the bedrock upon which one of Europe’s most important, innovative and competitive industries is built. As the sector is now facing [...]

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Wed, 16 Mar 2011 23:00:00 GMT Wed, 16 Mar 2011 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 [...]

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Thu, 17 Feb 2011 23:00:00 GMT Thu, 17 Feb 2011 23:00:00 GMT
<![CDATA[Safeguarding the free movement of goods]]> Published : Mon, 10 Jan 2011

The single market is a key driver of growth and jobs, but it needs timely and effective implementation of relevant legislation in order to function smoothly. As guardian of the EU Treaties, the European Commission monitors the application of EU law and investigates any infringements committed, so as to ensure [...]

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Sun, 09 Jan 2011 23:00:00 GMT
<![CDATA[Enterprise and Industry magazine n° 9 - December 2010]]> Published : Fri, 10 Dec 2010

Innovation can help the EU tackle climate change, energy efficiency, demographic evolution and other key challenges. E&I magazine’s main feature is dedicated to reviewing the European Commission’s ambitious plans to transform Europe into an Innovation Union, one of the Europe 2020 strategy’s seven interrelated flagship initiatives. Issue 9 also examines another [...]

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Thu, 09 Dec 2010 23:00:00 GMT Thu, 09 Dec 2010 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 [...]

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Thu, 09 Dec 2010 23:00:00 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 [...]

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Wed, 21 Jul 2010 22:00:00 GMT Wed, 21 Jul 2010 22:00:00 GMT