<![CDATA[European Commission - Enterprise and Industry]]> http://ec.europa.eu/enterprise/initiatives/sme-week/publications/index_en.htm European communities Thu, 25 Dec 2014 12:39:21 GMT Newsroom_2.0 16 <![CDATA[EU SME Centre infographic: Importing wine to China]]>

Published : Wed, 09 Jan 2013

Besides an explanation of the individual steps necessary to import wine from the EU to China, this interactive infographic provides definitions of the main actors involved in the process, examples of necessary certificates and details about the applicable standards. Links connect this easy-to-use application to additional sources of information.

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Tue, 08 Jan 2013 23:00:00 GMT
<![CDATA[The machinery sector in China - the latest report]]>

Published : Wed, 09 Jan 2013

The Chinese machinery industry has been undergoing continuous rapid growth at a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of around 25% in the last ten years.

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Tue, 08 Jan 2013 23:00:00 GMT
<![CDATA[Quiz: EU SME Centre Are you ready for China? ]]>

Published : Wed, 09 Jan 2013

This online questionnaire will help newcomers to China to assess their readiness to develop their business on the Chinese market and provides tips as to how they can close the gaps.

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Tue, 08 Jan 2013 23:00:00 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 that small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) – widely recognised as being the backbone of the European economy – continue to thrive during this time of financial hardship. The 13th [...]

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Wed, 25 Jul 2012 22:00:00 GMT
<![CDATA[Helping EU enterprises seize opportunities in Japan and Korea]]> Published : Fri, 06 Jul 2012

If you are considering entering these markets or expanding your activities there, the European Commission offers two valuable programmes to help you to do so. Previous participants explain how their companies benefited from the Executive Training Programme (ETP) and the EU Gateway Programme.

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Thu, 05 Jul 2012 22:00:00 GMT
<![CDATA[Program podpory Evropské unie malým a středním podnikům]]>

Published : Wed, 22 Feb 2012

Přehled hlavních možností financování dostupné pro evropské SME

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Tue, 21 Feb 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[Building a dynamic Europe]]> Published : Thu, 08 Dec 2011

Giving entrepreneurs a second chance at success and encouraging the handover of businesses are crucial ingredients in ensuring Europe’s long-term prosperity, according to a new study. These issues were also highlighted during the recent European SME Week 2011.

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Wed, 07 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[European Code of Good Conduct for Microcredit Provision]]>

Published : Tue, 11 Oct 2011

The Commission has presented the European Code of Good Conduct for Microcredit Provision. This Code provides recommendations and standards that should foster best practice in the microcredit sector. It is intended to provide guidance for microcredit providers from the point of view of consumers, investors, funders and regulators.

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Mon, 10 Oct 2011 22:00:00 GMT
<![CDATA[Finance for Europe's entrepreneurs]]>

Published : Mon, 26 Sep 2011

New brochure on CIP Financial Instruments Case Studies

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Sun, 25 Sep 2011 22:00:00 GMT
<![CDATA[Higher education must open up to make the best use of Europe's talent ]]> Published : Sun, 18 Sep 2011

Europe urgently needs to address the social dimension of higher education more forcefully and coherently, particularly in view of the economic downturn. This is the conclusion of a new Commission report looking at national policies on access to higher education, funding and student support.

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Sat, 17 Sep 2011 22:00:00 GMT
<![CDATA[A week packed with events ]]> Published : Thu, 15 Sep 2011

The European SME Week, which runs from 3 to 9 October, aims to inform entrepreneurs about available support, give recognition to their role in society and promote entrepreneurship. This year’s central event, the European SME Week Summit, will focus on two issues: transfers of business and a second chance for [...]

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Wed, 14 Sep 2011 22:00:00 GMT
<![CDATA[Thinking Big for Small Businesses - What the EU does for SMEs]]> Published : Thu, 30 Jun 2011

The visitor brochure aims to present “what the EU does for SMEs”, with a particular focus on the SBA.

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Wed, 29 Jun 2011 22:00:00 GMT
<![CDATA[Success stories in improving business conditions ]]> Published : Fri, 17 Jun 2011

While small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) are vital to Europe’s economic growth by providing jobs and driving innovation, they require a business-friendly environment to flourish.

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Thu, 16 Jun 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