<![CDATA[European Commission - Enterprise and Industry]]> http://ec.europa.eu/enterprise/publications/index_en.htm European communities Sat, 18 Apr 2015 20:05:19 GMT Newsroom_2.0 20 <![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[Best practice in Member States to implement EU legislation in the least burdensome way]]> Published : Wed, 18 Apr 2012

Almost of third of the administrative burden derived from EU legislation are in fact not caused by the requirements of the legislation as such, but primarily stem from inefficient national implimentation of the requirements.

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Tue, 17 Apr 2012 22:00:00 GMT
<![CDATA[Galileo is right on track ]]> Published : Thu, 01 Mar 2012

The launch of the first two Galileo IOV (In-Orbit Validation) satellites on 21 October 2011 was a red-letter day for the European Union's global navigation satellite system (GNSS) and the project continues to advance through important milestones. While the European GNSS Agency (GSA) is going to set up its headquarters [...]

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Wed, 29 Feb 2012 23:00:00 GMT
<![CDATA[European Union support programmes for SMEs ]]>

Published : Wed, 22 Feb 2012

An overview of the main funding opportunities available to European SMEs. NEW January 2012 edition.

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Tue, 21 Feb 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[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[2011 SMEs' Access to finance survey]]>

Published : Wed, 07 Dec 2011

The survey examines SMEs’: Financial situation, growth (past and future), innovative activities and need for external financing Use of internal funds and external sources of finance Experiences when applying for different types of external financing Use of loans, the size and reasons behind taking out specific [...]

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Tue, 06 Dec 2011 23:00:00 GMT
<![CDATA[Financing Social Impact. Funding social innovation in Europe - mapping the way forward]]> Published : Wed, 23 Nov 2011

The field of innovation for social purposes is developing rapidly all over the world, with new institutions and methods, growing confidence and evidence of impact. Social innovators are changing the way governments work, the way civil society achieves impact, and the actions of business.

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Tue, 22 Nov 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[Enterprise & Industry magazine n° 11 - September 2011 ]]>

Published : Thu, 08 Sep 2011

A dynamic European standardisation system is essential in order to drive quality and innovation and to strengthen Europe’s role as a global economic player. E&I magazine’s main feature examines a package of proposals put forward by the European Commission in [...]

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Wed, 07 Sep 2011 22:00:00 GMT
<![CDATA[The Economic Recovery in Industry - monthly note July 2011]]> Published : Wed, 13 Jul 2011

The recovery in manufacturing output continues, but at a more moderate pace than in the previous months.

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Tue, 12 Jul 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 [...]

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Wed, 25 May 2011 22:00:00 GMT Wed, 25 May 2011 22:00:00 GMT
<![CDATA[Shaping a new EU space policy]]> Published : Thu, 19 May 2011

While some may consider space to be a luxury that Europe cannot afford during a time of austerity, nothing could be further from the truth. Improving the safety and daily lives of European citizens thanks to radio navigation, guiding tractors by satellite for high-yield crops, optimising responses to humanitarian crisis. [...]

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Wed, 18 May 2011 22:00:00 GMT
<![CDATA[Economic recovery in the industry]]> Published : Wed, 18 May 2011

The dynamic economic recovery in industry and manufacturing continues, while construction industry still remains in decline. However, the recent (modest) declines in business and consumer confidence could serve as first indications both that the pace of industrial recovery normalises somewhat, and that the fiscal retrenchment in countries with excessive deficits [...]

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Tue, 17 May 2011 22:00:00 GMT Sat, 30 Apr 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
<![CDATA[The Economic Recovery in Industry - March 2011]]> Published : Fri, 08 Apr 2011

The dynamic economic recovery in industry and manufacturing continues, while construction industry still remains in decline. Industrial confidence and the business outlook continue to be positive. Thus, all available data hint at a continuation of the dynamic recovery in manufacturing, while first signals become available that the decline in construction [...]

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Thu, 07 Apr 2011 22:00:00 GMT Tue, 29 Mar 2011 22:00:00 GMT
<![CDATA[The Economic Recovery in Industry - February 2011]]> Published : Wed, 09 Mar 2011

Latest data confirm the trends observed in the previous months. The dynamic economic recovery in industry and manufacturing continues, while construction industry is still in decline. Industrial confidence and the business outlook continue to improve despite persisting global uncertainty and recent turmoil in Northern Africa.

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Tue, 08 Mar 2011 23:00:00 GMT Sun, 27 Feb 2011 23:00:00 GMT
<![CDATA[Industrial Relations in Europe 2010 report]]> Published : Thu, 03 Mar 2011

The Industrial Relations in Europe report provides an overview of major trends and developments in the relationship between employers and trade unions across Europe. It combines factual information with in-depth quantitative and qualitative analysis of current issues in industrial relations at company, sectoral, national and European level. The report has [...]

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Wed, 02 Mar 2011 23:00:00 GMT Wed, 02 Mar 2011 23:00:00 GMT
<![CDATA[Monthly note on economic recovery in industry - January 2011]]> Published : Fri, 11 Feb 2011

Latest data show that the dynamic economic recovery in industry and manufacturing continues, while construction industry is still in decline. Industrial confidence and the business outlook also continue to improve despite persisting global uncertainty and capacity utilization in industry has almost recovered to its long-term average.

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