<![CDATA[European Commission - Enterprise and Industry]]> http://ec.europa.eu/enterprise/policies/sustainable-business/publications/index_en.htm European communities Fri, 25 Apr 2014 00:56:05 GMT Newsroom_2.0 20 <![CDATA[Entrerprise and Industry Magazine se publicará también en Español a partir de 2014]]>

Published : Mon, 16 Dec 2013

Entrerprise and Industry Magazine se publicará también en Español a partir de 2014.

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Sun, 15 Dec 2013 23:00:00 GMT
<![CDATA[Treating Waste as a Resource for EU Industry: Analysis of various waste streams and the competitiveness of their client industries]]> Published : Thu, 21 Nov 2013

Waste not, want not" says the old proverb and industry and policymakers are increasingly working together to better exploit the potential of waste as a resource, create new jobs and industries and clean our environment.

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Wed, 20 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[European automotive industry gears up for 21st century ]]> Published : Fri, 27 Jul 2012

The European automotive industry is a major driving force of the European economy, but it is currently facing a number of pressing challenges. The recommendations of the CARS 21 High Level Group should help the sector pursue a sustainable future delivering economic growth and jobs. Cleaner alternative fuels and vehicles [...]

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Thu, 26 Jul 2012 22:00:00 GMT
<![CDATA[Main EU funding opportunities for SMEs]]> Published : Fri, 29 Jun 2012

Big multinational companies tend to secure the lion’s share of Europe’s media coverage, with lots of articles being written about their activities and plans. However, the reality is that small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) are a crucial driver for our economy, representing more than 98% of European businesses. SMEs can [...]

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Thu, 28 Jun 2012 22:00:00 GMT
<![CDATA[Multilingual chemical terminology]]> Published : Fri, 22 Jun 2012

Did you know that you can find online the key terms from the EU chemicals legislation in 22 EU languages?

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Thu, 21 Jun 2012 22:00:00 GMT
<![CDATA[EU measures for SMEs reaping results ]]> Published : Thu, 24 May 2012

The Competitiveness and Innovation Programme (CIP) promotes actions that address the challenges European industry is facing, with a special focus on the needs of small and medium-sized enterprises. The programme has been successful in meeting its main objectives according to a recent report, which highlights several of its achievements. Building [...]

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Wed, 23 May 2012 22:00:00 GMT
<![CDATA[Innovation in healthcare and access to medicines ]]> Published : Mon, 07 May 2012

A two-day conference gathered key actors and policy-makers in Brussels in order to discuss challenges and opportunities for innovation in healthcare. Access to patent information and local capacity building emerged as two of the most interesting topics explored during the session entitled ‘Improving access to medicines in Africa, where do [...]

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Sun, 06 May 2012 22:00:00 GMT
<![CDATA[Projects for sustainable and competitive industry ]]> Published : Mon, 30 Apr 2012

The Sustainable Industry Low Carbon Initiative, or SILC, helps European energy-intensive manufacturing industries fuse economic and environmental goals by capitalising on greenhouse gas emission efficiency. As an EU grant scheme, SILC promotes the development of innovative measures to reduce carbon intensity and to create new markets and jobs. The objective [...]

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Sun, 29 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[Monthly note on economic recovery - January 2012]]> Published : Thu, 19 Jan 2012

The economic outlook for EU industry has significantly deteriorated in recent months. After a very fast initial recovery from the economic crisis, manufacturing output has stabilised and even fallen back over recent months. Business confidence has declined, but still remains broadly at its long-term average. Continued high energy prices, fiscal [...]

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Wed, 18 Jan 2012 23:00:00 GMT
<![CDATA[European Competitiveness Report 2011]]> Published : Fri, 13 Jan 2012

European competitiveness is at the centre of analysis of the yearly competitiveness report of the European Commission. Its main focus is on recent changes of the EU's productivity growth, which is the key driver of competitiveness in the long run.

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Thu, 12 Jan 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[Financing social innovation]]> Published : Wed, 30 Nov 2011

While social innovation can help Europe respond to challenges where the boundary between the 'social' and the 'economic' blurs, it can only do so through adequate funding. A new report provides recommendations to showcase the funding opportunities that public funding programs, private funds and charitable foundations provide to support social [...]

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Tue, 29 Nov 2011 23:00:00 GMT
<![CDATA[World-class business support]]> Published : Wed, 23 Nov 2011

The European Commission is further strengthening the Enterprise Europe Network with new contact points in Asia and Africa. The growing reach of the Network was evident at its annual conference, which welcomed more than 900 participants from 50 countries. The event featured awards to companies which have successfully used the [...]

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Tue, 22 Nov 2011 23:00:00 GMT
<![CDATA[Overall positive impact of mobility of Bulgarian and Romanian workers on EU economy ]]> Published : Fri, 11 Nov 2011

A new European Commission report highlights the overall positive role that mobile workers from Bulgaria and Romania (EU-2) have played in receiving countries' economies.

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Thu, 10 Nov 2011 23:00:00 GMT
<![CDATA[21 new European Destinations of Excellence ]]> Published : Fri, 28 Oct 2011

By rewarding tourist areas which pursue a sustainable development path, the EDEN initiative boosts awareness of Europe's touristic diversity and quality, and helps to spread good practices. The 2011 edition focused on the regeneration of physical sites which were converted into tourism attractions and catalysts for wider local regeneration: join [...]

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Thu, 27 Oct 2011 22:00:00 GMT
<![CDATA[Europe needs more lead markets ]]> Published : Fri, 21 Oct 2011

The final evaluation of the EU’s Lead Market Initiative, which aims to create and develop marketplaces for innovative products and services, has concluded that this approach has not only delivered concrete results in various sectors but needs to be scaled up in order to boost Europe’s competitiveness.

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Thu, 20 Oct 2011 22:00:00 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