<![CDATA[European Commission - Enterprise and Industry]]> http://ec.europa.eu/enterprise/publications/index_en.htm European communities Tue, 06 Oct 2015 11:42:01 GMT Newsroom_2.0 20 <![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.

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 [...]

Thu, 18 Oct 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?

Thu, 21 Jun 2012 22:00:00 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 [...]

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.

Thu, 12 Jan 2012 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.

Thu, 10 Nov 2011 23:00:00 GMT
<![CDATA[Purchases as an engine for innovation ]]> Published : Wed, 13 Jul 2011

Through public procurement, European governments and public authorities can play an important role in promoting the uptake of innovative solutions and developing new markets, while simultaneously improving the quality of public services.

Tue, 12 Jul 2011 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[Sunny perspectives for the European tourism sector]]> Published : Wed, 01 Jun 2011

A new survey indicates that the first signs of recovery registered in 2010 will continue into 2011, which is expected to be a good year for the European travel industry. The European Commission is working on further strengthening the basis of this positive outlook through the ambitious strategy for the [...]

Tue, 31 May 2011 22:00:00 GMT Tue, 31 May 2011 22:00:00 GMT
<![CDATA[Promoting resource efficiency]]> Published : Thu, 26 May 2011

Natural resources are vital for our economy and for sustaining our quality of life, but there is growing recognition that our current pattern of consumption is unsustainable. The European Union has responded with a number of initiatives to ensure that European business leads the way towards a more resource efficient [...]

Wed, 25 May 2011 22:00:00 GMT Wed, 25 May 2011 22:00:00 GMT
<![CDATA[Social innovation in action]]> Published : Thu, 05 May 2011

The EU has identified social innovation as crucial in helping Europe meet the challenges of the 21st century, and a number of initiatives have recently been put forward to spread awareness of social innovation and encourage the private sector to get involved. Central to this strategy was the recent launch [...]

Wed, 04 May 2011 22:00:00 GMT Wed, 04 May 2011 22:00:00 GMT
<![CDATA[The Impact of private labels on the Competitiveness of the European food supply chain]]> Published : Fri, 15 Apr 2011

In the framework of the work of the High Level Forum for a Better Functioning Food Supply Chain, the European Commission has commissioned a study to analyse the impact of private labels (retailers' own brands) on the competitiveness of the European food supply chain.

Thu, 14 Apr 2011 22:00:00 GMT Thu, 14 Apr 2011 22:00:00 GMT
<![CDATA[Service innovation can give Europe a cutting edge]]> Published : Mon, 11 Apr 2011

Service innovation can play an important role in industrial policy because it has the potential to transform Europe’s businesses, thus making a strong contribution to the Europe 2020 strategy for smart, sustainable and inclusive growth. These are among the key conclusions of a report from the Expert Panel on Service [...]

Sun, 10 Apr 2011 22:00:00 GMT Sun, 10 Apr 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 [...]

Wed, 16 Mar 2011 23:00:00 GMT
<![CDATA[How to stay top of the innovation class]]> Published : Fri, 25 Feb 2011

According to the new Innovation Union Scoreboard, the European Union is making progress in the innovation stakes but is losing ground to some of its rivals. This shows that EU Member States need to step up their efforts to boost their innovation potential so as to turn ideas into new [...]

Thu, 24 Feb 2011 23:00:00 GMT Thu, 24 Feb 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 [...]

Thu, 17 Feb 2011 23:00:00 GMT Thu, 17 Feb 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[Analysis of SMEs' access to public procurement in the EU]]> Published : Mon, 22 Nov 2010

Findings of the "Evaluation of Small and Medium-sized Enterprises' (SMEs') access to Pubic Procurement Markets Full Report Annex Executive summary: EN / FR / DE [...]

Sun, 21 Nov 2010 23:00:00 GMT Sun, 21 Nov 2010 23:00:00 GMT
<![CDATA[Forest-based sector: flying on the wings of innovation]]> Published : Thu, 14 Oct 2010

While the EU is a global leader in many of the forest-based industries, innovative solutions are needed to maintain a high level of performance.. The European Commission is supporting the sector in its efforts to further develop its sustainability and competitiveness. Bio-refineries are an area of particular interest, as they [...]

Wed, 13 Oct 2010 22:00:00 GMT Wed, 13 Oct 2010 22:00:00 GMT
<![CDATA[Nurturing the competitiveness of the European food industry]]> Published : Thu, 07 Oct 2010

Despite its size and success, the European food industry is facing a number of challenges. The European Commission has been promoting initiatives to support the competitive position and sustainability of the sector, while ensuring public policy priorities, such as food safety and security of supply.

Wed, 06 Oct 2010 22:00:00 GMT Wed, 06 Oct 2010 22:00:00 GMT